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Rhys Ifans plays the Elizabethan aristocrat Edward de Vere in Roland Emmerich's Anonymous. The movie speculates that de Vere, not Shakespeare, was the real author of the bard's works.

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Former CIA agent Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere) and FBI rookie Ben Geary (Topher Grace) team up to uncover the investigate the murder of a U.S. senator.

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A Good Ride: Journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp, left) is looking for more than a story in The Rum Diary, based on a semi-autobiographical story by Hunter S. Thompson.

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Suddenly, A Duet: Rocker Ethan (Alessandro Nivola, left) discovers he has a teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin), when her ex-groupie mother dumps her with him on the way to rehab.

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Against the clock: Will and Sylvia (Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried) live in a world where time literally is money — and it's running rapidly out for most.

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Strange, Even As Fiction: Rhys Ifans (right, with Vanessa Redgrave) plays the 17th Earl of Oxford in Anonymous, a political melodrama inspired by a discredited theory about who "really" wrote the plays of Shakespeare.

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Beard of Avon? Rhys Ifans plays the 17th Earl of Oxford, who in the preposterous calculus of Anonymous is the "real" author of Shakespeare's plays.

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