• 17 famous actors you forgot were in Star Wars
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    17 famous actors you forgot were in Star Wars

    When George Lucas was casting for ‘Star Wars’ he auditioned nearly every up-and-coming actor  in Hollywood. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Kurt Russell, Sissy Spacek, all passed through his audition room before he eventually plumped for Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and a carpenter named Harrison Ford. Those starlets went on to achieve superstardom thanks to Lucas, but they weren’t the only icons to feature in the ‘Star Wars’ films. Here’s some thespians you never realised journeyed to that galaxy far, far away. Read more First Star Wars 8 trailer Lando not returning in Star Wars 8 Actors who hated being in Star Wars

  • When actors meet their biopic characters in real life gallery
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    When actors meet their biopic characters in real life gallery

    Here's a look at the potentially awkward moments actors came face to face with their biopic characters.

  • 13 mind-blowing facts about your favourite Christmas movies
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    13 mind-blowing facts about your favourite Christmas movies

    Here to help you watch your favourite Christmas movies in a whole new light is some of our favourite festive film trivia…

  • 11 Hollywood offspring stepping into the spotlight in 2018
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    Hanna Flint

    11 Hollywood offspring stepping into the spotlight in 2018

    There are a lot of celebrities' sons and daughters hitting the silver and small screen next year.

  • The most popular 2017 movies revealed
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    Tom Butler

    The most popular 2017 movies revealed

    From billions of searches on Yahoo UK, these were the films that dominated the conversation around movies in 2017.

  • Stranger Things Season 2’s totally tubular ‘80s references
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    Ryan Leston

    Stranger Things Season 2’s totally tubular ‘80s references

    It looks as though Stranger Things Season 2 has a ton of '80s references... and they're awesome.

  • Paddington, and our other 10 favourite big screen bears
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    Ben Bussey

    Paddington, and our other 10 favourite big screen bears

    A rundown of the best movie bears, not all of them quite so cuddly as everyone's favourite marmalade aficionado.

  • Mind-blowing movie details you probably missed
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Mind-blowing movie details you probably missed

    Seriously, you'll never be able to see these movies in the same light again.

  • 'The Greatest Showman': Exclusive look at character posters for Hugh Jackman's musical
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    Gwynne Watkins

    'The Greatest Showman': Exclusive look at character posters for Hugh Jackman's musical

    P.T. Barnum didn’t always tell the truth, but he knew how to put on a dazzling show. That sense of spectacle is present in these new posters for The Greatest Showman , Fox’s original musical starring Hugh Jackman as the visionary circus founder and notorious hoaxster. The film tells the story of Barnum’s unlikely rise to fame in the late 1800s, with contemporary pop songs written by La La Land lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Michelle Williams co-stars as Barnum’s wife Charity, while Zac Efron , Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya play the star performers of the Barnum & Bailey circus. Check out Yahoo Entertainment’s debut of the new character posters in the slideshow above. The directorial debut of Australian VFX wizard Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman is a passion project for Jackman, who spent years trying to get the big-budget film made . Notably, this is Jackman’s first film musical since 2012’s Les Misérables (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and Efron’s first foray into the genre since his High School Musical days. The Greatest Showman  opens in theaters on Dec. 20.

  • Doctor Who: 11 actors who nearly played The Doctor
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    Ben Falk

    Doctor Who: 11 actors who nearly played The Doctor

    Jodie Whitaker will be the 13th Doctor in 'Doctor Who', but there were many actors who nearly landed British television's most coveted role.

  • Halloween 2017: Will Poulter dressed as Sid from Toy Story and other amazing celebrity costumes
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    Tom Butler

    Halloween 2017: Will Poulter dressed as Sid from Toy Story and other amazing celebrity costumes

    Will Poulter's Halloween 2017 costume was pure genius, but Kristen Bell, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Bruce Willis also impressed.

  • 12 movie TV spin-offs that turned out surprisingly good
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    Ben Bussey

    12 movie TV spin-offs that turned out surprisingly good

    The somewhat unexpected news of a ‘Bad Boys’ TV spin-off, centred not on Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s central cop duo but Gabrielle Union’s character from ‘Bad Boys II,’ is just the latest of a seemingly endless list of big screen properties repurposed for the small screen in recent years. Later this month, Netflix will host Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ a serialised, modern day reworking of the director’s 1986 feature debut. In production now is ‘Cobra Kai,’ a comedic but canonical sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ movies reuniting actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The list goes on. However, TV spin-offs of movies don’t necessarily have the best track record. While on rare occasions – most notably ‘MASH’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ – the small screen offshoot has managed to overtake the source material in the popular consciousness, there are many more instances when they’re almost instantly forgotten: remember the TV shows of ‘Blade,’ ‘Total Recall’ or ‘Minority Report?’ Anyone? That being said, now and then these TV takes on well-loved movies surprise everyone by proving to be entirely watchable, and in some cases genuinely great pieces of work in their own right. These twelve shows are among the ones that surprised us the most. Read More: Why modern TV is better than film UK Netflix has half the content of the US Why adult TV cartoons should be taken seriously

  • The modern horror classics: Top 25 scary movies released this millennium
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    Yahoo Movies Editorial

    The modern horror classics: Top 25 scary movies released this millennium

    Just in time for Halloween, our panel of film fanatics breaks down the greatest, goriest, ghouliest, ghastliest cinematic treats released since 2000.

