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Old 12-09-2008, 12:01
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Michael Douglas is to play the part of Liberace in a new film biopic.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:04
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Mmmm.
I could see him as Liberace actually.
I think he could give a good performance.
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Old 12-09-2008, 15:55
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Excellent choice.

Why is it some good looking actors when they get old look like old women? Michael Douglas does, so he'll be great as Liberace.
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Old 12-09-2008, 18:03
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LMFAO. Is Catherine Zeta going to play one of his simpering poodles? Oh hang on she's doing that already in real life.
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:36
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Wow - it was only in development hell for five years!
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:45
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Hmmm... interesting.
He's a fine actor but not sure I can see him as a great entertainer and showman like Liberace but who knows
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:47
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I saw the trailer for this before The Great Gatsby and it looked different!
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Old 20-05-2013, 01:52
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Only Michael Sheen can play Liberace
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Old 20-05-2013, 06:30
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Matt Damon playing his boytoy, will watching Bourne ever be the same.
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Old 20-05-2013, 11:18
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Wow - it was only in development hell for five years!
Douglas's cancer may also have had something to do with it. (Speculation, I don't know if it did.)
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Old 20-05-2013, 11:54
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good shout he will play a good part
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Old 20-05-2013, 12:59
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good shout he will play a good part
He looks good in the trailer:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video...ven-soderbergh
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Old 20-05-2013, 21:49
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Wow - it was only in development hell for five years!
i thought this was a new thread 5 years old, wow

so is it going ahead ?

the films with MD are either swearing and having sex in, so will this still happen

Michael Douglas is a good actor but all he does is swear and have sex
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Old 20-05-2013, 22:53
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i thought this was a new thread 5 years old, wow

so is it going ahead ?

the films with MD are either swearing and having sex in, so will this still happen

Michael Douglas is a good actor but all he does is swear and have sex

Its been shown at Cannes and is being shown on HBO on 26th May.


I saw a trailer for it in Cineworld earlier so its being released in cinemas too. Not sure when though or if it is a nationwide or limited release.
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Old 24-05-2013, 23:19
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I've just seen a few clips of it on Newsnight.

Michael Douglas looks very impressive indeed in the part.
From the few clips I saw I wouldn't be surprised if his performance turns out to be award winning.

But apparently it's not being distributed in America, because it is felt that there won't be an audience for this type of film.
By the way it's directed by Steven Soderbergh
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Old 25-05-2013, 20:07
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LMFAO. Is Catherine Zeta going to play one of his simpering poodles? Oh hang on she's doing that already in real life.
I don't think Ms CZJ is even in the background
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Old 26-05-2013, 17:08
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There was a clip shown on Graham Norton's show on Friday, though the attention seemed to be on Rob Lowe, it does look like it could be a fun watch.
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Old 27-05-2013, 01:41
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It looks great
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Old 27-05-2013, 01:53
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Its on tonight in the US so will be all over the internet in a few hours. That's bound to cock up our cinema release next week.
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Old 27-05-2013, 07:59
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Its on tonight in the US so will be all over the internet in a few hours. That's bound to cock up our cinema release next week.
Surprisingly its not on the www. yet.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:02
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It was at 9am anyway!
One to watch tonight...
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:52
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If it's on TV in the US, won't any swearing etc. be cut? I'd rather see it in full than some chopped up verison.
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Old 27-05-2013, 17:00
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It was on HBO so no worries there.
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Old 27-05-2013, 17:06
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I saw it this afternoon and wasn't impressed. Self indulgent twaddle. He wanted to turn Scott into a clone of himself. I turned it off after half an hour or so.
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Old 27-05-2013, 18:27
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If it's on TV in the US, won't any swearing etc. be cut? I'd rather see it in full than some chopped up verison.
Saw it earlier and theres swearing plus its pretty racey in parts.

I thought it was very good. It didnt try too hard to be funny and the interplay between the two was mesmerizing. Douglas was charm personified and Matt Damon played oversensitive to a tee.
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