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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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3 weeks ago

Chappie Trailer Arrives

Nov 4 2014 11:37am CST | Source: Empire Online

Neill Blomkamp's robot faces some serious oddsFirst came the poster, and as inevitably as night follows day here comes the trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie (which sounds a bit rude when phrased that way). Prepare yourselves for the most instantly sympathetic robot since Wall-E, and scenes of robot trauma that may upset younger viewers, or really anyone who loves their smartphone and feels good about the ...
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3 weeks ago

Must Watch: First Trailer for Neill Blomkamp's New Film 'Chappie'

Nov 4 2014 11:11am CST | Source: First Showing

"I brought you into this world... a machine that can think and feel." Yes! It's time for our first look. Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, a story about a boy, his robot, and the big, bad world he brings him into. Dev Patel stars as the creator of Chappie, a robot who will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. Sharlto Copley voic ...
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3 weeks ago

A Poster For Neill Blomkamp's CHAPPIE!!

Nov 3 2014 1:10pm CST | Source: aintitcool

Promotion for the March 2015 release is underway. Read the full article on AICN I’m a big fan of Neill Blomkamp’s work.  DISTRICT 9 spectacularly nailed what he was attempting to accomplish; ELYSIUM hit far from the mark but was interesting and occasionally arresting all the same.   As such, I’m very curious to see what he has in store for us with CHAPPIE, which opens March 6.   Here’s the first poster for the film, which stars Hugh Jackman, Sigour ...
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3 weeks ago

Taylor Swift Joins Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for 'Shake It Off' Spoof

Oct 31 2014 9:46pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

The 'Love Story' hitmaker appears with the 'Live! with Kelly and Michael' hosts toward the end of the parody video, which also features Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington and So ...
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3 weeks ago

AFM 2014 Casting News: Volume I

Oct 30 2014 9:35pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Lion Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel are attached to star in "Lion" for The Weinstein Company and See-Saw Films. Hugh Jackman was also rumored to be attached, but his agent has denied the reports. Based on Saroo Brierley's "A Long Way Home," the story follows a street kid from Calcutta (Patel) who is taken in and adopted by a couple in Australia. Garth Davis ("Top of the Lake") is attached to helm the film ...
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4 weeks ago

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch '22 Jump Street' at Home Right Now

Oct 28 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: movies.com

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods America: Imagine the World Without Her (documentary; Dinesh D'Souza; rated PG-13) Begin Again (comedy; Keira Kni ...
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4 weeks ago

If It Were Up To Keanu Reeves, He'd Have Played BOTH Of These Superheroes

Oct 22 2014 4:59pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

I can't even lie. Keanu Reeves did the damn thing in The Matrix trilogy as Neo. He also did a solid job as John Constantine in Constantine and now we'll see about another action-packed role he's tackling in John Wick which comes out this weekend and is being praised by critics as one of the best action films to happen in a long, long time. Now rumored to be in the mix for possibly playing Doctor Strange, Reeves recently adm ...
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4 weeks ago

Keanu Reeves Wanted To Be Batman And Wolverine?!

Oct 22 2014 4:59pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

I can't even lie. Keanu Reeves did the damn thing in The Matrix trilogy as Neo. He also did a solid job as John Constantine in Constantine and now we'll see about another action-packed role he's tackling in John Wick which comes out this weekend and is being praised by critics as one of the best action films to happen in a long, long time. Now rumored to be in the mix for possibly playing Doctor Strange, Reeves recently admitted in an interview with Moviefone that he at one t ...
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4 weeks ago

Quicksilver Is Back In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse;’ Could We See a Solo Movie?

Oct 22 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Even people who didn’t like X-Men: Days of Future Past love the Quicksilver scene. As Charles, Logan and Hank sneak into the Pentagon to break out Erik, they employ the talents of a young speedy mutant named Quicksilver. He steals the movie with an incredible slow motion scene where he runs around a kitchen, under active sprinklers, completely changing the situation in order to help our heroes. You can watch a behind the scenes video about it here. As pre ...
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4 weeks ago

Chris Rock and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Turned Down the Offer to Host This Year’s Oscars

Oct 22 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

It was announced last week that the excellent Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this coming February's Oscar ceremony, but it turns out that NPH wasn’t the Academy’s first choice.  THR reports that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron—who have produced the last two ceremonies in a row—first “begged” Ellen Degeneres to return as Oscar for this year’s ceremony.  She firmly declined the offer, and then they next approached Chris Rock, who hosted in 2005.  He tur ...
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