Sissy Spacek received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Chris Colfer, writer and star of Struck By Lightning, at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film is playing. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Beth (Diane Keaton) and her daughter (Elisabeth Moss) rescue an injured dog from the side of the highway. Beth's husband (Kevin Kline) later loses the beloved pet, an event co-writer Meg Kasdan says is inspired by a real-life incident. Wilson Webb/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Michelle Yeoh plays pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady. Yeoh says it was important that the film portrayed Suu Kyi's struggles realistically, including how her 15-year house arrest kept her from her husband and sons. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Hugh Laurie has received two Golden Globe awards and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Dr. Gregory House. Fox hide caption

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In Bernie, Jack Black plays a local mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story. Deana Newcomb/Wind Dancer Films hide caption

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In The Five-Year Engagement, which Jason Segel co-wrote, he plays Tom, the devoted fiance to Violet (Emily Blunt), who agrees to postpone the wedding day as life continues to throw obstacles their way. Universal Pictures hide caption

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After they leave their orphanage for the first time, Curly (Will Sasso) bears a heavy burden — his fellow Stooges, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos, left) and Larry (Sean Hayes). Peter Iovino/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Over the course of filming, Oscar (pictured above) learned how to use rudimentary tools and how to get along with the other members of his clan. Disney hide caption

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Algerian actor Fellag stars as Monsieur Lazhar, a man pursuing political asylum in Canada. After a school-related tragedy, Lazhar tackles the challenge of comforting mourning students with his graceful humor. Music Box Films hide caption

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Harold and Kumar directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg arrive at the premiere of American Reunion at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 19 in Hollywood, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Chico's story mimics the stories of many Cuban musicians who left Havana and arrived in New York City in the 1940s — a time when musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were starting to emerge. Luna Films hide caption

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Greta Gerwig (center) tells NPR's Robert Siegel that she doesn't mind being called "Hollywood's indie darling" — as long as she can keep making movies the way she wants. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Whit Stillman, the whimsical director of Metropolitan, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco, returns after 13 years with Damsels in Distress -- which he calls "a comedy of ideas, even if they're lame ones." Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images hide caption

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