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.
In a defining moment at the beginning of Cameron Crowe's paean to pop music and his roots as a teenage rock journalist, the sister of Crowe alter-ego William, sneaks home an album by Simon…
Little more than three years ago, few people knew who Cate Blanchett was outside of Australia, where her award-winning work with the Sydney Theatre Co. (Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," David Mamet's…
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…
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.
Playing a slightly ditzy waitress from Kansas whose presence at the murder of her husband spins her off on a deluded quest for the love of a Hollywood soap opera star, the title role in Neil LaBute's…
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…
In a way, Julia Roberts' acceptance of the title role in "Erin Brockovich" has parallels to the battle waged by Brockovich herself against Pacific Gas & Electric. Both took chances, and ultimately…
After wrenching roles in "Lovers on the Bridge" and "The English Patient," Juliette Binoche is certainly proud of the natural ease that her character, the chocolate purveyor and charming heroine of…