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  READ, GREGORY – LIKE MINDS
It’s an enquiring, well read mind that led Greg Read to make his debut feature about teenage psychopaths, which has already opened doors for him in Los Angeles, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  REEVES, ANNA - OYSTER FARMER
Anna Reeves’ debut feature, Oyster Farmer, captures an Australian ethos that rings true – but is fast disappearing, an engaging melodrama which she was prompted to make for her very critical brothers, she explains to Andrew L. Urban on a slow boat along the Hawksbury River.
REEVES, KEANU: Devil's Advocate REEVES, KEANU: Devil's Advocate
There's more to Keanu Reeves than meets the eye, as PAUL FISCHER discovered when he met the Hollywood star in New York, where the actor was keen to talk about everything from devils to Shakespeare to the elusiveness of stardom.
REEVES, KEANU: SWEET NOVEMBER REEVES, KEANU: SWEET NOVEMBER
Keanu Reeves (making his way back to Australia for Matrix II & III in mid 2001) has learnt a lot from his roles, including some romantic gestures he plans to adopt from Sweet November, he tells Jenny Cooney Carrillo.
  REITMAN, JASON – YOUNG ADULT
This movie manipulates the viewer, director Jason Reitman happily tells Andrew L. Urban, and he can’t think of anyone better to play Mavis than Charlize Theron.
  RENDALL, KIMBLE – BAIT 3D
The only Australian film to screen at the recent Venice Film Festival was Bait 3D, in which customers at a coastal supermarket become the bait. It was a complex and challenging film to make, as director Kimble Rendall tells Andrew L. Urban – but he threw himself into it, body and song.
RENFRO, BRAD: APT PUPIL RENFRO, BRAD: APT PUPIL
Brad Renfro is another of Hollywood's bad boys, following in the footsteps of the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. Best known for roles in films such as The Client and Sleepers, fans will get to see his dark side in the new thriller, Apt Pupil. Paul Fischer met him at the Toronto Film Festival, for this exclusive Australian interview.
RICH, B. RUBY RICH, B. RUBY
B. Ruby Rich is a noted American film writer and critic, identified with a number of film movements; visiting Australia for the first time, she explores issues that go to the heart of filmmaking, women in filmmaking and film criticism. She also tells ANDREW L. URBAN what the B stands for.
  RICKMAN, ALAN - SNOWCAKE
He usually avoids the media, but his new film, Snow Cake, “is worth celebrating” so the versatile and charming Alan Rickman subjects himself (in the end happily) to this interview with Nick Roddick in London.
  RIKLIS, ERAN – THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
A small church in a small village in Romania offers visitors a weeping Madonna in stained glass. For filmmaker Eran Riklis, it may have been a sign, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
RITCHIE,  GUY: LOCK STOCK RITCHIE, GUY: LOCK STOCK
He's never made a film before, but British film maker Guy Ritchie beat the odds, got his tough film off the ground, and hates the British Establishment for turning their noses up at it. Now it's the highest grossing British film since The Full Monty, and Ritchie has reason to laugh. He spoke to PAUL FISCHER.
ROBERTS, JULIA: Erin Brockovich ROBERTS, JULIA: Erin Brockovich
JULIA ROBERTS talks about her role as Erin Brockovich, a single mother who took on a giant corporation by accident - and won. Edited by Andrew L. Urban.
ROBERTS, SCOTT: HARD WORD, THE ROBERTS, SCOTT: HARD WORD, THE
In The Hard Word, three crim brothers rob banks – but they’re the good guys in this film, a comedy drama about cops and robbers - and getting away with it - and mateship, by Scott Roberts, who dreamt the whole thing up, reports Andrew L. Urban.
  ROBIN HOOD - THE MERRY MEN
Robin Hood’s Merry Men - Kevin Durand (Little John), Scott Grimes (Will Scarlet), Alan Doyle (Allan A’Dayle) – have a profoundly serious conversation about their merry roles alongside Russell Crowe in Ridly Scott’s epic tale.
ROCKWELL, SAM : Lawn Dogs ROCKWELL, SAM : Lawn Dogs
After being sacked from the studio movie, G.I. Jane, Sam Rockwell won the Best Actor prize at the Montreal Film Festival for his performance in Australian director John Duigan's Lawn Dogs, one of three films featuring Rockwell at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. It was there that Rockwell talked to PAUL FISCHER for this, his only Australian interview.
ROGERS, JAMES: FINAL FANTASY ROGERS, JAMES: FINAL FANTASY
Australian digi-whizzkid James Rogers has already spent over three years in Hawaii at digital powerhouse, Square Co, working as Composite Supervisor on Final Fantasy, the first movie to use photorealistic, or man-made humans. Rogers talks about the next step in digital movie making to Andrew L. Urban.
ROGERS, LEE : Dust off the Wings ROGERS, LEE : Dust off the Wings
It had to be shot now, it had to be shot on video, and it had to be shot at Bondi, Lee Rogers tells PAUL FISCHER.
  RONAN, SAOIRSE – HANNA
For her physically demanding role in Joe Wright’s thriller, Hanna, Saoirse Ronan embarked on a gruelling training regime – but she had fun doing it, she tells Alan Smith.
ROONEY, MICKEY : Babe Pig in the City ROONEY, MICKEY : Babe Pig in the City
He has starred in over 300 films (and his eight wives have included actresses Ava Gardner and Martha Vickers) and despite the fact that his role in Babe: Pig in the City has been edited down, the actor recalls the fun he had making the movie, as he tells PAUL FISCHER.
ROTH,  TIM: Gridlock'd ROTH, TIM: Gridlock'd

Exclusive Tim Roth interview by PAUL FISCHER (Tim Roth is pictured at left with co-star Tupak Shakur)

  ROTH, ELI - CABIN FEVER
The MTV edit killed off decent horror films, says a passionate Eli Roth, who hopes to reignite interest in good horror with his flesh-eating virus story, Cabin Fever. He wants Hollywood to stop re-labelling the genre as thrillers. Andrew L. Urban meets the wrathful Roth, and learns of the man’s own flesh eating experiences.
ROTH, TIM ROTH, TIM

Tim Roth stars in two new films, both in a lighter, less intense vein than his usual characters, beginning with Woody Allen’s musical comedy, Everyone Says I Love You. In this exclusive interview, Paul Fischer discovers a shy but highly selective actor.

