Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes Being Honored by New York Film Festival


Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes are each getting gala tributes at the New York Film Festival. Blanchett will be honored on October 2nd for “Blue Jasmine” and her upcoming George Clooney movie, “The Monuments Men.” Fiennes has directed “The Invisible Woman,” and will have his gala on October 9th. Fiennes is also being honored in Telluride, according to sources. “Invisible Man” is coming from Sony Pictures Classics this fall, just as “Jasmine” came from SPC. “Monuments Men” is with big Sony. “Invisible Woman” is about Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and his young mistress. One of them had Great Expectations. And one of them wrote “Bleak House.” You figure it out. PS Fiennes and Blanchett once starred together in what movie? Answer: “Oscar and Lucinda.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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