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September 10, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Andrew Dominik was more than vaguely interested in the movie that the research audience recruiter was hawking. "Do you want to see a western with Brad Pitt and Sam Shepard?" the recruiter asked the Australian filmmaker, not knowing who he was. Dominik asked for more information, but he didn't really need to know -- after all, he wrote and directed the movie.
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October 10, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Owen Wilson is expecting his second child! "The Internship" actor is expecting the baby with personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist, Wilson's rep confirmed The Times Thursday. The rep for the actor, who is already father to a little boy named Robert Ford, 2, with ex-girlfriend Jade Duell, declined to address any further details about the pregnancy. Wilson, 44, and Lindqvist, 41, reportedly met in 2003 when she was working as his personal trainer and stayed close over the years, the New York Daily News reported . However, the two are not together and Lindqvist, 41, filed for divorce in May from her plastic surgeon ex-husband, Ritu Chopra, whom she married in 2004, Us Weekly reported . PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Regardless of their relationship status, the "Wedding Crashers" star is reportedly on board with being there for her and the baby.
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February 6, 2008 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
STARTING right off with its title, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" puts people off-balance. Does it follow the gun-slinging exploits of the legendary Wild West outlaw or does it place unexpected emphasis on the sidekick who forced his way into history?
WORLD
November 29, 2012 | By Doyle McManus
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. ambassador to Syria on Thursday confirmed reports that the Obama administration is considering whether to provide arms to the rebels in that country, but suggested that no decision has been made. "We believe a military solution is not the best way" to solve Syria's problems, Robert Ford told a conference on humanitarian aid. "Syria needs a political solution. … Do arms help achieve that political solution, or will they make it harder? That is the question that we are considering.
WORLD
November 29, 2012 | By Doyle McManus
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. ambassador to Syria on Thursday confirmed reports that the Obama administration is considering whether to provide arms to the rebels in that country, but suggested that no decision has been made. "We believe a military solution is not the best way" to solve Syria's problems, Robert Ford told a conference on humanitarian aid. "Syria needs a political solution. … Do arms help achieve that political solution, or will they make it harder? That is the question that we are considering.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Owen Wilson is expecting his second child! "The Internship" actor is expecting the baby with personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist, Wilson's rep confirmed The Times Thursday. The rep for the actor, who is already father to a little boy named Robert Ford, 2, with ex-girlfriend Jade Duell, declined to address any further details about the pregnancy. Wilson, 44, and Lindqvist, 41, reportedly met in 2003 when she was working as his personal trainer and stayed close over the years, the New York Daily News reported . However, the two are not together and Lindqvist, 41, filed for divorce in May from her plastic surgeon ex-husband, Ritu Chopra, whom she married in 2004, Us Weekly reported . PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Regardless of their relationship status, the "Wedding Crashers" star is reportedly on board with being there for her and the baby.
OPINION
September 23, 2011 | By Max Boot
Our embattled man in Damascus, Ambassador Robert Ford, is threatened not only by the Syrian regime but by Republican senators who are dragging their feet on confirming his appointment. Their opposition, which is founded on the premise that we should not dignify Bashar Assad's regime with an ambassador, is understandable but misguided. Ford has been a profile in courage in opposing Assad. This should be no surprise to anyone who has followed the low-key Arabist's career. A lifelong Foreign Service officer and fluent Arabic speaker, he performed admirably in Iraq in a variety of roles under trying conditions.
WORLD
June 3, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
Robert Ford, the top political advisor in the U.S. Embassy here, can pinpoint his worst day in Iraq: Jan. 4, 2005, when he learned that the governor of Baghdad had been gunned down. The capital lost an ambitious and energetic leader, and he lost a friend. The governor, Ali Haidari, had been targeted before, in an assassination attempt that destroyed the armored car the U.S. had given him.
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January 6, 2010 | By Susan King
Jesse James and Billy the Kid were the rock stars of the wild, wild West. James, who was born in 1847 and died in 1882, was an outlaw, gang leader, bank and train robber from Missouri who was the most infamous member of the James-Younger Gang. Mythologized even while he was alive, his celebrity grew after his death in dime novels where he was portrayed as a sagebrush Robin Hood. Billy the Kid, a.k.a. William H. Bonney, who was born in 1859 and died at 21 in 1881, was a outlaw and gunman who claimed that he killed more than 20 men (in reality, historians believe he probably shot only four -- but he was just starting out)
NEWS
October 8, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Maryland is the 42nd smallest state, yet, because of its peculiar shape, it stretches quite a distance, 352 miles by road from Ocean City on the Atlantic to Redhouse, a hamlet in the Appalachian Mountains. Linking the panhandle of Maryland's mountainous western area with the rest of the state is a geographic anomaly, a 1-mile-wide strip squeezed between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. They call it Maryland's narrow waist.
OPINION
September 23, 2011 | By Max Boot
Our embattled man in Damascus, Ambassador Robert Ford, is threatened not only by the Syrian regime but by Republican senators who are dragging their feet on confirming his appointment. Their opposition, which is founded on the premise that we should not dignify Bashar Assad's regime with an ambassador, is understandable but misguided. Ford has been a profile in courage in opposing Assad. This should be no surprise to anyone who has followed the low-key Arabist's career. A lifelong Foreign Service officer and fluent Arabic speaker, he performed admirably in Iraq in a variety of roles under trying conditions.
NEWS
February 6, 2008 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
STARTING right off with its title, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" puts people off-balance. Does it follow the gun-slinging exploits of the legendary Wild West outlaw or does it place unexpected emphasis on the sidekick who forced his way into history?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Andrew Dominik was more than vaguely interested in the movie that the research audience recruiter was hawking. "Do you want to see a western with Brad Pitt and Sam Shepard?" the recruiter asked the Australian filmmaker, not knowing who he was. Dominik asked for more information, but he didn't really need to know -- after all, he wrote and directed the movie.
WORLD
June 3, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
Robert Ford, the top political advisor in the U.S. Embassy here, can pinpoint his worst day in Iraq: Jan. 4, 2005, when he learned that the governor of Baghdad had been gunned down. The capital lost an ambitious and energetic leader, and he lost a friend. The governor, Ali Haidari, had been targeted before, in an assassination attempt that destroyed the armored car the U.S. had given him.
WORLD
March 24, 2013 | By Paul Richter
BAGHDAD - Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on Sunday to stop Iran from flying arms across Iraqi territory to the beleaguered Syrian regime, but found him unwilling to give ground. In a visit to Baghdad that was not announced in advance, Kerry told Maliki that the almost daily flights have become a lifeline for Syrian President Bashar Assad that is undermining the efforts of the United States and allies to negotiate the departure of Assad and an end to the 2-year-old war. And Kerry warned that many in the United States are wondering how, after Americans “have tried so hard to be helpful” in rebuilding post-Saddam Iraq, the country could stand in its way. “The overflights from Iran are, in fact, helping to sustain Assad,” Kerry told reporters after the meeting, which he described as “spirited.” PHOTOS: War in Iraq - a look back 10 years later But Maliki repeated Iraq's view that there is no definitive proof that the cargoes are arms, rather than humanitarian aid, as the Iranians contend.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2007 | Susan King
Notorious outlaw Jesse James, the most famous member of the James-Younger gang, entered the pantheon of folk legend after he was shot in the back by Robert Ford on April 3, 1882, at the age of 34. The myth hasn't diminished over the past 125 years: His legacy has been romanticized, dissected and reenvisioned in novels, songs and, most especially, films.
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