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    A new startup is offering wealthy investors a chance to finance movies starring Tom Hanks, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck.

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    Supporting actor nominee Barkhad Abdi says the way he wraps his head around his new celebrity is simple:

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    A Somali actor from Minnesota is up for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar Sunday night for his screen debut in "Captain Philips."

  • This image released by Paramount shows, from left, Katarina Cas, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and Jon Bernthal in a scene from "The Wolf of Wall Street." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Mary Cybulski)

    Oscars rich in tales of wealthy and poor

    Early in "Captain Phillips," the cargo ship captain (Tom Hanks) and his wife (Catherine Keener) drive from their Vermont home to the airport where he'll take a flight to his next job, one that will bring him face-to-face with the less fortunate on the other side of the globe. Like the chatter of so many couples, their conversation turns to their general feeling of economic uncertainty.

  • Tom Hanks, left, and Julia Roberts pose backstage at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage, and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.

  • ** FILE ** Tom Hanks portrayed Walt Disney in the movie "Saving Mr. Banks." (Disney via Associated Press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    It's no surprise to learn that P.L. Travers, the author who gave us the indomitable Mary Poppins, wasn't herself raised by a flying governess with an uncanny knack for soldiering through life's difficulties.

  • Actor Tom Hanks arrives at the special screening of the feature film "Captain Phillips" at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Tom Hanks: Actor reveals he has Type 2 diabetes

    Appearing to promote his new film "Captain Phillips," Tom Hanks revealed to David Letterman Monday night that's he's suffering from Type 2 diabetes.

  • Tom Hanks arrives at Columbia Pictures screening of 'Captain Phillips', on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)

    'Captain Phillips': Examining piracy — or excusing it?

    Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks, is the taut, ripped-from-the-headlines tale of the 2009 hijacking of the container ship Maersk Alabama and kidnapping of its captain, Richard Phillips. The tense docudrama tries to understand the motivations of the violent Somali pirates who seized control of Captain Phillips' vessel and took him hostage. But in trying to explain the pirates, does the film cross over into excusing them?

  • ** FILE ** Actor Tom Hanks arrives at the Michael Clarke Duncan Memorial Service at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park and Mortuaries in the Hollywood Hills selection of Los Angeles, September 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Tom Hanks the juror: Fan causes trial to halt over 'jury tampering'

    The domestic violence trial Tom Hanks is currently serving as a juror came to a screeching halt on Wednesday after a fan reportedly approached him in a stairwell.

  • The cast performs in the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots," which garnered 13 Tony Award nominations this year. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)

    Tony Awards will star cross-dressing and Tom Hanks

    The Tony Awards will be a real drag this year: The two top musicals battling it out have leading men dressed as women, and the night's biggest celebrity will be Tom Hanks, who reminded everyone of his cross-dressing roots by teaming up in "Lucky Guy" with Peter Scolari, his "Bosom Buddies" co-star.

  • The cast performs in the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots," which garnered 13 Tony Award nominations this year. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)

    'Kinky Boots' gets a leading 13 Tony Award nominations

    The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as leading man in a play.

  • Maura Tierney to make her Broadway debut this year

    Maura Tierney will make her Broadway debut as Tom Hanks' wife in Nora Ephron's play "Lucky Guy."

  • Tom Hanks to reunite with an old buddy on Broadway

    Tom Hanks' Broadway debut will include an old buddy _ former "Bosom Buddies" co-star Peter Scolari will share the stage with the Oscar winner.

  • Katzenberg, Spielberg attend Governors Awards

    Tom Hanks. Quincy Jones. Kristen Stewart. Warren Beatty. Quentin Tarantino. George Lucas. Steven Spielberg. Kirk Douglas. Amy Adams. Richard Gere.

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