Jason Reitman began writing Up in the Air six years ago but put it aside to write and direct his first major feature, Thank You For Smoking. Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Director Jason Reitman Finds His Feet 'Up In The Air'

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A Role Model For 'Precious' Girls

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Hal Holbrook, Basking In 'That Evening Sun'

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Director Jim Sheridan On 'Brothers'

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Big-Screen Memories Of A New York Adventure

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Besides his role in The Messenger, Ben Foster's film credits include X-Men: The Last Stand (where he played the winged teenager Warren Worthington III) and the bleak Western 3:10 to Yuma. Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Foster, Taking On 'The Most Honorable Job'

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A Tour Of America's Belgrades

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Life studies: A 16-year-old schoolgirl (Carey Mulligan, center) learns hard lessons — but also discovers a thing or two about the value of experience — as she navigates an affair with an older man. Kerry Brown/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Carey Mulligan: The 'Education' Of An Overnight Star

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An Animated Chat With 'Up' Director Pete Docter

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Hundreds Recreating Web's Version Of 'Star Wars'

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'Avatar,' Family Films To Dominate Movie Screens

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India's Muslim Film Stars Bridge Religious Divide

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The Will To Survive: In a post-apocalyptic landscape where starving humans resort to cannibalism, a father (Viggo Mortensen) has one goal: to keep his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) alive — both fed and uneaten. Macall Polay/Dimension Films hide caption

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At The End Of The World, Another 'Road' To Trudge

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Woo's 'Red Cliff' Is Traditional Movie Blockbuster

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