  • Halloween horror: 19 terrible 'sexy' movie and TV costumes no one should ever wear
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    Kelly Woo

    Halloween horror: 19 terrible 'sexy' movie and TV costumes no one should ever wear

    So-called sexy  Halloween costumes have gotten out of control in the last few years, with manufacturers doing their best to crank out a “sexy” version of pretty much anything. Even characters that have no business being sexy are now tarted up — and it’s time for the madness to end. Click through to see 19 terrible “sexy” pop culture costumes that simply should not exist. More Halloween stories from Yahoo Entertainment: •  ‘World War Z’ mastermind Max Brooks ranks pop culture zombies • ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ turns 20: Ryan Phillippe looks back • Inside the ‘Punky Brewster’ episode that scarred you for life

  • If 2017's movie posters told the truth
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    If 2017's movie posters told the truth

    Let's dive into the bizarroverse of honest movie marketing, and see what 2017's biggest movie posters would have looked like if they'd simply told the truth.

  • In pictures: The women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault
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    Georgie Darling

    In pictures: The women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

    Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his film production firm The Weinstein Company, had his BAFTA membership suspended, and his wife is reportedly leaving him, but the list of sexual assault allegations keeps on growing. Three women, including actors Asia Argento and Lucia Evans, have accused Weinstein of rape. Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette accused the high-profile producer of sexual harassment.

  • New York Comic Con 2017: Invasion of the epic cosplayers!
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    Yahoo Movies

    New York Comic Con 2017: Invasion of the epic cosplayers!

    We hit the show floor to capture the best fan getups, from "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones," "Wonder Woman," and more.

  • The 'Dumbo' scene that never was: Exclusive art from Disney's archives
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    Yahoo Movies

    The 'Dumbo' scene that never was: Exclusive art from Disney's archives

    In his multibook series They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age , Disney historian Didier Ghez has performed his own Indiana Jones act, delving into the recesses of the Mouse House’s storied animation archives to unearth the rarest of cinematic treasures. With the third volume coming out next week, Ghez gave Yahoo Entertainment a sneak preview of his archaeology, stunning artwork created for Disney features and shorts in the 1940s, including such masterpieces as Dumbo ,  Fantasia , Bambi , and Alice in Wonderland. “Half of the pieces in the book come from the Disney vault and half from the collection of the families of Disney artists. More than 90 percent of them had never been seen before in book form,” Ghez says. “Most of them had not been seen by anyone outside of the Disney Studio in more than 75 years.  “Rescuing these pieces of art created by some of the most talented artists of the 20th century is immensely rewarding.” Contained here are illustrations for “The Mouse’s Tale,” a scene from Dumbo that was ultimately cut from the film, as well as the image Ghez calls “the most exceptional document featured in the book.” Click through to see. They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age: The 1940s  —  Part Two (Chronicle Books, $45) will be available on Oct. 10. 

  • 8 weird things you never knew about Harrison Ford
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    Ryan Leston

    8 weird things you never knew about Harrison Ford

    Think you know everything about Han Solo and Indiana Jones? Here's 8 weird facts about Harrison Ford.

  • 10 famous actors you forgot were in Star Trek
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    Ben Falk

    10 famous actors you forgot were in Star Trek

    They’re big stars elsewhere, but we reckon you either didn’t know or had simply forgotten that these eleven performers also boldly went where no man had gone before. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Getty, CBS, Paramount, PA

  • Batman Day 2017: which is the Dark Knight's best-loved movie so far?
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    Ben Bussey

    Batman Day 2017: which is the Dark Knight's best-loved movie so far?

    Ranking the Caped Crusader's big screen outings by audience preference.

  • Red Carpet Flashback: Halle Berry's best red carpet moments
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    Yahoo Movies Editorial

    Red Carpet Flashback: Halle Berry's best red carpet moments

    A red carpet fixture for three decades, Berry is back on the scene for this weekend's opening of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."

  • These new Star Wars shoes are a dream come true for Rey cosplayers
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    Tom Butler

    These new Star Wars shoes are a dream come true for Rey cosplayers

    Star Wars fans are going crazy for these screen-accurate recreations of Daisy Ridley's footwear from 'The Last Jedi' and 'The Force Awakens'.

  • Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jenna Dewan Tatum took over the Kingsman 2 premiere
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jenna Dewan Tatum took over the Kingsman 2 premiere

    ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ may feature a predominantly male cast but it was the women who took over the London premiere on Monday night. New cast members to the ‘Kingsman’ series  Halle Berry and Julianne Moore both dazzled in metallic and sheer gowns while star Channing Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, looked like she had walked straight off the London Fashion Week catwalk. Other stars that impressed with their red carpet style included Poppy Delevingne (who showed off a new shorter hairdo), Kylie Minogue and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Pedro Pascal. Here’s all of the looks you need to know about from the star-studded premiere. Follow us on  Instagram  and  Facebook  for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow  @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 50-plus women ruled the 2017 Emmys red carpet Every famous face on the London Fashion Week SS18 front row Every single one of Jennifer Lawrence’s gorgeous ‘Mother!’ gowns

  • Harry Dean Stanton (1926-2017): His most memorable roles
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    Marcus Errico

    Harry Dean Stanton (1926-2017): His most memorable roles

    Legendary character actor and occasional leading man Harry Dean Stanton passed away on Sept. 15 at the age of 91. Here, some of his most memorable roles.