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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named 2013's top-grossing actor.
The four movies the 42-year-old star appeared in this year - Fast & Furious 6, G. I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch - banked a collective $1.3 billion at the global box office, putting him just ahead of second-placed Robert Downey Jr., who only released one movie in 2013, the highest-grossing production Iron Man 3, which took $1.2 billion.
Despicable Me 2 star Steve Carrell ranked third, with his work - including The Way Way Back and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - bringing in $964 million, while WWE Superstar Dwayne's Fast & Furious 6 co-star, Riddick actor Vin Diesel placed fourth with $887 million.
Gravity and The Heat's successes with audiences helped propel Sandra Bullock to number five in the list - compiled by Forbes - with her movies grossing a total of $862 million this year. In sixth place was another Fast & Furious 6 actor, the late Paul Walker, who passed away last month after a car accident, bringing in $789 million, all of which came from the latest installment of the action franchise.
Sandra Bullock didn't "feel worthy" of her Oscar.
The 49-year-old actress took home the Best Actress Academy Award in 2010 for her performance in The Blind Side, but when she admits, at the time, she didn't think her acting abilities deserved to be recognised over anyone else's.
Speaking at the premiere of her new movie Gravity at the Toronto International Film Festival, she said, "I didn't feel worthy of it when I got it, so I feel like, 'OK, I'm going to spend the rest of my life hopefully earning it, but having a really good time in the process as well.' ... I still haven't gotten around to having my moment with it yet. Maybe one day it will come. What it does do is make you realize how hard you have to work to earn it."
Remembering the night she won her Oscar, Sandra admits her mind was preoccupied with her son Louis, who she had just adopted as a baby and who was at home while she attended the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles. The screen star - whose marriage ended in March 2010 when it was revealed her then-husband Jesse James had been cheating on her with several women - says having Louis stopped her from getting too carried away with her award win.
Sandra Bullock says becoming a mother has made her think twice about doing her own film stunts.
The Heat actress loves getting physical in her films, but isn't as tempted to put herself at risk since adopting her three-year-old son Louis. "I insist on doing my stunts all the time. But one thing that makes you reconsider doing your shot is having a child. You go, what if I should fall and die on this one? Would that be a smart move?" she said at the London premiere of her new film.
The 48-year-old star said there are some "dangerous" stunts in her new action-comedy film, in which she co-stars with Melissa McCarthy, but the actresses decided to leave them to the professionals. "We didn't have crazy stuff to do. There were a couple of dangerous things and Melissa and I were like, 'Let the stunt people do it,' because the explosives were falling on them. We went and had coffee while people risked their lives," she quipped.
Eddie Murphy has been named the most over-paid actor in Hollywood.
The 51-year-old actor - whose recent films Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave were all labeled flops - is reportedly no longer popular at the box office despite being paid a huge amount of money to star in huge number of movies. According to Forbes magazine, for every $1 Eddie was paid for his last three movies, they returned an estimated average of $2.30.
His movie Tower Heist, which was released last year also failed to wow audiences and earned just over double its budget of $75 million.
Earlier this year, Eddie revealed he is in talks to make a Beverly Hills Cop TV show. One of the comedian and actor's best loved roles was as wise cracking detective Axel Foley in the three action/comedy films of the late 80s and he's working on bringing him back. "What I'm trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," he said.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Documentary, Horror, Period, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Home Entertainment, Lists, New Releases
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Backdraft (Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
- Blade Runner (The Final Cut): Blu-ray
- Camille: DVD
- Case 39: DVD, Blu-ray
- Catfish: DVD, Blu-ray
- Dinner for Schmucks: DVD, Blu-ray
- Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
- El Mariachi/Desperado: Blu-ray
- Ever After: Blu-ray
- Gone with the Wind: Blu-ray
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Sandra Bullock is in negotiations to star in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
The 46-year-old star, who this year won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Blind Side, is in talks alongside Tom Hanks to star in the project, an adaptation of the 2005 dramatic novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.
If Bullock signs on to star in the movie, it will be her first film since her Academy Award-winning performance. The film tells the tale of an intelligent nine year old - who has yet to be cast in the Stephen Daldry-directed project - who begins searching for a lock to match a key given to him by his father prior to his death in the New York terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Bullock and Hanks would play the child’s parents in the movie, which if locked would see them filming in January 2011. Screenwriter Eric Roth has adapted the book, which Scott Rudin being lined up to produce.
Universal Pictures recently purchased a $1 million action comedy script (working title: Most Wanted) which will star The Proposal‘s leading couple Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.
In the flick, Bullock will play a criminal who is being held in custody by U.S. Marshall Reynolds.
Sounds kinda cheesy, but with two great actors in the lead roles the flick just might work.
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-Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz have worked out their salary dispute with Summit Entertainment and will be starring in Breaking Dawn. Apparently they didn’t want to be the next Rachelle LeFevre.
-Jennifer Aniston reportedly asked that her daytime scenes in The Switch be retouched. She gets paid too much to look “rough” like the rest of us.
-I’m never going to be able to get “Super Freak” out of my head now. A musical version of Little Miss Sunshine will debut in February of next year.
-Will a big screen version of Wonder Woman ever get made? If so, TV’s Lynda Carter thinks Sandra Bullock “has in all her characters that needs to be in Wonder Woman.” Well, she’s definitely a fighter.
-If you love baseball, and have a cool $5.4 million lying around, the corn field featured in Field of Dreams could be yours. Neither Kevin Costner nor Ray Liotta is interested.
-Sandra Bullock may have earned her Razzie, but she’s now willingly returning it. Apparently the actress walked away with the prototype award, not the $5 knockoff she was supposed to receive.
-Speaking of the Razzies, we’ll now get a chance to see the worst of the worst honored live. The ceremony’s producers hope to telecast the awards program beginning with the 31st annual event in 2011.
-Box-office champ Avatar is already breaking records in the home entertainment department. Approximately 1.5 million Blu-ray copies were sold on Day 1, besting The Dark Knight’s previous high.
-The Green Hornet has flown to a new release date. The Seth Rogen film, originally scheduled for December 22, will now open on January 14, 2011 (the MLK holiday weekend). Why? Because Sony wants time to covert the movie into 3D, of course!
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Magnolia, Lionsgate, Paramount, Warner Bros, Action, Animation, Biopics, Classics, Documentary, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Music, Period, Sequels, Comedy, Sports, Home Entertainment, Lists, New Releases
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options today:
- The African Queen: DVD, Blu-ray
- Bigger Than Life: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Blind Side: DVD, Blu-ray
- Brothers: DVD, Blu-ray
- Damage: DVD
- Days of Heaven: Blu-ray
- Fantastic Mr. Fox: DVD, Blu-ray
- Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Men Who Stare at Goats: DVD, Blu-ray
- Red Cliff: DVD, Blu-ray
- The T.A.M.I. Show (Collector’s Edition): DVD
- Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Toy Story 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Yojimbo & Sanjuro: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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