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Harry Potter's Alan Rickman and Jimmy Fallon Laugh It Up – on Helium! – on The Tonight Show

Originally posted 06/18/2015 12:30PM

Harry Potter fans, rejoice!

Professor Snape, a.k.a. actor Alan Rickman, stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday to talk about his movie A Little Chaos – and put the late-night host in the hot seat.

The Harry Potter actor called out Fallon for the time he and Benedict Cumberbatch did an impression of him on the show – a "Rickmanoff," as it was called. To get Fallon to admit to his ways, Rickman took a page from the Helen Mirren playbook and busted out a truth serum of sorts: helium balloons, which he referred to as "Jimmy Fallon truth-telling machines."

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Alan Rickman Secretly Wed – 3 Years Ago

Alan Rickman and Longtime Love Rima Horton Secretly Wed 3 Years Ago

Originally posted 04/23/2015 09:05PM

After 40 years together, Alan Rickman and Rima Horton are officially husband and wife.

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Galaxy Quest Is Returning, This Time on TV

Galaxy Quest Is Returning, This Time on TV

Originally posted 04/22/2015 08:40AM

By Grabthar's hammer! Galaxy Quest is coming back!

The 1999 sci-fi cult comedy is coming to television, Deadline reports.

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Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr. and Reese Witherspoon Headline the Toronto International Film Festival

Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon Headline the Toronto International Film Festival

Originally posted 07/22/2014 03:15PM

The Oscars don't take place until February next year, but for awards hopefuls like Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, the campaign starts in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Originally posted 11/13/2013 06:00PM

Audiences got their first look at Angelina Jolie as an iconic Disney villain Wednesday, as the Tomb Raider actress made her dark debut in the first trailer for the upcoming film Maleficent, a Wicked-style take on the life of the evil Sleeping Beauty sorceress.

Jolie is but the latest in a long line of actors who have tried their hand at bringing the menace of Disney's animated villains to life onscreen.

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Do You Recognize Robin Williams as a President? | Robin Williams

Robin Williams Plays President Eisenhower (No Joke)

Originally posted 08/27/2012 11:15AM

Heroic World War II general and president of Columbia University – and one of the best-liked American presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't particularly known for his sense of humor, but that may change now that he is being played by Robin Williams.

As seen in this photo, Williams, 61, is made up to play Eisenhower during his White House years. Ike was 62 when first sworn in, and 71 when he handed over the reins to the 43-year-old JFK in 1961.

And the role is for The Butler, an adaptation of a Washington Post article about the real-life Eugene Allen, a White House domestic-staff member who served under eight First Families. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah Winfrey will play his wife.

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