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The Golden Compass features some of the most complex effects sequences ever seen on film. Check out this article, where some of the movie's visual artists tell us how they brought Phillip Pullman's beloved novel to life.

By Gerri Miller

Jerry Seinfeld's animated labor-of-love "Bee Movie" was born out of a joke Seinfeld made to Steven Spielberg. Get the rest of the buzz about the movie and its making.

By Gerri Miller

Dark skies drop with acid rain. Advertising screams from every direction. And blade runners track down replicants -- murderous illegal androids that have returned to Earth. But how can they tell who's a replicant and who isn't?

By Chris Pollette

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Vintage film stars did not always go by their real names. Some of the most famous celebrities changed their name before they hit success because their names sounded too ethnic or were hard to pronounce. Read our list of 26 film stars and their actual names.

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Being featured in ads in Japan is one way for celebrities to make a buck. Making ads in Japan is also appealing because the reputations of celebrities are protected by secrecy clauses. See our list of 12 Hollywood celebrities who have made ads in Japan.

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Some people go into the bathroom and then never come out. See our list of 8 famous people who died in the bathroom, including Elvis, Jim Morrison, and Orville Redenbacher.

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That these people all died before the age of 40 is sad in its own right -- how they died is often more so. And sometimes, the causes are just plain strange.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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Some people try to take things with them into the great unknown. See our list of 5 people who were buried with strange objects, including Humphrey Bogart and King Tut.

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These raucous characters of felt and wool have claimed a top spot in the television world and American pop culture for over 50 years. But what exactly is a Muppet? Learn about the Muppets construction and the Muppeteers who bring them to life.

By Shanna Freeman

Stars sometimes turn down roles that become memorable. Learn about the memorable roles turned down by stars like Will Smith and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Well-orchestrated public relations campaigns designed to get people into theaters have helped many films' box office success. Here are some of the wildest feats in the long history of movie publicity.

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Stars' deaths throw millions into grief -- including the makers of their unfinished films. Learn how 10 big stars died and how everyone coped.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd. & Laurie L. Dove

Animator Chuck Jones created iconic characters such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and the Roadrunner. Read interesting tidbits about the 10 favorite cartoons of Chuck Jones.

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Ron Howard has directed many blockbusters and charming comedies, from Splash to A Beautiful Mind. Check out this list of his other films.

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Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest directors of our time. Learn about Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and his other classic films in this list.

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Nora Ephron, screenwriter of many classic movies, is well known for her romantic comedies. Discover 11 of her best movies in this list, including When Harry Met Sally and My Blue Heaven.

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Some celebrities, including Jason Lee, Clint Eastwood, David Letterman, weren't always rich and famous. At one time, they had regular jobs, too. Check out these former jobs of these 12 celebrities.

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Would Norma Jeane Mortensen have been as popular as Marilyn Monroe was? Or Robyn Fenty as Rihanna? It's impossible to know, but these 50 celebs found fame under assumed names.

By Francisco Guzman

Marilyn Monroe's final years included personal and professional disappointments and ended with her death under mysterious circumstances. Find out about the later years and untimely death of Marilyn Monroe.

By Susan Doll

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Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles in 1926. How did this shy young girl end up as Hollywood's most iconic starlet?

By Susan Doll

Marilyn Monroe got her first bit part in the musical comedy "Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!" Check out her other early movies as we trace the rise of her acting career.

By Susan Doll

Marilyn Monroe's later career included such films as "The Seven Year Itch" and "How to Marry a Millionaire." During her later career Marilyn Monroe also married and divorced Joe DiMaggio and married Arthur Miller. Read all about Marilyn Monroe's later films and her life.

By Susan Doll

Marilyn Monroe was the most celebrated actress of her time and an object of lust for both the President and the common man. More than forty years after her death, her legend still endures.

By Susan Doll

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The Simpsons Movie' has been a long time coming, with writers working on and improving the script since 2003. Read more about 'The Simpsons Movie' and its even earlier beginnings as a series of animated shorts in the 1980s.

By Ryan Johnson

The Harry Potter universe would not be complete without magic wands. Have you ever wanted to know how these wands work and why they seem to have a mind of their own? You can learn about these magic wands in this section.

By Tracy V. Wilson