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WRATH OF THE TITANS (2012)
Release Date: March 30, 2012 (3D/2D)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Screenwriters: Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson
Starring: Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
SAM WORTHINGTON (Perseus), one of today's busiest leading men, reprises the part he created in the 2010 hit "Clash of the Titans." He more recently starred in the title role of the dramatic thriller "Man on a Ledge." Worthington's upcoming films include Simon West's Iraq War drama "Thunder Run," with Gerard Butler, and the Australian film "Drift."
Worthington was catapulted to global stardom with his performance in the 2009 mega blockbuster "Avatar." Director James Cameron had hand-picked the actor to play the central role of Jake Scully in his groundbreaking science fiction adventure, which went on to earn more than $2.7 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing motion picture of all time.
A native of Australia, Worthington graduated from Sydney's prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1998. He began his career on the stage, appearing in a production of "Judas Kiss," directed by Neil Armfield for Company B at the Belvoir Street Theatre.
In 2000, Worthington made an auspicious feature film debut with a starring role in the Australian film "Bootmen." His performance brought him an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award nomination for Best Actor. His subsequent Australian film credits include "Dirty Deeds," with John Goodman, Toni Collette and Sam Neill, for which he earned a Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and "Gettin' Square," with David Wenham. He also appeared in the World War II drama "Hart's War," starring Bruce Willis.
However, it was his layered performance in Cate Shortland's critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2004 film "Somersault" that brought Worthington international attention. He won an AFI Award for Best Actor and earned his second FCCA Award nomination. In addition, the film made a clean sweep of the year's AFI Awards, winning in all 13 film categories—a first in the awards' history.
Worthington went on to star in the title role of Geoffrey Wright's 2006 contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." He also starred with Christian Bale in McG's action thriller "Terminator Salvation." His additional film credits include John Dahl's "The Great Raid," and the independent features "The Debt," for director John Madden, and "Last Night," opposite Keira Knightley.
On the small screen, Worthington recently created huge buzz with an action-packed commercial for the videogame "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," with Jonah Hill. His earlier Australian television credits include starring roles in two award-winning series: "Love My Way," and "The Surgeon." He also starred in the "Delivery Man" episode of "Two Twisted," an anthology series produced by Bryan Brown.
RALPH FIENNES (Hades) recently completed his portrayal of the evil Lord Voldemort in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2," the finale of the blockbuster film franchise. Fiennes had also played Voldemort in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1."
Upcoming, Fiennes stars in Mike Newell's screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," with Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine, and in the highly anticipated "Skyfall," the next film in the Bond series, from director Sam Mendes. He recently made his feature film directorial debut with a contemporary version of Shakespeare's political thriller "Coriolanus," in which he also starred with Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave. In 2010, Fiennes first played Hades in the hit "Clash of the Titans," with Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington.
Fiennes has been honored with two Academy Award® nominations, the first in 1994 for his performance in Steven Spielberg's Oscar®-winning Best Picture, "Schindler's List." Fiennes' chilling portrayal of Nazi Commandant Amon Goeth also brought him a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA Award, as well as Best Supporting Actor honors from numerous critics groups, including the National Society of Film Critics, and the New York, Chicago, Boston and London Film Critics associations. Four years later, Fiennes earned his second Oscar® nomination, for Best Actor, in another Best Picture winner, Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient." He also garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, as well as two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, one for Best Actor and another shared with the film's ensemble cast.
In addition, Fiennes won a British Independent Film Award, an Evening Standard British Film Award and a London Film Critics' Circle Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination for his work in the 2005 drama "The Constant Gardener," directed by Fernando Meirelles. In 2008, he received dual British Independent Film Award nominations, both for Best Supporting Actor, for his performances in "The Duchess," for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination, and "In Bruges." In addition, he earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award® nominations for his work in the HBO movie "Bernard and Doris," opposite Susan Sarandon.
