"I was a little scared, a little daunted," says Ed Harris of the role of Richard, a poet dying of AIDS, in "The Hours." "But I like those challenges, so I was ready."
For Jennifer Aniston, Mike White's script for "The Good Girl" couldn't have come at a better time. Only weeks before, she'd been voicing her frustration with the golden handcuffs of Hollywood.
In John Sayles' intricately woven ensemble piece "Sunshine State," Edie Falco was far from the Garden State environs of "The Sopranos."
A cynical advertising executive who seduces women for sport lectures his nephew about "winning time" at a latenight party as they zero in on their prey. An insecure actress allows a self-absorbed…
When it comes to playing urban types, Edward Norton has been anything but a softie. In "Rounders," "American History X" and "Fight Club" he has played not only tough, but unsympathetic protagonists…
For Alfred Molina, taking on the role of renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera in "Frida" was a unique challenge.
Shedding her sultry image from pics like "54," "Wild Wild West" and "Desperado," Salma Hayek courageously embarked on what could have been career suicide -- a biopic about an artist and icon…
For most actors, when Steven Spielberg calls, you jump. Not so with Samantha Morton, the British actress best known in America for her nonspeaking Oscar-nominated role in "Sweet and Lowdown."
All the dual-acting contenders in this year's Oscar race had the benefit of performing their roles in separate films. Except for Nicolas Cage, who delivered two complex, diametrically opposed…
In "Insomnia," director Christopher Nolan says he put the camera directly in Al Pacino's face because he wanted the audience to be close enough to witness the skill of a great actor, someone who has…
While "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy may center around Frodo, in its second installment, "The Two Towers," Viggo Mortensen carries the physical and emotional weight of the film.