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CAESAR, DAVID: MULLET CAESAR, DAVID: MULLET
Mullet is something of a historical mirror of David Caesar’s emotional innards, he tells Andrew L. Urban, and marks a major turning point for him.
CAINE, MICHAEL: The Cider House Rules CAINE, MICHAEL: The Cider House Rules
The role of Dr Wilbur Larch in The Cider House Rules is special, Michael Caine tells our European correspondent, JORN ROSSING JENSEN.
CAINE, MICHAEL: THE QUIET AMERICAN CAINE, MICHAEL: THE QUIET AMERICAN
After all these years, Michael Caine discovered emotional nudity playing Thomas Fowler in The Quiet American, a reprehensible character he could ‘take all the way’ he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CAMERON, JAMES –TITANIC 3D; GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS
James Cameron has just made his first 3D movie, on the wreck of the Titanic, following his fictional film with an IMAX documentary on the real thing. But now he’s hooked and ready to make the first ever feature film in 3D. Jenny Cooney Carrillo reports.
CAMERON, JAMES: TITANIC CAMERON, JAMES: TITANIC
For James Cameron, responsible for such movies as The Terminator, Aliens and True Lies, it’s no exaggeration to say that Titanic represents the culmination of his career. PETER FORD talks to him on a set visit during production.
  CAMPBELL, MARTIN – CASINO ROYALE
It took a freshness of approach to lure Martin Campbell back to direct a James Bond movie again after a decade, a freshness that was actually a back to basics approach, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
CAMPION, JANE: Holy Smoke CAMPION, JANE: Holy Smoke
All through history you can see how women have been controlled; and if they break free, how they're rounded up as witches, or as insane, Jane Campion tells DIANA SIMMONDS, in a conversation about Campion's latest film, Holy Smoke.
  CAMPION, JANE: IN THE CUT
Jane Campion has freed Meg Ryan from the cage of typecasting as America’s sweetheart, thanks to Ryan’s pursuit of the role, as Campion explains to Andrew L. Urban. And as she begins her self-imposed sabbatical after making In The Cut, Campion reveals how much she has learnt about the fakery and myth of modern romance in the course of making the film.
  CARADEE, SERHAT – CEDAR BOYS
With Cedar Boys, debuting filmmaker Serhat Caradee wants to show how easily Middle Eastern boys fall into crime: how they are constantly exposed to it, how they are presented with attractive criminal roles models, and how crime can appear to offer the only path to fulfilment and success, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CARELL, STEVE – THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
His first leading role is playing a naïve virgin and his next is playing the legendary Maxwell Smart, made famous by the recently deceased Don Adams; Steve Carell is not the overtly funny comedian, but frequently plays a repressed jerk or asshole, as he tells it to Helen Barlow.
CARO, NIKI: WHALE RIDER CARO, NIKI: WHALE RIDER
Based on a 1000 year old legend, Whale Rider is New Zealand’s latest hit, and its director, Niki Caro reckons that’s because people all over the world are in need of spiritual connections, she tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CARREY, JIM – ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Jim Carrey, playing a different type of character to what we’re used to, had a wonderful guerilla film-making experience making Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – and is looking forward to enjoying peace and quiet at his new get-away in remote Canada, he tells Jenny Cooney-Carrillo.
CARREY, JIM: BRUCE ALMIGHTY CARREY, JIM: BRUCE ALMIGHTY
Whenever Jim Carrey thinks he’s getting too big for his boots – like playing God in his new comedy Bruce Almighty – he gets a good dose of something he’s come to know as The Eugene Factor, he tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo.
CARREY, JIM: THE GRINCH CARREY, JIM: THE GRINCH
A US Navy SEAL trained Jim Carrey how to endure the pain involved in the make up for his latest role as The Grinch, he tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo, but the agony pays off in the thrill of the end result.
