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15 celebrities you didn’t know were from the Midwest

Betty White, Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Anderson, and Bill Murray were all born in Illinois. Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, and Lily Tomlin were born in Michigan. Halle Berry, Katie Holmes, and John Legend were born in Ohio. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some celebrities are born into famous families. Others […]
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20 celebrities who look even better when they’re wearing glasses

These celebrities look better when they’re wearing glasses. Model Gigi Hadid has her own line of eyewear. Actor Ryan Reynolds is often seen in a pair of Tom Ford frames when not acting. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Whether they wear prescription glasses or just need an accessory for […]
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THEN AND NOW: 20 guest stars who became famous after ‘Friends’

Viewers can stream all 10 seasons of “Friends” on HBO Max. The show features many guest roles from contemporary and future stars. From Ellen Pompeo and Mae Whitman to Craig Robinson and Mark Consuelos, these 20 actors became even more famous after appearing on the show. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
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10 celebrities you didn’t know were child stars

Scarlett Johansson booked her first acting job at 9 years old in “North” alongside Elijah Wood. Ryan Gosling was a cast member on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” Ryan Reynolds got his start on a Canadian television show when he was 14 years old. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. You […]
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11 times supporting actors stole the movie from the lead

There are several times in film history when the supporting actor outshined the lead actor. In the classic film “Goodfellas,” Joe Pesci upstaged Robert De Niro, while Brad Pitt was more memorable than Edward Norton in “Fight Club.” In the musical “Les Misérables,” Anne Hathaway stole the show, and Jennifer […]
11 times supporting actors stole the movie from the lead
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22 times A-listers were paid a surprisingly low amount for iconic movie roles

Despite what you may think, not every starring role includes a million-dollar paycheck. Jennifer Lopez said she starred in “Hustlers” for free. To write, direct, and star in his award-winning movie, “Good Night, and Good Luck,” George Clooney received an upfront salary of just $US3. At the height of his […]
22 times A-listers were paid a surprisingly low amount for iconic movie roles
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20 male celebrities who look even better with long hair

Some male celebrities look better when they grow out their hair. Actors like Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Jason Momoa are just a few examples. Musicians like Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Jaden Smith, and Ty Dolla $ign also look great with longer locks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
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The 31 youngest Oscar nominees of all time

From 13-year-old Saoirse Ronan to 22-year-old Timothee Chalamet and more, we rounded up the youngest Academy Award nominees and winners of all time. The youngest in history was Justin Henry (“Kramer vs. Kramer”), nominated in 1979 when he was just 8 years old. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
The 31 youngest Oscar nominees of all time
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How sex scenes are shot in movies and television

For the genuinely romantic depictions of sex on screen, actors and directors can face a myriad of challenges. Film sets are often packed, demanding, and tiring. It’s only in the last few years that a specified role to guide and coach actors for love scenes has become mainstream. Intimacy coordinator […]
How sex scenes are shot in movies and television
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12 child stars who are still ruling Hollywood

Drew Barrymore was 6 when she acted in “E.T.” and has been a Hollywood mainstay ever since. Kristen Stewart appeared alongside Jodie Foster in “Panic Room” and starred in “Charlie’s Angels” last year. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson grew up onscreen during the filming of eight “Harry Potter” […]
12 child stars who are still ruling Hollywood
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38 celebrity best friends who met on set

Lots of celebrities have become best friends by working together on projects like TV shows and movies. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio played lovers named Rose and Jack in “Titanic” and still remain good friends. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox met while starring on “Friends” and are close in real […]
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THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘The Vampire Diaries’

“The Vampire Diaries” premiered on The CW in 2009 and ended in 2017. The series starred Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder. Since the show ended, the cast members have gone on to star in other movies and TV shows. Some have also started families. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘The Vampire Diaries’
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Every time ‘Riverdale’ stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have opened up about their relationship and breakup

“Riverdale” costars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse were reportedly first romantically linked in spring 2017. Throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, the mostly private couple shared rare glimpses of their lives via interviews and social media. In August, Sprouse officially confirmed that the couple officially separated in January and had broken […]
Every time ‘Riverdale’ stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse have opened up about their relationship and breakup
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13 surprising things you probably didn’t know about Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson rocketed into the spotlight after playing Edward Cullen in the “The Twilight Saga,” and the actor has several unexpected talents and interests. Despite the breadth of his filmography, Pattinson has yet to act on a television show. In addition to being an actor, he’s also a musician who […]
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18 stars you probably didn’t realise were in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies

