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January 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jude Law, testifying in the News of the World phone-hacking trial Monday in London, was surprised to learn that a close relative had gotten cash to pass along information about him to the tabloid. "I didn't know anyone around me was talking to the newspapers," said the 41-year-old actor, according to the Associated Press. At the time, in 2005, the tabloid was printing stories about Law's then-girlfriend, Sienna Miller, having a romantic relationship with actor Daniel Craig. Law was handed a note with the relative's name written on it, Reuters reported, and was asked when he'd first heard about such a sale of information.
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April 2, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen. But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's roles. The transformation reaches its apex when "Dom Hemingway" hits theaters Wednesday. The 41-year-old plays a violent down-on-his-luck crook, sometimes unrecognizable and often despicable, in the film, a character piece in genre clothing from writer-director Richard Shepard ("The Matador")
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January 12, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
No one talks about therapy in London, Jude Law says. "As an Englishman, if you say you're visiting a psychiatrist, you have a problem," noted the British actor. "In the States, you're looking for an answer. " Law, then, isn't the traditional Brit, because when director Steven Soderbergh asked him to play a shrink in his new film "Side Effects," the actor didn't hesitate. The two had worked together before - on 2011's outbreak thriller "Contagion" - but in that project, Law was a supporting member of a large ensemble cast.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jude Law, testifying in the News of the World phone-hacking trial Monday in London, was surprised to learn that a close relative had gotten cash to pass along information about him to the tabloid. "I didn't know anyone around me was talking to the newspapers," said the 41-year-old actor, according to the Associated Press. At the time, in 2005, the tabloid was printing stories about Law's then-girlfriend, Sienna Miller, having a romantic relationship with actor Daniel Craig. Law was handed a note with the relative's name written on it, Reuters reported, and was asked when he'd first heard about such a sale of information.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen. But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's roles. The transformation reaches its apex when "Dom Hemingway" hits theaters Wednesday. The 41-year-old plays a violent down-on-his-luck crook, sometimes unrecognizable and often despicable, in the film, a character piece in genre clothing from writer-director Richard Shepard ("The Matador")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sadie Frost, the actress wife of screen star Jude Law, is in a London clinic suffering from severe postnatal depression. Frost, 34, was admitted to the $1,600-a-night Cromwell Hospital over the weekend, immediately after returning to Britain from Los Angeles. Newspaper reports said she'd marked her wrists in a "suicide scare."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2001 | JAN STUART, NEWSDAY
The French film director sat in a restaurant in London's Soho district waiting for a young actor who had just wrapped a picture called "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Jean-Jacques Annaud had read 100 of England's ablest up-and-comers for the heroic lead in his World War II Russian military epic, "Enemy at the Gates," and had come away empty-handed.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
Beyond the economic and political ramifications of globalization, consider its effect on movie stories: the cross-cultural slice-and-dice, á la "Babel," that too often passes for meaning and resonance. In"360,"the new border-hopping feature from"City of God"director Fernando Mereilles, the faux profundity runs deep, infecting nearly every exchange in each vignette, whether the setting is Berlin, Bratislava or Paris. Mereilles avoids touristy shots of his multiple locations, yet any sense of realism is undone by contrivance.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2004 | Matt Wolf, Special to The Times
For a guy whose last film was called "Cold Mountain," Jude Law could scarcely be more hot. Between now and December, the actor will be seen in six films, although "seen" may not be quite the right word: Law narrates but doesn't actually appear in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," which stars Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, except, presumably, as a series of silhouettes. No matter.
NEWS
October 30, 2003
Split: Oscar-nominated British actor Jude Law was divorced from Sadie Frost on Wednesday after she blamed him for exacerbating her postnatal depression, court papers showed. Signed: Annie Lennox will perform the theme song for Peter Jackson's J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." The soundtrack is due Nov. 25 and the film on Dec. 17.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It's going to be difficult for the plot of Natalie Portman's new indie western to be as compelling as the backstory that's been unfolding in recent days on the film's movie set. First Michael Fassbender dropped out of the Western “Jane Got a Gun" just weeks before the movie was set to begin production. But that was nothing compared to the film's director, Lynne Ramsay (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”), abandoning the movie on Monday, its first day of shooting, leaving hundreds of cast and crew members on a dusty plain in New Mexico with no one at the helm.  Her abrupt departure set in motion a series of quickly patched-together events.
