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…
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…
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…
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 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.
Despite memorable performances in films such as "Field of Dreams," "GoodFellas" and "Something Wild," Ray Liotta has never found himself on Oscar's shortlist.
"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."
Moviegoers accustomed to Adam Sandler's usual bigscreen one-two punch of repressed anger and broad schtick may have been surprised by his more serious turn as Barry Egan in "Punch-Drunk Love." He…
As juvenile delinquents go, Leonardo DiCaprio is twice as convincing as anyone out there. In Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," DiCaprio plays Amsterdam Vallon, the orphaned son of a slain Irish…
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."