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The 13 Most Surprising Producer Credits in Movies

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Sure producers accept the award when a movie wins Best Picture at the Oscars and get to say awesome things like "I'll make you a star, kid!," but what the hell does a producer actually do?

Well, the answer is sometimes everything from coordinating the script's development, financing and hiring the film's director ... and sometimes doing little beyond having a famous name and giving a thumbs-up at the movie's premiere. However, we're sure the following famous folks, who have had surprising producer credits on a variety of flicks, were more hands-on types when it came to getting these 13 movies made. Get More »

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'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Trailer: Ben Stiller Oscar Bait?

The holidays have come a bit early today. While "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" isn't due in theaters until Christmas, Fox has debuted the first trailer for Ben Stiller's latest directorial effort online at Apple Trailers.

What better way to chase an Oscar than to remake a '47 classic which itself was based on a short-story by James Thurber?

Stiller plays the title character, whose daydream world is filled with fantastical adventures that override the ho-hum banality of his everyday world. A real-life crisis involving Mitty and a coworker (played by Kristen Wiig), though, puts Walter in the position of taking some some real-world adventures instead. Get More »

The 35 Best Movie Cameos of All Time

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have assembled a Murderer's Row of comedy heavy-hitters to provide cameos as themselves — including Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Emma Watson and Rihanna — in their new apocalyptic satire, "This is the End."

That's a buncha muncha cruncha cameos, but how do they stack up among the greatest ever perpetrated? We're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us ... and left us wanting more. Get More »

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The Top 5 'Between Two Ferns' Episodes So Far

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Here lies a true fact: There have only been 17 total episodes of Zach Galifianakis' "Between Two Ferns." Doesn't that surprise you? Meaning, it surprises me, so shouldn't it surprise you?

The esteemed Funny or Die web series has made such a massive comedic impact in such a limited amount of time that the idea that it exists as only a mere 80ish minutes of total running time is downright absurd. And here's the kicker: They're all gold. There's not a single episode of BTF that one would call "weak," just "weaker than the exceptional." Get More »

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'Dodgeball 2:' You Can Dodge A Wrench, But You Can't Dodge Destiny

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It's only fitting that the hit 2004 comedy "Dodgeball" was subtitled "A True Underdog Story" considering it cost just $20 million to make and earned over $167 million worldwide. So given that fact, you would assume a sequel would be a no brainer. Yet for nearly a decade now, the only thing stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn have been dodging is questions about when they were going to reunite.

Until now, that is, as according to The Hollywood Reporter, Stiller and Vaughn are teaming up once again for "Dodgeball 2." Hey, better late than never. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Ben Stiller: Roger Ebert Took Back His Harsh 'Zoolander' Review

Ben Stiller in "Zoolander" Paramount

Take a look at your grandma's wall of cross-stitch mottos and inspirational slogans and grab one — doesn't matter which one, pretty much any of them will apply to this story.

"Hindsight is 20/20"? Sure.

"Better late than never"? Okay!

Whatever darlingly framed handicraft you chose, keep it in mind now: Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert, whose recent passing rocked the community, took back a review. Get More »

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Watch Zoolander Watch Models Fall Down

No one ever said modeling was an easy job, and if they did, they'd be wrong because have you seen these gals? It's pretty clear that, for some bowlegged beauties, walking in a straight line in heels can be a total bitch.

Appropriately, just in time for New York Fashion Week, style icon and male model "Zoolander" takes in the best supermodel FAILS on all the interwebs (already a classic viral compilation), and laughs til it hurts. And he's brought the whole gang with him to point, stare, and cackle, including David Bowie, Tyson Beckford, and Owen Wilson. Will Ferrell says it best when, as Jacobim Mugatu, he whines that he feels like he's "taken crazy pills," which may very well be the case if you watch enough of these gaffes in a row.

Because, hey, sometimes putting one foot in front of the other and looking really angry (or just very, very hungry) is a really tough job, you guys! Zoolander gets it!

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Original Poster vs. Blu-ray: Ben Stiller Presents... 'Heavyweights'?


Ben Stiller may be able to throw his weight around in Hollywood now, but in 1995, he was just embarking on his Hollywood career.

The new cover art for the Dec. 11 Blu-ray re-release of the mid-90s classic kid comedy "Heavyweights," however, would lead you to believe otherwise.

Stiller played a bit part in the movie: Tony Perkins, the militaristic fitness instructor who runs the Camp Hope summer weight loss program the film's young (and hefty) stars attend. He doesn't even make the first page of the movie's credited stars on IMDb! Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Brave' and More

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This week: Pixar churns out another animated blockbuster with "Brave," featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and many more.

Also new this week is Oliver Stone's "Savages," the sci-fi comedy "The Watch" with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, and the glorious Blu-ray debut of "Lawrence of Arabia." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

Jennifer Aniston Is Engaged!

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Justin Theroux might look like a bad boy, but he's a romantic at heart. The screenwriter/ actor proved he's ready to put a ring on it when he popped the question to his girlfriend of just under 18 months on his 41st birthday.

"Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage," his rep confirmed to People.

The couple first met roughly five years ago when he worked on the set of "Tropic Thunder"—a movie Theroux co-wrote with Ben Stiller — and later co-starred in "Wanderlust." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: People
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