Eye on the Oscars: The Actor; Academy Award Records
Supporting roles can be large in scale or a key accent to a film. It's the impact, not screen time, that matters when contemplating Oscar noms, and the following performers fill that criteria.
Since her Golden Globe-winning title-role portrayal in "Nurse Betty" and Oscar and Globe nominations last year for her portly, endearing Bridget in "Bridget Jones' Diary," Renee Zellweger has proved…
Until now, moviegoers repeatedly have fallen in love with Tom Hanks, always the good guy who gets the girl in romantic comedies like "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail." This year, the…
"About Schmidt" may be mostly about the recently retired Midwestern widower Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson), but Oscar winner Kathy Bates steals her fair share of scenes as the uncompromising Roberta…
A 25-year-old Broadway sensation from Brooklyn with only one film to her credit faced off against four formidable talents in the 1968 Academy Awards race for actress and came away with an Oscar, one…
You might notice that many of the students roaming the halls of the prestigious boarding school in "The Emperor's Club" ignore Kevin Kline's character, William Hundert -- odd, since the prof is one…
Sometimes the biggest challenge for a supporting player can be making a lasting impression with only a handful of scenes. That's exactly what Patricia Clarkson does in "Far From Heaven,"…
Who says there are no good roles for actors over 50? Certainly not Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Kathy Bates or Susan Sarandon, who contributed heft and weight to 2002's plethora of…
With the female tours de force in "The Hours" and "Far From Heaven" garnering several critics awards, there's currently little drama in the best actress Oscar race.
"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…
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