  CASTELLITTO, SERGIO – DON'T MOVE
Award winning Italian actor Sergio Castellitto took his wife’s novel, Don’t Move, to make a film because he saw in the story what he calls “the labour of living life,” as a surgeon reflects on a past passionate and secret affair with a life-battered young woman, played by Penelope Cruz – who turned out to be different to what he expected, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CATON, MICHAEL – STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
Michael Caton’s bush mechanic and ‘pretend gay’ Ralph has the biggest emotional journey in Strange Bedfellows, and he discovered the key to playing it by accident, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CAVIEZEL, JIM – DEJA VU
You’ll best remember Jim Caviezel as Jesus in The Passion – until you see him as a deranged bomber in Déjà vu, starring with Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer in Tony Scott’s new thriller with a time-warp twist. He gets dark and dangerous, to scare the bejeezus out of us - which is what he was asked to do, as he tells Andrew L. Urban.
CERVI, VALENTINA : Artemisia CERVI, VALENTINA : Artemisia
Valentina Cervi first came to notice in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady - her work in the controversially sexy new French period drama, Artemisia, has made a big impression. Cervi spoke exclusively to PAUL FISCHER following the film's North American premiere at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival.
CHABERT, LACEY : Lost in Space CHABERT, LACEY : Lost in Space
Lost in Space has done much to enhance the career of teenage actress Lacey Chabert. But unlike her on-screen character, the 15-year old has her feet well and truly planted on the ground, as PAUL FISCHER discovered when he met the actress during her visit to Sydney
CHADHA, GURINDER: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM CHADHA, GURINDER: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
As World Cup fever grips the world, Gurinder Chadha’s film Bend It Like Beckham, about a soccer playing Indian girl in England, grips the collective imagination of its audiences. And like her heroine, Chadha herself has bent some rules of her own, and pushed some envelopes, as she tells Andrew L. Urban, on her Sydney visit.
CHAN, JACKIE: SHANGHAI NOON CHAN, JACKIE: SHANGHAI NOON
It wasn't Bruce Lee but a combo of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and John Wayne who influenced Jackie Chan's action heroes like his Chon Wang (geddit?) character in Shanghai Noon, he confides to JENNY COONEY CARRILLO.
  CHOMET, SYLVAIN: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
A fan of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Black Adder with Rowan Atkinson, Richard Williams' animation, Tex Avery and Absolutely Fabulous, French Canadian animator Sylvain Chomet brings all his imaginative flair to his first animated feature, the beguiling, arresting and Absolutely Fabulously Unique, The Triplets of Belville. Here he answers the burning questions about his work. (Triplets Australian release: May 13, 2004).
  CHOW, STEPHEN – KUNG FU HUSTLE
Kung Fu Hustle writer/director/producer/star Stephen Chow wanted to be a martial arts master like Bruce Lee ever since he was a kid: it didn’t happen, but now he’s faking it very well as a martial arts star, and working in the belief that we’re all ordinary yet special at the same time, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
CLARK, AL CLARK, AL
Spanish born English raised Australian resident producer Al Clark is hungry enough to be handling more than one film at a time, he tells, Andrew L. Urban, as he prepares to shoot Blood & Guts, a black gangster comedy set in Melbourne, starring Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths
  CLARK, AL – NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR
Australian based producer Al Clark is happy to see Nineteen Eighty-Four finally out on DVD, a film he co-produced, as his own battered VHS copy of the film needs replacing. Besides, he’s proud of it, although he does recall the film made some people “nauseous”, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CLOONEY, GEORGE & HESLOV, GRANT: MONUMENTS MEN
George Clooney and battlefield director Grant Heslov explain how the film was planned and cast – mostly with their friends – and how they wanted to make a film that isn’t cynical – for a chang
CLOONEY, GEORGE: THE PERFECT STORM CLOONEY, GEORGE: THE PERFECT STORM
George Clooney has yet to star in a smash hit movie, prompting some to ask if he can. The Perfect Storm may be his answer to the 'Clooney question' - at least he hopes so, he tells JENNY COONEY CARRILLO. (He also reveals how he hooked Julia Roberts with $20.)
CLOONEY, GEORGE; MAKING THE PERFECT STORM CLOONEY, GEORGE; MAKING THE PERFECT STORM
It was a tough shoot, and if it wasn’t for director Wolfgang Peterson’s actor-friendly style, George Clooney may well have quit the film, he admits in this Q & A conducted on the set at the end of filming The Perfect Storm.
