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Commentary: Some stereotyped women's film roles we'd like to do away with

Too often, movies about difficult men and male antiheroes feature wives whose only character trait is exasperation — to illustrate just how difficult that man is. In the recent L.A. heist film “Den of Thieves,” we know Gerard Butler’s tough detective character Big Nick is a madman because he eats a doughnut from a blood-spattered box in the middle of ...

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Jennifer Lawrence's Top 5 Roles So Far, Ranked

It’s tricky to be able to portray both elegance and ruggedness in a single performance, but that’s exactly what’s required in Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, and she is absolutely fantastic. As a result of her hard upbringing in the impoverished District 12, she has a certain powerful stoicness to her, creating a type of surprising gravitas, but at the same time ...

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Jennifer Lawrence Says She No Longer Has The 'Fear and Insecurity' That Led Her to Avoid Risky Roles

Jennifer Lawrence says she’s now unafraid of taking on riskier roles like her portrayal of a sexy Russian spy in Red Sparrow. The 27-year-old actress spoke to ET’s Carly Steel on Thursday at the premiere of the thriller, a film in which Lawrence bares it all during a nightmare sequence that has her fully nude in front of a classroom full of people. “I don’t have ...

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Horror movie 'Living Among Us' regrettably marks one of John Heard's last roles

The late John Heard gives one of his last screen performances in the found-footage vampire thriller “Living Among Us,” playing the cool-headed patriarch in a household of blood-suckers, who’ve just had their existence exposed by TV reporters. After an opening barrage of fake news videos to establish the situation, the bulk of the film is from the POV of intrepid ...

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Antonio Sabato Jr.'s risque film roles have conservatives questioning his congressional candidacy

Unlike films that would traditionally be considered pornography, the movies starred mainstream Hollywood actors, including Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Moriarty, David Sutcliffe, Rae Dawn Chong and Sonia Braga, and don’t comprise solely sexual content. “Testosterone” premiered at the Toronto Internat… ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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Study reaffirms struggles for women in Hollywood to land meaningful behind-the-camera roles

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When Natalie Portman called out the “all-male” slate of best director nominees at Sunday’s Golden Globes award show, the A-list Hollywood crowd in the ballroom let out a muffled gasp. “People in the room seemed surprised that she spoke the truth,” said Martha M. Lauzen, executive director of San… … ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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‘Wonder Woman’ Actress Connie Nielsen Talks About Her Early Roles

Connie Nielsen is no stranger to playing royalty. The Danish actress got her big U.S. break portraying Lucilla, daughter of the emperor, in 2000’s “Gladiator,” which won the best picture Oscar. And this year she played warrior queen Hippolyta in “Wonder Woman,” a role she revisits in “Justice League,” which opens Nov. 17. Nielsen was born in Denmark, where she ...

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