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Every Jason Statham film – ranked!

We rate the action mans bone-crunching output from Guy Ritchies cockney geezer to the Fast & Furious movies 39. In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) From German shlockmeister Uwe Boll, this tepid fantasy yarn tasks Jason Statham’s sturdy yeoman with slapping down evil sorcerer Ray Liotta. The undisputed low point. 38. Turn It Up (2000) …

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‘I did a whole lot of crying’: the spectacular fall and rise of Ronda Rousey

The ex-UFC champion opens up about her fall from the top of the sporting landscape, her eclectic second act and how to prepare for the apocalypse Ronda Rousey was once again situated on the dais to promote an event she’s prominently featured in, but this time the other participants weren’t fighters. They weren’t even fellow WWE wrestlers, though she would …

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Hollywood basks in diversity praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible?

The Oscar nominations for black and female film-makers has Hollywood beaming but a new hashtag has also been born: #LatinosLeftOut Hollywood basks in diversity praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible? Oscars The Observer Hollywood basks in diversity praise but Latinos ask: are we invisible? The Oscar nominations for black and female film-makers has Hollywood beaming – but a new …

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The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood

Michael Bentt was forced into boxing by his domineering father but now he is plotting his own path among the stars The former WBO heavyweight champion, Michael Bentt, is taking a break from writing a screenplay. He expresses himself on stage and screen as an actor and director these days, but thoughts of his life in boxing are never far …

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Who is the best Oscar winning lead actor of all time?

Stewart? Poitier? Scofield? De Niro? Day-Lewis? Our chief critic selects a winner from his nominees and reveals who you chose as your peoples champion The best actor Academy award has always had a totemic fascination. Peter O’Toole was tortured throughout his career by getting nominated eight times without winning, and actually considered turning down a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003 …

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Jay-Z and Eminem claim Weinstein Company owes them more than $800,000

In court filings, the rappers claim they were underpaid for projects including the Jake Gyllenhaal movie Southpaw and a forthcoming Trayvon Martin TV documentary Rappers Jay-Z and Eminem have claimed the Weinstein Company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, in a lawsuit that is currently preventing the sale of the company in the wake of its bankruptcy. The Weinstein …

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Spandex snobbery smackdown: why the liberal elite snubs wrestling

The sport has drama, showmanship, and gender equality as the film Fighting With My Family proves. Yet, because its working class, its marginalised, writes director Stephen Merchant In 2014, after years of struggle, a working-class British woman, aged just 21, was awarded the highest honour her profession can bestow, live, in front of 20,000 people and a television audience of …

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Sweaty, not stirred: is Daniel Craig really doing 12-hour workouts?

The new James Bond movie starts filming soon, so the 51-year-old star has apparently been hitting the gym like never before Name: The name’s 12-hour routine, Daniel Craig’s 12-hour routine. Appearance: Sweaty, not stirred. Age: Well, Craig is 51. But I expect he feels 81 right now. Why is that? I heard that he and Rachel Weisz had a baby. …

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Claus von Bülow obituary

Moneyed socialite who was convicted and then acquitted of trying to kill his wife Questions over whether Claus von Bülow twice attempted to murder his multimillionaire American wife, or whether she was the cause of her own fate, are likely to re-emerge now that he has died, aged 92. Martha “Sunny” von Bülow, who died in 2008 after lying in …

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Quentin Tarantino: Weinstein Company owes me over $4m in royalties

The director, along with stars including Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep, has filed court papers claiming the company owes him money Quentin Tarantino has filed court papers to state that he is owed over $4m in royalties from the Weinstein Company. The failed film company is currently taking bids for its assets yet before any sale is made, the film-maker …

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