Inside the Actors Studio

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Steven Spielberg. Sylvester Stallone. Ben Stiller. Sharon Stone. Eric Stonestreet. Susan Stroman. Meryl Streep. Barbra Streisand. Donald Sutherland. Kiefer Sutherland. Hilary Swank. Jeffrey Tambor. Tico Torres. Charlize Theron. Billy Bob Thornton. John Travolta. Mark Wahlberg. Christopher Walken. Eli Wallach (with Anne Jackson). Jessica Walter. Barbara Walters. Naomi Watts. Sigourney Weaver. Matthew Weiner. Kristen Wiig. Forest Whitaker. Betty White. Gene Wilder. Allison Williams. Robin Williams. Bruce Willis. Debra Winger. Henry Winkler. Kate Winslet. Shelley Winters. Dick Wolf. Alfre Woodard. James Woods. Joanne Woodward.

2013 in film

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The following tables list films released in 2013. Three popular films (Top Gun, Jurassic Park, and The Wizard of Oz) were all re-released in 3D and IMAX.

Chris Field (composer)

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"Gothic Power" was the main theme for the trailer for The Lord of the Rings film series; this was later used as a trailer for a film within a film in a sequence for Ben Stiller's movie Tropic Thunder. The piece was internationally published by X-Ray Dog. Field became recognized for having started a new direction in cinematic music. In 2014, Field's composition "Acts of Courage" was released on the album, This Is Epic Music, Volume I, through Imperativa Records, via iTunes and on CD. The album notes state that the piece "Gothic Power", written by Field in 1999, started a new direction in cinematic music that came to be identified as epic music.

2012 in film

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The following tables list films released in 2012. Most notably, the two oldest surviving American film studios, Universal and Paramount both celebrated their centennial anniversaries, marking the first time that two major film studios celebrate 100 years, and the Dolby Atmos sound format was launched for the premiere of Brave. The James Bond film series celebrated its 50th anniversary and released its 23rd film, Skyfall. Six box-office blockbusters from previous years (Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Titanic, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc.) were re-released in 3D and IMAX.

2016 in film

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2016 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, and a list of films released and deaths.

List of directorial debuts

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Ben Stiller♦† – Reality Bites. Lee Tamahori†♦ – Once Were Warriors. Tomas Alfredson♦ – Bert: The Last Virgin. Debbie Allen♦ – Out-of-Sync. Jason Alexander♦ – For Better or Worse. Brad Anderson – Frankenstein's Planet of Monsters!. Kevin Lima – A Goofy Movie. Noah Baumbach – Kicking and Screaming. Michael Bay† – Bad Boys. Larry Bishop – Mad Dog Time. Icíar Bollaín†♦ – Hola, ¿estás sola?. Steven Brill – Heavyweights. Stephen Chbosky – The Four Corners of Nowhere. Larry Clark – Kids. Frank Coraci – Murdered Innocence. Gary Fleder♦ – Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead. Marc Forster – Loungers. Lesli Linka Glatter†♦ – Now and Then. F. Gary Gray† – Friday. Hirokazu Koreeda♦ – Maborosi.

2011 in film

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The following is an overview of the events of 2011 in film, including the highest-grossing films, film festivals, award ceremonies and a list of films released and notable deaths. More film sequels were released in 2011 than any other year before it, with 28 sequels released. Film critic Scout Tafoya considers 2011 as the best year for cinema, countering the notion of 1939 being film's best year overall and citing important developments in cinematic expression during 2011.

List of film director and composer collaborations

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List of directors who appear in their own films

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Steven Spielberg in Jaws, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Oliver Stone in The Hand, Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, Nixon (voice only), Any Given Sunday and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Gus Van Sant in My Own Private Idaho, Psycho, Finding Forrester and Last Days. David Yates in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. David Zucker and Jerry Zucker in Airplane!. Chris Columbus in his film adaptation of musical Rent. John Woo in A Better Tomorrow. Zack Snyder in Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League.

Empire of the Sun (film)

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Ben Stiller conceived the idea for Tropic Thunder while performing in Empire of the Sun. * Empire of the Sun (soundtrack) * Christian Bale as Jamie "Jim" Graham. John Malkovich as Basie. Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Victor. Nigel Havers as Dr. Rawlins. Joe Pantoliano as Frank Demarest. Leslie Phillips as Maxton. Masatō Ibu as Sergeant Nagata. Emily Richard as Mary Graham, Jim's mother. Rupert Frazer as John Graham, Jim's father. Peter Gale as Mr. Victor. Takatarô Kataoka as Kamikaze Boy Pilot. Ben Stiller as Dainty. Robert Stephens as Mr. Lockwood. Guts Ishimatsu as Sgt. Uchida. Burt Kwouk as Mr. Chen. Paul McGann as Lt. Price. Marc de Jonge as Mathieu. Ballard, J.G.

