As Hollywood inches through yet another Oscar season, various critics groups across the nation have begun the annual tradition of handing out their year-end superlatives in terms of top acting perfs.
In Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," actress Penelope Cruz found herself working in unfamiliar territory.
Before Taraji P. Henson went to work filming David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," the actress says she took some time to visit with her family in North Carolina. It turned out to be…
When Aaron Eckhart found himself strapped to a hospital bed for a pivotal scene opposite Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight," the actor didn't know what to expect.
While James Franco was brooding and winning a Golden Globe for the TV telepic "James Dean" and fighting superheroes in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise, the actor says he longed for the escape of a…
Best Supporting Actor nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards.
Many of this year's Oscar-nominated performers walk a fine line between brilliance and catastrophe. The actors are forced to find just the right balance, lest they fly off the rails and into the…
When writer-director Paul Haggis set about casting the lead role of Hank Deerfield in the Iraq war drama "In the Valley of Elah," he had a specific mold of a man in mind. Someone who could dominate…
When Casey Affleck was approached to take on the pivotal role of Robert Ford in Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," the project seemed like the perfect…
When Paul Dano signed on to star in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," he anticipated it being a quick job.