The Cannes Film Festival offered Hollywood an olive branch Tuesday with the announcement that Jodie Foster will head the jury at this year's fest. The choice of an American star for the prestigious…
With his work on "Gladiator," production designer Arthur Max proved that he, director Ridley Scott and the resources of DreamWorks could make a Roman epic on the scale of "The Robe" and "Spartacus."…
Though films submitted each year for Oscar consideration in the makeup category run the gamut from historical re-creations to modern interpretations, it's usually prosthetic and fantastical…
What's the difference between a "Grinch" and a "Patriot?" That's the question Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' voters will have to ask themselves when they whittle down their choices for…
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.
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.