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Articles Tagged 'Slumdog Millionaire'

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10 Blockbuster Movies That Nearly Didn’t Happen

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finally made its way to theaters this past weekend (November 2), after years of development hell and production woes. The film was beset by difficulties right from the start, with scripts being tossed out, lead actors leaving the project, and a last-minute director changeup, with Eddie and the Eagle‘s Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) […]

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Put on Your Party Hat! ‘Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel Turns 24

Join us in singing a noisy chorus of “Happy Birthday” to London-born actor Dev Patel, who reaches the advanced age of 24 today (April 23). But don’t expect him to join in serenading himself. As Patel once said, “I’m tone deaf – window-shattering tone deaf. I can’t sing for the life of me.” The young star […]

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Danny Boyle: Brits ‘Brilliant With Music’ But ‘Rubbish at Film’

Film director Danny Boyle has some definite ideas about where Britain stands in the modern cultural universe. “I really think we are brilliant with music, for such a tiny place,” he said last week at New York City’s 92YTribeca. But that brilliance, he added, only goes so far. “Actually, we’re rubbish at films, really we’re […]

Why Skins’ Dev Patel Kept Slumdog Romance Private

OK, how big of a hero must former Skins star Dev Patel be to gangly, awkward dudes around the globe? He successfully woos one of the most beautiful women on the planet while starring in Oscar’s Best Picture. Some guys get all the luck. In today’s Sun, the Last Airbender actor has finally opened up […]

After Slumdog Year, Britain Largely Snubbed at Oscars

At the 2009 Oscars, the UK was flying high, with homegrown epic Slumdog Millionaire sweeping the top categories, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Brits had no such luck at last night’s Oscars, nearly getting shut out. An Education‘s Carey Mulligan and A Single Man‘s Colin Firth couldn’t convert their BAFTA […]

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