The Hol­ly­wood dream teams...

Movies crammed with the most A-list stars

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY RUTH KELLY

MUR­DER ON THE ORI­ENT EX­PRESS

AGATHA Christie’s Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press is a real whosin­nit as 10 of the big­gest names in Hol­ly­wood keep cin­ema-go­ers guess­ing which one is the das­tardly killer.

Pene­lope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Derek Ja­cobi and Michelle Pfeif­fer rub shoul­ders with Daisy Ri­d­ley, Olivia Col­man and Tom Bate­man on­board. Ken­neth Branagh di­rected the en­sem­ble movie and plays Bel­gian de­tec­tive Her­cule Poirot, who

MARS AT­TACKS (1996)

Tim Bur­ton is known for his quirky films and this is no dif­fer­ent, only it boasts an all star cast. He of­fered the role of re­porter Ja­son Stone to Johnny Depp, but he re­jected it. It went to Michael J. Fox in­stead. must hunt for clues be­fore the fiend strikes again. It is a re­make of the ac­claimed 1974 ver­sion, which re­ceived six Academy Award nom­i­na­tions, and also had a glitzy all-star cast in­clud­ing Lau­ren Ba­call, In­grid Bergman, Sean Con­nery, John Giel­gud, Vanessa Red­grave and An­thony Perkins to name but a few.

Forthcoming flick Avengers: In­fin­ity War boasts even more big names – an in­cred­i­ble 28 – but will it

daz­zle like these star-stud­ded hits...

LOVE AC­TU­ALLY (2003)

Huge en­sem­ble cast with 10 in­ter­con­nect­ing sto­ry­lines. Has since become a TV Christ­mas favourite.

A BRIDGE TOO FAR (1977)

An­other epic war film, an­other epic cast list. Told the story of Op­er­a­tion Mar­ket Garden when the Al­lies tried to cap­ture bridges in the Nether­lands.

KEN­NETH BRANAGH’S HAM­LET (1996)

Ken­neth Branagh ob­vi­ously likes fill­ing his movies with A-lis­ters. This 4hr 20 epic is famed for be­ing the first unabridged the­atri­cal film ver­sion of the Shakespeare play.

THE TOW­ER­ING IN­FERNO (1974)

The real in­ferno go­ing on here were the squab­bles be­tween Mcqueen, New­man, and Holden as they all wanted to have their names men­tioned first. De­spite this, it was a mas­sive com­mer­cial suc­cess and won three Os­cars.

AVENGERS: IN­FIN­ITY WAR (2018)

And the award for the most star-stud­ded film goes to... next year’s su­per­hero flick.

Jack Ni­chol­son, Glenn Close, An­nette Ben­ing, Pierce Bros­nan, Danny Devito, Martin Short, Sarah Jes­sica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Natalie Port­man, Pam Grier, Jack Black, Christina Ap­ple­gate Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Nee­son, Emma Thomp­son, Kris Mar­shall, Martin Free­man, Joanna Page, Chi­we­tel Ejio­for, An­drew Lin­coln, Keira Knight­ley, Hugh Grant, Mar­tine Mccutcheon, Laura Lin­ney, Alan Rick­man, Ant and Dec, Billy Bob Thornton, Jo Whi­ley, Michael Parkinson, Rowan Atkin­son, Jan­uary Jones, Elisha Cuth­bert, Clau­dia Schif­fer, Denise Richards, Frances de la Tour Dirk Bog­a­rde, Sean Con­nery, Ryan O’neal, Gene Hack­man, Ed­ward Fox, Michael Caine, An­thony Hop­kins, James Caan, Max­i­m­il­ian Schell, Liv Ull­mann, El­liott Gould, Den­holm El­liott, Lau­rence Olivier, Robert Red­ford, Richard At­ten­bor­ough, Ben Cross, Hardy Kruger Richard At­ten­bor­ough, Brian Blessed, Ken­neth Branagh, Richard Bri­ers, Julie Christie, Billy Crys­tal, Judi Dench, Gerard Depar­dieu, Ken Dodd, John Giel­gud, Charlton He­ston, Derek Ja­cobi, Jack Lem­mon, John Mills, Jimi Mistry, Ru­fus Sewell, Don War­ring­ton, Ti­mothy Spall, Robin Willi­ams, Kate Winslet Paul New­man, Steve Mcqueen, Wil­liam Holden, Faye Du­n­away, Fred As­taire, Richard Cham­ber­lain, O. J. Simp­son, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wag­ner, Dab­ney Cole­man and, in her fi­nal film, Jen­nifer Jones Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruf­falo, Tom Hid­dle­ston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Ren­ner, Chris Pratt, El­iz­a­beth Olsen, Bene­dict Cumberbatch, Paul Bet­tany, Zoe Sal­dana, Karen Gil­lan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Beni­cio del Toro, Tom Hol­land, Don Chea­dle, Dave Bautista, Gwyneth Pal­trow, Co­bie Smul­ders, Peter Din­klage, Chad­wick Bose­man, Paul Rudd, Jon Favreau, Mark Ruf­falo, An­thony Mackie

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