List of American films of 2003

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A list of American films released in 2003. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won the Academy Award for Best Picture, the BAFTA Award for Best Film and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Lost in Translation won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.

2003 in film

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Elf, directed by Jon Favreau, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart. Eve's Dropping In. Evil (Ondskan) – (Sweden). Facing Windows (La finestra di fronte) – (Italy) – Golden Space Needle award (for 2004). Fake – (Thailand). Falling Angels, starring Miranda Richardson – (Canada). Fan Chan (My Girl) – (Thailand). Far Side of the Moon (La face cachée de la lune) – (Canada). Faster – (USA/Spain). Father and Son (Otets i syn), directed by Alexander Sokurov – (Russia). Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements) – (France). Festival Express, featuring Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band – (Netherlands/UK).

Vince Vaughn

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His first film role was 1993's Rudy playing Jamie O'Hare, where he also struck up a friendship with featured Jon Favreau. Two years later, he was cast in a lead role in a proposed revival of 77 Sunset Strip that was to air on the fledgling WB Television Network, but the project ceased development after initial testing. Vaughn did not receive wider success until his role in 1996's Swingers with Jon Favreau. Swingers was released in July 1996 and became a successful independent film. Vince's father Vernon also did a cameo in this film. Afterwards, director Steven Spielberg cast Vaughn in the blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park which gave him increased exposure.

Leon Redbone

Redbone sang "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Zooey Deschanel over the closing credits of the 2003 film Elf and provided the voice for Leon the Snowman. On his 1987 album Christmas Island he performed "Frosty the Snowman" with Dr. John. He performed the theme song for the TV shows Mr. Belvedere and Harry and the Hendersons. Redbone appeared regularly on the PBS children's show Between the Lions. He appeared on an episode of the TV show Life Goes On. He narrated the 2011 Emmy-winning documentary Remembering the Scranton Sirens.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

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"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a popular song written by Frank Loesser in 1944. It is a call and response duet in which a host, usually performed by a male voice, tries to convince a guest, usually performed by a female voice, that she should stay the evening because he wants to kiss her - and other acts, implied. He uses the excuse that the weather is cold and the trip home would be difficult. While the lyrics make no mention of any holiday, it is popularly regarded as a Christmas song due to its winter theme.

Paul Rudd

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He starred in the 2011 comedy-drama film Our Idiot Brother with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. It was the fifth film that Rudd starred in with Elizabeth Banks. He had previously appeared with her in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), The Baxter (2005), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Role Models (2008). In 2012, he signed to appear on four episodes of NBC's Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport, a candidate for City Council and a rival of Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope, a role for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. In 2014, he began providing voiceovers for Hyundai television commercials.

2006 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 2006, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Guys Choice

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The show featured performances by Carmen Electra and Tricia Helfer, ZZ Top and appearances by Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler, who won the Guy's Guy award, voted for by Spike viewers. Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn were also present to accept the Guy Movie Hall of Fame Award for their cult bachelor movie Swingers. Minka Kelly was reported in Men's Fitness magazine to have been excited when she won her award, declaring "Anyone can win an Emmy, but not everyone can say they've won an award from the network responsible for Ultimate Fighter 5 and Late Night Strip." The 2008 Guys Choice Awards were held May 31, 2008 at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

2008 in film

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The year 2008 involved many major movie events. Its highest-grossing films included Kung Fu Panda, The Dark Knight, WALL-E and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

NBC

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The network also broadcasts several live-action and animated specials during the Christmas holiday season, including the 2014 debuts How Murray Saved Christmas (an animated musical adaptation of the children's book of the same name) and Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (a stop-motion animated special based on the 2003 live-action film Elf). Since 2013, the network has aired live musical adaptations with major stars in lead roles. Originally dismissed as a gimmick, they have proven to be ratings successes, as well as a nostalgic tribute to the early days of television.

2009 in film

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The year 2009 saw the release of many films. Seven made the top 50 list of highest-grossing films. Also in 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that as of that year, their Best Picture category would consist of ten nominees, rather than five (the first time since the 1943 awards).

2005 in film

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The year 2005 saw the release of many significant and successful films. The highest-grossing films of this year are listed below, as well as a complete list of every film released this year.

List of American films of 2005

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A list of American films released in 2005. Brokeback Mountain won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Drama. Walk the Line won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.

Bernard Alane

Bernard Alane (born Bernard Noël Vetel 25 December 1948 in Paris) is a French actor and singer, he is the son of actress Annick Alane. He is best known in France for his roles in two films directed by Edouard Molinaro, Hibernatus and Mon oncle Benjamin, but has achieved better fame as voice actor, practically in dubbing. He is the official French voice of Stanley Tucci and Ray Liotta.

2000 in film

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The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. The top grosser worldwide was Mission: Impossible 2. Domestically in North America, Gladiator won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor (Russell Crowe).

List of science fiction films of the 2000s

This is a list of science fiction films released in the 2000s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. Collectively, the science fiction films from the 2000s have received six Academy Awards, twenty Saturn Awards, two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BAFTA awards, and six Magritte Awards. However, these films also received 17 Golden Raspberry Awards.

She & Him

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She & Him is an American musical duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel (vocals, piano, ukulele ) and M. Ward (guitar, production). The band's first album, Volume One, was released on Merge Records in March 2008. The duo is augmented by session musicians Scott McPherson (drums), Paul Brainard (pedal steel guitar) and Mike Coykendall (bass, guitar). Deschanel and Ward met on the set of the film The Go-Getter, in which Deschanel had a starring role. Martin Hynes, the director, introduced them to each other and asked them to sing a duet for the film's end credits. They performed the song "When I Get to the Border" by Richard and Linda Thompson.

Winter Passing

Zooey Deschanel as Reese Holdin. Ed Harris as Don Holdin. Will Ferrell as Corbit. Amelia Warner as Shelly. Mary Jo Deschanel as Mary. Amy Madigan as Lori Lansky. Michael Chernus as Ben. Deirdre O'Connell as Deirdre.