Daniel Radcliffe: Dinner with Friends

Daniel Radcliffe: Dinner with Friends

Daniel Radcliffe hugs a friend goodbye as he leaves The Ivy restaurant on Thursday night (January 9) in London, England.

The 23-year-old actor was all smiles as he wore a black peacoat with the hood up.

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Daniel can be seen next in the upcoming flick Kill Your Darlings, which premieres at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival later this month.

He portrays poet Allen Ginsberg, and the film also stars Jack Huston as author Jack Kerouac, Ben Foster as novelist William S. Burroughs, and Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr.

Check out a still from the movie!

Daniel Radcliffe: New ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Still!

Daniel Radcliffe: New 'Kill Your Darlings' Still!

Daniel Radcliffe rocks a pair of glasses in this new still from his upcoming flick Kill Your Darlings!

The 23-year-old actor portrays poet Allen Ginsberg in the flick which will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January!

The still also features stars Jack Huston as author Jack Kerouac, Ben Foster as novelist William S. Burroughs, and Dane DeHaan.

Kill Your Darlings revolves around Allen Ginsberg’s life while he attends Columbia University and makes new friends, but when one of them is found dead it changes all their lives forever.

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Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Craig, George Clooney: Hunks Who Got Their Start in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films (PHOTOS)

Of all the harsh realities made clear by the gender gap, perhaps the truest is that – as of this Friday – girlfriends everywhere will be dragged reluctantly to see The Hobbit. This time, however, Peter Jackson’s journey through Middle Earth has been stripped of its eye-candy, swapping Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen for a handful of dwarves, Dr. Watson and a geezer. While the movie will no doubt be epic, the real scenery will undoubtedly be just that: the actual scenery.

All of which made us consider just how many dramatic, respected and handsome leading men – prime examples of non-nerd masculinity – actually made some of their biggest breakthroughs in sci-fi, fantasy and all-around geek adventures. Read on to find out…

Click here to launch the gallery of gorgeous leading men who made their bones in genre movies.

Many of the actors on Celebuzz’ list certainly had credits prior to their turns in fantasy films – Mortensen worked steadily as a supporting player for more than a decade before striking paydirt with the Lord of the Rings series, for example.

And although many of them have gone on to even greater glories, they first became popular in the public consciousness because of these projects. On the other hand, some of them may never surpass the success they enjoyed with these films and film series. But as cinephiles and avid filmgoers, we’re only too happy to celebrate – and maybe in a few cases, reintroduce – the sci-fi-, horror and fantasy films that helped the world fall in love with them.

Which of these hunks is your favorite — or which appeared in your favorite fantasy film? Keep the discussion going in the comments section after watching the theatrical trailer for The Hobbit below!

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Daniel Radcliffe: Whistler Film Festival Q&A

Daniel Radcliffe: Whistler Film Festival Q&A

Daniel Radcliffe hits up the red carpet at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival on Saturday afternoon (December 1) in British Colombia, Canada.

The 23-year-old actor took some time out of filming Horns for a Q&A session at the annual festival.

“It’s also one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read,” Daniel shared of the film. “It’s very violent, and really funny, and it’s great. People are so keen to put a film into a genre — that’s the easiest way to market it. And I’m sure when Horns is coming out, you’ll see it marked as a horror, or whatever it is. But it’s so many things. And the harder a film is to define, the better it probably is.”

Daniel also added of A Young Doctor’s Handbook, “I think it’s probably the only TV series set in Russia in 1917 that features nothing about the Russian Revolution. At one point I get a letter from my friend telling me about these amazing, exciting moments of political change, and [my character is] just stuck in these backwoods. It’s basically a comedy about isolation and loneliness, and morphine and syphilis.”

Daniel Radcliffe Embraces Social Media With Google+ Page

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While many stars connect with fans thanks to sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Daniel Radcliffe is slowly but surely entering the social media world! The Harry Potter star just announced that he has signed up for a Google+ page. What was Dan’s main reason for joining?

In a statement to MTV, D-Rad said, “This has mainly come about because of the amount of people that I meet who tell me that they have contacted me on Twitter or Facebook when I know that’s impossible — because I don’t belong to either one of those sites.” His page also has a header that reads, “Hello everyone. So this is my first foray into the world of social media. This exists for one main reason: to be my only official and verified online presence. It gives accurate information free from impostors or fabrication. So if you prefer accurate information, welcome to Google.com/+Daniel Radcliffe.”

There’s already a number of posts about his upcoming projects, so head over to his Google+ page to check them out and learn more! One project Daniel has been working on? The dark flick, Horns, where he plays a character who literally transforms into the devil after all the bad deeds he does. He’s definitely moved on from his Harry Potter days!

Are you glad D-Rad has finally embraced social media? Sound off in the comments!