His long list of film credits also includes the award-winning drama "The Reader," with Kate Winslet; Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar®-winning "The Hurt Locker"; James Ivory's "The White Countess"; Aardman's Oscar®-winning animated film "Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"; "Red Dragon"; the Neil Jordan-directed films "The End of the Affair" and "The Good Thief"; David Cronenberg's "Spider"; Martha Fiennes' "Chromophobia" and "Onegin"; István Szabó's "Sunshine"; "Maid in Manhattan"; the animated "The Prince of Egypt"; "The Avengers"; "Oscar and Lucinda"; Bigelow's "Strange Days"; Robert Redford's "Quiz Show"; and "Wuthering Heights," which marked his film debut.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Fiennes began his career on the London stage, including two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). In 1995, Fiennes opened as Hamlet in Jonathan Kent's production of the Shakespeare play, winning a Tony Award when the production moved to Broadway. His subsequent theatre credits include "Ivanov," again under Kent's direction; the title roles of Shakespeare's "Richard II" and "Coriolanus"; Christopher Hampton's "The Talking Cure," in which he originated the role of Carl Jung; the title role in Ibsen's "Brand" at the RSC; and "Julius Caesar," playing Mark Anthony.
In 2006, he reunited with Jonathan Kent to star in Brian Friel's "Faith Healer," which opened in Dublin before moving to Broadway, where Fiennes earned a Tony nomination for his performance. In 2008, Fiennes starred in the West End debut of Yasmina Reza's play "God of Carnage." Later that year, he starred in Samuel Beckett's one-man show, "First Love," at New York's Lincoln Center, followed by Kent's production of "Oedipus," at the National Theatre in London. Fiennes returned to the West End in August 2011 to star in Shakespeare's "The Tempest," directed by Trevor Nunn.
LIAM NEESON (Zeus) is an award-winning actor who has been internationally recognized for his work in both major studio blockbusters and acclaimed independent features. He has been honored for his depictions of three very different real-life figures. Neeson received Academy Award®, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his performance as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar®-winning Best Picture "Schindler's List." Three years later, he played the title role in Neil Jordan's biopic "Michael Collins," earning another Golden Globe nomination and winning an Evening Standard British Film Award and the 1996 Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for his impassioned portrayal of the Irish Republican hero. In 2004, Neeson starred as controversial sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in Bill Condon's "Kinsey," for which he garnered his third Golden Globe nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award.
Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner "Battleship." Earlier this year, he starred in Joe Carnahan's thriller "The Grey," which topped the box office in its opening weekend. His recent film credits also include Jaume Collet-Serra's thriller "Unknown"; Paul Haggis' thriller "The Next Three Days"; the actioner "The A-Team"; the mythological epic "Clash of the Titans"; and the thriller "Taken," as well as the indie films "Chloe," directed by Atom Egoyan, and "After.Life."
Neeson is also well known to film fans for his work in two blockbuster film franchises: playing the role of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in "Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace," and the enigmatic Henri Ducard in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins." In addition, Neeson lends his distinctive voice to the character of Aslan in "The Chronicles of Narnia" films: "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Prince Caspian" and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader."
Born in Ireland, Neeson began acting in 1976 with the Lyric Players Theatre in Belfast, and made his professional debut in Joseph Plunkett's "The Risen People." After two years, he joined the famed repertory company of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, appearing in their production of Brian Friel's "Translations." He later won a Best Actor award for his performance in Sean O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars" at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England.
In 1980, director John Boorman spotted Neeson as Lennie in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," and cast him in the Arthurian epic feature "Excalibur." During that decade, Neeson played a wide range of characters in such films as Roger Donaldson's "The Bounty"; Roland Joffe's "The Mission"; "Lamb," in the title role; Andrei Konchalovsky's "Duet for One"; "A Prayer for the Dying"; Peter Yates' "Suspect"; "The Good Mother"; and "High Spirits," which marked his first collaboration with director Neil Jordan.
Neeson's subsequent film work includes Sam Raimi's "Darkman"; "Crossing the Line"; "Under Suspicion"; Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"; John Madden's "Ethan Frome," playing the title role; Michael Apted's "Nell," with Jodie Foster and Natasha Richardson; "Rob Roy," as the title character; Barbet Schroeder's "Before and After," opposite Meryl Streep; "Les Miserables"; Kathryn Bigelow's "K-19: The Widowmaker"; Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"; Richard Curtis' ensemble hit "Love Actually"; Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"; and Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto."