CLOSE, GLENN: Paradise Road CLOSE, GLENN: Paradise Road

Whether playing Hamlet's mother or the mistress from hell, Glenn Close is regarded as one of the most talented and intelligent American actresses of her generation. She spoke with ANDREW L. URBAN on the set of Paradise Road.

  COLE, BECK & PITTMAN, SHAI - HERE I AM
A mother’s shame and rejection by her own mother drive the drama in Beck Cole’s debut feature, Here I Am, starring newcomer Shai Pittman. The two new Indigenous voices on Australian screens talk to Andrew L. Urban.
  COLLEE, JOHN - CREATION
There is more to Charles Darwin than a bearded old bloke with a thick book to his name, as Australian writer John Collee shows in his screenplay about the man, adapted from the biography by Darwin’s great great grandson. Collee spoke to Andrew L. Urban.
COLLETTE, TONI : Diana, Toni & Me COLLETTE, TONI : Diana, Toni & Me
In the smoke-filled bar where all manner of media have congregated to conduct interviews in the midst of this year's Sundance Film Festival, Toni Collette is fashionably late, reports PAUL FISCHER – but she does reveal her ultimate dream.
COLLETTE, TONI: ABOUT A BOY COLLETTE, TONI: ABOUT A BOY
Toni Collette was in New York recently, promoting her latest hit movie About a Boy in which she co-stars with Hugh Grant. But her heart was in Australia, as Jenny Cooney Carrillo discovers, where she has again set up her permanent home.
  COLLETTE, TONI: CONNIE AND CARLA
In Connie & Carla, Toni Collette gets to play a girl pretending to be a drag queen – and she laughingly admits to Jenny Cooney Carillo that at one point when she looked at herself after being made up as a drag queen, she just wanted bigger lips.
COLLETTE, TONI: SHAFT COLLETTE, TONI: SHAFT
She wants to work in Australia again, and the choice is about the right script, Toni Collette tells Jenny Cooney Carillo, in the wake of her first action role in the new Shaft; “it ain’t about the money, baby….”
COLLETTE, TONI: Sixth Sense COLLETTE, TONI: Sixth Sense
She wanted the Scorsese job, but the Bruce Willis job came in, Toni Collette tells ANDREW L. URBAN. Stars give actors a bad name, she says, but Bruce Willis was a pleasant surprise.
  COLLINS, PAULINE – QUARTET
Pauline Collins is best remembered as Shirley Valentine the world over, but in Quartet she plays a retired opera singer – Collins, who “works from the gut” is not a one note actress. Andrew L. Urban meets her and sings her praises.
COLOSIMO, VINCE:  STAR OF THE YEAR 2002 COLOSIMO, VINCE: STAR OF THE YEAR 2002
Voted Star of the Year 2002 by the cinema operators of Australia this week, Vince Colosimo is Australia’s Next Big Thing, following a list of successes on Australian tv and in films like Lantana, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor AFI award. Andrew L. Urban profiles Australia’s hottest new star, who can play a hero or a hobo.
COLOSIMO, VINCE: WALKING ON WATER COLOSIMO, VINCE: WALKING ON WATER
What’s tough about kissing a bloke, apart from two days growth? After suffocating a friend, it’s no big deal, Vince Colosimo tells Andrew L. Urban, as they talk about Colosimo’s latest role as Charlie in Walking on Water.
  CONDON, BILL - KINSEY
Bill Condon’s film about Alfred Kinsey has generated a frenzy of anti-Kinsey howls, as if to prove that what he did 60 years ago – his explosive study of male sexuality - was so shocking to US society that some people even today regard him as a monster, Condon tells Jeff Sipe in New York.
CONDON, BILL: Gods and Monsters CONDON, BILL: Gods and Monsters
Beginning his career as a horror director, Condon appears to have found new credibility as the writer/director of the critically acclaimed Gods and Monsters. He talked to PAUL FISCHER on his recent visit to Sydney.
CONNERY SEAN & ZETA-JONES CATHERINE: Entrapment CONNERY SEAN & ZETA-JONES CATHERINE: Entrapment
Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones talk to LINDA GAMBLE about their first on-screen adventure romance, Entrapment.
CONNOLLY, BILLY: Her Majesty Mrs Brown CONNOLLY, BILLY: Her Majesty Mrs Brown
He's one of the world's most abrasive comics, and now it's his darker side that comes to the screen in the historical drama Mrs Brown. But in full Connolly style, as he discloses to Paul Fischer, the best is yet to come.
