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‘Rosewater’ at TIFF 2014: What to Make of Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut?

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Maarten de Boer, Getty Images

It’s impossible to separate 'Rosewater' from the personality that is Jon Stewart. On the surface, this statement makes little sense, because many films are deeply culturally intertwined with its director. But 'Rosewater' is a little different, because it’s a person not known for directing -- or even really acting, for that matter. Jon Stewart is famous, but famous for something almost completely unrelated. It would be as if Derek Jeter or Joe Biden directed a movie. The public curiosity with 'Rosewater' is all because of who directed 'Rosewater,' not what 'Rosewater' is about.

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‘Rosewater’ Trailer: Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut Is Not What You’d Expect

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Open Road Films

Our first look at Jon Stewart's directorial debut has arrived in the 'Rosewater' trailer, showcasing a side of this funnyman we've never seen before. After years of making us laugh and sigh as the host of 'The Daily Show,' the beloved comedian has stepped behind the camera with a film that doesn't look like it has a single laugh in its entire running time, but it looks harrowing and fascinating all the same.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Duel For Charity

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'Star Wars: Episode 7' is great and all, but do you know what's even better? Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert battling each other to see who is the bigger 'Star Wars' fan. And do you know what's even better than that? Raising money for UNICEF. Hmm, if only there was a way to combine all of these things into one video...

Oh, wait! Here it is!

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Stephen Colbert Says His ‘Daily Show’ Goodbyes to Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert Letterman Daily Show Jon Stewart Goodbye
Comedy Central

Earlier this week we saw Stephen Colbert beginning to shed his 'Colbert Report' character with a first stop on David Letterman's standing 'Late Show,' before Colbert's takeover in 2015, but both Colbert and his character will enjoy a long victory tour before moving to broadcast. Watch 'The Colbert Report' host make his in-character goodbyes to 'The Daily Show''s Jon Stewart, a year ahead of schedule!

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Watch Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart Pay Tribute to David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’

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Comedy Central

Where last week brought the earth-shattering late night news that David Letterman would descend the 'Late Show' throne to retire in 2015, and yesterday brought the surprisingly quick announcement that 'The Colbert Report''s Stephen Colbert would fill the seat, we knew the reactions would be quick. Watch Colbert and 'The Daily Show''s Jon Stewart react to the news from yesterday's new episodes!

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See the Cast of ‘The Faculty’ Then and Now

The Faculty
Dimension

In 1998, director Robert Rodriguez released the high school horror film 'The Faculty.' Written by 'Scream' scribe Kevin Williamson, the film follows a group of mismatched high school students who must overcome their differences and band together when mysterious alien parasites take over the bodies of their peers and teachers. Fifteen years later, we take a look back at the awesome ensemble cast of the film and see what they're up to now.

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A History of Forgotten Late-Night Talk Shows

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YouTube

Take a look back at a time when pretty much any celebrity who could form a sentence on camera (and some who clearly couldn't) got handed a late-night talk show.

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Jon Stewart Taking Leave From ‘Daily Show’ to Direct His First Movie

Jon Stewart Rosewater
Comedy Central

Jon Stewart may be one of the hardest working men on television, but it looks like he's about to take a break from hosting 'The Daily Show' for a few months. But he's not going on a vacation: he's going to direct a movie. 'Rosewater' will not only be Stewart's first time behind the camera, it will be something completely out of his regular wheelhouse.

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‘The Daily Show’ Guest That Jon Stewart Will Never Have Back

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Comedy Central

Over the years, Jon Stewart has had many actors as guests on 'The Daily Show' but there's one person Stewart says will never return to his stage. Who is this person and what did he do to piss of the 'Daily Show' host and his staff?

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‘The Daily Show’ Says Goodbye to Wyatt Cenac

Comedy Central
Comedy Central

It looks like we'll be saying goodbye to Wyatt Cenac -- the 'Daily Show' writer and correspondent has put in his notice and is leaving the show in December after four years. There's a presidential joke in here somewhere. Too bad he won't be around to find it for us.

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