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UNIVERSAL PICTURES, MIRAMAX FILMS AND IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT HOST THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "CINDERELLA MAN," MONDAY, MAY 23 AT THE GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE,UNIVERSAL CITYWALK
                    

Premiere to Benefit Best Buddies
  
WHAT:   The premiere of “CINDERELLA MAN“
  
WHO:    “CINDERELLA MAN“ cast members Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger,
          Craig Bierko, Bruce McGill, Paddy Considine, David Huband, Ron
          Canada, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis, Rosemarie
          WeWitt, Rance Howard, boxer Mark Simmons; director/producer Ron
          Howard; producers Brian Grazer and Penny Marshall; and
          screen/story writer Cliff Hollingsworth and screenwriter Akiva
          Goldsman.
          Plus, celebrity guests from the worlds of entertainment and
          sports including Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Thora Birch, Howard
          Braddock, Michael Buffer, Gary Busey, Deepak Chopra, Beverly
          D’Angelo, Sally Field, Carrie Fisher, Nona Gaye, Linda Gray, Macy
          Gray, Kelly Hu, Danny Huston, Don King, Maureen McCormick,
          Christopher McDonald, Trey Parker, Holly Robinson Peete & Rodney
          Peete, Matthew Perry, Tanya Roberts, Anthony Shriver (Best
          Buddies founder/chairman), Matt Stone, Jean-Claude Van Damme,
          Bokeem Woodbine and many others.
  
WHERE:  The Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal CityWalk Universal Studios, Hollywood
  
WHEN:   Monday, May 23, 2005
          5:00 PM     Press Call Time
          6:00 PM     Celebrity Arrivals
          7:00 PM     Screening Begins
         
“CINDERELLA MAN“ opens in theaters across the country on Friday, June 3, 2005.

Best Buddies is the world’s largest non-profit organization that provides one-to-one friendships and integrated employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, currently impacting over 250,000 annually.
            
The evening is sponsored in part by Volkswagen.  

SOURCE  Universal Pictures

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