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Peter Weir doesn't make films in a hurry -- just 10 over the past 30 years, and nothing at all since "Master and Commander" in 2003 -- but they're almost always worth waiting for. Among them, "Witness" stands as a popular classic, while "Picnic at Hanging Rock" remains a landmark in Australian cinema, an enigma throbbing with atmosphere.
Leonardo DiCaprio is the star of this summer's blockbuster, "Inception." But on the sweltering night at Tokyo's premiere of the movie, you might have mistaken Ken Watanabe as the film's top-billing actor.
A federal appeals judge in New York will hear arguments today in what's shaping up to be a key First Amendment case. Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker behind the documentary Crude, is fighting Chevron, which successfully demanded all 600 hours of Berlinger's footage in federal court in May. Berlinger, supported by many media companies and members of the filmmaking community, hopes the appeals court will reverse the ruling and protect the footage under journalist's privilege. For more on this case, see The Media vs. Chevron: Bring It On. Among those most notable in support of Berlinger is Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Institute and its corresponding Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Channel. He is an outspoken advocate of independent film and environmental issues, and Fortune asked him for his take on the Berlinger case.
The second Australian to play England's most famous outlaw, Russell Crowe might seem unlikely casting. But when you consider that in the 1930s Warner Bros. tapped James Cagney for the part -- until the star walked out in search of an improved deal -- Crowe doesn't seem like such a stretch. He's an improvement on Kevin Costner, surely?