William H. Macy comes flying out of the gate like a wickedly fast sprinter. Chris Cooper gallops along steadily, like a long-distance horse who thrives on stamina. Both are trying to end up in the…
From the moment Johnny Depp makes his entrance in "Pirates of the Caribbean," confidently posed atop the mast of a sinking ship, there was little doubt that a unique and daring comic performance was…
When Sofia Coppola interviewed Bill Murray for a chic magazine earlier this year to promote "Lost in Translation," the article ran with a photo of a beaming Coppola with her arms wrapped around a…
In light of his two well-reviewed perfs in awards-season dramas, Oscar handicappers are talking about 2003 being "Sean Penn's year."
The Intl. Animated Film Society unveiled noms Tuesday for the 31st annual Annie Awards honoring animation excellence. "Finding Nemo" led the list with 12 noms including best theatrical feature…
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will award Douglas Greenfield its John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assn. added another honor to the list being assembled by Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Tuesday, citing the epic for best film and…
The Directors Guild of America offered up a few surprises in noms for its 56th annual film awards, saluting relative novices, one past winner and former contenders.
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…