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Originally posted 04/24/2013 04:45PM
Is Alex Pettyfer closer to tying up the role of Christian Grey?
The actor, 23, shot a steamy sex scene for a movie version of EL James's erotic bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, according to The Wrap.
Under the direction of two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant, the scene captures ingénue Anastasia Steele losing her virginity to Grey, says The Wrap.
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.
Originally posted 06/29/2012 07:30AM
Channing Tatum is taking more than one for the team.
Playing a male stripper in his new film Magic Mike, the actor, 32, embraced all that was necessary to prepare for the role – from working out three hours a day and sticking to strict dairy- and gluten-free diet, to rubbing on self-tanner every morning and waxing his legs.
"It was the most painful thing I'll ever do," he tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "And it's something I'll never do again."
Originally posted 06/27/2012 07:00PM
It sure worked for The Full Monty – taking the story of male strippers from the screen to the Broadway musical stage. So why not the new kid on the runaway, Magic Mike?
Apparently, that's the plan already in the works by Channing Tatum, whose own story loosely forms the basis for the new movie, and his screenwriter and producing partner Reid Carolin.
Furthermore, the movie's Alex Pettyfer, 22, says he would "absolutely" do the Broadway version. "I think we should all do the opening night," he tells USA Today about his fellow manscaped costars costars Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer.
Originally posted 04/28/2012 05:00PM
For True Blood's Joe Manganiello, playing a stripper for the upcoming movie Magic Mike meant wearing a thong for the first time.
"I wore these little thongs that literally go up your butt, and it definitely takes getting used to," Manganiello, 35, told PEOPLE at the IWC Schaffhausen watch boutique opening in New York.
"It was uncomfortable at first. It sort of felt like a wedgie," he said, "but once you get into the routine of wearing one, you know what to do and you just do your thing. We all had to suffer a bit for our craft."
Originally posted 04/19/2012 10:35AM
For a movie about male strippers, the trailer for Magic Mike (watch below) offers an appropriately tantalizing tease – and allows Channing Tatum to show off the moves he perfected in that line of work once upon a time.
From the moment it begins, the trailer is the Channing show, as he leads costar Alex Pettyfer into an all-girl party dressed as police officers.
Soon, we see Tatum, 31 – as the title character – grinding, break-dancing, flipping and spinning on stage at a strip club, putting on a bravura performance for an adoring crowd. (Only later does it become clear that he's conflicted about his career.)
Originally posted 03/29/2012 01:45PM
E L James may be a self-professed "control freak" about the process of bringing her erotic trilogy to movie theaters. But the author may want to take note of her rabid fan base – and just which actor they envision on the big screen.
The not-safe-for-work novel Fifty Shades of Grey is sitting pretty atop multiple best-seller lists, and women everywhere are talking about its protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old multi-millionaire Christian Grey. And after a Da Vinci Code-esque bidding war, Universal Studios and Focus Features came out on top and will release the film adaptation.
While Christian Bale (circa American Psycho) and Michael Fassbender (of Shame fame) immediately come to mind (as do Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, for obvious reasons), PEOPLE.com readers – and our staff! – also had plenty of suggestions.
Which actor could best embody the young and "very attractive," tall, finely dressed character with "unruly dark-copper-colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes"?
Originally posted 05/13/2011 10:15AM
Talk about eye candy!
Before he made movies, Channing Tatum made money taking off his clothes – as a male stripper.
He's not ashamed, he's said of his dancing days, so it seems only fitting that his old job is catching up with his current career.
Beastly's Alex Pettyfer, 21, will take it off in a Steven Soderbergh comedy based on an 18-year-old Tatum, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Originally posted 04/28/2011 08:55AM
Alex Pettyfer isn't making any excuses for his rebellious image in Hollywood. If anything, he's embracing it.
"I've heard I've been called a bad boy, or difficult," the actor, 21, says in a profanity-laced interview with VMAN magazine. "Maybe that's because I don't take any bulls---."
The Beastly star, who used to date Glee's Dianna Agron, calls Los Angeles a "s--- hole," and uses a misogynistic expletive to describe the females who inhabit the city.
Originally posted 02/25/2011 02:30PM
Hot, young and talented – British actor Alex Pettyfer appears to have everything he needs to make it in Hollywood. Including, it seems, an attitude problem, according to some insiders.
The 20-year-old newcomer's star has risen quickly. He has a lead role in the new films I Am Number Four and Beastly, was – until their recent reported split – dating Glee star Dianna Agron and has a slate of movie offers.
That momentum may soon be reversing, however. Pettyfer is "talented, [but] he's just immature [and] opinionated," a source tells PEOPLE. "Let's hope he can pull it together." Adds the source: "Drama surrounds him."
Plus, in the midst of all the bad-boy buzz, Pettyfer didn't help his case by showing up late for Beastly's premiere presented by Candies in Los Angeles Thursday night.
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