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.
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.
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."
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…
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…
That customary burr of grudging humor is in Sean Connery's voice as he responds to being asked why he liked playing "Finding Forrester's" gruff old man.
Believing in a high-tech, computer graphic-generated ancient Rome may sound like a difficult job for any actor, but Connie Nielsen says "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott made it easy.
A decade after Vice President Dan Quayle all but declared that TV's fictional "Murphy Brown" character -- unmarried and pregnant -- represented the deterioration of the nuclear family, and therefore…
“I would like to be Jupiter and kidnap everybody and lie down in the ground making love to everybody because I don’t know how to express — it’s a question of love. You are really… this is a mountain…
Channeling a tortured soul is bound to exact its price, but Ed Harris might have paid more dearly if he hadn't also directed "Pollock," which re-creates the life of the equally gifted and…
While much of the attention paid to John F. Kennedy focuses on the scandals of his affairs or the circumstances of his assassination, the Kennedy found by Bruce Greenwood for "Thirteen Days" is of a…