Throughout his career, Neeson has returned to the stage. He made his Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," for which he garnered a Tony Award nomination. In 1998, he played Oscar Wilde in David Hare's play "The Judas Kiss," which opened in London's West End and later moved to Broadway. He returned to Broadway in 2002 to play Proctor in Sir Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," opposite Laura Linney, earning a second Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award nomination. Neeson also starred in the 2008 Lincoln Center Festival presentation of Samuel Beckett's "Eh Joe," directed by Atom Egoyan and produced by Dublin's Gate Theatre.
ROSAMUND PIKE (Queen Andromeda) has quickly emerged as a contemporary and multifaceted actress having earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles. Pike recently wrapped production on Christopher McQuarrie's Crime Drama "One Shot," opposite Tom Cruise. The film is set for release in February 2013.
Pike was recently seen in the spy comedy "Johnny English Reborn," a sequel to the 2003 hit film. She appeared opposite Rowan Atkinson, and Gillian Anderson and Dominic West also starred, with Oliver Parker directing. Pike also was recently seen in David Frankel's comedy "The Big Year," with Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin.
In 2010, Pike starred in the dramatic film "Made in Dagenham," with Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins, based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant. She was later nominated for a 2011 London Critics' Circle Award for British Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the film. Pike also starred in "Barney's Version," opposite Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and went on to receive rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pike's work in the film earned her a 2011 London Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year. She was also recently seen in the BBC movie "Women in Love."
Pike received critical acclaim for her work as Helen in Lone Scherfig's Academy Award Nominated Film "An Education," with Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. Received well at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, "An Education" continued to garner critical acclaim with Academy Award®, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Film Critics nominations, and a win for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards.
In 2004, Pike starred in Laurence Dunmore's film version of "The Libertine," opposite Johnny Depp, playing the wife of Depp's Earl of Rochester. Pike was recognized for her extraordinary performance, receiving the 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film also starred John Malkovich and Samantha Morton.
Pike also starred alongside Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn and Dame Judi Dench in the film adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel "Pride and Prejudice," directed by Joe Wright. She earned critical acclaim and received a 2006 London Film Critics' Circle Award for her portrayal of Jane Bennett.
She played alongside Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins in the legal thriller "Fracture," directed by Gregory Hoblit. She also starred in Jeremy Podeswa's independent film "Fugitive Pieces," which opened the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. Pike starred in "Surrogates," opposite Bruce Willis, and then segued to the independent film "Burning Palms," written and directed by Christopher Landon; the film depicts five darkly comic and controversial tales of life in Los Angeles. Cast in her first major film as an iconic Bond girl at the age of 21, Pike starred with Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan in "Die Another Day."
With starring roles in cinema, throughout her career Pike continues to return to her roots in theatre on the London stage. She has starred in "Gaslight" at the Old Vic Theater in Patrick Hamilton's Victorian thriller, The Wyndham Theatre's production of "Madame de Sade," with Judi Dench, and The Royal Court Theatre production of "Hitchcock Blonde," directed by Terry Johnson. With its enormous success, the play was moved to the Lyric Theater in London's West End. Pike also began 2010 by starring as the title role of the UK touring production of "Hedda Gabler," a performance for which she received rave reviews.
BILL NIGHY (Hephaestus) is an award-winning actor of the stage and screen. His more recent film work includes the blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1," in the role of Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour. Nighy earlier won a BAFTA Award, a London Film Critics Circle Award, and an Evening Standard British Film Award for his performance as an aging rock star in Richard Curtis's 2003 ensemble comedy hit "Love Actually." He also won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for his collective work in that film, as well as "AKA," "I Capture the Castle" and "Lawless Heart."
