Looks like we’re not the only ones with Pattinson fever (yes, we’re convinced it’s a real thing)! Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg has a tight loving grip on Robert Pattinson and now Woody Allen is gushing about how he would love to work with the Twi-star! At the NYC premier of Woody’s new film To Rome With Love, he told HollywoodLife.com that he “wouldn’t hesitate” to work with R-Patz. He thinks that Pattinson is “a wonderful actor. I’ve seen him act and interviewed on television. I find him charming and amusing and if I ever had anything he was right for I wouldn’t hesitate for a second!”
What an amazing compliment from one of Hollywood’s biggest directors. As if we didn’t think Pattinson was going to make it, he’s got both Woody and Cronenberg hooked and wanting to bring him even higher than vampire fan worship. During a recent Q & A at a London Apple Store, Cronenberg said he chose Pattinson to be in Cosmopolis because he ” just thought it would be wonderful to hear this dialogue spoken by wonderful actors, and I stumbled accidentally across Rob.” And of course, he fell victim to the old Pattinson charm. “The charisma that he has is obvious and is necessary for this film as his character is in absolutely every scene,” Cronenberg continued. “You have to have someone who has the chops, and is interesting and charismatic.”
Wow, our Twilight boy has a bright future ahead of him and we seriously can’t wait to see what’s next!
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Looks like someone enjoyed Herbie: Fully Loaded just as much as we did. It’s a highly underrated film! Our eyebrows were raised to the very pinnacle of our foreheads last month when Woody Allen was spotted dining out with Lindsay Lohan in New York. Fandango was right not to start issuing tickets to Lindsay Christina Barcelona just yet (despite our fervent emails), because he hasn’t given Lindsay a role. Just heaps and heaps of praise! “No, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use her in a movie because she’s a very talented girl. That was a social dinner,” the director told Access Hollywood at this week’s To Rome With Love premiere. “But as I say, she’s a very gifted girl, and I would not hesitate. If I had something for her, I’d certainly call her.” Call her now! She’s got some spare time! After she wraps up with Lifetime, the woman has nothing but time!
If Lindsay is hoping to score lead role in one of Allen’s upcoming flick, she probably isn’t gunning for a Matchpoint remake. RadarOnline reports that the Liz & Dick actress is hesitating on officially joining Bret Easton Ellis‘s The Canyons due to the film’s mandatory sexiness. “Lindsay would be required to do full frontal nudity, and the sex scenes are very, very graphic,” their source claims. We understand, Lindsay. It’s not like posing for Playboy; it’s….oh wait, it’s actually more awesome and better for your career than Playboy. Sign that contract, girl! Concluded Woody, “If there was some legal reason I couldn’t [cast her], that would be a different story, but it would not concern me personally, no. I think that she’d be just fine and she’d do a great job.” Okay, okay, we know it doesn’t have to be a remake and that would quite honestly be insane but…do you know how great a Lindsay Lohan-lead Sleepers remake would be? Just something to mull over.
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The second we saw photos of Lindsay Lohan out to dinner with Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn in New York City on Friday, we immediately started dreaming up ways he could help revive her career. The director and actress have been friends for years, sources told TMZ, and he may be considering a project with her. And if any director understands the value of having a good hit after being a tabloid punching bag, it’s Woody. So what kind of role would suit LiLo best? Here’s a look at four of our favorite women from Allen’s oeuvre that could be excellent models for her part:
Annie Hall: Sorry to be obvious, but Diane Keaton’s Annie is the quintessential Woody Allen woman — at least she was for most of his movies in the ’70s and ’80s. She’s sexy and talented, but also neurotic enough to be a match for Allen. Lindsay’s no WASPy ideal, and her stumbling reads on SNL have us worried about her rattling off that nervous-energy dialogue — but she’d look great in the menswear.
Always respect your elders. And if they’re hot, why not date ‘em? That’s what these celebs did! Hollywood has a long and storied of history of the rich and famous dating wayyyy outside of their age range. Even though Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are (reportedly) on their way to splitsville, there are still plenty of May-December romances to be found around Tinseltown. Join us as we count down the biggest and craziest celebrity couple age gaps in the gallery below!
