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January 19, 2013

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg in the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Kill Your Darlings 

Daniel Radcliffe distances himself further from his Harry Potter image by taking on a role that involves drugs, death and gay sex.

Premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival, Kill Your Darlings casts Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat generation in the 1950s.

Director John Krokidas explained that Radcliffe's character starts as a dutiful son who spends his time taking care of others but eventually spills over with repressed passion.

May 20, 2012

Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano says gay marriage would be followed by marriage with beasts

Renowned Japanese actor and director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano has raised eyebrows for comparing gay marriage to bestiality on national television.

Kitano enraged fellow guests and gay rights activists with the comparison, made after seeing footage of people celebrating President Obama’s recent gay marriage remarks on a popular current affairs show.

‘Obama supports gay marriage,’ said the 65-year-old best known for his yakuza gangster films. ‘You would support a marriage to an animal eventually, then.’