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February 7, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Steven Soderbergh - who's indicated, not for the first time, that he's tired of filmmaking and may retire - has had a most unusual career. His persistent ennui has led him to all manner of narrative experiments, benighted projects like "Schizopolis" and "The Good German" that were doubtless more involving for him to make than for audiences to experience. But, as successes like "Erin Brockovich," "Out of Sight" and his new film, "Side Effects," demonstrate, when Soderbergh is willing to play it on the square, he's as good as anyone at bringing intelligence and verve to straight-ahead material.
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January 12, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
No one talks about therapy in London, Jude Law says. "As an Englishman, if you say you're visiting a psychiatrist, you have a problem," noted the British actor. "In the States, you're looking for an answer. " Law, then, isn't the traditional Brit, because when director Steven Soderbergh asked him to play a shrink in his new film "Side Effects," the actor didn't hesitate. The two had worked together before - on 2011's outbreak thriller "Contagion" - but in that project, Law was a supporting member of a large ensemble cast.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Anna Karenina," director Joe Wright's startling new vision of the Tolstoy classic, is all dressed up with no place to go. Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the tale of passion and impropriety in Imperial Russian society, circa 1870, the production is bold, sumptuous, ambitious and yet bound by its own self-imposed conventions. In a rash move, Wright has confined most of the sweeping story to a single decaying theater. Literally all of Anna Karenina's world is that stage, its action unfolding in odd nooks and crannies of the ancient structure, much of it on catwalks and along backstage corridors.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
Beyond the economic and political ramifications of globalization, consider its effect on movie stories: the cross-cultural slice-and-dice, á la "Babel," that too often passes for meaning and resonance. In"360,"the new border-hopping feature from"City of God"director Fernando Mereilles, the faux profundity runs deep, infecting nearly every exchange in each vignette, whether the setting is Berlin, Bratislava or Paris. Mereilles avoids touristy shots of his multiple locations, yet any sense of realism is undone by contrivance.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge welcomed a new baby in London over the weekend - but with News of the World out of the picture, nobody appears to be hacking into their personal business. The birth was first reported by Us Weekly, which later added that the wee one was a "she" one. E! News reported the baby girl's name to be Marlow, but further details weren't to be had on Monday. Miller, known for guarding her privacy since her life with Jude Law was nefariously scooped in the middle of last decade, did spill a bit about her pregnancy back in March, after stealthily taking her baby bump public in February.
OPINION
March 6, 2005 | Joel Stein
When Sean Penn walked up to the podium at the Oscars and took it upon himself to defend Jude Law from a joke that host Chris Rock had made earlier, I felt for him. You could sense Penn's ambivalence because he started by saying, "Forgive my compromised sense of humor." Anytime you're saying that, and no one around you is in blackface, you know you're about to go nuclear with pomposity.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge welcomed a new baby in London over the weekend - but with News of the World out of the picture, nobody appears to be hacking into their personal business. The birth was first reported by Us Weekly, which later added that the wee one was a "she" one. E! News reported the baby girl's name to be Marlow, but further details weren't to be had on Monday. Miller, known for guarding her privacy since her life with Jude Law was nefariously scooped in the middle of last decade, did spill a bit about her pregnancy back in March, after stealthily taking her baby bump public in February.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Is "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" the ultimate disguise? Have they simply reimagined the legendary sleuth as a sort of grand mash-up of Eddie Izzard and the Terminator, which not only endows him with substantial brain and brawn but some very interesting wardrobe choices? After the box-office success of 2009's "Sherlock Holmes," you knew the filmmakers would be pressed to find a way to up the ante. Nonstop action, a possible world war and cross-dressing are indeed the answer.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2011 | By Eric Pape, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This much is clear: It's 1891, a year after their first adventure, and the great English detective and Dr. Watson are facing off with Professor Moriarty, a mysterious, peripheral character from their initial blockbuster. Ask the creative forces behind "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" for more details on the new Robert Downey Jr. movie, due in theaters Dec. 16, and you'll find tight lips. But the set here, a 40-minute train trip west from London, was rife with clues last winter.
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