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Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Lynn Connelly[1] (born December 12, 1970[2]) is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her movie acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1985 horror film Phenomena (her first leading role), the 1986 musical fantasy film Labyrinth (opposite David Bowie) and the 1991 films Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer. She gained critical acclaim for her work in the 1998 science fiction film Dark City and for her portrayal of heroin addict Marion Silver in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream. In 2002, Connelly won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and a BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for her supporting role as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard's 2001 biopic drama A Beautiful Mind
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2012 Cannes Film Festival
The 65th Cannes
Cannes
Film Festival was held from 16 to 27 May 2012.[1] Italian film director Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
was the President of the Jury for the main competition[2] and British actor Tim Roth
Tim Roth
was the President of the Jury for the Un Certain Regard section.[3] French actress Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.[4] The festival opened with the US film Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson and closed with the late Claude Miller's final film Thérèse Desqueyroux.[5] The main announcement of the line-up took place on 19 April. The official poster of the festival features Marilyn Monroe, to mark the 50th anniversary of her death.[6] The Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
was awarded to Austrian director Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
for his film Amour
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Superhero Film
A superhero film, superhero movie, or superhero motion picture is a film that is focused on the actions of one or more superheroes: individuals who usually possess superhuman abilities relative to a normal person and are dedicated to protecting the public. These films typically feature action, adventure, fantasy and/or science fiction elements, with the first film of a particular character often including a focus on the origin of his or her special powers and his or her first confrontation with his or her most famous supervillain or archenemy. Most superhero movies are based on superhero comics
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Drama Film
In reference to film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humourous in tone.[1] Drama
Drama
of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama". These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods. All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters
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Academy Award
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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BAFTA Award
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom
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Biographical Film
A biographical film, or biopic (/ˈbaɪoʊpɪk/;[1] abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people
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Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide's parent company. Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the early 1950s, had generally become known as Atlas Comics
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Hulk (comics)
Bruce Banner:Genius-level intellectHulk:Superhuman strength Superhuman durability Healing factorThe Hulk
Hulk
is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel
Marvel
Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee
Stan Lee
and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in the debut issue of The Incredible Hulk
Hulk
(May 1962)
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Science Fiction Film
Science
Science
fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies. Science
Science
fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition
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Blood Diamond
Blood diamonds (also called conflict diamonds, war diamonds, hot diamonds, or red diamonds) is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity. The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas, or to label an individual diamond as having come from such an area
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The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still
(a.k.a. Farewell to the Master and Journey to the World) is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Julian Blaustein, directed by Robert Wise, that stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe. The screenplay was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates
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Romantic Comedy Film
Romantic comedy
Romantic comedy
(also known as the portmanteaus romedy or romcom) is a genre with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as that true love is able to surmount most obstacles.[1] One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily".[2] Another definition states that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled".[3]
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Russell Crowe
Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand
New Zealand
citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia.[1] He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General
Roman General
Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor
Actor
and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Actor
and 10 further nominations for best actor. Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand
Jeffrey Wigand
in the 1999 film The Insider, for which he received five awards as best actor and seven nominations in the same category
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List Of Films Based On The Bible
This is a list of movies (including television movies) based on the Bible
Bible
( Old Testament
Old Testament
and New Testament), depicting characters or figures from the Bible, or broadly derived from the revelations or interpretations therein. This film-related list i
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