“Harry Potter” was led by main stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, but the franchise also featured appearances from other notable names. Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant and “Dancing With the Stars” alums Julianne Hough and Derek Hough are a few of the celebrities who had minor […]
18 stars you probably didn’t realise were in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies
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THEN AND NOW: 25 child actors all grown up

Abigail Breslin earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “Little Miss Sunshine” at the tender age of 10. Eight-year-old Dakota Fanning was the youngest nominee in the history of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson grew up onscreen throughout filming eight “Harry Potter” […]
THEN AND NOW: 25 child actors all grown up
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15 iconic TV characters that were almost played by someone else

Some different actors nearly played some iconic TV roles. Alex Borstein originally got cast as Sookie St. James on “Gilmore Girls.” Katie Holmes was considered for the role of Piper Chapman on “Orange is the New Black.” Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Can you imagine anyone other than Jason […]
15 iconic TV characters that were almost played by someone else
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15 iconic TV characters who were almost played by someone else

Some different actors nearly played some iconic TV roles. Alex Borstein originally got cast as Sookie St. James on “Gilmore Girls.” Katie Holmes was considered for the role of Piper Chapman on “Orange is the New Black.” Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Can you imagine anyone other than Jason […]
15 iconic TV characters who were almost played by someone else
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29 actors who turned down huge movie roles

Some of the most iconic roles in films could’ve been played by different actors. Actors like Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Cage turned down parts in Oscar winners “Gravity” and “The Lord of the Rings,” respectively. It was also recently revealed that Sandra Bullock passed on the opportunity to star as […]
29 actors who turned down huge movie roles
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Angela Kinsey opens up about her relationship with ‘Office’ costar Jenna Fischer: ‘We didn’t expect to make such a close friendship later in life’

Angela Kinsey explained how she became real-life friends with “The Office” costar Jenna Fischer. Kinsey and Fischer played Angela Martin and Pam Beesly, respectively, on the NBC show, and bonded while working together for 10 years. “We became best friends and I’m so thankful for it,” Kinsey, who’s promoting her […]
Angela Kinsey opens up about her relationship with ‘Office’ costar Jenna Fischer: ‘We didn’t expect to make such a close friendship later in life’
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What 38 actors took from the sets of TV shows

On television sets, costumes and props are usually owned by the studio that is producing the show. Actors often are gifted items from the set to recognise their time on the show and these items range from minor props to entire wardrobes. Other times, actors take items from the set […]
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What 53 A-list celebrities looked like when they first started acting

Prior to making it big in Hollywood, actors appeared in TV commercials and had minor roles on shows and movies. Celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Garner, and Steve Carell started small before becoming familiar faces, leading their own TV series, and starring in franchises. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more […]
What 53 A-list celebrities looked like when they first started acting
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THEN AND NOW: The ‘Avengers’ stars before they were famous

“Avengers: Endgame,” which was released in theatres in 2019 and hit $US1 billion at the box office, was the culmination of 11 years of Marvel movies. The actors in the MCU might be A-listers now, but it wasn’t always that way. Some stars booked their earliest roles in the ’80s, […]
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Thanos faces some angry Avengers in new ‘Endgame’ teaser

Marvel released a new teaser for “Avengers: Endgame” and it shows the heroes trying to figure out how to confront Thanos following the “Infinity War” snap. “It’s not about how much we lost, it’s about how much we have left,” Tony Stark says. Captain Marvel, Black Widow, War Machine, Thor, […]
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Dax Shepard almost turned down his role on ‘Parenthood’ because he didn’t think a long-distance relationship with Kristen Bell would work

During his podcast “Armchair Expert,”Dax Shepard had a conversation with comedian Chris D’Elia and revealed that he turned down the role of Crosby Braverman on “Parenthood” because of his relationship with Kristen Bell. Shepard and Bell, who have been married since 2013, were dating at the time and Shepard thought […]
Dax Shepard almost turned down his role on ‘Parenthood’ because he didn’t think a long-distance relationship with Kristen Bell would work
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THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘The Hunger Games’ 8 years later