His long list of film credits also includes "Wild Target," with Rupert Grint and Emily Blunt; "Pirate Radio," which reunited him with Richard Curtis; Bryan Singer's "Valkyrie," with Tom Cruise; Richard Eyre's "Notes on a Scandal," for which he earned a London Film Critics Circle Award nomination; "Underworld" and "Underworld: Evolution"; Fernando Meirelles' "The Constant Gardener," garnering a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination; "Lawless Heart," which brought him a BIFA nomination; and "Still Crazy," for which he won an Evening Standard British Film Award. He is also unrecognizable as the tentacled pirate captain Davy Jones in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," and lent his voice to several animated features, including "Flushed Away."
Also well known for his work on the small screen, Nighy recently earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the BBC television movie "Page Eight," directed by David Hare and produced by "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman. Nighy has worked several times with director David Yates, including the acclaimed BBC project "State of Play," for which he won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. Yates also directed him in the BBC telefilm "The Young Visiters," and HBO's "The Girl in the Café," which brought him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. He later won a Golden Globe in the same category for his performance in the 2005 telefilm "Gideon's Daughter." His television work also includes dozens of series guest roles and longform projects, including the one for which he first gained attention, 1991's "The Men's Room."
Born in England, Nighy began his career on the British stage and has since earned acclaim for his work in numerous plays, including David Hare's "The Vertical Hour," "Pravda" and "A Map of the World." He has also performed in plays by other leading dramatists, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, Anton Chekhov and Peter Gill. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Joe Penhall's "Blue/Orange." On Broadway, he starred in the 2006 premiere of David Hare's "The Vertical Hour," directed by Sam Mendes.
EDGAR RAMIREZ (Ares) garnered acclaim for his performance in Olivier Assayas' "Carlos," which aired as a three-part miniseries on the Sundance Channel and was also released as a theatrical feature internationally. Ramirez's portrayal of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramirez Sanchez brought him Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. He also won a César Award for Most Promising Actor and received Best Actor nominations from the Los Angeles Film Critics, London Film Critics Circle, and National Society of Film Critics.
Ramirez is currently filming Kathryn Bigelow's thriller about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, culminating with the perilous mission to capture or kill him. His upcoming films also include the French film "A Monkey on My Shoulder," opposite Juliette Binoche.
He previously co-starred with Benicio del Toro in Steven Soderbergh's Ernesto "Che" Guevara biopic, "Che – Part One," which premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Ramirez's other recent film credits include the political thriller "Vantage Point" and Paul Greengrass's "The Bourne Ultimatum," with Matt Damon. He also starred in "Cyrano Fernandez," a Venezuelan-Spanish production based on the classic play "Cyrano de Bergerac." His performance in the film's title role brought him Best Actor Awards at the Amien International Film Festival and the Malaga Spanish Film Festival, where the film also won the Audience Award.
A native of Venezuela, Ramirez made his American film debut in Tony Scott's "Domino," opposite Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke. His international film credits include "Ellipsis," "El Don (The Boss)," the short "La Hora Cero (The Magic Hour)," "El Nudo (The Knot)," "Yotama se va Volando (Yotama Flies Away)," "Punto Y Raya" (aka "A Dot and a Line") and "Anonimo (Anonymous)."
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Ramirez grew up all over the world due to his father's job as a military attaché and, as a result, is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Initially intending to become a diplomat, he earned a degree in journalism, specializing in political communication. In 2000, before turning to acting full time, Ramirez was the executive director of Dale Al Voto, a Venezuelan organization akin to Rock the Vote.
Among his philanthropic interests, Ramirez was recently appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and is the first male celebrity to serve as a spokesperson for Senosalud.com, the largest breast cancer organization in Venezuela.
TOBY KEBBELL (Agenor) was most recently seen in Steven Spielberg's sweeping drama "War Horse." Upcoming, Kebbell stars in the action thriller "The East," with Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgård.
In 2010, Kebbell starred in three very different films: Mike Newell's epic "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Jon Turteltaub's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," with Nicolas Cage; and Robert Redford's historical drama "The Conspirator," in which he portrayed President Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Kebbell previously starred in "Control," Anton Corbijn's 2007 biopic about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. For his portrayal of the band's manager, Rob Gretton, Kebbell won a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Supporting Actor and earned a nomination for a London Film Critics Circle Award. The next year, Kebbell co-starred in Guy Ritchie's acclaimed crime comedy "RocknRolla," with Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Tom Wilkinson and Thandie Newton. Following his work in those films, he received BAFTA Award and Empire Award nominations.