ROTH, TIM: THE WAR ZONE ROTH, TIM: THE WAR ZONE
When actor Tim Roth expressed his desire to direct a film, the universe heard him: he was handed a dark and powerful novel called The War Zone, with a subject that couldn't have been more apt for a man who'd suffered sexual abuse as a child, he tells ANDREW L. URBAN.
  ROUTH, BRANDON - SUPERMAN RETURNS
When Brendon Routh puts on the iconic Superman outfit, he also dons the pain-filled memories of its previous occupant, Christopher Reeve, the much admired actor who was, sadly, not a man of steel and died some years after suffering spinal cord injuries in an accident. Yet he WAS Superman to his successor, the 26 year old actor who stars in Superman Returns. Jenny Cooney Carrillo reports.
  ROWLANDS, GENA & HURT, JOHN – THE SKELETON KEY
Just days before Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city in August 2005, two stars of The Skeleton Key, Gena Rowlands and John Hurt, gave this interview to Johanna Juntunen in New Orleans, where the film is set. Marking the release of the film on DVD, we dedicate this interview to the memory of New Orleans and all who lived and died there.
ROXBURGH, RICHARD : Doing Time For Patsy Cline ROXBURGH, RICHARD : Doing Time For Patsy Cline
Award-winning actor Richard Roxburgh spoke to PAUL FISCHER, about acting, love & movies.
RUBBO, MICHAEL - MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING RUBBO, MICHAEL – MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
Filmmaker Michael Rubbo travels the country screening his controversial doco, Much Ado About Something, in halls and galleries like a picture show man. His film brings new focus to the question of Shakespeare’s authorship – with something of a coup, in having even the Globe’s Artistic Director admit to the problem, Rubbo tells Andrew L. Urban. Who wrote Shakespeare?
RUDOLPH,  ALAN: Afterglow RUDOLPH, ALAN: Afterglow
Afterglow director Alan Rudolph wonders aloud to PAUL FISCHER from his office in New York, whether he might be considered ‘tepid’ now, what with Julie Christie’s Oscar nomination for her role in his film.
RUSH,  GEOFFREY: A Little Bit of Soul RUSH, GEOFFREY: A Little Bit of Soul
During a long, slow lunch, Geoffrey Rush tells PAUL FISCHER why he is in no rush to storm Hollywood, happy with A Little Bit of Soul. . .
  RUSH, GEOFFREY - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
From Lady Gaga to David Frost, Geoffrey Rush plays musical TV show couches around the world as he junkets with media to promote Pirates of the Caribbean 4, in which he reprises his role as the one legged Barbossa – the wooden leg being a great aid, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  RUSH, GEOFFREY – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
Arrrr, my beauties, Barbossa is back – with another big fight on his hands, as The Flying Dutchman heads for Singapore and treachery …. But a bit of this seafaring villain was probably born on a Queensland stage 34 years ago, as Barbossa’s creator Geoffrey Rush reveals to Andrew L. Urban.
  RUSH, GEOFFREY – THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS
Hardly rushing in where angels fear to tread, it was a year after he first said no to playing Peter Sellers in a biopic of the conflicted comic actor, that Geoffrey Rush eventually said yes, and embarked on what he knew was going to be a challenge: big shoes to fill, as he tells Andrew L. Urban over a beer.
RUSH, GEOFFREY: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE RUSH, GEOFFREY: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
It took just four pages of the script to convince Geoffrey Rush to don the garb again and play an Elizabethan character a second time, he tells PAUL FISCHER
RUSH, GEOFFREY: WHAT NOW GEOFFREY? RUSH, GEOFFREY: WHAT NOW GEOFFREY?

ANDREW L. URBAN meets Geoffrey Rush at the Cannes Film Festival to talk about the Oscar winning actor’s life after Shine.

RUSSIAN DOLL: Kazantzidis & Zitserman RUSSIAN DOLL: Kazantzidis & Zitserman
The award winning script for Russian Doll is a collaboration between a Russian woman and a Greek man. Bound to be a hoot, don’t you reckon? Andrew L. Urban talks to the duo, who were inspired by a night at the Russian Roulette Club.
  RUSSO, GIANNI – THE GODFATHER (The Coppola Restoration)
Gianni Russo, scored his first acting role in The Godfather (1972); he visited Australia specifically to present the world premiere of the remastered and restored 35 mm print of The Godfather, part of the The Coppola Restoration of the Godfather Trilogy*, at a black tie screening at Sydney’s State Theatre (July 22, 2008) with accompaniment by a 65 piece orchestra. Andrew L. Urban asked him about the Popes and Presidents he knew, and his trysts with Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly among others.
  RYAN, SCOTT – THE MAGICIAN
New filmmaker Scott Ryan likes his films real; so real in fact that with his debut feature about a Melbourne hitman, The Magician, the audience can’t tell if it’s a doco or a black comedy. Next up, he tells Andrew L. Urban, he is making a really realistic zombie movie.





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