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Matthew McConaughey: 20 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Dallas Buyers Club' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on Jul 15th 2014 7:04PM
John Shearer/Invision/AP Last year, Matthew McConaughey played a cowboy stripper named Dallas, and this week the Texas-bred actor portrays the man who started the real-life Dallas Buyers Club. But there won't be any scandalous shirt-ripping or butt-less chaps in this heavy drama. "Dallas Buyers Club" tells the true story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a homophobic Texas electrician who is dia... read more

Cameron Diaz: 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Counselor' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on October 10, 2013
Jonathan Short/Invision/AP From period-piece grifter to a Charlie's Angel, Cameron Diaz has taken on an interesting mix of roles. But in this week's "The Counselor," she's a whole different breed -- almost literally. In Ridley Scott's new crime thriller, Diaz plays Malkina, a cheetah print-loving, tattooed vixen. With a gold tooth, a Skrillex-esque haircut, and a whole lot of bling, Diaz is...

Tom Hanks: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Captain Phillips' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on October 10, 2013
WireImage/Getty A movie is hardly epic, poignant, or heroic if it doesn't star Tom Hanks, an actor we've seen fight in wars, survive on an island, and even journey to space. This week, in Paul Greengrass's "Captain Phillips," Hanks stars as the eponymous character who gets taken hostage by Somali pirates. The intense drama is based on the real-life hijacking of the Maersk Alabama ship off t...

George Clooney: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Gravity' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on October 10, 2013
AFP/Getty Images George Clooney is the kind of actor who can sneak into your casino and walk out with millions, save lives in surgery, and voice a sly, stealing fox. This week we get to see Clooney up in space, acting his usual charming, slightly cocky self. In "Gravity" Clooney plays Matt Kowalski, a loquacious astronaut who blasts country music to feel close to home and rambles on about y...

Scarlett Johansson: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Don Jon' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on September 09, 2013
Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Scarlett Johansson may be regarded as one of the most beautiful stars in the world, but she's also an actress who continues to surprise us. Johansson has juggled various genres, from teen comedies like "The Perfect Score," to quirky indies like "Ghost World," to superhero blockbusters like "Iron Man 2." But this weekend we get the Jersey-fied Johansson in "Don Jo...

Jake Gyllenhaal: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Prisoners' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on September 09, 2013
Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP From seeing giant rabbits to secret cowboy love affairs, Jake Gyllenhaal has dabbled in a little bit of everything, and now he's out to solve a kidnapping case. In Denis Villeneuve's thriller "Prisoners," Gyllenhaal plays Detective Loki (finally an official investigator, unlike his Graysmith in "Zodiac"), a troubled and tatted man of few words. When the daughter...

Michelle Pfeiffer: 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'The Family' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on September 09, 2013
FilmMagic/Getty We've seen Michelle Pfeiffer sing, we've seen her slink around Gotham City, and we've seen her as a drug lord's trophy wife, but now we'll get to see her as a mafia badass. From "Dangerous Liaisons" to "Dangerous Minds," the Oscar-winning actress gets dangerous yet again in this week's "The Family" alongside Robert De Niro. Pfeiffer's Maggie Blake may look like a sweet littl...

Denzel Washington: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the '2 Guns' Star

Posted By Erin Whitney on August 08, 2013
Getty Denzel Washington is known for his tremendous on-screen presence. However, there's more to the star than meets the eye. In fact, there are a few things about the six-time Oscar nominee that most don't know, such as how he got his unusual first name and his encounter with a prophet who foresaw his success. This weekend Denzel stars alongside Mark Wahlberg in his latest movie, "2 G...

25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Ryan Reynolds

Posted By Erin Whitney on July 07, 2013
Getty Ryan Reynolds is doubling up on his chances at the box office this weekend, playing both a dead cop and a speed-racing snail. In "R.I.P.D.," Reynolds and Jeff Bridges play a pair of undead cops working to protect the living from evil spirits. In DreamWorks' "Turbo," Reynolds is downsized to an animated garden snail who gets to race in the Indy 500. We've seen Reynolds as a superher...

The (Mind-Blowing) Pixar Theory: Are All the Films Connected?

Posted By Erin Whitney on July 07, 2013
Pixar Have you ever considered that maybe all the Easter eggs in Pixar movies aren't just for good fun? That maybe, just maybe, they were placed there for a purpose, to weave one giant web and tell one epic story? Even if you haven't, one blogger, Jon Negroni, has, and he's sketched out an entire theory that connects every Pixar film on a timeline, with each film influencing another and ...

