To portray J. Edgar Hoover, a historical figure whose name is well-known but much of whose life is not, Leonardo DiCaprio did extensive research before taking on the Clint Eastwood-helmed "J. Edgar."
For Sam Rockwell, playing the wrongly convicted prisoner Kenny Walters in "Conviction" offered him a chance to return to his roots, "like 'Lawn Dogs,' stuff I started with," he says.
Had Keri Russell whipped together a dessert based on what drew her to her pie-making character Jenna in "Waitress," she might have called it…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Just as Charles S. Howard embraced two types of horsepower to find fame and fortune, first with autos and then as the owner of a celebrated racehorse, so too has Jeff Bridges bridged a love of still…
William H. Macy comes flying out of the gate like a wickedly fast sprinter. Chris Cooper gallops along steadily, like a long-distance horse who thrives on stamina. Both are trying to end up in the…
OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Like idol Jack Lemmon, Spacey is becoming one of this generation’s premier everymen. CONS: Some felt casting choice not among year’s best. In E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer-winning…
OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Conveys joy of true love, damn what the neighbors think. CONS: Possibility of getting overlooked alongside powerful perfs from Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson. Playing a woman…
And the Oscar goes to ... San Diego. And Washington, D.C., Dallas and Denver, too, as well as Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City. Oscar gets around.