Though the tough script for "Mystic River" didn't go down easy, Marcia Gay Harden felt passionately that she had to be a part of the film, particularly with Clint Eastwood at the helm.
If you think that most Brits fumble for words and never get to the point, Samantha Morton will change that view. Her clarity, integrity and drive -- let alone her no-holds-barred acting style -- have…
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…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Monday unveiled seven films being considered for the sound editing Oscar: "Finding Nemo," "Kill Bill Vol.1," "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of the Rings…
The Costume Designers Guild has leaned toward large-scale studio pics for its 2004 Excellence in Costume Design Awards.