Anna David

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Nicolas Cage

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This year, Nicolas Cage has managed to do the near impossible by turning in not one, but two impeccable performances in the same movie: the hyperneurotic writer Charlie Kaufman and his goofily…

Marketplace

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Harnessing the hip factor

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At first glance, many of the companies that sponsor the Independent Spirit Awards -- Motorola and Audi among them -- seem to represent the antithesis of the grassroots, by-the-bootstraps filmmaking…

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Renee Zellweger

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OSCAR QUOTIENT HITS: Likable actress delivers a feisty performance in a box office hit, complete with accent and physical appearance overhaul. MINUS: Romantic comedies released in spring can…

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Billy Bob Thornton

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OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Extensive 2001 body of work; has gotten raves. CONS: Will so many pics water down his chances? Though Billy Bob Thornton is no stranger to minimalist performances — indeed…

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