“The Hunger Games,” based on a book series penned by Suzanne Collins, was released in theatres on March 23, 2012. The movie starred Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. Since the first instalment was released eight years ago, the stars […]
THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘The Hunger Games’ 8 years later
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The first poster for Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio’s new movie was released, and people are making jokes about its amateurish design

The first poster for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” was released by Sony Pictures on Monday. People online weren’t impressed and called the artwork “disappointing” and “underwhelming.” The poster features Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, and many people thought that Pitt’s face didn’t match his […]
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How 11 TV shows dealt with the death of a main cast member

Following the death of Luke Perry earlier this week, “Riverdale” has shut down production, and it’s unknown how the show will proceed without him from here. This isn’t the first time that an actor has died while starring in a TV show. Most characters also die on the show after […]
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6 actors with the most Oscar wins of all time

Earning an Oscar is no easy feat, but some actors have managed to win several Academy Awards over the course of their careers. Katharine Hepburn has the most Oscar statuettes in the history of the award show, thanks to her leading roles in “Morning Glory,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” […]
6 actors with the most Oscar wins of all time
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12 actors who might have been struck by the ‘Oscar Curse’

Winning an Oscar is supposed to be the peak of one’s career, as well as open doors to bigger and better projects. However, these 12 actors and actresses might attest to it having had the opposite effect. Winner Marcia Gay Harden even called winning “disastrous on a professional level.” The […]
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What 43 actresses look like without makeup

On occasion, actresses share photos of themselves wearing little to no makeup. Stars like Gal Gadot and Drew Barrymore have posted such images to Instagram. Others like Elle Fanning and Camila Mendes have shared barefaced selfies to speak out about skin conditions. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Actresses are […]
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27 heartthrobs from the golden age of Hollywood

Hollywood’s golden age took place from the end of the silent film era to the early 1960s, and was a high point for the film industry. The era was also rife with heartthrobs, many of whom drew huge box office numbers for their respective studios. From Marlon Brando to Marilyn […]
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What 30 iconic actors looked like when they were in their 20s

The careers of some of the world’s most acclaimed actors looked wildly different in their 20s. Harrison Ford was a struggling actor who used carpentry to supplement his performing career. Other actors, like Maggie Smith, were already getting cast in life-changing roles by age 22. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
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Here’s how they make babies cry in TV and movies

Babies and young kids are cast in movies just like adult actors, but there are special rules in place about how long they can be on set. Oftentimes, a director wants a baby to cry on camera, and real babies are used for many of the scenes. We spoke with […]
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Here’s the complete list of the 2019 Oscar winners

The 2019 Academy Awards took place at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. First-time Oscar winners included Olivia Colman of “The Favourite” and Rami Malek of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Marvel’s “Black Panther” also received wins for best costume design, best production design, and best original score. ‘Shallow” from “A Star […]
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14 actors who played their own twins on screen

In some movies and on some TV shows, one actor takes on two roles and plays a set of twins. Actors like Nicolas Cage, Lindsay Lohan, and Bette Midler have played sets of twins in movies. Other stars like Lisa Kudrow, Troian Bellisario, and Mark Ruffalo have played their own […]
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The 10 most-searched actors this year, according to Google

Actors like Chadwick Boseman and Noah Centineo starred in major projects this year. Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan also took on some major roles in 2018. Roseanne Barr, Allison Mack, Bill Cosby, and Logan Paul were at the center of controversy and speculation. It’s hard to resist the urge […]
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THEN AND NOW: The cast of the original ‘Mary Poppins’ 56 years later

The classic Disney film, “Mary Poppins,” is celebrating its 56th anniversary. Acting legends Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke starred in the movie, and they have both gone on to illustrious careers. A few members of the original cast made cameo appearances in the 2018 sequel, “Mary Poppins Returns.” Visit […]
THEN AND NOW: The cast of the original ‘Mary Poppins’ 56 years later
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Here are all the Golden Globes 2019 winners

The winners for the 2019 Golden Globes were announced Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The night’s big winners in TV were FX’s “The Americans” and “The Assasination of Gianni Versace,” as well as Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method.” For movies, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Roma,” and “Green Book” were […]
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The 20 greatest movie actors and actresses of all time

