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Entertainment Weekly

Glamour Boy: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Entertainment Weekly, Summer Double Issue 1998 Age 20 Why him? With a splash of glitter and a drugged-out glaze, this Irish upstart (think River Phoenix meets Leonardo DiCaprio with a rogue’s brogue) puts the wham back in glam as a Bowie-esque megastar in Velvet Goldmine. Work Habits “I was an extraordinary liar and thief as a kid, so I was always playacting to survive.” Creative crutch “I’ve been listening to Bob Marley a lot lately; he makes me think I can change...

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Sunday Telegraph

The Making of a Movie Star By Roger Clarke Sunday Telegraph, June 14, 1998 Thanks to his performance as a decadent glam-rocker in the much-hyped Velvet Goldmine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers was the hottest property at Cannes. Now everyone wants a piece of him – but can he take the pressure? Roger Clarke witnesses… Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be 21 next month, and soon afterwards he’ll become a big star. He’ll appear in all the magazines and on the chat shows, be seen at all the A-list parties, and his...

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Entertainment Weekly

There is a write-up on “Velvet Goldmine” in the 6/5/98 issue of Entertainment Weekly along with a picture of Jonathan and director Todd Haynes.

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Velvet Goldmine wins

“Velvet Goldmine” will be released in the US this coming November. And it won a Special Jury Prize for Artistic Contribution at Cannes. Next up is the Toronto Film Festival the first week of September. Lastly, Jonathan looks to be sporting long hair. Check out the Gallery for pix from Cannes – is it real or a wig?

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Velvet Goldmine a hit at Cannes

“Velvet Goldmine” premiered at Cannes on May 22 to critical acclaim. Jonathan is over at Cannes and had this to say: “The film is about a freshness and a spring, because the 1970s was a liberal time. What I do have is a recollection of the 1990s which is also a liberal time because we’ve come through a depression and we feel fresh and young again.” The news wire Reuters had this to say about the film: “The film’s brilliant rendering of the atmosphere of those years of excess...

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Velvet Goldmine pushed back

“A Man of No Importance” will be shown on April 10, on the cable channel Bravo. Check your local listings for times. Jonathan has a very small role in this film. “Velvet Goldmine” has been pushed back to be released in the fall both here in the US and in the UK. The decision to move the release date back was due to a problem with a bad negative cutter. However, the film will debut in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Articles about “Velvet Goldmine” appear in the...

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More Info on To Live On

Here’s some more info I found out about “To Live On”, now titled “Ride With the Devil”. Filming starts in Missouri this March and ends in April, with a tentative release date in the fall. Jewel will be playing the love interest of two young men, played by Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich, whose lives change during the aftermath of a year of fierce guerrilla warfare on the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. The film is based on the novel “Woe to Live On” by David Woodrell that...

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New Film Project

Jonathan has been cast along with Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, and Jewel in “To Live On”, a civil war romance. He will be starring as Pitt Mackeson. Leonardo DiCaprio passed on playing the lead in Ang Lee’s next film, his good friend Tobey taking the part instead. Lee is the critically acclaimed director of “Sense and Sensibility” and “The Ice Storm”.

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Interview Magazine

The February Interview magazine features Jonathan as a hot newcomer to watch. Picture has been added to the Gallery.

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