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History comes vibrantly to life in ‘Lincoln’

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LEWIS. Luminous and insighful portrayal

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” is a masterful tribute to a truly great man. Even more admirably, Spielberg succeeds in making history come vibrantly alive without watering it down in the facile, feckless name of “entertainment.” Only a true master of the cinema could have done it, so our admiration for the filmmaker has increased even further.

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A long way to top Cannes post

STEVEN Spielberg. RUBEN NEPALES

HOLLYWOOD—Steven Spielberg, named head of the Cannes Film Festival jury on Wednesday, is a Hollywood legend and one of modern cinema’s most influential filmmakers. The 66-year-old was named to the prestigious post days after his second disappointing awards season in two years, with his top-tipped drama “Lincoln” going home with only two Oscars out of [...]

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Hollywood legend Spielberg to head Cannes jury

STEVEN Spielberg. RUBEN NEPALES

Steven Spielberg, named head of the Cannes Film Festival jury Wednesday, is a Hollywood legend and one of modern cinema’s most influential filmmakers — even if his awards glory has faded of late.

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Spielberg leaves Oscars empty-handed, again

SPIELBERG. Cinematic roller-coasters.

Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg left the Oscars empty-handed for the second year running, despite his film having the most nominations for Tinseltown’s top awards show.

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Bill Clinton gets Golden Globes standing ovation

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former US president Bill Clinton brought Hollywood to its feet Sunday with a brief appearance at the Golden Globe awards.

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Spielberg eyes gold as Golden Globes opens with gags

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Director Steven Spielberg, right, and Kate Capshaw arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The Golden Globes got underway Sunday with Steven Spielberg’s presidential drama “Lincoln” the frontrunner for the major prizes, against rivals including Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow.

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Spielberg eyes gold as Hollywood gathers for Globes

STEVEN Spielberg. RUBEN NEPALES

Hollywood’s finest began gathering Sunday for the Golden Globes, with Steven Spielberg’s political drama “Lincoln” favored for top prizes at Tinseltown’s biggest pre-Oscars awards show.

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Children, animals boost Spielberg’s ‘oeuvre’

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SPIELBERG. Cinematic roller-coasters.

I love Steven Spielberg because of his technical skills, but he makes sure that his audience enjoys the excitement he creates in his films. He’s child-like, and enjoys creating cinematic spectacles that are topbilled by young, feisty protagonists!

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Memo to Streep, De Niro, Pacino: Spielberg wants to work with you

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HE FEELS “privileged” to have done “Lincoln” with Daniel Day-Lewis. ruben nepales

Attention: Meryl Streep, Robert de Niro and Al Pacino—someone wants to work with you. “I’d like to work with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro,” Steven Spielberg replied during our recent conversation when asked which actors he’d love to direct. “I’ve also always wanted to direct Meryl Streep.” It’s remarkable that a top director like Steven has indeed not directed three of cinema’s finest actors.

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Jokes punctuate H’wood foreign press’ annual donations event

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STEVEN Spielberg.  Ruben V. Nepales

Funny one-liners were dished even as serious money was being given out at Thursday’s officers installation and grants luncheon of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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He was playing a tree until Spielberg cast him

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IRVINE. Extraordinary break. RUBEN V. NEPALES

He was playing a tree when Steven Spielberg gave him the role that would drastically change his life and career. Yes, Jeremy Irvine was waving two branches as a tree, albeit with the Royal Shakespeare Company, when he landed the lead part in “War Horse,” Spielberg’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s young adult novel published in 1982.

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Spielberg seeks ‘old-fashioned’ spectacle in war film

Steven Spielberg’s new film “War Horse” is almost deliberately old-fashioned, pitting noble beast against the horrors of war, with sweeping, emotional set pieces — and dividing critics as Hollywood’s awards season looms.

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