For all the reasons Julie Delpy agreed to do a sequel to 1995's "Before Sunrise," the possibility of winning an award never crossed her mind.
Private and unassuming in her personal life, Annette Bening relished the idea of going diva in "Being Julia."
Audrey Tautou received worldwide acclaim for her performance in "Amelie." But working with the same director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, on "A Very Long Engagement" didn't necessarily mean the World War I…
Pedro Almodovar has always known what he wanted, but getting it was another thing entirely. His first five films featured turbulent relationships with five different producers.
In the pantheon of great psycho performances, at least two come to mind that no self-respecting thesp, under any circumstances, should attempt to duplicate.
For approximately half of period drama "Vera Drake," shuddering despair overwhelms the title character played by Imelda Staunton, carrying her away from former happiness like an undertow.
Although only 29, Kate Winslet is no stranger to awards season hoopla with three Oscar noms already to her credit.
Sophie Okonedo is still trying to figure out how she made the leap from a hooker in "Dirty Pretty Things" to the wife of a real-life hero in "Hotel Rwanda."
In the next two months, dramatic fare such as "Ray," "Closer" and Sideways" will flood key Euro territories over a four-week frame nicknamed "Oscar Alley" by overseas distribs.
Hilary Swank, who won an Oscar at age 25 for her performance in 1999's "Boys Don't Cry," knows a thing or two about great expectations. The award immediately placed her in rarified company, and under…