With award season coming up, it is a good time to reflect on the best actors and actresses we have seen on film. A study from the University of Turin determined the best actors and actresses of all time. The study is based on the number of movies they have […]
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7 actors who played real-life serial killers in TV and films

It can be a huge challenge playing a serial killer onscreen, but several actors have risen to the task and gotten into the mind of some of the most horrifying people in history. Here are seven actors who played serial killers. Charlize Theron played Aileen Wuornos. One of the biggest […]
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15 stars who auditioned for popular movie roles but didn’t get them

Some actors and actresses have opened up about auditioning for roles they didn’t end up getting. Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in “Twilight,” but Kristen Stewart was cast instead. Matthew McConaughey thought his audition went well for “Titanic,” but he didn’t get the role of Jack. […]
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Here’s the cast of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movies and who they’re playing

The sequel to 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” hits theatres on Friday, November 16. The film will see the return of characters from the first movie, including Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogelman), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), and Credence Barebone (Ezra […]
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9 celebrities who have done police work

From cool “Miami Vice” cops, Crockett and Tubbs, to slapstick sleuth, Frank Drebin of “The Naked Gun” series, pop culture is filled with iconic police characters. And while you may be familiar with many of the police officers on the big and small screens, you may not know that there […]
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19 things you probably didn’t know about ‘Twilight’

“Twilight” was released in November 2008 and starred Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Insider combed through “Twilight: Director’s Notebook,” which director Catherine Hardwicke released in 2009, and rounded up some fun facts about the making of the hit film. For example, the iconic apple shot in the cafeteria, […]
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11 stars you probably forgot were in the ‘Twilight’ movies

The first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008 and led to four additional films, all starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. “Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek played an Egyptian vampire in the final film. Even Anna Kendrick, who played Bella’s friend named Jessica, completely forgot she was in “Twilight.” Visit […]
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15 times actors completely transformed their appearance to play a villain

Some actors completely transform themselves for their roles as terrifying villains. Due to time constraints, the “Harry Potter” crew had to digitally erase Voldemort’s nose. Motion-capture technology helped bring Gollum to life in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some of the best villains are […]
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A top movie actor reveals how he learns different accents

Domhnall Gleeson is one of the most versatile actors in the movie business, and you’d be hard pressed to find any performer in higher demand than him. His latest film is “The Little Stranger,” a gothic horror story based on the bestselling novel by Sarah Waters. This marks Gleeson’s second […]
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Here’s what Beans from ‘Even Stevens’ is up to today

Steven Anthony Lawrence is an Los Angeles-based actor who you might recognise for his role as Beans on Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” Since the show ended in 2003, Lawrence has continued acting with roles in “Kicking and Screaming,” “That’s So Raven,” and “Weeds.” He also offers acting classes for all […]
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Why American actors suck at British accents

Lots of British actors have really nailed their American accents, but Americans can’t seem to imitate their peers across the pond. We spoke with Erik Singer, a dialect coach based in New York, to find out why British actors appear to be so much more skillful when it comes to […]
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This personal trainer to Hollywood royalty and supermodels lost 130 pounds after being diagnosed with heart failure at 21 — here’s the key to his workouts

Kirk Myers, founder of New York’s exclusive Dogpound gym, is arguably the most adored personal trainer in the city, at least among the rich and famous. Hollywood royalty, Victoria’s Secret Angels, and top Wall Street bankers all train at his Instagram-worthy studio. A single personal training session with Myers costs […]
This personal trainer to Hollywood royalty and supermodels lost 130 pounds after being diagnosed with heart failure at 21  —  here’s the key to his workouts
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45 terrible movies that today’s greatest actors starred in

Some of the best actors alive have been in some of the worst movies of all time. Sometimes a movie can have a good script, but everything goes wrong in production. But many times when a movie fails, everything was bad – from concept to screenplay to performance. Even some […]
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‘I did not mean to spread misinformation’: Actress Jenna Fischer issues apology for tweeting outdated information about the GOP tax bill

Actor Jenna Fischer tweeted out a lengthy apology on Wednesday for inaccurately claiming that the recently passed GOP tax bill eliminated a deduction for teachers. While the House version of the bill eliminated the $US250 deduction, the final version restored it, following outcry from teachers and their supporters. “I was […]
‘I did not mean to spread misinformation’: Actress Jenna Fischer issues apology for tweeting outdated information about the GOP tax bill