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Mar 7, 1999: Stanley Kubrick Dies

On March 7, 1999, American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick dies in Hertfordshire, England, at the age of 70. One of the most acclaimed film directors of the 20th century, Kubrick’s 13 feature films explored the dark side of human nature. Born

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Feb 29, 2004: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Wins 11 Oscars

Perhaps the most attention-grabbing, trailblazing performer in film in 2003 did not receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor–but he was honored nonetheless. The eerily lifelike quality of Gollum, the computer-generated (CG) creature who simpered and schemed his way

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Feb 29, 1940: McDaniel Wins Oscar

On February 29, 1940, Gone with the Wind is honored with eight Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. An epic Southern romance set during the hard times of the Civil War, the movie swept the

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Colin Firth Challenges Weinstein’s Censoring of ‘The King’s Speech’

Source: Examiner.com – By Marilyn Sparks Colin Firth has spoken against the Weinstein Company and their plan to slice, dice and censor their Oscar winning hit, The King’s Speech, as a way to keep the “gravy train” rolling. The LA

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Feb 23, 1997: Schindler’s List Shown Uncut on Network Television

On this day in 1997, an estimated 65 million people tune in to watch all or part of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Holocaust drama Schindler’s List on the NBC television network. Starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley, Schindler’s List

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Feb 18, 1929: First Academy Awards Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards on this day in 1929. It was a far cry from the suspense, glamour and endless press coverage surrounding the Oscars today: The first

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Feb 13, 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Gets 10 Oscar Nominations

↑ Grab this Headline Animator After marking his arrival in Hollywood with a string of English-language films, including Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Ice Storm (1997) and Ride with the Devil (1999), the Taiwanese film director Ang Lee decided to

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Jan 22, 2008: Heath Ledger Dies of Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

On this day in 2008, Hollywood mourns a talented young actor’s life cut tragically short, after the body of 28-year-old Heath Ledger is found by his masseuse and housekeeper on the floor of his rented apartment in the SoHo neighborhood

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Dec 25, 1962: To Kill a Mockingbird Debuts

On this day in 1962, To Kill a Mockingbird, a film based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee, opens in theaters. The Great Depression-era story of racial injustice and the loss of childhood

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Dec 19, 1997: Titanic Sails Into Theaters

On this day in 1997, director James Cameron’s epic drama Titanic, the story of the real-life luxury ocean liner that struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers

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