"In my opinion, Jack is the best American movie actor to play a man in his late 60s," says Harry Gittes, producer of "About Schmidt," an adaptation of Louis Begley's novel co-written by director…
It says an awful lot about Chris Cooper's performance in "Adaptation" that the veteran character actor is receiving as much attention as he is in a film that toplines Oscar winners Meryl Streep and…
Toni Collette might have just turned 30, but it seems she's brought a wealth of experience to bear during more than a decade of making movies, having received critical recognition dating back to her…
The recurring complaint from female thesps that they can't find any decent roles -- a malady as old as the days of Shakespeare and even Sophocles -- may well become a thing of the past.
The lead actress category of the Academy Awards may be the most heated battle in years, but if Nicole Kidman wins this horse race, it may just be by a nose.
In 1951, faced with competition from television and a weakening studio system, the industry was at a crossroads. This intersection of old and new Hollywood was nowhere more apparent than in the lead…
"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…