Starsky & Hutch (film)

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Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and is a film adaptation of the original television series of the same name from the 1970s. Two streetwise undercover cops in the fictional city of Bay City, California in the 1970s, bust drug criminals with the help of underworld boss, Huggy Bear. The film functions as a sort of prequel to the TV series, as it portrays when Starsky was first partnered with Hutchinson. The film also switches the personalities of the title characters.

Tom Cruise

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In 2002, Cruise starred in the dystopian science fiction action film Minority Report which was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. In 2003, he starred in Edward Zwick's period action drama The Last Samurai, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor. In 2004, Cruise received critical acclaim for his performance as Vincent in Collateral - directed by Michael Mann. In 2005, Cruise worked again with Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds, a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, which became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year with US$591.4 million worldwide.

School for Scoundrels (2006 film)

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Ben Stiller – Lonnie. David Cross – Ian. Matt Walsh – Walsh. Horatio Sanz – Diego. Todd Louiso – Eli. Jon Glaser – Ernie. Paul Scheer – Little Pete. Dan Fogler – Zack. Luis Guzmán – Sergeant Moorehead. DeRay Davis – Bee Bee. Joanne Baron – Lois. Andrew Daly as classmate. Jim Parsons as classmate. Aziz Ansari as classmate. Joseph Nunez as classmate.

Owen Wilson

Wilson then landed a role in The Cable Guy, directed by Ben Stiller, an early admirer of Bottle Rocket. After appearing in supporting roles in action films like Anaconda and Armageddon and the horror film The Haunting, Wilson appeared in two dramatic roles: a supporting role in Permanent Midnight, which starred Stiller as a drug-addicted TV writer; and the lead role (as a serial killer) in The Minus Man, in which his future girlfriend, singer Sheryl Crow, was a co-star. Wilson starred in the 2000 comedy action film Shanghai Noon alongside Jackie Chan. The film grossed nearly $100 million worldwide.

Robin Williams

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Mike Medavoy, producer of Hook, told its director, Steven Spielberg, that he intentionally teamed up Hoffman and Williams for the film because he knew they wanted to work together, and that Williams welcomed the opportunity of working with Spielberg. Williams benefited from working with Woody Allen, who directed him and Billy Crystal in Deconstructing Harry (1997), as Allen had knowledge of the fact that Crystal and Williams had often performed together on stage. His performance in the role of a therapist in Good Will Hunting (1997) deeply affected some real therapists and won Williams an Academy Award.

Alan Alda

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In 2015, Alda appeared as a lawyer, Thomas Watters, alongside Tom Hanks as James Donovan, in Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed cold war drama film Bridge of Spies which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. In 2016, Alda gained critical praise for his performance in Louis C.K.'s acclaimed web-based series Horace and Pete as the irascible Uncle Pete. IndieWire critic Sam Adams described as "his best role in years". In regards to C.K.'s recent scandal, Alda stated, "I respect Louis so much as an artist. But he did a terrible thing, and I hope he finds a way to come to terms with both of those things."

Star Wars

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Finally, along with Steven Spielberg's Jaws, it shifted the film industry's focus away from personal filmmaking of the 1970s and towards fast-paced, big-budget blockbusters for younger audiences. Some critics have blamed Star Wars and Jaws for "ruining" Hollywood by shifting its focus from "sophisticated" films such as The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and Annie Hall to films about spectacle and juvenile fantasy, and for the industry shift from stand-alone, one and done films, towards blockbuster franchises with multiple sequels and prequels.

Martin Scorsese

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It was presented to him by his longtime friends and colleagues Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg. The Departed also received the Academy Award for the Best Motion Picture of 2006, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing by longtime Scorsese editor Thelma Schoonmaker, her third win for a Scorsese film. Shine a Light is a concert film of rock and roll band The Rolling Stones' performances at New York City's Beacon Theater on October 29 and November 1, 2006, intercut with brief news and interview footage from throughout the band's career.

Golden Globe Awards

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Steven Spielberg holds the record for most nominations with twelve (as of the 2017 nominations). Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh are the only directors to receive two nominations in the same year. As of the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Barbra Streisand is the only woman to have won an award for best director; she won for Yentl in 1983. Notes: Notes: The HFPA has had a lucrative contract with NBC for decades, which began broadcasting the award ceremony locally in Los Angeles in 1958, then nationally in 1964.