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Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture...or as a cartoon genie in "Aladdin." He won his Academy Award in a rare, but equally intense dramatic role, as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-11/comedian-robin-williams-dead
Laughing and crying

...90-minute movie. He made up so much of his performance on the spot that the movie's script was rejected for an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay.Williams made more than 80 movies. Four of them have yet to be released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-13/laughing-and-crying
Williams death: Hollywood reacts

...riot in drag in "Mrs. Doubtfire," or as a cartoon genie in "Aladdin." He could do drama, too, winning his Academy Award as an empathetic therapist in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting." He won Golden Globes for "Good Morning, Vietnam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-12/williams-death-friends-ask-w
Heaven Is For Real

Now Playing Synopsis: A young boy suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven in this earnest inspirational drama based on the best-selling book of the same name. When their young son Colton (Connor Corum) enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness, devastated parents Todd (Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear) and Sonja Burpo (Kelly Reilly) are uncertain whether he will make it out of the operating room alive. But in what Colton's doctors credit as "a miracle," he survives -- and with an incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven. Later, despite Colton's accurate and intimate revelations about people he has never encountered -- including his sister who died in utero and his late grandfather -- skeptics hastily dismiss any possibility that the young boy's fantastical claims could be true. Meanwhile, his astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives completely upside down. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Hall finally gets our Guy

...Deep Purple is noticeably absent from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. And actress Glenn Close never has won an Academy Award.But perhaps we can stop ruminating over why it took 22 long years for a Thomson native who revolutionized the art...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-01/hall-finally-gets-our
Training for marathon helps Haitians cope with struggles

...working out with two-time U.S. Olympic distance runner Alan Culpepper. Sponsored by the relief organization of Academy Award-winning actor and activist Sean Penn, they're training for another go-around at the New York City Marathon in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-19/training-marathon-he
Actor is excited to return to Augusta for 'Get On Up'

...in any business building."Those principles have seen him prosper, with one of his best known film roles in the Academy Award-winning film Dreamgirls as C.C. White. His solo Patience earned him an Oscar nomination and he also performed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-22/actor-excited-return-
Q&A: Nicole Kidman keeping it real in latest roles

...face in theaters.While maintaining a steady presence in Hollywood for more than two decades, the 46-year-old Academy Award winner has been focusing more in recent years on raising her two daughters with husband and country star Keith Urban...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-12/qa-nicole-kidman-keeping-it-real-la
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a symbol of racial injustice, dies at 76

...publicized in Bob Dylan's 1975 song Hurricane, several books and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, who received an Academy Award nomination for playing Carter.Carter's murder convictions abruptly ended the boxing career of a former petty criminal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-20/rubin-hurricane-cart
Oscar nod part of McConaughey's 'McConaissance'

...burst that has clearly re-energized him. It's been a steady renewal, building part by part. His best-actor Academy Award nomination for Dallas Buyers Club represents a culmination, and most expect McConaughey will be crowned with a win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-02-27/oscar-nod-part-mcconaugheys-