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Matt Bomer White Collar actorMatt Bomer: 'White Collar' actor appropriately wearing white-collared shirt at movie premiere.

'White Collar' actor Matt Bomer photos: DreamWorks' 'Shrek Forever After' premiere

Chuck and White Collar actor Matt Bomer is pictured above at the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's soon-to-be blockbuster Shrek Forever After. The premiere was held on May 16, '10, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, not far from downtown Los Angeles.

Matt Bomer has no role in Shrek, but he has kept himself busy this past decade, chiefly on television. See below.

Matt Bomer movies

There aren't really any “Matt Bomer movies” – in other words, Bomer has never actually starred in a feature film. His only two movie credits to date consist of a minor role in Robert Schwentke's Flightplan (2005), starring Jodie Foster, and in larger one in Jonathan Liebesman's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006).

On the small screen, Bomer has been featured in about a half dozen productions. Besides Chuck and White Collar, these include the series Tru Calling and Traveler, and Todd Holland's TV movie Amy Coyne (2006), toplining Ashley Williams and Tom Berenger.

2016 update: In recent years, Matt Bomer has been featured in more big-screen releases – invariably in supporting roles. See list below.

  • In Time (2011).
    Dir.: Andrew Niccol.
    Cast: Justin Timberlake. Olivia Wilde. Matt Bomer.
  • Magic Mike (2012).
    Dir.: Steven Soderbergh.
    Cast: Channing Tatum. Alex Pettyfer. Matthew McConaughey. Olivia Munn. Matt Bomer.
  • Space Station 76 (2014).
    Dir.: Jack Plotnick.
    Cast: Patrick Wilson. Liv Tyler. Marisa Coughlan. Matt Bomer. Jerry O'Connell.
  • Magic Mike XXL (2015).
    Dir.: Gregory Jacobs.
    Cast: Channing Tatum. Amber Heard. Matt Bomer. Joe Manganiello. Gabriel Iglesias. Andie MacDowell.
Matthew Bomer Superman?Matt Bomer Superman?

Upcoming Matt Bomer films

Upcoming Matt Bomer movies – with the actor now featured in larger roles – include:

  • The Nice Guys (2016).
    Dir.: Shane Black.
    Cast: Ryan Gosling. Matt Bomer. Kim Basinger. Russell Crowe. Ty Simpkins.
  • B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (release date unknown, animated feature).
    Dir.: Anthony Leondis.
    Voice Cast: Melissa McCarthy. Matt Bomer. Rashida Jones. Seth Rogen. Jennifer Coolidge. Octavia Spencer. Bill Murray.
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016).
    Dir.: Antoine Fuqua.
    Cast: Chris Pratt. Denzel Washington. Matt Bomer. Vincent D'Onofrio. Haley Bennett. Ethan Hawke. Cam Gigandet. Peter Sarsgaard.
  • Monty Clift (pre-production).
    Cast: Matt Bomer as Montgomery Clift (Red River, A Place in the Sun).

Additionally, Matt Bomer took home a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance in Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart (2014), also featuring Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch, and Julia Roberts.

Matt Bomer Superman?

And finally, Matt Bomer reportedly almost got to play Superman in what was to have been a Brett Ratner project in the early 2000s. The reasons why Bomer failed to land the title role of what eventually became Man of Steel remains fuzzy. Was that because he was gay? (Or so claimed Jackie Collins using an unnamed studio executive as a source.) Or was that because Ratner was ultimately replaced by Bryan Singer? (Or so claimed another unnamed source “in the business.”)

And never mind the fact that Singer (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) also happens to be gay.

“I actually screen-tested for Superman, and there was a time when Brett Ratner and I were going to work together on it,” Bomer explained to MTV. “That particular incarnation of that franchise sort of fell apart, and then it became a whole different beast.”

Brandon Routh starred in that reincarnated “beast,” which was disappointingly received by U.S. critics and (in relation to its exorbitant cost) U.S. audiences, though Man of Steel did fare remarkably well internationally.

See also: “'The Normal Heart': Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts.”

Booboo Stewart Twilight actor and werewolfBooboo Stewart: 'Twilight' actor and werewolf at 'Shrek Forever After' premiere.

