Magazine article Variety

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Magazine article Variety

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY' PREMIERE

ALICE TULLY HALL, GOTHAM, OCT. 5

At the New York Film Festival's Centerpiece gala, Ben Stiller admitted he doesn't share the exciting secret life with his film's hero. "I sometimes daydream about silly things, like our dogs," Stiller said. "But I'm pretty happy with my life right now."

'HER'PARTY

BOOM BOOM ROOM, GOTHAM, OCT. 12

At NYFF's closing night party, stars Olivia Wilde and Amy Adams admitted to their own love affair with technology. "Sad to say, but I do love my phone," Wilde said. "It's always there for me." Amy Adams confessed that she doesn't know how to use Siri, but has another crush, that is. Candy Crush. "That free app thing always gets you!"

THE FIFTH ESTATE' PARTY

NEW MARLTON HOTEL. GOTHAM, OCT. 11

Last week Julian Assange released a letter slamming the "wretched film." Benedict Cumberbatch, who wore three wigs, fake teeth and contact lenses to transform into Assange on screen, responded kindly, "I've said everything I've had to say to him. We have an open line of communication. I'm fine with keeping that private. He can do what he likes."

CARRY FORWARD AWARDS

CLUB NOKIA AT L.A. LIVE, LOS ANGELES, OCT. 10

"The Sopranos" family reunited to honor the Wounded Warriors Project and inaugural James Gandolfini award winner Tony Sirico. "We play tough guys in the movies, but these are the guys that keep us safe," said Sirico, honestly surprised by the honor. "When I meet them, i'm all over them; whether they like It or not, my hands are on them."

THE COUNSELOR' PARTY

CROSBY STREET HOTEL, GOTHAM, OCT. 9

At the Cinema Society fete, conversation turned to the script by Cormac McCarthy. When asked about his favorite McCarthy novel, Michael Fassbender fessed up; "To be honest with you, I started reading The Road,' and unfortunately, I haven't finished a book since probably 2006.1 end up reading scripts all the time, and I'm a very slow reader."

VARIETY'S 10 ACTORS TO WATCH PANEL

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN, HAMPTONS, OCT. 12

In a panel at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Brie Larson recounted a role when she was seven in "a fake commercial called 'Malibu Mudslide Barbie,'" which Larson said was "vindication" after several rejections. "I acted the shit out that thing," she bragged.

'BIG FISH'OPENING PARTY

ROSELAND, GOTHAM, OCT. …

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