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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.
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There's plenty of Zoe Kazan to go around, petite though the actress may be. There's enough of her, in fact, to play two roles — three, depending on who you ask — in "The Pretty One," which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Kazan pulls a Lohan, playing both halves of a set of identical twins, then the role of Sister A pretending to be Sister B after Sister B dies and Sister A is mistaken for her. (It's complicated.)
While buzz for "The Pretty One" is just beginning, Kazan is no stranger to critical praise: Just last year, she turned in a phenomenal lead performance opposite real-life boyfriend Paul Dano in "Ruby Sparks," which she also happened to write.
NextMovie caught up with the 29-year-old actress in New York before the premiere of "The Pretty One" and chatted on siblings, bagels and the mystical Lindsay Lohan. Get More »
Though "Ruby Sparks" may be one of Zoe Kazan's first leading roles in a movie, she's no stranger to Hollywood. Kazan has had supporting roles alongside such heavyweights as Ryan Gosling ("Fracture"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("Revolutionary Road") and Meryl Streep ("It's Complicated"). Not to mention she's the granddaughter of the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Elia Kazan ("On the Waterfront").
Kazan is now pulling double duty in "Ruby Sparks," which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week, having written the screenplay and playing the lead. Ruby is a fictional character created by young novelist Calvin (played by Kazan's real-life boyfriend Paul Dano) who suddenly appears in the flesh in Calvin's home the next morning. She's the girl of Calvin's dreams who can also be controlled by whatever he writes with his typewriter. As the movie progresses, their relationship stops being a fantasy and gets really real.
When news broke that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris had finally picked a project to follow up their Academy Award-winning feature film debut "Little Miss Sunshine," you can bet that more than a few eyebrows were raised. Sure their indie smash was a totally disarming winner, but their breakout film was made a whopping six years ago — and since then they've released zilch. Get More »
In the upcoming "Ruby Sparks," "vivid" is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing Calvin's imagination. The protagonist, played by Paul Dano, is an author struggling to write his next big novel. He finally feels inspired — not to mention in love — when he creates a character named Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan).
Like something out of "Pygmalion," Ruby shows up in Calvin's apartment the next day, and the writer can control her every thought, action and emotion with the clickity-clack of his typewriter. Calvin is faced with a difficult choice: have a real relationship with Ruby or use his typewriter to create a fairytale ending.
Now that we've sparked your interest, there's no need to keep wondering what "Ruby Sparks" will look like. Not only is the movie almost here (in select theaters Wednesday) but we've also got four never-before-seen exclusive images to give you a glimpse of this fantasy rom-com from Fox Searchlight. Get More »
Any guy who's ever hardcore crushed on a girl, sparked up a decent rapport with her, then found out she already has a boyfriend knows how, like the band Cake once sang, "Friend is a four-letter word."
Now it looks like Harry Potter himself is keeping his relationship with Ginny Weasley on the downlow as Vulture reports wizarding thesp Daniel Radcliffe shall pine for Zoe Kazan in the new indie rom-com "The F Word" (the "F" stands for friendship). Get More »
Hey guys, remember that '80s classic "Weird Science," where a couple of computer nerds somehow create their ideal woman out of thin air? Well, replace Anthony Michael Hall with a nebbishy writer and hire the people behind "Little Miss Sunshine" to redo it as a quirky indie and you've just created your own perfect movie out of thin air.
And we've got the first trailer for it right here. Get More »
Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David only have eyes for each other.
The two stars are set to get their Peter Gabriel on as they've signed on to play the two leads in writer Joss Whedon's science fiction romance, "In Your Eyes," according to Deadline.
Whedon's low-budget project had been previously described simply as "a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined," but with the casting news come more details on the plot, or at least the basic premise. Get More »
Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (the force behind the surprise gem "Meek's Cutoff") may be moving a bit more into the mainstream—because she just nabbed some big Hollywood names to fill out of the cast of "Night Moves."
Most recently, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan and Bruce Greenwood signed on to join the eco-terrorism flick, which already had Peter Sarsgaard (of Knight and Day" and "Green Lantern" fame) headlining the ensemble. Get More »
Back in 2006, "Little Miss Sunshine" was the very definition of a sleeper hit: first-time directors, first-time screenwriter, miniscule budget, C-list stars and quirky subject matter would never be handicapped as a $100 million grosser and multiple Academy Award-winner, but boy did it happen.
The super-freaky success of the dysfunctional family dramedy was expected to catapult co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris onto the top of the filmmaking food chain, and then… nothing. For the last five years the real-life couple returned to their bread and butter, big commercials, and gave feature films the brush off. Now it looks like their return to movies, the comedy "He Loves Me," is coming into focus with an even more left-field cast than "Little Miss." Get More »