Booboo Stewart photo: 'Shrek Forever After' premiere

Booboo Stewart, who plays Seth Clearwater (one of the young werewolves) in David Slade's upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, arrives at the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 16, '10, in Universal City, north of downtown Los Angeles.

Shrek Forever After – along with Christopher Nolan's Inception, M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, and Eclipse, which stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner – is one of Hollywood's most eagerly awaited summer 2010 releases.

Booboo Stewart movies

Beyond the Twilight Saga franchise, Booboo Stewart's film credits include the following:

  • The Conrad Boys (2006).
    Dir.: Justin Lo.
    Cast: Justin Lo. Nick Bartzen. Barry Shay. Booboo Stewart.
  • The Last Sentinel (2007).
    Dir.: Jesse V. Johnson.
    Cast: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson. Katee Sackhoff. Booboo Stewart.
  • The Fifth Commandment (2008).
    Dir.: Jesse V. Johnson.
    Cast: Rick Yune. Booboo Stewart.Roger Yuan. Dania Ramirez.
  • American Cowslip (2009).
    Dir.: Jesse V. Johnson.
    Cast: Ronnie Gene Blevins. Diane Ladd. Rip Torn. Cloris Leachman. Val Kilmer. Peter Falk. Bruce Dern. Priscilla Barnes. Booboo Stewart.
  • Logan (2010).
    Dir.: Kyle Lawrence. Co-director: Caleb Doyle.
    Cast: Leo Howard. Patrick Probst. Booboo Stewart.

More Booboo Stewart movies

May 2016 update: The Beverly Hills-born Booboo Stewart (Jan. 21, 1994) has been featured in more than 40 films.

Besides the ones mentioned above and the two final Twilight franchise movies, Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Breaking Dawn - Part 2, other titles include:

  • Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013).
    Dir.: David DeCoteau.
    Cast: Booboo Stewart. Fivel Stewart. Eric Roberts. Judy Norton. Cherie Currie. Vanessa Angel. Nils Allen Stewart (Booboo Stewart's father).
  • Dominion (2014).
    Dir.: Richard Lowry.
    Cast: Barry Lynch. Travis Hammer. Booboo Stewart. Christine Joëlle. Lisa Marie.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
    Dir.: Bryan Singer.
    Cast: Hugh Jackman. James McAvoy. Michael Fassbender. Halle Berry. Jennifer Lawrence. Anna Paquin. Booboo Stewart. Ellen Page. Nicholas Hoult. Peter Dinklage. Evan Peters. Josh Helman. Omar Sy. Shawn Ashmore. Daniel Cudmore.

In case the info found on the IMDb is accurate, Booboo Stewart will be seen in a few thousand movies – both shorts and features – in the next year or so. Titles include:

  • The thriller Dark Games (2016).
    Dir.: Charles Hage.
    Cast: Booboo Stewart. Martin Kove. Heather Tocquigny. Jeff Conaway. Danny Trejo.
  • The short Loveology (2016).
    Dir.: Mark Manalo.
    Cast: Booboo Stewart. Jessica Yu. Matthew Yang King. Chanel Marriott.
  • The thriller American Satan (2016).
    Dir.: Ash Avildsen.
    Cast: Denise Richards. John Bradley. Sandra Rosko. Booboo Stewart. Malcolm McDowell. Drake Bell. Mark Boone Junior.
Melanie Griffith Best Actress Oscar nomineeMelanie Griffith: Best Actress Oscar nominee.

Melanie Griffith: Best Actress Oscar nominee at 'Shrek Forever After' premiere

Pictured above is Best Actress Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith (Working Girl, 1988) arriving at the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 16, '10, in Universal City.

In the animated feature, Griffith's husband, Antonio Banderas, provides the voice of the character Puss in Boots.

