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The 25 Coolest People in Movies

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What does it mean to be cool? It's pretty damn subjective. So when compiling our list of the 25 coolest people making movies right now (somebody had to do it, right?), we accounted for various factors.

These are the actors who not only impress us onscreen (though that helps), but convey a certain genuineness off it, be it at awards shows, on TV appearances or during our own personal experiences interviewing them. They can be multi-talents, also excelling at music, art or writing. And they can make a habit of turning up in hilarious viral videos or even at your local karaoke bar.

But most of all, these are the 25 actors we'd really just like to sit down and have a beer with.

Welcome to NextMovie's 1st annual Cool List – and let us know who makes your own list in the comments section below. Get More »

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Woody Harrelson Totally Digs the 'Catching Fire' Script

Panem is without its most famous drunk — for now. Though production began Monday in Atlanta on the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" follow-up "Catching Fire," actor Woody Harrelson (who portrays oft-tipsy Haymitch Abernathy) was instead in Canada supporting his upcoming release "Seven Psychopaths" at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The actor, who said he was days away from flying to Georgia to film the dystopian drama, spoke with MTV News' Josh Horowitz about how his portrayal of the District 12 mentor could change under new director Francis Lawrence's vision and how he prepped for the sequel.

But first things first: Has the actor even had the chance to read the script? Find out at

Filed Under: Movie News The Hunger Games | Source: MTV News

'The Hunger Games' Cast Talent Show

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The fact that the cast of "The Hunger Games" has on-screen talent is a no-brainer. Just look at their Oscar cred!

That bunch knows how to sizzle before the camera. But did you know Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) can also air-puppetteer her own face? Or that Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) can make an insane cricket chirping noise on cue? Or that Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) can perform magic tricks for a crowd? Get More »

'Seven Psychopaths,' One Awesome Trailer

Sam Rockwell and Colin Farrell in "Seven Psychopaths"
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So here's a movie pitch for you: Put Colin Farrell together with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell in a film where they face off against a nutso Woody Harrelson. Then have the whole thing be written and directed by Farrell's "In Bruges" collaborator, Martin McDonagh. Oh, and add in Tom Waits clutching a bunny.

It sounds too amazing to be real, but go ahead and pinch yourself if you have to, because we have the new trailer for "Seven Psychopaths" right here. Sometimes it's just cool to be alive, isn't it? Get More »

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Five Savory 'Hunger Games' News Morsels

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Lately there've been a ton of tasty news bites coming out of the world of "The Hunger Games." From "Catching Fire" pre-production to the cast scooping up some surfboards and "Mockingjay" being split into two, there's a lot to chew on here. So, grab a fork and get ready to eat it all up! Get More »

How 'The Hunger Games' Cast Is Spending the Summer

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"The Hunger Games" gang will be back in action this fall, when production on the first sequel "Catching Fire" — now formally titled "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" — will finally begin (eep!).

So what've they got going on this summer until then? Here's the scoop on how Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and the rest of "The Hunger Games" cast are spending their summer. Get More »

Woody Harrelson Brings Fire to 'Out of the Furnace'

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Woody Harrelson is going to get to play the bad guy.

The "Hunger Games" mentor is set to trade drunken guidance for seething villainy as he's signed on to play the heavy in the crime drama, "Out of the Furnace," according to Variety.

Woody joins Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in the hardcore tale of Russell and Rodney Baze, two brothers who live in the economically depressed Rust Belt and dream of better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, Rodney is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast by kingpin Curtis DeGroat (Harrelson). Get More »

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The Biggest and Best Surprises of 'The Hunger Games'

Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games"

Faithful as it was to the source material, "The Hunger Games" still had more than its fair share of on-screen surprises.

The movie hit all the major notes we anticipated, of course, and almost all of our predictions of bits cut from the film (Madge, Avoxes) proved true.

Even so, the following eight moments had our jaws on the floor.

Do be warned: this list is full of delicious spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, you may want to bookmark this column for later. Get More »

Woody Harrelson’s 9 Best Movie Roles

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games"

For over 25 years, Woody Harrelson has entertained us with a wide array of characters ranging from psychopaths to lovable losers. This year alone we've seen him in two very different parts: a wickedly corrupt L.A. cop in "Rampart" and a Republican party strategist in "Game Change." His latest role -- sure to be one of his more colorful -- is Haymitch Abernathy, the drunken mentor of Katniss in "The Hunger Games."

To celebrate his versatility, we look back at Harrelson’s nine best performances in what has become an impressive career. Get More »

Check Out All of 'The Hunger Games' Photos Thus Far!

Slowly but surely, we're getting a better and better picture of what "The Hunger Games" movie is going to look like.

Actually, we take that back. Today brings us four new images, including Katniss and Haymitch having a little moment and President Snow in his rose garden with Seneca Crane.

So, without any further ado, click away.

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