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Few people would deny that Woody Allen is a cinematic legend. He’s also, well, sort of an old perv. Now that Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris has hit Cannes, the director has some creepy and/or flattering things to say about his female leads like Rachel McAdams and Penelope Cruz. “The women, especially, in my films have to be real. And yet it’s also very important to me to present the women with the enthusiasm and eroticism and awe that I feel about them. I’m very concerned with how they look, that they match my image of them,” Woody gushed to W Magazine. “I have great adoration and lust and interest in all of the women in my films. It would thrill me to go out with all of them.” Ah yes, because what woman doesn’t swoon at the idea of being one of a 75-year-old man’s dozens upon dozens of girlfriends?
Feel free to sub in the phrase “your supervisor at Applebee’s” for “Woody Allen” if you aren’t sure why these comments are more than a little off-putting. Despite the recent rave reviews for Midnight and his close personal friendship with Scarlett Johannson, Allen sometimes finds himself so dumbfounded by his muses that he can’t actually have a conversation with them. “I’m too shy to meet them. I have the women come in and I don’t let them sit down,” Allen admits. “I make up some questions, but I couldn’t care less about chatting. I only see them to make sure that they haven’t gained 200 pounds or had five face jobs.” That being said, we highly doubt getting five face lifts or gaining 200 lbs would keep Allen from acting like your sweet grand-uncle…who you try to keep from talking to your female friends at all costs.
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Rachel McAdams is on the set of her new movie Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen. [Photo: Splash News]
The math isn’t perfect—you have to skip his TV movies, short films and anthology works like New York Stories (or keep New York Stories and skip the redubbed Japanese movie What’s Up Tiger Lily?)—but You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is arguably the 40th feature full-length directed by Woody Allen. It’s an especially impressive feat considering he’s been directing for less than 50 years—the 74-year-old hasn’t gone a year without a film since 1981!
Though Stranger star Antonio Banderas was too busy pimping the latest Shrek in LA to celebrate with the Woodster at Cannes, co-stars like Josh Brolin and Naomi Watts were in attendance for this weekend’s premiere, along with well-wishers ranging from Diane Lane to Evangeline Lilly to Jean Claude Van Damme. See what everyone wore in the gallery below.
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There’s a certain style we associate with Woody Allen, the rumpled, professor look that he’s made his trademark has been working for him for forty years. The khakis, the jacket, the bucket hat he wears while directing, they’re all signature Woody. Which is why we want to warn him that, just as Roman Polanski usurped the title of most pervy film director, Noah Wyle is trying to steal his style. Wyle, seen here at a Lakers game last night has gone from cute emergency room doctor to neurotic New Yorker with just a few key pieces (Converse All-Stars excluded.). Maybe he wants to be Woody’s next muse… [Photos: Splash News Online/]
Slumdog Millionaire beauty Freida Pinto has sealed her ascent into the superstar league by signing up as one of the new faces of L’Oreal Paris. The gorgeous Indian star joins Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Evangeline Lilly as one of the famous faces of the international cosmetics brand. Forget working with Woody Allen for artistic cred — this is where the money’s at! Congrats. … [Photo: L'Oreal]
The amazing Slumdog Millionaire just can’t shrug off that Oscar glow. Fresh from the news that the adorable child stars are going to get their own houses in India is the incredibly exciting announcement that Dev Patel is going to appear in the ACTUAL television show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in the UK. He’s reported to be in negotiations to play alongside director Danny Boyle to try and win a million quid for children’s street charity Railway Children.
“We were approached by Railway Children about doing the special — and we think it would be fantastic. Danny and Dev would play together, as with all our celebrity specials, but filming depends on their availability,” a production source tells The Sun.
Reports are also swirling that producers are planning a musical version of the hit movie — just like, er, Sister Act! — with profits to be ploughed back into the slums and kids’ charities. And Freida Pinto’s been signed up by Woody Allen to be in his next movie. And look – here’s a lovely photo of the kids at LAX, before they went back to India for a heroes’ welcome. Ahhhh. Can we take anymore feelgood news? [Photo: Splash News Online]