Melanie Griffith movies

Listed below is a quintet of eclectic and notable (for different reasons) Melanie Griffith movies:

  • Body Double (1984).
    Dir.: Brian De Palma.
    Cast: Craig Wasson. Gregg Henry. Melanie Griffith.
  • Working Girl (1988).
    Dir.: Mike Nichols.
    Cast: Harrison Ford. Melanie Griffith. Sigourney Weaver. Joan Cusack. Alec Baldwin.
  • Pacific Heights (1990).
    Dir.: John Schlesinger.
    Cast: Melanie Griffith. Michael Keaton. Matthew Modine. Mako.
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).
    Dir.: Brian De Palma.
    Cast: Tom Hanks. Melanie Griffith. Bruce Willis. Kim Cattrall. Saul Rubinek. Morgan Freeman.
  • Born Yesterday (1993).
    Dir.: Luis Mandoki.
    Cast: Melanie Griffith. John Goodman. Don Johnson. Edward Herrmann. Max Perlich. Sally Quinn. Former Washington Post chief editor Ben Bradlee (as Benjamin C. Bradlee).

Whereas the first three movies were well received by U.S. critics and/or audiences, The Bonfire of the Vanities and Born Yesterday were both critical and box office duds.

'Born Yesterday'

Directed by George Cukor, the original Born Yesterday (1950) starred Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, and William Holden. Holliday was the year's (somewhat surprising) Best Actress Oscar winner.

One of Melanie Griffith's Born Yesterday co-stars, Don Johnson, was both her first and third husband. The couple were briefly married in 1976; they were remarried in 1989 and divorced once again in 1996.

In-between the two marriages to Don Johnson, Griffith was married to actor Steven Bauer (Scarface, Thief of Hearts) from 1981–1989.

'Working Girl' Best Actress awards and nominations

Working Girl earned Melanie Griffith not only a Best Actress Oscar nod, but also a BAFTA nod, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and a Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actress Award.

The Oscar winner that year was Jodie Foster, playing a gang rape victim in The Accused.

Mother and daughter

Melanie Griffith's mother is actress Tippi Hedren, best known as the star of two Alfred Hitchcock thrillers:

  • The Birds (1963).
    Cast: Rod Taylor. Suzanne Pleshette. Jessica Tandy.
  • Marnie (1964).
    Cast: Sean Connery. Diane Baker. Martin Gabel. Louise Latham.

Update May 2016: Griffith and Don Johnson are the parents of actress Dakota Johnson, whose film credits include 21 Jump Street and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Melanie Griffith husband Antonio BanderasMelanie Griffith and husband Antonio Banderas.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were married in 1996. They co-starred in Fernando Trueba's poorly received, Miami-set comedy Two Much (1995). Additionally, Banderas directed Griffith in the 1999 comedy-drama Crazy in Alabama.

Among Banderas' best-regarded movies are Pedro Almodóvar's Matador (1986), Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), and The Skin I Live In (2011). Additionally, in Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia (1993) Banderas was cast in a key supporting role as the AIDS-stricken Tom Hanks' lover.

May 2016 update: Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were divorced in 2015.

'Shrek Forever After' voice cast

The fourth feature in the Shrek franchise – following Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), and Shrek the Third (2007) – Shrek Forever After is one of 2010's most eagerly anticipated summer releases. Besides Antonio Banderas, the DreamWorks Animation production also made use of the vocal cords of the following performers:

Mike Myers. Cameron Diaz. Eddie Murphy. Jon Hamm. Jane Lynch.

Craig Robinson. John Cleese. Lake Bell. Mary Kay Place.

Best Actress Oscar winner Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, 1964).

Directed by Mike Mitchell, and written by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke, Shrek Forever After is scheduled to open in the U.S. on May 21.

Summer 2010 hits-to-be?

Besides Shrek Forever After, fans of mainstream Hollywood fare are also waiting with bated breath for the following summer 2010 releases:

  • Christopher Nolan's Inception.
    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Marion Cotillard. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Tom Hardy. Ellen Page. Michael Caine. Ken Watanabe. Dileep Rao. Cillian Murphy. Pete Postlethwaite.
  • David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
    Cast: Kristen Stewart. Robert Pattinson. Taylor Lautner. Bryce Dallas Howard. Xavier Samuel. Elizabeth Reaser. Kellan Lutz. Ashley Greene. Peter Facinelli. Jackson Rathbone. Nikki Reed. Dakota Fanning.
  • M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender.
    Cast: Dev Patel. Noah Ringer. Nicola Peltz. Eclipse actor Jackson Rathbone.

