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54 for James Mason nd, billed as the acback af­ter her messy etro-gold­wyn Mayer. was as tur­bu­lent as s life, with con­stant es­hoots and scene cuts But au­di­ences loved um­bers like The Man Gar­land was tipped ut lost to Grace Kelly.

Ten­sion

Streisand did win an for best orig­i­nal song, , not for her por­trayal -and-com­ing singer Kris Kristof­fer­son. ok the role of rocker Nor­man Howard in fter it was re­jected by ia­mond and Elvis . The King’s man­ager d it would show his a star in de­cline. e were ten­sions treisand and di­rec­tor son. In con­trast, Gaga d praise on her di­rec- tor, who or­dered her to re­move make-up dur­ing a screen test. She said: “Tak­ing off the mask was scary but I used that fear for the char­ac­ter. He re­ally wanted to see me with noth­ing.

“This vul­ner­a­bil­ity was some­thing he brought out in me.

“If I didn’t have Bradley by my side I never could have done this. He in­spired me.”

She said: “I got to live my dream. I’ve al­ways wanted to be an ac­tress.”

The film has al­ready been backed by Streisand, who re­cently put a new edit of her ver­sion on Net­flix.

She said: “The story works. It worked in 1937. It worked in 1954. It worked in 1976 and it’s go­ing to work in 2018.

“It’s like Romeo and Juliet. Ev­ery­one knows the end­ing but they like watch­ing how we get there.”

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