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Harrison Ford, hurt in plane crash, had earlier aviation misadventures

Harrison Ford was still recovering from a broken leg when he was in a plane crash on Thursday.

While filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" in June, Ford's left leg was broken in an accident involving the door of the famed Millennium Falcon spaceship. The injury required him to have surgery and go through rehab, causing a two-week hiatus in filming during August.

The J.J. Abrams-directed film, in which Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo, wrapped filming last fall and is set for release this December.

On screen, the actor has often starred in stunt-heavy adventure films -- the "Indiana Jones" franchise, "Blade Runner," "Air Force One." When he played a pilot in "Six Days, Seven Nights," he even flew as part of the role after meeting requirements set out by the film's insurance company and the Federal Aviation Administration.

But he's never been afraid of taking risks off-set, either. He's long held a passion for both motorcycles and airplanes, telling Playboy in 2002 that he loved the...

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Harrison Ford's plane crash comes during busy period for iconic actor

Harrison Ford was piloting a small vintage plane that crashed on an L.A. golf course Thursday afternoon, an accident that has left the actor in the hospital — and left his legions of fans around the world concerned as they await further information about his condition.

One of the top-grossing actors in film history, the 72-year-old Ford is responsible for such iconic and globally beloved film characters as the rakish space pilot Han Solo in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and the globe-trotting archeologist Indiana Jones. 

At an age when many actors downshift their careers, Ford — who has amassed more than $6 billion in worldwide grosses over his career — has remained busy and in-demand. In November, the actor wrapped work on director J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII," in which he reprises his Solo role for the first time since 1983's "Return of the Jedi." The film is slated to hit theaters Dec. 18.

Earlier this week, Alcon Entertainment announced that Ford would...

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Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere

A zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a mob romance starring Patricia Arquette, and documentaries about Noam Chomsky and Roseanne Barr will be some of the films world-premiering in the Tribeca Film Festival's Spotlight section.

Festival organizers announced Thursday that the scripted tales will include Henry Hobson's "Maggie," which stars Schwarzenegger as a farmer who refuses to accept defeat when his daughter (Abigail Breslin) is infected by zombies, and Nick Sandow's "The Wannabe," starring Arquette as one-half a duo (with Vincent Piazza) that begins robbing New York's mafia elite.

Other narrative films making their world premiere in the Spotlight section include William Monahan's "Mojave," a desert-set thriller starring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund; Tim Blake Nelson's ensemble drama "Anesthesia," starring Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart and Glenn Close; and Robert Edwards' "When I Live My Life Over Again," starring Amber Heard as a singer-songwriter trying to make her...

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'Beauty and the Beast' adds Luke Evans as Gaston, Dan Stevens as Beast

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie is beefing up, with Luke Evans in negotiations to play the buff but brainless suitor Gaston and Dan Stevens in negotiations to play the fearsome yet kind-hearted Beast, The Times has confirmed.

Variety first reported the news about Evans, the 35-year-old Welsh actor who played the lead in "Dracula Untold" and the villain in "Fast

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Tom Hooper-Eddie Redmayne drama 'The Danish Girl' gets fall release

Director Tom Hooper and actor Eddie Redmayne's drama "The Danish Girl" has pulled up a seat at the Thanksgiving table.

The film will open Nov. 27 over the holiday weekend, Focus Features and Working Title announced Wednesday, staking an early claim in next year's Oscar race.

Based on the novel by David Ebershoff and adapted for the screen by Lucinda Coxon, "The Danish Girl" tells the story of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), whose personal and professional lives were upended when Einar set out to become one of the world's first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

The cast also includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard.

For Redmayne, "The Danish Girl" offers another opportunity for a physically transformative performance (see photo above), after his recent Oscar-winning turn as physicist Stephen Hawking, who has ALS, in "The Theory of Everything."

The film will also reunite him with Hooper, his director on "Les Miserables." Hooper is a fellow...

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer: Evil A.I. threatens extinction

Every supervillain worth his salt eventually gives a monologue about his plans to remake the world in his image. Now the final trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has arrived to give its titular bad guy his big moment.

"I was designed to save the world," says Ultron, the 8-foot-tall evil android played by James Spader. "People would look to the sky and see hope. I'll take that from them first."

Created by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) as an automated protector of planet Earth, presumably one unimpeded by human fallibility, Ultron unfortunately develops other ideas for his maker, and just about everyone else: "There's only one path to peace," he says. "Their extinction."

Standing in Ultron's way are Iron Man and his fellow Avengers, including Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Representing the climax of the second phase in Marvel's cinematic universe...

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