Alan Rickman has played Professor Severus Snape throughout the Harry Potter series. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Jason Segel (left) and Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) try to reunite the original Muppets in the new family comedy The Muppets. Disney hide caption

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Francis Ford Coppola directed The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II and Dracula. He also co-produced George Lucas' first film, THX 1138. Kevork Djansezian/AP hide caption

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For his new film, director Martin Scorsese worked to re-create the scenes of Brian Selznick's illustrated children's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Jaap Buitendijk/GK Films hide caption

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Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (left) and Ewan McGregor star as father and son in Mike Mills' Beginners. Focus Features hide caption

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George Clooney plays an indifferent husband and father to two daughters, including Shailene Woodley, in The Descendants. Merie Wallace/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Dominic Fredianelli and Cole Smith returned to their homes on Michigan's Upper Peninsula after their tours in Afghanistan. Justin Hennard/ hide caption

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Justine's well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Punk rockers like Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, shown with his son, struggle to reconcile their rebellious identities with their roles as devoted dads. Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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In Page Eight, Bill Nighy plays Johnny Worricker, a spy trying to help his neighbor Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) discover how her brother died. Masterpiece Classic hide caption

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