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The "porn star name game" is a time-honored tradition in America.
It's a game pretty much anyone can play, depending on the rules — we employ the First Name: First Pet, Last Name: Street You Grew Up On method (our apologies to those with allergies, maybe you had a goldfish?). And the results are, without fail, hilarious.
We asked 100 of our favorite movie stars in Hollywood — including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris — for their porn star names. They did not let us down. Click through the gallery for all 100.
Reporting by: Sandie Angulo Chen ("Millie 69"), Robert DeSalvo ("Rocky Waverly"), Claire Donovan ("Spunky Walter"), Elizabeth Durand ("Stephanie Veronica"), Bryan Enk ("Buck Densmore"), Max Evry ("Orion Cedar Crest "), Breanne Heldman ("Krugerrand Ardon"), Jenni Miller ("Mitzi Turtle Creek"), Kevin Polowy ("Sparkle Sterling"), Brandon Rae ("Sammi von Fernway"), Brooke Tarnoff ("Brandy W. Riviera"), Joanna Varikos ("Angel 14") and Kase Wickman ("Blake Sisters").
The London-born Dominic Cooper has very quickly established himself as an indispensable character actor in both independent and big-budget films, with roles in "Captain America" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" contrasted with those in "My Week with Marilyn" and "An Education."
He recently co-starred in "Dead Man Down" with Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard, as a cold-blooded gangster who nonetheless carries a sense of optimism about his life.
Cooper recently spoke to NextMovie about the fun in playing crazy guys, the mood of the set of a darker film, and goats in Uganda. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• No one can make a "hard sell" movie (with A-list stars, anyway) quite like David Cronenberg. Rachel Weisz will be working with the "Cosmopolis" director and his two favorite leading men, Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen, on "Map to the Stars," an extremist look at how there's no business like show business.
• We certainly have trouble telling Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader apart. Variety reports that the "Adventureland" buddies will play siblings in "The Skeleton Twins," the story of, well, twin siblings who manage to defy death on the same day and as a result take a long, hard look at their lives.
This week: Before he became an actor, Channing Tatum worked as a male stripper, which inspired Steven Soderbergh to direct "Magic Mike," a behind-the-scenes look at a troupe of male strippers taking it off nightly at a club in Florida.
Also new this week is the self-explanatory horror thriller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the sweet-natured apocalyptic romance "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and a definitive anniversary edition of "Blade Runner" on Blu-ray. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• After hunting Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games," Alexander Ludwig is now setting his sights on Abigail Breslin as he signs on for "Final Girl," according to Variety. The film revolves around a girl who, after being by a group of teenage boys, turns the tables by hunting them. Sheesh, Alex, pick on someone your own size for once!
• Here's a true-life story that occurred strictly so Sacha Baron Cohen could star in a movie about it someday. Deadline reports that "The Dictator" star is attached to "The Lesbian," a dark comedy inspired by the life of Cecil Chao, the Hong Kong billionaire who offered $65 million to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. Get More »
Abraham Lincoln: He was our sixteenth president, the Great Emancipator and, of course, he was also a peerless vampire hunter. Oh, sure, that last part might have been glossed over in your high school history book, but that's fine, because the truth will finally be revealed when "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" hits theaters this week.
You don't need to wait four score and seven years to get answers, though, because we have everything there is to know about "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" right now. Get More »
He's battled bombs in Baghdad and bank tellers in Boston, but is he ready for Detroit?
Indie Wire reports that the "Hurt Locker" star is in talks to take on the lead role in "The Book of Eli" director Albert Hughes' upcoming "Motor City."
Hughes, who's directing the flick under his own name and not his usual Hughes Brothers team, has been trying to get the movie made for quite some time now, but has had some bad luck getting his stars to stay. Actors including Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans, and Dominic Cooper have previously been cast in the role, but have all dropped out for one reason or another. Get More »
UPDATE: Jake Gyllenhaal won't be replacing Dominic Cooper in the dialogue-free crime drama, "Motor City," after all. Deadline reports that negotiations fell through due to scheduling conflicts.
Stay tuned for news on who will end up being silent but deadly as the framed ex-con in the Dark Castle production being directed by Albert Hughes.
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Jake Gyllenhaal just has one of those faces, you know?
The guy almost doesn't even have to talk at all in his movies because his super-expressive face pretty much says it all. And according to Variety, that makes him the perfect pick to replace Dominic Cooper in the upcoming dialogue-free action film "Motor City." Get More »
2011 was a big year for Amanda Seyfried's ex Dominic Cooper. The dark and handsome thesp starred in not one, but two roles in "The Devil's Double," as well as nailed the character of Howard Stark in the blockbuster "Captain America."
But it appears Cooper's just getting started — because word around Tinseltown is that he is set to replace Clive Owen in the international thriller "Cities." (Before you ask, Owen had to bow out due to scheduling issues.)
Helmed by "The Bank Job" director, Roger Donaldson, "Cities" is set just before the financial crash, with stories taking place all over the world that (presumably) are intertwined and (presumably) relate to finance. Get More »
Everybody already knew that Michelle Williams is an incredible actress -- Oscar nominations for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Blue Valentine" kind of let that cat out of the bag -- but thanks to her new movie, "My Week with Marilyn," we're also learning that's she's a great singer to boot. Get More »