To become the Marquis de Sade, the infamous late 18th-century French writer, Geoffrey Rush researched the time, the place and the man, even consulting with a psychologist about Sade's doozy of a…
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…
While most will remember Michael Douglas' Best Actor win in 1988 for "Wall Street," he has actually won two Academy Awards: the other for producing the Best Picture of 1976, "One Flew Over the…
"I don't want to know anything when I read a script," Kevin Spacey. "That way when I read it, and if I like it, I can just think, 'Wow, this is a beautiful story. I would love to play a part in it."
Michelle Yeoh is not James Bond's customary sidekick. Nevertheless in 1997, the then-35-year-old martial-arts starlet first found a mainstream American audience in "Tomorrow Never Dies."
Three films in 2000 put Joaquin Phoenix on the awards radar. First out of the gate was "Gladiator," Ridley Scott's Roman epic in which Phoenix stars, alongside Russell Crowe and Connie Nielsen, as…
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…
Director Stephen Daldry says he's been a fan of Julie Walters for "years and years," so when he read the script of "Billy Elliot," she was the first person he thought of to play Mrs. Wilkinson, the…
"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,"…