Helena Bonham Carter: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the British Actress

Posted By Erin Whitney on July 07, 2013
Getty Helena Bonham Carter has made a habit out of playing fantastical, eccentric characters. The British actress has cut off heads as the zany Red Queen in "Alice in Wonderland," cursed helpless muggles as Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter," and even served up fresh, hot meat (not the good kind) pies as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd." In "The Lone Ranger," which opens this week, she plays a...

Pixar: 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Animation Studio

Posted By Erin Whitney on June 06, 2013
Pixar Today we've come to associate animation with one word: Pixar. From "Toy Story" to the upcoming "Monster's University, " the award-winning animation studio has spent the last two decades bringing some of our favorite characters and stories to life. Though you likely know every Pixar film by heart, there are many fun facts and secrets you may not know about the animation empire. From St...

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Culkin Clan?

Posted By Kim Potts on August 08, 2010
If this doesn't make you feel old ... that cute little blond, cherubic-faced, cheek-slapping kiddie we all loved in the 'Home Alone' flicks? He turns 30 this week! That's right ... Macaulay Culkin rings in his 30th birthday on Aug. 26. The former child star -- one of the few who has managed to navigate his superstardom relatively unscathed (and, even more remarkably, without a lengthy rap sheet...

30 'Scott Pilgrim' Video Game & Pop Culture References (Did We Miss Any?)

Posted By Justin Massoud on September 09, 2010
'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,' the long-awaited film adaptation of the beloved cult graphic novel series, will transport you to the frozen land of Toronto where Scott Pilgrim must defeat new girlfriend Ramona Flowers' seven evil exes in the name of love. It will also challenge your knowledge of pop culture and video game history. We caught 30 different video game references (some obvious, some ...

'I'm Bruce Willis' Music Video Project

Posted By Ryan McKee on July 07, 2010
If you're at all like like us, your summer jam has not been by Eminem or Katy Perry -- it's 'I'm Bruce Willis' by currently little-known Kevin Bewersdorf and Jeep Cherokee. Their mash-up tribute to the tenacious Willis is an impressively intricate music video put together with scenes from at least 22 Bruce Willis films. The music video is a perfect tribute to the actor; it makes us want to batt...

The Ultimate 'Twilight' Trivia Quiz: Put Your Obsession to the Test!

Posted By Moviefone Staff on June 06, 2010
Are you the ultimate expert on the 'Twilight' saga? Do you want to quiz your friends before the big premiere of the third installment, 'Eclipse'? 'Twilight' fansite owners and Moviefone's own 'Twilight' expert came together to create the best 'Twilight' test of knowledge to tide over the Twi-hards until the big day. Print this out and quiz your friends or test your own 'Twilight' knowledge....

The Ultimate Pixar Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Pixar Trivia?

Posted By Eric Larnick on September 09, 2010
This weekend sees the release of one of the most anticipated movies in years -- 'Toy Story 3.' The brilliant storytellers at Pixar bring us one more visit with Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang, capping off an era of beloved characters and imaginative ideas. From bugs to robots to race cars to monsters, the films of Pixar have captivated audiences for fifteen years. How much of an impact has ...

Random Oscars Trivia, From Dual Ryan Binghams to One-Name Winners

Posted By Jane Murphy on March 03, 2010
You may think you know all the big stories of this year's Oscars: 'Avatar' vs. 'Hurt Locker,' Sandra Bullock vs. Meryl Streep, potential wins for veterans (Jeff Bridges) and first-timers (Mo'nique) alike. But there's plenty we dug up about the 2010 nominees (aside from what they did before they were famous) that's intriguing, funny or just plain weird. So although hosts Steve Martin and Alec Ba...

Celebrity Quiz: Dead or Alive in 2009?

Posted By Moviefone Staff on December 12, 2009
With the untimely deaths of so many young, bright stars in recent years, you may have overlooked the passing (or not) of a Hollywood legend or two. Take our quiz to see if you're on top of the latest dearly departed. You'll be surprised to see which have actually kicked the bucket, and which are just hiding away....

Which 'Twilight' Character Are You?

Posted By Betsey Denberg on November 11, 2009
We know the allegiances Twi-hards are firmly divided between Team Edward and Team Jacob ... but which character are you most like? Take our personality quiz to find out your TwI-D. And no, you can't all be Bella....

Talking-Animal Movie Quiz

Posted By Moviefone Staff on July 07, 2009
The new release 'G-Force' joins a fine tradition in filmmaking: the talking animal. From Frances the talking mule to the surprise summer '08 hit 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua,' Hollywood's discovered that kids (and their families) can usually be charmed by a dog, cat, pig, or other cuddly creature that can rattle off a funny line or sweet sentiment. Awww. Take our talking-animals quiz to test your conv...

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