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"Shattered Glass" (dir. Billy Ray, 2003) --- This film tells the true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass (Hayden Christensen), who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at "The New Republic" for three years (1995-1998), where 27 of his 41 published stories were either partially or completely fabricated and/or plagiarized.
The Last Samurai - Ken Watanabe is superb in this film. I'll grudgingly admit that Cruise was good also. This film is, in a word, stunning. Fabulous performances against the majestic backdrop of the Japanese countryside. Simply magnificent. Positively heartbreaking.