  CONNOLLY, BOB – RATS IN THE RANKS DVD
A fly on the wall might observe what Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson observed at Leichhardt Council back in 1995, but could he edit it into a gripping 97 minutes that is Rats In The Ranks, asks Andrew L. Urban as he talks to Connolly about the mammoth cutting job, on the eve of the film’s release on DVD.
CONNOLLY, ROBERT: THE BANK CONNOLLY, ROBERT: THE BANK
With the release of the The Bank on DVD immediately after its cinema release, director Robert Connolly hopes to satisfy audience fascination in the process behind the film, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  COPLEY, SHARLTO – ELYSIUM
Discovering beard discrimination and making friend with Matt Damon are highlights of the making of Elysium, Sharlto Copley tells Andrew L. Urban.
COPPOLA, SOFIA: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES COPPOLA, SOFIA: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
Being a Coppola and a filmmaker is a double edged sword, Sofia Coppola explains to JENNY COONEY CARRILLO, after making her own directing debut with The Virgin Suicides. It may open doors, but it also brings out the knives.
  CORBIJN, ANTON - CONTROL
The 70s UK band, Joy Division, was responsible for two life changing moments, photographer and Control director Anton Corbijn tells Jimmy Thomson when talking about his biopic of Joy Division’s ill-fated lead singer Ian Curtis.
  CORBIJN, ANTON - THE AMERICAN
Born in the Netherlands, Anton Corbijn moved to in London 29 years ago to be nearer his musical heroes. Music has always been important to him, whether directing videos for U2 and Nirvana or designing album sleeves and touring shows for Depeche Mode. His debut feature, Control (2007), was the story of rock band, Joy Division. Latterly, he directed The American (2010), which he was attracted to from the start, as he explains in the Q&A.
  CORNISH, ABBIE – ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
Australian actress Abbie Cornish plays Bess, close confidante and mortal version of 16th century English Queen Elizabeth I, played by another Australian, Cate Blanchett; Abbie found the most potent guide to the character in an old portrait painting, she tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CORNISH, ABBIE – SOMERSAULT
Born to be creative and “let everything out” Abbie Cornish is completing her Australian media tour promoting Somersault, her first leading role, just as her next film is announced, in which she stars with Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush. This ‘overnight star’ has seven years experience behind her, and she’s cool, calm … and creative, as Andrew L. Urban discovers.
  COULTER, ALLEN - HOLLYWOODLAND
The mysterious murder of a TV superhero in Hollywood has never been told – until now, as Allen Coulter tells John Millar in London. (And he spends another 2 hours talking about it on the DVD.)
COX, PAUL: NIJINSKY COX, PAUL: NIJINSKY
His previous film was Innocence, a popular film about love rediscovered in old age. His new film, a picturegramme of the legendary dancer, Nijinsky, could easily be titled Insanity, about love discovered in art. Paul Cox tells Andrew L. Urban how he hand-made the film, with his own blood, sweat and tears. He was mad to do it, he reckons.
  CRAFT, MICHAEL – STORAGE
Is it just stored, or is it hidden? That’s the central question that propels Michael Craft’s debut feature, Storage, a mystery thriller with echoes of the Coen brothers, Hitchcock, Melville et al, as he explains to Andrew L. Urban.
  CRAIG, DANIEL – QUANTUM OF SOLACE
He likes acting because it lets people figure out emotions outside of themselves, Daniel Craig tells Andrew L. Urban on his flying promotional visit to Sydney on the eve of the release of the 22nd James Bond movie - Quantum of Solace.
  CRAZY LOVE – BURT & LINDA PUGACH
Veterans of life and love, Burt and Linda Pugach hardly realized they were to be the subjects of a documentary that would reveal their dramatic, unique and crazy love story to the world from their own mouths, they tell Andrew L. Urban.
  CRAZY STUPID LOVE: GLENN FICARRA & JOHN REQUA
So modest they don’t even have their bios in the film’s production notes, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are responsible for all the pain in their latest film, as they explain to Andrew L. Urban.
