Stone surprised many of his longtime critics with "World Trade Center." Contrary to his usual m.o., he didn't initiate the project but committed immediately after reading the script.
Playing real people has become something of a habit for Luke. His big break was starring as Antwoine Fisher in Denzel Washington's 2002 biopic, followed by last year's docu-style look at small-town…
Her character has to cope with a troubled teenage daughter, a murdered husband she's stashed in a freezer and the ghost, literally, of her own mother. Cruz does it all without seeming at all matronly…
"Tenacity is a good trait," says Roth, who has spent the last dozen years on "The Good Shepherd," which opens in December, directed by Robert De Niro.
As if performing the voices of Ramon, Lovelace and Cletus in the animated feature "Happy Feet" wasn't enough for one year's work, Williams also headlined the films "RV," "The Night Listener" and "Man…
"Is there anything new under the sun?" Medavoy wonders. Having worked himself up from the mail room, this UCLA grad continues to look for new ways to tell classic stories even though he now has over…
It was 1997 when Murphy hit Daily Variety's front page with the news that Steven Spielberg had optioned his script, "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn." "All you need is one yes," says the…
Affleck isn't calling it a comeback -- "I never use the 'C' word," he says - but how sweet it is. Playing a murdered or suicidal Superman in "Hollywoodland," Affleck gives a perf that made him a…
An established leading lady who excels equally in comedic and dramatic roles, Bullock will play supporting roles as well, as she did in "Crash" and does again in "Infamous."
Director Kevin Macdonald terms the casting of Whitaker as Idi Amin Dada in "The Last King of Scotland" as "the best decision I made."
The anonymous writer of Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" may have been thinking ahead to the positive critical reaction and disappointing box office returns on the Russell Crowe…