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Originally posted 07/09/2012 02:35PM
Looks like Catching Fire is heating up: Philip Seymour Hoffman has just been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's bestselling novel.
Heavensbee, who replaces Seneca Crane as the new Head Gamemaker in the second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, is a pretty complicated guy. After all, you never really know whether he's friend or foe until the very end of the book.
But complex roles are nothing new for the Oscar winner, 44, as shown by The Ides of March, Moneyball and Capote (for which he was named Best Actor).
Originally posted 01/24/2012 01:50PM
Saying he was "dizzy with joy … and caffeine," Brad Pitt had plenty to celebrate early Tuesday morning after the Oscar nominations were announced in Beverly Hills.
Not only did he receive a nod for Best Actor in Moneyball, but that film, along with his movie Tree of Life, were both nominated for Best Picture.
But the star, 48, isn't solely about celebrating himself.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 12:30PM
Jonah Hill has double the reason to celebrate: this week he snagged two major nominations for his supporting role opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball – one from the Screen Actors Guild and one – a Golden Globe – from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
And yes, this puts him squarely in the running for an Oscar nod.
Though he admits to feeling "fantastic," the comedian-turned-dramatic actor, 27, told PEOPLE from the Atlanta set of the upcoming movie Neighborhood Watch, "I have been trying not to get wrapped up in all of this, in everything."
Originally posted 11/08/2011 11:00AM
Getting the ball rolling to promote the release in Japan of his movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt arrives at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Tuesday.
As you can see, he is not alone: with him and partner Angelina Jolie is their entourage – their children (from left in the photo): Zahara, Knox, Maddox, Shiloh, Pax and Vivienne.
The movie, a critical and commercial hit stateside that has generated Oscar buzz for Brad, is a real-life drama about American baseball – specifically, Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane – who's determine to have a winning season in 2002 despite his lack of a budget.
Of course, with just another tiny addition to their brood, the Jolie-Pitts could have a ball team all their own.
Originally posted 09/29/2011 03:00PM
This fall's hottest, funniest, sweetest actor stepping up to the plate and generating the most buzz with critics and moviegoers? Is it Brad Pitt … or could it be Chris Pratt?
Best known as the lovable goofball Andy the shoe shiner on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Pratt, 32, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of former Oakland A's baseball player Scott Hatteberg in the Oscar contender Moneyball.
Discovered by a director while waiting tables in Maui at the age of 19, the Seattle-area native next stars opposite real-life wife Anna Faris in the romantic comedy What's Your Number, in theaters on Friday.
Originally posted 09/20/2011 10:20AM
The night was devoted to unveiling his latest movie, the based-on-fact baseball movie Moneyball, but Brad Pitt still found a moment to clarify comments he made last week regarding his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.
"That was never my intention for it to be spun that way," he said of those who interpreted his remarks to be critical of his former mate. "People read things into it that just weren't there."
At the Oakland Coliseum, where the movie premiered and much of Moneyball takes place, Pitt, 47, said the role of Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane offered him a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of America's favorite pastime. (The film is based on nonfiction author Michael Lewis's Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.)
Originally posted 09/16/2011 01:15PM
Brad Pitt doesn't care how popular vampires have become – he wasn't all that thrilled to be playing one.
"I am miserable," he tells Entertainment Weekly of his appearance in 1994's Interview With the Vampire. "Six months in the f---ing dark … contact lenses, makeup, I'm playing the bitch role."
Pitt, 47, shares plenty more candid thoughts on his life and his many movies (his latest, Moneyball, opens Sept. 23) in the magazine's cover story this week. Among the revelations:
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