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Daniel Radcliffe: Welcome to Social Media!

Daniel Radcliffe: Welcome to Social Media!

Daniel Radcliffe fans can rejoice because the Harry Potter star has finally joined the world of social media!

The 23-year-old actor shared exclusively with MTV News that he has created a Google+ page.

“This has mainly come about because of the amount of people that I meet who tell me that they have contacted me on Twitter or Facebook when I know that’s impossible — because I don’t belong to either one of those sites,” Dan shared with MTV News about his latest online venture.

You can read more from Daniel Radcliffe‘s interview here – and be sure to follow him on Google+ today!


Flashback Friday: Robert Pattinson in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (VIDEO)

What do Twilight and Harry Potter have in common? Elaborate themes of fantasy? That one’s a given. Dedicated cult followings? The numbers prove that. But what about Robert Pattinson?

That last one might come as a shock to some; but believe it or not, there was life for RPattz before Bella and Edward.

Just nine years ago, one of today’s most talked about movie stars was just a regular teen, acting in amateur plays in London theater, far away from Hollywood drama and cheating scandals.

Then, in 2003, a 17-year-old Pattinson landed the highly coveted role of Cedric Diggory, a handsome Hufflepuff in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And the rest is history.

This particular Potter flick centers around an esteemed competition for which young wizards are chosen to represent their schools. But, when Cedric and Harry are both selected as Hogwarts’ finest, the sportsmanlike games quickly turn into a death mission, carefully orchestrated by the film’s evil villain Lord Voldemort.

In this pivotal scene, Cedric and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) race through an ominous maze to the “Goblet of Fire” in what is supposed to be the final challenge. But, it all goes terribly awry when the young wizards wind up in Voldemort’s company and poor Cedric is killed on the spot.

As Pattinson acknowledged in a 2011 interview with SheKnows.com, “When Harry Potter came along, it was a huge step and a massive event in my life!”

Looks like we can thank their casting director for bringing R.Pattz overseas and into our lives.

Check out the clip above for the role that sent Pattinson skyrocketing for international stardom, and don’t miss the final installment of Stephanie Meyer’s vampire series The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2, in theaters Friday.

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’ Trailer!

Daniel Radcliffe: 'A Young Doctor’s Notebook' Trailer!

Daniel Radcliffe shares a bathtub with Jon Hamm in the trailer for their new series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook!

Based on the short stories of Mikhail Bulgakov, the Alex Hardcastle-directed show stars Jon, 41, as a post-WWI doctor struggling to come to grips with his self-doubt. He often interacts with his younger self (Radcliffe) and makes hilariously sarcastic observations.

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A Young Doctor’s Notebook premieres in the UK on December 6th!


Daniel Radcliffe: ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’ Trailer


Daniel Radcliffe Plays Young Version of Jon Hamm in ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’

Daniel Radcliffe and Mad Men star Jon Hamm are both good looking fellas in their own right, but do they look like each other? That’s the idea behind the new U.K. miniseries A Young Doctor’s Notebook, where Daniel plays a younger version of Jon, that just released a new trailer. It’s described as “a four-part comedy-drama based on a collection of semi-autobiographical short stories by Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Radcliffe plays a young doctor working in a small village in 1917, and Hamm plays his older version; the two meet is a series of exchanges throughout.” It will debut in the U.K. on December 6, but so far, there are no plans to air in the states.

Do you think Daniel is convincing enough to play a younger Jon? Or do you think they don’t look enough alike? Sound off in the comments!

Daniel’s Devilish New Role

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘Horns’ Fight with Joe Anderson

Daniel Radcliffe: 'Horns' Fight with Joe Anderson

Daniel Radcliffe and Joe Anderson get into a physical fight while filming for Horns in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday night (November 3).

The two on-screen brothers were seen arguing over Merrin (Juno Temple, not pictured) before the fight started getting violent by slamming each other into hard surfaces.

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In the flick, Daniel plays Ignatius “Ig” Perrish, who becomes the prime suspect in the brutal killing of his girlfriend. After sprouting horns from his head after a hangover, he uses their ability to force people to confess their darkest sins to find his girlfriend’s real killer.

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Daniel Radcliffe: ‘Murderer Is A Hard Word To Say’

Daniel Radcliffe: 'Murderer Is A Hard Word To Say'

Daniel Radcliffe lets out a hearty laugh while on set for Horns in Vancouver, Canada on Friday afternoon (November 2).

The 23-year-old actor was seen shooting some scenes while having a shotgun to his chest.

In a recent interview, Daniel talked about some of the hardest words to say with his American accent.

“There are certain words — murderer is a hard word to say because there’s so many f—— Rs in it, and girlfriend. Now, unfortunately those are two of the words I use most in this movie,” Daniel shared.

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