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Mario Van Peebles believes in being the character

PASADENA, Calif. -- Mario Van Peebles has a simple theory about playing a real person...dad may teach you to climb it!"' In the 1990s, Mario Van Peebles himself directed such well-received films as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/25/ent_335441.shtml
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At the Movies: 'Baadasssss!'

Mario Van Peebles isn't afraid to show the bad along with the good in "Baadasssss...least an NC-17 rating today.) "Baadasssss!" is at its best when Mario Van Peebles, as director, co-writer and star, re-enacts the low-budget...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/28/mov_417054.shtml
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Black filmmakers show indie works at Sundance

...was so strong Sundance organizers held a panel discussion - The New "New Black Film" - featuring black filmmakers Mario Van Peebles, Kasi Lemmons and Ernest Dickerson. Big-name talent such as Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Wesley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/25/mov_402273.shtml
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Living briefs

...com BIRTHDAYS TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Singer Captain Beefheart is 63. Actress Andrea Martin is 57. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 47. Singer Lisa Lisa of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam is 37. Actor Chad Lowe is 36. Actress Regina King is 33...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/liv_401079.shtml
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Overtime

...he said. Among the celebrities at the unveiling were the stars of Ali, including Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles and director Michael Mann. Will Smith, who played Ali in the movie, did not attend. TENNIS Davenport will miss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/12/oth_332621.shtml
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...to http://augustabrides.com/ their wedding announcement. BIRTHDAYS TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 49. Actor James Nesbitt is 41. Actor Chad Lowe is 38. Actress Regina King is 35. Actor Eddie Cahill (CSI...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/15/liv_43699.shtml
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New on DVD

...The third season's 20 episodes come in a six-disc set, with guest appearances by such stars as Bridget Fonda, Mario Van Peebles and Dom DeLuise. CHARMED: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (PARAMOUNT, $49.99): The three witchy sisters (Shannen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/08/mov_1277.shtml
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'Shrek 2,' 'Day After Tomorrow' lift Hollywood to record Memorial Day weekend

...teenager at a Christian school ostracized when she becomes pregnant, opened strongly with $440,000 at 20 theaters. Mario Van Peebles' "Baadasssss!", in which he stars as his father, Melvin, on his quest to make the seminal black-power flick...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/01/mov_417485.shtml
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At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

...Christy Lemire, Associated Press "Baadasssss!" - Mario Van Peebles isn't afraid to show the bad along with the good...shoeshine boys. "Baadasssss!" is at its best when Mario Van Peebles, as director, co-writer and star, re-enacts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/31/mov_417393.shtml
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Summer movie lineup includes Spider-Man, Harry and Shrek

...baroness (Isabella Rossellini) stages an absurdist contest to find the world's saddest tunes. May: BAADASSSSS!: Mario Van Peebles stars as his dad, Melvin, in the story behind the black-power classic "Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/03/mov_414377.shtml
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