When BAFTA's Britannia Awards committee got together to choose its artist of the year for 2008, Tilda Swinton's name came up so often, "You couldn't not give it to her," BAFTA/LA chairman Peter…
I'm becoming less sure that identity exists at all, beyond the trick of the light," says Tilda Swinton. "What occurs to me is that identity is a matter of our personal choice, from minute to minute…
The three-strike rule is an unacknowledged truism in Hollywood. Anybody can make a mistake with one bad movie. Two call into question your judgment. After your third whiff, the A scripts stop coming…
For most of U.S. movie history, actors spoke in a kind of neutralized Midwestern dialect tinged by whatever quality the actor as star brought to it, like Gary Cooper's drawl or Barbara Stanwyck's…
The great film star has gravitas. The great actor has a capacity for total self-surrender to a role. Rarely does a performer have both.
The Latin proverb "art is the concealing of art" applies to no one more than it does Laura Linney. Her pitch-perfect sense of how a character fits into the greater scheme of a film (or play or TV…
The audience's split second of shock is always palpable when it hears George Carlin say, "If there is a god, may he strike me dead."
George Carlin sometimes speaks of an extra-orbital life, but for as long as he's down here on the ground, he still has plans.
In our new-millennium media rush, clearly there's been some redistricting going on in the hot-air vortex, where comedians are solicited for their worldviews and celebrity-mania flashes on appearance…
To paraphrase "Wall Street's" Gordon Gekko, "green is good," at least in showbiz circles, and we're not talking printed money -- that's a whole other ball of recylable wax. Environmental issues like…