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See This/Skip That: From One Direction to Getaway, What to Choose at the Cinema

See This/Skip That: From One Direction to Getaway, What to Choose at the Cinema

Originally posted 08/30/2013 04:00PM

Teens will drag you in One Direction for This Is Us, but PEOPLE's writers say stay away from Getaway.

Here's your weekend movie guide:

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Want a Bod Like a Hot Actor? Harley Gives Tips, Workouts for Arms & Abs | Ryan Gosling

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: How Leading Actors Get Fit for Roles

Originally posted 10/17/2012 10:00AM

A few weeks ago, my wife and I watched Crazy Stupid Love (I know, I know, we're a little late to the party). In one scene, Ryan Gosling seduces Emma Stone by taking his shirt off.

I turned to my wife to see her reaction. She was beet red and had her jaw wide open. When I asked if she enjoyed the movie, she uttered, "Ryan Gosling really was … fit looking."

(I worked out twice as hard the subsequent day, by the way.)

The fact is, Ryan got in amazing shape for the film. He has become part of a long list of leading men who have exercised and dieted to make their on-screen performance more impactful.

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Eric Bana Laughs His Way into Smooth Marriage

Eric Bana Laughs His Way into Smooth Marriage

Originally posted 08/26/2009 08:55AM

Eric Bana may not be known for comic roles, but that's only onscreen. Married to the former Rebecca Gleeson since 1997 and the father of two kids – Klaus, 10, and Sophie, 7 – the Australian star of The Time Traveler's Wife suggests there's really one ingredient for keeping relationships running smoothly: good, old-fashioned belly laughs.

"My wife and I really, really like each other as well as love each other," Bana, 41, tells Women's Health for its September issue, now on sale. "We definitely laugh together every day. And I don't mean chuckle – I can make her really laugh."

Not that he's suggesting a guy go solo in the guffaw department. "A girl's got to be fun," he insists. "It's the one bit of advice I always give to friends of mine who are thinking of getting married."

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Eric Bana Flexes His Love for Muscle Cars

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Eric Bana Flexes His Love for Muscle Cars

Originally posted 05/03/2009 11:45AM

The longest affair of Eric Bana's life has been with a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Coupe. The 40-year-old actor, who races cars in between making movies, bought the muscle car when he was 15 back in his native Australia.

Now, Bana has made a film about his obsession with the Falcon: Love the Beast. The 92-minute documentary, which includes extensive footage of Bana behind the wheel of the Falcon during a five-day endurance race in Tasmania in 2007, had its American premiere April 29 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

After the screening, Bana fielded questions from the audience. Asked if he would allow his own children, son Klaus, 9, and daughter Sophie, 7, to race cars, he said, "Thankfully, my kids have no interest in cars whatsoever, which means I have my whole garage to myself."

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Eric Bana Reveals His Wild Side

Eric Bana Reveals His Wild Side

Originally posted 04/15/2009 11:45AM

Eric Bana may star as the ultimate evil arch nemesis in this summer's Star Trek, but the brooding heartthrob admits he had a streak of a bad boy quality in him growing up.

"I went through a little phase," the Australian actor tells Details in its May cover story, in which he reveals that he showed up drunk to school prompting his mom to ground him for six months. "But I did a lot better than some of the guys I hung with, who have ended up dead or in jail."

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Celeb Spotlight: Eric Bana | Eric Bana

Celeb Spotlight: Eric Bana

Originally posted 12/15/2005 06:00AM

Age: 37Hometown: Melbourne, AustraliaCurrent gig: Playing an Israeli secret agent in the Steven Spielberg-directed drama Munich

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50 Cent, Eric Bana Tapped for Big Roles

50 Cent, Eric Bana Tapped for Big Roles

Originally posted 09/22/2004 09:20AM

The title is in place for Rapper 50 Cent's semi-autobiographical film debut: Locked and Loaded.

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Eric Bana: Not the Next James Bond | Eric Bana

Eric Bana: Not the Next James Bond

Originally posted 08/03/2004 08:30AM

The hunt for the next James Bond appears to be a covert operation – so covert, in fact, that actor Eric Bana was surprised to read in the papers that he won the role of 007.

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Bana: Screen's New Jolly Green Giant

Originally posted 06/19/2003 10:00AM

Kermit, move over. The screen has a new green leading man.

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