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Berlin hosts ‘American Hustle,’ new Whitaker film

February 8, 2014 • Entertainment


Actor Christian Bale jokingly arrives at the photo call for the film American Hustle during the International Film Festival Berlinale, in Berlin, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

BERLIN (AP) — Leading Oscar contender “American Hustle” put in an appearance at the Berlin International Film Festival on Friday, while “Two Men in Town,” in which Forest Whitaker plays a newly released convict struggling to build a new life, had its premiere. Here are some notable moments from the second day of the event.

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“American Hustle” already has 10 Oscar nominations, but director David O. Russell has a whole new category for the 1970s con-artist tale. “It’s an opera in a way,” he told reporters. “The emotions are big and operatic; the predicament is twisted and operatic, with big highs and big lows. People sing right into the camera.”

Christian Bale, who stars as con artist Irving Rosenfeld, said that “if video stores still existed … they would Login to read more

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