 

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

Cameron Diaz actress to star Tom CruiseCameron Diaz: Actress to star opposite Tom Cruise.

Cameron Diaz movies and photos: 'Charlie's Angels' actress at 'Shrek Forever After' premiere

Cameron Diaz, who will next be seen opposite Tom Cruise in James Mangold's comedy-adventure-thriller Knight and the Day, arrives at the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 16, '10, in Universal City.

Diaz provides the voice of Princess Fiona in the animated film directed by Mike Mitchell from a screenplay by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke.

Cameron Diaz movies

Listed below are a handful of notable films starring the San Diego-born (Aug. 30, 1972) Cameron Diaz.

  • There's Something About Mary (1998).
    Dir.: Bobby and Peter Farrelly.
    Cast: Ben Stiller. Cameron Diaz. Matt Dillon.
  • Being John Malkovich (1999).
    Dir.: Spike Jonze.
    Cast: John Cusack. Cameron Diaz. Catherine Keener. John Malkovich.
  • Charlie's Angels (2000).
    Dir.: McG.
    Cast: Cameron Diaz. Drew Barrymore. Lucy Liu. Bill Murray. Sam Rockwell.
  • Vanilla Sky (2001).
    Dir.: Cameron Crowe.
    Cast: Tom Cruise. Penélope Cruz. Cameron Diaz. Jason Lee. Noah Taylor. Kurt Russell. Tilda Swinton. Michael Shannon. Timothy Spall.
  • Gangs of New York (2002).
    Dir.: Martin Scorsese.
    Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis. Leonardo DiCaprio. Cameron Diaz. Jim Broadbent.
  • What Happens in Vegas (2008).
    Dir.: Tom Vaughan.
    Cast: Ashton Kutcher. Cameron Diaz. Lake Bell. Jason Sudeikis. Treat Williams. Deirdre O'Connell. Zach Galifianakis. Dennis Farina. Queen Latifah.
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Eddie Murphy attends movie premiere

Eddie Murphy, whose movie career has gone from 48 Hrs. and Beverly Hills Cop in the early '80s to Norbit and Imagine That in the late 2000s, is seen above at the Shrek Forever After premiere.

In the DreamWorks Animation's feature, Murphy provides Donkey's voice.

Eddie Murphy movies

A popular Saturday Night Live comedian in the early '80s, the Brooklyn-born (April 3, 1961) Eddie Murphy began his movie career in 1982, with a lead role in Walter Hill's commercially successful comedy-thriller 48 Hrs, co-starring Nick Nolte.

Other notable Eddie Murphy films include the following:

  • Trading Places (1983).
    Dir.: John Landis.
    Cast: Dan Aykroyd. Eddie Murphy. Ralph Bellamy. Denholm Elliott. Don Ameche.
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984).
    Dir.: Martin Brest.
    Cast: Eddie Murphy. Judge Reinhold. John Ashton. Lisa Eilbacher. Ronny Cox. James Russo. Steven Berkoff. Bronson Pinchot.
  • Coming to America (1988).
    Dir.: Martin Scorsese.
    Cast: Eddie Murphy. James Earl Jones. John Amos. Arsenio Hall. Madge Sinclair.
  • The Nutty Professor (1996).
    Dir.: Tom Shadyac.
    Cast: Eddie Murphy. James Coburn. Jada Pinkett. Dave Chappelle. Larry Miller.
  • Doctor Dolittle (1998).
    Dir.: Betty Thomas.
    Cast: Eddie Murphy. Ossie Davis. Oliver Platt. Peter Boyle. Richard Schiff. Kristen Wilson.
  • Dreamgirls (2006), which earned Murphy a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination.
    Dir.: Bill Condon.
    Cast: Beyoncé Knowles. Jennifer Hudson. Anika Noni Rose. Jamie Foxx. Danny Glover. Eddie Murphy.

Jerry Lewis and Rex Harrison starred in the the 1960s originals of, respectively, The Nutty Professor (1963) and Doctor Dolittle (1967).

Alan Arkin was the 2006 Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for his performance in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine.

And see below a couple more images featuring Shrek Forever After cast members at the film's Los Angeles premiere.

