I wonder if Chris Kyle was a Clint Eastwood fan. ‘American Sniper’’s marketing materials describe Kyle as “the most lethal sniper in U.S. history,” but before his military career, Kyle was a cowboy. He wore a hat and boots, and even carried a six-shooter. Eventually, he gave up the cowboy life and decided to serve his country. He was a gifted marksman and trained to be a Navy SEAL. But even as a soldier, Kyle never lost that cowboy swagger—or that sense that someone has to venture out into the frontier and protect the American way of life. That’s what Kyle learned from his father—who raised him to be a “sheepdog,” a watchful protector in a world of sheep and wolves—and from watching violent Westerns like the ones that made Eastwood a major Hollywood star.
"It’s the kind of thing that’s funny until it’s not, and then it’s not funny at all," 'Foxcatcher' director Bennett Miller told reporters at New York Film Festival of his latest film. The man behind 'Capote' and 'Moneyball' tackled the story of John du Pont, the disturbed successor of the du Pont family fortune who became obsessed with two Olympic wrestling brothers and tragically shot one to death on the grounds of his estate. 'Foxcatcher' was pegged early on as a prospective Oscar contender, and the director and cast members Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall and Vanessa Redgrave went a bit more in-depth on its creation.
We're only a few weeks away from the premiere of 'The Girl,' the new HBO feature based on the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren -- which, if you'll recall, was rather intense as ol' Hitchy became a bit obsessed with the starlet. In this new featurette, HBO takes us behind the scenes for a closer look.
We've seen a brief teaser for HBO Films' upcoming release of 'The Girl,' but this first full trailer gives us a better -- and much creepier -- look at Toby Jones and Sienna Miller in the story of Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with Tippi Hedren during the filming of 'The Birds.'
Who would think that there would be competing Alfred Hitchcock bio-pictures? HBO's 'The Girl' focuses on the filming of 'The Birds,' Hitchcock (here played by Toby Jones) and his interesting relationship with Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) -- the star he tried to create. HBO's got this one, and it hits the small screen October 20. And now there's a teaser.