Christopher Walken plays Russian roulette. The scenes are arguably Michael Cimino’s most impactful contribution to cinema

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John Travolta (right) on the set of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Photograph: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty Images

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  Police say Robert Wagner was the last person to see his wife, actress Natalie Wood, alive. Photograph: AP

Nearly four decades after his wife Natalie Wood drowned, investigators are now calling actor Robert Wagner a “person of interest” in her death. Since(...)

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James Harkness, Fionn O'Shea, Sophie Reid and Seána Kerslake, Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow

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Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

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“Well, there’s no shame in losing to the second best team who aren’t as good as everyone thinks they are in the world.”

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Peter Macon as Othello, Rebecca O’Mara as Desdemona and Marty Rea as Iago in the Abbey’s Othello. Photograph: Pat Redmond

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