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Niki Lauda asks Rush’s Daniel Brühl: ‘Do you really think I was such an a**hole?”

Daniel Brühl has the difficult task of making notoriously brusque F1 racer Niki Lauda seem sympathetic in Ron Howard’s new movie, Rush. The Austrian Lauda had an incendiary rivalry with the hard-living Brit James Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth in the picture. We caught up with Brühl ahead of the film’s release to ask how […]

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Race war – Rush review

By Simon Miraudo September 25, 2013 Rush tells of the furious rivalry between death-defying Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The former, a rascally Brit, left a trail of naked women and empty beer bottles in his pursuit for a world championship. The latter, a brusque Austrian, found himself at the center of […]

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Trailer Debut: Rush

Ron Howard’s real-life racing drama Rush has a brand new trailer, positioning it as a potential Oscar contender and definite pulse-quickener. Chris Hemsworth stars as Formula One driver James Hunt, with Daniel Brühl playing his rival Niki Lauda. The duo battled to dominate the FI circuit in the 1970s. With a screenplay from Peter Morgan (The Queen, Howard’s own Frost/Nixon), Rush certainly […]

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