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VAN DER BEEK, JAMES: VARSITY BLUES VAN DER BEEK, JAMES: VARSITY BLUES
In just two years, James van der Beek has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after young stars, thanks to his starring role in the immensely popular tv series, Dawson's Creek. Now in his first major movie role, he plays an idealistic footballer in Varsity Blues. PAUL FISCHER takes a peek at Beek, who tells him about the ups and downs of his newfound fame.
  VAN PEEBLES, MARIO – BAADASSSSS
It’s a long way from the still largely racist days of America in 1971 … or is it? Mario Van Peebles has made a genre-defying film about the making of his father Melvin’s revolutionary indie film, which marks the birth of black cinema, and he thinks the changes are skin deep … as it were. He talks to Andrew L. Urban.
VARDALOS, NIA: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING VARDALOS, NIA: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
As if the aching reality of families involved in offspring culture clash (OCC) didn’t make it obvious, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is based on the writer and star, Nia Vardalos’ own life, and it’s all true, she tells Andrew L. Urban. For the audience it’s funny - because it’s happening to someone else.
  VEBER, FRANCIS – THE VALET
French comedy master Francis Veber sees himself as the underdog, he tells Andrew L. Urban - which helps him fashion stories around the hapless Francois Pignon, this time in a farce about an improvised love triangle involving a rich businessman, a supermodel, and the valet who parks the cars at a posh restaurant.
VEBER, FRANCIS: THE DINNER GAME VEBER, FRANCIS: THE DINNER GAME
Meanness is universal, says writer/director Francis Veber, talking to ANDREW L. URBAN from the seclusion of his West Hollywood home, where he is adapting his hilarious, The Dinner Game, for Spielberg/ Katzenberg/Giffen's Dreamworks, as the film opens in Australia.
  VEGA, PAZ- SPANGLISH
Paz Vega is a Spanish star with a growing business in fashion and nightlife, she tells Andrew L. Urban, and with her first English language role in Spanglish, opposite Adam Sandler, she is on the verge of a growing Hollywood career.
VENUTI, MARIA: FAT PIZZA VENUTI, MARIA: FAT PIZZA
It may look easy being Maria Venuti, but it’s harder than you think, she admits to Andrew L. Urban. Venuti plays the traditional Italian Mama in Fat Pizza, the movie version of the SBS TV series, which is so totally unlike her, her daughter didn’t recognise her.
  VERBINSKI, GORE - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
When you photograph Keith Richards you don't direct, it's like nature photography. He is a species unto himself; it’s like photographing a very strange insect, Pirates director Gore Verbinski tells John Millar.
VERHOEVEN, PAUL: HOLLOW MAN VERHOEVEN, PAUL: HOLLOW MAN
Some 17 years after their memorable first conversation, exactly two years before he moved to Hollywood, Paul Verhoeven tells Nick Roddick how Hollow Man is his first attempt at ‘more normal’ movies – that is, about people.
VETCHY, ONDREJ - DARK BLUE WORLD VETCHY, ONDREJ – DARK BLUE WORLD
Ondrej Vetchy stars as a World War II pilot in the Czech/English language romantic drama, Dark Blue World, proud to portray one of heros of his homeland, the “knights of the sky” as he tells Andrew L. Urban in this digital interview conducted in cyberspace.
  VILLA, MATT – THE GREAT GATSBY
An immersive 3D Great Gatsby with appeal to younger audiences was what Baz Luhrmann set out to make, and editor Matt Villa relished every minute of helping him cut the film to get there, as he tells Andrew L. Urban.
VIN DIESEL: Saving Private Ryan VIN DIESEL: Saving Private Ryan
Vin Diesel, who plays Italian-American Private Caparzo in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, tells PAUL FISCHER how the cast went through hell in boot camp to become soldiers for the film.
VINCENZO NATALI: Cube VINCENZO NATALI: Cube
Vincenzo Natali, without a mathematical bone in his body, creates a mathematical world; he explains it all to PAUL FISCHER.
VOIGHT,  JON : Anaconda VOIGHT, JON : Anaconda
This week, Voight talked exclusively to PAUL FISCHER about snakes, Hollywood and character acting.
VON TRIER, LARS: DOGME DISSOLVES VON TRIER, LARS: DOGME DISSOLVES
Danish directors Lars von Trier & co rest their stamps, allowing filmmakers to decide whether they are Dogme or not. "Of course they can cheat, but they are essentially cheating themselves," von Trier tells JORN ROSSING JENSEN in a rare interview. And at left, the actors who signed up for roles after death in von Trier's Kingdom sequel.
VUJCIC, ALEKSANDRA: Broken English VUJCIC, ALEKSANDRA: Broken English
Office girl one day, film star the next. . . well, almost. Aleksandra Vujcic, the beautiful young star of Broken English, lets ANDREW L. URBAN into her Sydney hotel room, where he discovers how she was discovered in an Auckland bar.





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