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Hugh Jackman: l lived like a monk

Hugh Jackman: l lived like a monk

Jan 9 2013, 2:19am CST | by

Hugh Jackman ''lived like a monk'' to prepare for his part in 'Les Miserables'. The 44-year-old actor takes on the role of Jean Valjean - a convict who manages to turn his life around - in Tom...

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Hugh Jackman: l lived like a monk

Jan 9 2013, 2:19am CST | by

Hugh Jackman ''lived like a monk'' to prepare for his part in 'Les Miserables'.

The 44-year-old actor takes on the role of Jean Valjean - a convict who manages to turn his life around - in Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of the hit musical and he admits he had to really push himself to look like a convincing prisoner on the brink of death in the opening scenes.

He said: ''The director told me 'I need you to get to where your friends stop you and ask, 'Are you OK? Are you sick?'. Until you get to that point you haven't gone far enough'. It took me to places I've never been before, vocally, physically, emotionally.

''I told my wife, 'This may be too much for me'. She replied, 'It will probably demand more of you than anything you've done so it should feel frightening and uncomfortable'. She told me, 'Use the fear. Work harder. Get in there.'

''I shaved my head, had to lose more than two stone in weight and lived like a monk, nursing my vocal cords with a portable steam machine and avoiding dairy products.''

Although it was hard work, Hugh loved starring in the movie, especially because the actors got to sing their parts live, instead of lip-syncing.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''As a performer it was fantastic. The idea of singing live was daunting at first but it gave me so much freedom. It was like being on stage.

''Instead of lip-syncing I could slow the tempo down or speed it up and do what I liked. I just had to worry about acting.''

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Chappie’s Family Revealed In Window Cling For Neill Blomkamp’s Latest [Comic Con 2014]

Jul 28 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

After two movies filled with massive sci-fi action, it seems Neill Blomkamp is going a bit more emotional for his latest film. Sony very quietly kicked off the marketing campaign for Chappie at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, with a big banner and a window cling handed to fans as they walked by the booth. Most fans were confused by the swag, which shows a rudimentary drawing of two parents, one holding a gun, ...
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5 days ago

Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Vamps ‘Last Of Us’ Movie At Screen Gems Panel

Jul 25 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Screen Gems today trotted out a Comic-Con god in Sam Raimi, who dealt the kind of catnip that fanboys love. Raimi was there with Neil Druckmann, creator of the Naughy Dog game Last Of Us, to talk about how that vidgame is being turned into a feature with Raimi producing, and Druckmann writing the screenplay. Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper, whose previous big vidgame to movie transfer was Resident Evil, has basically given over big creative c ...
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1 week ago

Meet Chappie in the First Poster For Neill Blomkamp's Action Comedy

Jul 24 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Neill Blomkamp quickly established himself as the go-to-guy for gritty, realistic science fiction. District 9 was certainly an impressive debut effort from the South African director, while Elysium, although less well received, only bolstered his science fiction credentials.However, his next project, Chappie looks like it might do things slightly differently. Described as an action-comedy-drama, Chappie tells the story of a robot which is 'kidnapped' int ...
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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ Poster Is at Comic-Con

Jul 22 2014 9:55pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Neill Blomkamp‘s next film, Chappie, doesn’t have a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but if this year is proving anything, it’s that panels aren’t the only way to raise awareness for a project. Sometimes something as simple as an evocative poster will do the trick. That’s exactly what Sony used in the case of Chappie, which stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley. Check out the first Chappie poster below. Thanks to Collider for these images. The po ...
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Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Closing Next Month

Jul 22 2014 7:25pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Here’s the second announcement in a week about a movie-to-Main Stem musical closing. Six days after news surfaced that Rocky The Musical was KO’d comes word that Bullets Over Broadway will go dark August 24. During the week that included the Fourth of July holiday, the show grossed just 33% of its potential, dropping more than $110,000 from the week before. The new musical comedy penned by Woody Allen, based on his 1994 film, will close after 156 performances at the St. James ...
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First CHAPPIE Poster Revealed at Comic-Con; See the Robot from Neill Blomkamp’s Provocative Sci-Fi Comedy

Jul 22 2014 4:26pm CDT | Source: Collider

Very little is known about District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp’s new film Chappie besides the fact that it revolves around a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters, and producer Simon Kinberg called it “the most provocative studio movie you’ll likely ever see.”  Well it looks like Sony Pictures is ready to unveil this curious pic to the public, as the first look at the titular robot (played b ...
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Kevin Feige Teases Possible Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy Crossover

Jul 21 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: slash film

Guardians of the Galaxy takes place literally worlds away from The Avengers, and yet both superhero teams occupy the same universe at the same time and even know some of the same people. It wouldn’t be totally inconceivable for them to cross paths at some point, and recent comments from Kevin Feige suggest they may do just that. If you’re holding out hope for the either group to join forces with t ...
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2 weeks ago

’90s Redux: Bill Nighy May Be Broadway-Bound In Hare’s ‘Skylight’; `Master Class’ Helmer Mike Nichols Talks Shop for HBO

Jul 11 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Deadline

The Union Jack will be flying over Broadway big-time this coming season, as talk heats up about bringing Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and the acclaimed National Theatre revival of David Hare’s Skylight to New York in the spring. I wrote a few weeks ago that while the production will be telecast in the fall by NT Live, far better would be the chance to see Hare’s extraordinarily moving play — about the expired romance between an older, self-made businessman and an idealistic young teacher, roles c ...
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3 weeks ago

Bryan Singer Plans Days Of Future Past Director's Cut

Jul 7 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Will Rogue fans see her scenes restored?Though X-Men: Days Of Future Past has been a big success, one group of mutant fans were unhappy with how their favourite character appeared in the film. Which is to say: briefly. Now it appears those who wanted to see more of Anna Paquin’s power-siphoning Rogue may just get their wish, because producer Lauren Shuler Donner answered a question about a director’ ...
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6 weeks ago

Best of the Week: 'Birdman' Trailer, Warner Bros.' Superhero Schedule, Summer Movie Podcast, and More

Jun 13 2014 6:59pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News: This is Warner Bros.' rumored release schedule for all of its superhero movies, including a stand-alone Wonder Woman movie and a Flash and Green Lantern crossover. Guillermo del Toro is currently working on a Pacific Rim 2 script with Zak Penn. Josh Brolin and George Clooney will star in the Coen brothers' next movie, Hail, Ceaser!, a comedy set in 1950s Hollywood. Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode ...
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