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…
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…
Best Supporting Actor nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards.
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.
As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences becomes a younger voting body with each passing year, some awards analysts feel that violence in weighty, serious Oscar contenders might not be the…
Specialty divisions have figured more and more in the Oscar plans of big parent studios over the decade as the boutiques tend to score multiple noms but not necessarily win in the big categories…