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Helen Mirren: 'Like Night Follows Day,' Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

Mirren stars as a French restaurant owner in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a film about food, family and the clash of cultures. She says during her first 20 years in film, sets were "very locker roomy."
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Break Out The Hanky: Tom's Got It Out For Your Tearducts

For our Men in America series, we asked men about the movies that make them cry. Reading through 5,000+ responses, we noticed a recurring theme — or should we say, a recurring man: Tom Hanks.
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What's The Big Screen Recipe For A Good Guy-Cry? You Tell Us

In an exploration of men's roles and masculinity in America, All Things Considered asked listeners to 'fess up about the movies that make men cry. Here's what they had to say.
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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

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Danny Trejo: From The Big House To The Big Screen

Trejo is famous for playing rough, macho tough guys. A distinctive tattoo helped him get his first role, as a convict. He was perfect for the part: Before he was in movies, Trejo was in prison.
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'Calvary' Brings Murder And Other Sins To The Big Screen

NPR's Arun Rath speaks to John Michael McDonagh, writer and director of the new Irish murder mystery Calvary.
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What If 'Gone With The Wind' Had This Ending, Instead?

NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note a newly found script for the film Gone With the Wind that contains an alternate ending.
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Syrian Conflict Isn't Just A Civil War, But 'A War On Childhood'

A new BBC documentary tells the stories of six young Syrians from different sides of the war: among them, one who learns the names of bombs, not how to read; another who didn't eat bread for a year.
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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.
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Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious

The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.

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