CROGHAN, EMMA-KATE: STRANGE PLANET CROGHAN, EMMA-KATE: STRANGE PLANET
Emma-Kate Croghan's new film, Strange Planet, is again about love and life - but different, she tells ANDREW L. URBAN.
CROUCHING TIGER: ANG LEE CROUCHING TIGER: ANG LEE
High class filmmaker Ang Lee wanted to do something different, take a new angle on the martial arts genre; the result is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which deals with real feelings, has a degree of realism in it - and a tragic ending. Andrew L. Urban reports.
CROWE, CAMERON: ALMOST FAMOUS CROWE, CAMERON: ALMOST FAMOUS
When filmmaker Cameron Crowe describes his latest movie, Almost Famous, as deeply personal, he’s not kidding. The 43-year-old writer/director of Say Anything, Singles and Jerry Maguire has finally told the story of his own start as a rock journalist at the tender age of 15, when his mother let him go on the road with Led Zeppelin for Rolling Stone magazine. Crowe tells all to Jenny Cooney Carrillo.
CROWE, RUSSELL - 'GLADIATOR' PRESS CONFERENCE CROWE, RUSSELL - 'GLADIATOR' PRESS CONFERENCE
They're calling him an "asshole" in Hollywood, he says, but Russell Crowe doesn't much care: he's doing it his way, and 'the meek' are not calling him. He defended his character Maximus, and he isn't going to change. Urban Cinefile editors Andrew L. Urban and Louise Keller cover his (surprise) press conference in Sydney on May 4, 2000.
  CROWE, RUSSELL - A GOOD YEAR DVD
It was a good year for Russell Crowe, with three films one after the other, but he is making his choices with family in mind, while enjoying the rewards of cellaring his wines – a subject as close to his heart as making movies, he tells Martyn Palmer as A Good Year is released on DVD.
  CROWE, RUSSELL - CINDERELLA MAN
The Cinderella Man (alias Russell Crowe) wins the Venice popularity bout in the first round and confirms the primary role of family in his own life – and that of “99.9% of every man on this planet” at his sole media meeting, attended by your reporter, Helen Barlow. Plus: Turning into Cinderella Man.
CROWE, RUSSELL - A BEAUTIFUL MIND CROWE, RUSSELL – A BEAUTIFUL MIND
From The Insider to Gladiator, the world could see that Russell Crowe has range; and now with A Beautiful Mind, he shows he also has stamina and consistency as an actor who can tackle character roles and always come up with a star performance. But it takes a good director – and some work, as he explains to Andrew L. Urban.
  CROWE, RUSSELL – GLADIATOR EXTENDED EDITION DVD
On the release of the Extended Edition DVD of Gladiator, Russell Crowe paints a candid and revealing picture of the enormity of the challenge, the battles and arguments that surrounded the process - and the life changing impact of the film on him and his career, in this special interview with John Miller.
  CROWE, RUSSELL – MAN OF STEEL
Who knows what they have for breakfast on Krypton – but we know how fathers feel, Russell Crowe tells Andrew L. Urban.
  CRUISE, TOM: ON THE SET OF THE LAST SAMURAI
Jenny Cooney Carrillo and fellow members of the Hollywood foreign press step back in time as they walk onto the set of The Last Samurai at the Warner Bros lot, and Jenny discovers that Tom Cruise has been working on his bushido, kendo and karate – as well as wearing his kimono.
CRYSTAL, BILLY: AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS CRYSTAL, BILLY: AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS
Family and friends are his top priority, as Billy Crystal makes crystal clear to Jenny Cooney Carrillo, and hosting the Oscars again depends on him coming up with something new. Meantime, he’s one of America sweethearts.
CSOKAS, MARTON: xXx CSOKAS, MARTON: xXx
His latest role in xXx makes Marton Csokas look like a nasty piece of work, but his calm, understated persona in real life just goes to show what a fine actor he is. His modesty notwithstanding, his career looks set to explode. Andrew L. Urban meets MC - Mr Calm.
  CURRY, STEPHEN: THE CASTLE
Eight years after his feature film debut in The Castle, as the film comes out on DVD, Stephen Curry looks back at the experience and at the film (in which plays the pivotal role of Dale), recalling how fate intervened to land him the role, as he recalls to Andrew L. Urban.





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