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.
No one can accuse Nicole Kidman of crumbling in the face of a challenge. Last year, despite having no professional experience as a singer or dancer, she shined in the musical extravaganza "Moulin…
Casting arthouse veteran Emily Watson opposite the "Waterboy" himself, Adam Sandler, may seem an unlikely combination, but it was the peculiar pairing that energized Watson for her role in Paul…
This year, Nicolas Cage has managed to do the near impossible by turning in not one, but two impeccable performances in the same movie: the hyperneurotic writer Charlie Kaufman and his goofily…
Despite memorable performances in films such as "Field of Dreams," "GoodFellas" and "Something Wild," Ray Liotta has never found himself on Oscar's shortlist.
As Dennis Quaid ran onto the field at an actual Texas Rangers game to film a scene in "The Rookie" -- in which his real-life character, Jim Morris, makes his Major League debut -- he was…
A good rule of thumb in gauging Paul Newman's performances in films is not to ask Paul Newman; he wouldn't know. "I get depressed at my own performances," Newman says. "So I stay away from them."
When director Adrian Lyne needed a star who could handle the complex role of a happily married suburban wife and mother who tumbles into a heady affair with a younger man, he went to Diane Lane, not…
As a little girl, I dreamed I would be in movies and musicals," says Catherine Zeta-Jones. "I was devastated by the idea that I had been born in the wrong era of filmmaking."
"The Quiet American" might still be languishing on the shelf if Michael Caine hadn't personally lobbied Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein on the film's Oscar potential.
Sam Rockwell has been making a steady climb as a reliable character actor in films ranging from low-budget indies such as "Box of Moonlight" and "Lawn Dogs" to big studio hits like "Charlie's…