Local backers of "Eu, Tu, Eles" (Me, You, Them), Brazil's candidate for best foreign-lingo Oscar, are investing $175,000-$200,000 to woo the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The Oscars look different from Europe. I'm not surprised, just a little mesmerized by the depths of ambivalence toward something, that for Americans at least, is so simple: Awards good, losing bad.
A veteran of stage and screens both big and small, actor Morgan Freeman plays against type with his portrayal of Charlie, a poetic and courtly hitman, in "Nurse Betty," helmer Neil LaBute's dark…
An adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's beloved, National Book Award-winning novel "All the Pretty Horses" tells the story of cowboy John Grady Cole, who goes to Mexico in search of a vanishing way of…
Always modest and still boyish at 51, Jeff Bridges is clearly not a power-seeker. But the role of the affable U.S. president in DreamWorks' political drama "The Contender" appealed to him the instant…
For Spain's Javier Bardem, the opportunity to portray a gay writer persecuted and jailed in Cuba who dies of complications from AIDS at age of 43 was "a gift from heaven."
Although known primarily for studio fare, Laura Linney has very strong roots in theater, having appeared on Broadway in "Hedda Gabler," "The Seagull" and "Six Degrees of Separation."
There is a scene in "Traffic" in which the character Javier Rodriguez, played by Benicio Del Toro, exclaims to his policeman partner, "They stole our handcuffs!" The significance of the remark may…
In "The Contender," Joan Allen's character makes a heroic stand as a woman who in front of a national stage refuses to divulge past moments of her personal life. As much as she admires vice…
Ellen Burstyn had just completed weeks of work playing an emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction when she was asked to play another emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction.
While 14-year-old British thesp Jamie Bell already has taken home a British Indie Film Award for best newcomer and was nominated for a European Film Award for actor for "Billy Elliot," he is…