His earlier film work includes "Wilderness," Woody Allen's "Match Point," Oliver Stone's "Alexander," and Shane Meadows' "Dead Man's Shoes," which marked his screen debut and brought him a BIFA nomination for Most Promising Newcomer.
On British television, Kebbell's credits include the longform projects "Black Mirror," "The Commander – Windows of the Soul," and the "Macbeth" segment of the series "ShakespeaRe-Told," as well as episodes of the series "The Street" and "Peak Practice."
Kebbell has also performed on the London stage, including the plays "Enemies" at the Almeida, under the direction of Michael Attenborough, and the critically acclaimed "Journey's End" at the Playhouse Theatre, directed by David Grindley.
DANNY HUSTON (Poseidon) is an award-winning actor known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. True to Huston form, Danny is cultivating a storied career both in front of and behind the camera.
Known as a writer, director and producer, Huston got his start directing "Mr. North," starring Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum and Huston's sister, Anjelica Huston. Later, Huston gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film "Ivansxtc" and was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2003.
Huston's other film credits include: "Birth," directed by Jonathan Glazer, opposite Nicole Kidman; "Silver City," directed by John Sayles; and Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award®. The following year, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sandy Woodrow in Fernando Meirelles' "The Constant Gardener," and starred alongside Guy Pearce and Emily Watson in the critically acclaimed Australian western "The Proposition," directed by John Hillcoat. He appeared in "Marie Antoinette," directed by Sofia Coppola; "Children of Men," from director Alfonso Cuaron; "Fade to Black," in which he played Orson Welles, directed by Oliver Parker; "The Number 23," from director Joel Schumacher; "The Kingdom," directed by Peter Berg; "30 Days of Night," from director David Slade; "The Kreutzer Sonata," from director Bernard Rose; the comedy "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People," directed by Robert Weide; the blockbuster "X-Men Origins: Wolverize"; and he portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries "John Adams."
Huston's 2010 films include Martin Campbell's thriller "Edge of Darkness," opposite Mel Gibson; Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett; and the fantasy-action film from Sngmoo Lee called "The Warrior's Way," with Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush. In Barry Levinson's critically acclaimed, award-winning HBO film "You Don't Know Jack," Huston portrayed Geoffrey Feiger, Kevorkian's lawyer, opposite Al Pacino.
In 2011, Huston appeared in Robert Redford's "The Conspirator," with James McAvoy, Robin Wright and Kevin Kline; "A Monster in Paris," an animated film directed by Bibo Bergeron; and "Playoff," directed by Eran Riklis and based on the life of Ralph Klein, the infamous Israeli basketball coach. His performance garnered him the 2011 Best Male Lead Performance Award at the Montreal Film Festival.
Soon to be released in 2012, Huston will be seen in Bernard Rose's "Two Jacks," opposite Sienna Miller and his nephew, Jack Huston; Ari Folman's "The Congress," with Harvey Keitel and Robin Wright; and Simon West's "Stolen," with Nicholas Cage.
Huston most recently completed production on his first television series, helmed by Mitch Glazer for STARZ network, entitled "Magic City."
JOHN BELL (Helius) first appeared on the big screen in Vic Sarin's "A Shine of Rainbows," with Aidan Quinn and Connie Nielsen. Bell won Best Actor for his portrayal of Tomas at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and the movie also garnered awards at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival. He has since acted in the upcoming actioner "Battleship," from director Peter Berg, and is currently shooting Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," in New Zealand.
His first appearance on television was alongside David Tennant in the popular series "Doctor Who." Bell won the role through a national competition. He later joined the BBC comedy "Life of Riley," and recently costarred in the critically acclaimed telefilm "Hattie." He has a regular role in the BBC series "Tracy Beaker Returns," and will next be seen on TV in the History Channel's "Hatfields and McCoys," a miniseries starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton and Tom Berenger, under the direction of Kevin Reynolds.
Bell was born in Paisley, Scotland, and has studied drama since the age of six. Now 14, he currently attends the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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