Lars von Trier's leading ladies have a winning way with anguishing roles. Emily Watson was showered with accolades for her tragically stoic perf in von Trier's "Breaking the Waves." And with his…
Arguably no character in "Traffic" undergoes more radical change than that of Helena Ayala, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones. In the first half of the film she is happily ensconced in luxury with her…
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."
"Cast Away," "Gladiator," "Mission: Impossible 2," "The Perfect Storm," "Space Cowboys," "U-571," and "Unbreakable" are the seven films being considered for this year's sound editing Oscar statuette.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday announced the seven pics tapped to compete in February for the three noms for the visual f/x Oscar.
Film nominees for the Producers Guild of America's Golden Laurel Awards -- a key indicator for Academy Awards selections -- skewed toward historic and coming-of-age dramas with "Almost Famous,"…
Last year's Golden Globe recipients Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Edie Falco and James Gandolfini are the first crop of thesps to be confirmed as presenters for the 58th annual Golden Globe Awards.