Cameron Diaz Princess Fiona Eddie Murphy Mike MyersCameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Mike Myers (Shrek).
Cameron Diaz Eddie Murphy Antonio Banderas Mike MyersCameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers.

Fourth 'Shrek' movie

The fourth feature in the Shrek movie franchise – trailing Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), and Shrek the Third (2007) – Shrek Forever After is one of the year's most eagerly awaited summer releases, along with:

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
    Dir.: David Slade.
    Cast: Kristen Stewart. Robert Pattinson. Taylor Lautner. Bryce Dallas Howard. Xavier Samuel. Peter Facinelli. Elizabeth Reaser. Kellan Lutz. Ashley Greene. Nikki Reed. Jackson Rathbone. Dakota Fanning. Billy Burke.
  • Inception.
    Dir.: Christopher Nolan.
    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Marion Cotillard. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Tom Hardy. Michael Caine. Ellen Page. Ken Watanabe. Dileep Rao. Cillian Murphy. Pete Postlethwaite.
  • The Last Airbender.
    Dir.: M. Night Shyamalan.
    Cast: Noah Ringer. Dev Patel. Nicola Peltz. Eclipse actor Jackson Rathbone.

'Shrek Forever After' voice cast

Besides those of Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, and Antonio Banderas, Shrek Forever After features the voices of:

Jon Hamm. Jane Lynch. John Cleese. Craig Robinson. Lake Bell. Mary Kay Place.

Best Actress Oscar winner Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, 1964).

Shrek Forever After opens in the U.S. on May 21.

 

Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy movies' cast info via the IMDb.

Mike Mitchell Shrek Forever After director Harry Gregson-Williams composer'Shrek Forever After' director Mike Mitchell and composer Harry Gregson-Williams.

Mike Mitchell and Harry Gregson-Williams

Shrek Forever After director Mike Mitchell and composer Harry Gregson-Williams are seen above as they arrive at the premiere of the DreamWorks Animation feature.

Movies featuring the British-born Harry Gregson-Williams' music – working solo or with co-composers – include the following:

  • Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997).
    Dir.: Bille August.
    Cast: Julia Ormond. Gabriel Byrne. Tom Wilkinson. Jim Broadbent. Richard Harris. Vanessa Redgrave. Robert Loggia. Mario Adorf. Bob Peck. Jürgen Vogel. Peter Capaldi.
  • Enemy of the State (1998).
    Dir.: Tony Scott.
    Cast: Will Smith. Gene Hackman. Jon Voight. Regina King. Lisa Bonet. Stuart Wilson. Loren Dean. Barry Pepper. Scott Caan. Gabriel Byrne. Jason Lee. Ian Hart. Jack Black. James Le Gros. Grant Heslov. Uncredited: Philip Baker Hall. Jason Robards. Tom Sizemore.
  • Shrek (2003) and its sequels.
    Dir.: Andrew Adamson. Vicky Jenson.
    Voice Cast: Mike Myers. Cameron Diaz. Eddie Murphy. John Lithgow. Chris Miller. Vincent Cassel. Kathleen Freeman.
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004).
    Dir.: Beeban Kidron.
    Cast: Renée Zellweger. Colin Firth. Hugh Grant. Jim Broadbent. Gemma Jones. Neil Pearson. Sally Phillips. Shirley Henderson. James Faulkner.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).
    Dir.: Andrew Adamson.
    Cast: Georgie Henley. Skandar Keynes. William Moseley. Anna Popplewell. Tilda Swinton. James McAvoy. Jim Broadbent. Noah Huntley. Mark Wells. Sophie Winkleman.
    Voice Cast: Liam Neeson. Ray Winstone. Dawn French. Rupert Everett. Cameron Rhodes. Michael Madsen.
  • The Town (2010).
    Dir.: Ben Affleck.
    Cast: Ben Affleck. Jeremy Renner. Rebecca Hall. Jon Hamm. Slaine. Blake Lively. Owen Burke. Titus Welliver. Chris Cooper. Pete Postlethwaite.
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010).
    Dir.: Mike Newell.
    Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal. Gemma Arterton. Ben Kingsley. Toby Kebbell. Alfred Molina. Richard Coyle. Steve Toussaint. Reece Ritchie. Ronald Pickup.

