Admired for her indie-film work since the mid-'90s, Hope Davis is riding a swelling tide of acclaim that has put her in serious kudo contention this year.
Nicole Kidman is something of an Oscar fixture these days, with a nom for 2001's "Moulin Rouge" and a statue for her perf last year as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours" that, she says, took three weeks'…
Crowned the queen of indies at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, Patricia Clarkson is ready to take her royal status to the Academy. Shut out last year after her critically acclaimed supporting role…
Helen Mirren -- Dame Helen Mirren, as she is now, following her investiture at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 5 -- isn't entirely sure that mature women are back in cinematic vogue, even if "Calendar…
Too often Hollywood has cast Iranian roles with non-Iranians who betray next to no knowledge of the subtleties of behavior, speech and culture.
Usually, making career choices based solely on what brings pleasure has dire results in adult life. But Scarlett Johansson just wants to have a good time. She says it is the organizing principle for…
When Keisha Castle-Hughes was asked by her school teacher what career she intended to pursue, she responded that she wanted to become an actress. Her plan was dismissed by the teacher as impractical…
Diane Keaton and writer-director Nancy Meyers have worked together on and off for more than 15 years, with their most recent collaboration, "Something's Gotta Give," yielding some major kudos buzz.
What would the Academy Award race be without speculation on potential surprises? This year's stable of actresses feature a handful in the lead and supporting categories who may have a long road to…
Charlotte Rampling has had some of the most extraordinary and challenging roles in showbiz. From acting opposite Sean Connery in John Boorman's "Zardoz" and Paul Newman in "The Verdict" to playing a…
Ellen DeGeneres doesn't do voices.