Oscar rarely rewards rookies with a statuette, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is age-blind when it comes to certain categories. More than 200 actors and actresses under 30 have…
On the strength of two indie films, "Rushmore" and this year's "I Heart Huckabees," Jason Schwartzman's status as cult favorite is forever secure. The son of Talia Shire, he grew up in the…
Since 1998, Topher Grace, 26, has ventured away from hit Fox skein "That '70s Show" only a few times, most notably to play a spoiled rich kid who gets Michael Douglas' daughter hooked on drugs in…
Barely 18, Emmy Rossum has been on the career fast track ever since her early days as a child singer in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in her hometown, New York City. That phase of her life…
Much of the appeal of Walter Salles' paean to the pre-revolutionary Che Guevera and his Falstaffian sidekick Alberto Granado has to do with the appeal of its two leads: Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo…
Rachel McAdams gained much notice for her first two major roles this year, the winsome heroine in tearjerker "The Notebook" and the evil antagonist in biting comedy "Mean Girls."
The tough subject matter of "Maria Full of Grace" and Catalina Sandino Moreno's assured handling of the role as a drug mule -- her debut acting gig -- wowed Sundance and Berlin fest crowds and has…
His raw, emotional portrayal of Peter Davies, the inspiration for J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, has drawn critical attention, as has his ability to hold his own with Johnny Depp.
Her turn as a 17th-century dresser to actor Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup) in Richard Eyre's "Stage Beauty" has projected her into a more mature sensibility, while her ability to sincerely capture the…
As a screenwriter who wrote between the lines to hint at bisexuality in "Ben-Hur," Gore Vidal applauded Oliver Stone's take on the subject in "Alexander."