Harry Gregson-Williams was nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for Shrek (with co-composer John Powell) and for a Golden Globe for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

'Shrek Forever After' voice cast

After a somewhat slow start in North America, DreamWorks Animation's costly 3D feature How to Train Your Dragon, featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and America Ferrera, performed quite well at the worldwide box office, becoming one of the biggest hits of the year.

Written by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke, Shrek Forever After features the voices of:

Antonio Banderas. Mike Myers. Eddie Murphy. Cameron Diaz. Jon Hamm. Craig Robinson. Jane Lynch. John Cleese. Lake Bell. Mary Kay Place.

Best Actress Oscar winner Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, 1964).

Shrek Forever After is scheduled to open in the United States on May 21.

 

Mike Mitchell, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Booboo Stewart photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

Steven Spielberg DreamWorks co-founderSteven Spielberg: DreamWorks co-founder and two-time Best Director Oscar winner.

Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks

Director/producer Steven Spielberg (Jaws, The Color Purple), whose The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is currently in post-production, is seen above as he arrives at the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After. Spielberg, of course, is one of the founders of DreamWorks, now part of Paramount Pictures.

After a somewhat slow start in North America, the costly DreamWorks Animation 3D feature How to Train Your Dragon, featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and America Ferrera, performed quite well at the global box office, becoming one of the biggest hits of the year.

The fourth feature in the Shrek movie franchise – after Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), and Shrek the Third (2007) – Shrek Forever After is one of the most eagerly awaited summer releases, along with:

  • M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender.
    Cast: Dev Patel. Noah Ringer. Nicola Peltz. Jackson Rathbone (who is also featured in Eclipse).
  • Christopher Nolan's Inception.
    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Marion Cotillard. Tom Hardy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Michael Caine. Ken Watanabe. Ellen Page. Dileep Rao. Cillian Murphy. Pete Postlethwaite.
  • David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
    Cast: Kristen Stewart. Robert Pattinson. Taylor Lautner. Bryce Dallas Howard. Xavier Samuel. Jackson Rathbone. Kellan Lutz. Elizabeth Reaser. Ashley Greene. Peter Facinelli. Dakota Fanning. Nikki Reed.

Two-time Best Director Oscar winner

As for Steven Spielberg, he has taken home two Best Director Academy Awards:

  • Schindler's List (1993).
    Cast: Liam Neeson. Ralph Fiennes. Ben Kingsley.
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998).
    Cast: Tom Hanks. Tom Sizemore. Matt Damon. Edward Burns. Barry Pepper. Giovanni Ribisi. Jeremy Davies. Adam Goldberg. Vin Diesel. Ted Danson. Paul Giamatti.

Both Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan had a World War II setting, though only the latter was a de facto war movie. Besides earning Spielberg the Best Director Oscar, the former also won Best Picture; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' surprising 1998 Best Picture winner turned out to be John Madden's Shakespeare in Love, distributed by Miramax.

Travis Barker Tattoos nearly everywhereTravis Barker: Tattoos nearly everywhere in sight.

Travis Barker

Pictured above is heavily tattooed musician Travis Barker while arriving at the Shrek Forever After premiere.

Barker's songs have been featured in several motion pictures, among them American Pie, American Pie 2, John Tucker Must Die, and G-Force.

'Shrek Forever After' voice cast

Shrek Forever After features the voices of:

Cameron Diaz. Eddie Murphy. Mike Myers. Antonio Banderas. Jon Hamm. Jane Lynch. John Cleese. Craig Robinson. Mary Kay Place. Lake Bell. Veteran Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor Victoria).

Shrek Forever After opens in the U.S. on May 21.

 

Travis Barker, Steven Spielberg, and Matt Bomer photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

Matt Bomer movie info via the IMDb.

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  1. Kat

    Oh! Matt really has to stop wearing that gorgeous shade of blue which brings his eyes out so well - I'm not productive if I'm all melted! <3

  2. sandramahoney

    Cammie D. is looking old. Is she even 40 yet? It's too bad because her looks were all she had. Everyone knows she can't act. Shrek may do well. Knight and Day will flop. Tom Cruise and Cameron D. is like box office poison. They were hot 15 years ago but now they're not. At least Tom has a studio.