In the past year or so, shape-shifting Cate Blanchett has successfully channeled such diverse characters as Queen Elizabeth and Bob Dylan while still finding time to dress up in Agent Irina Spalko's…
As a superstar actress, the tattooed Oscar winner ("Girl, Interrupted") has always had fun tweaking conventional ideas about roles and identity -- and people's expectations of her.
With his glamour-boy image and superstar status, it's easy to forget that Brad Pitt has always liked to stretch and push his talent, all the while playing around as an actor with preconceived notions…
While the Oscars are all about movies, and the Emmys focus exclusively on television, the Golden Globes ambitiously cover it all. In an age where both mediums and their stars seem to be increasingly…
It might have seemed silly at the time, but "Forgetting Sarah Marshall's" puppet-opera subplot proved useful practice for the film's director. When the pic hit, Disney hired Nicholas Stoller and…
A $63 million domestic gross may be small potatoes in Judd Apatow terms, but it's a nice start for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" writer-star Jason Segel, transforming the "How I Met Your Mother" cast…
Showbiz satires make for risky box office (witness 2008 Sundance duds "What Just Happened?" and "The Deal"). Take aim at out-of-control action movies and the pricetag increases exponentially -- which…
Sixteen years ago, he earned an Oscar nom for revealing Chaplin's melancholy side. Now there's talk Robert Downey Jr. could be recognized again for poking fun at serious actors.