Her Oscar nom for "Brokeback Mountain" raised Williams' cache in the film world (she had previously done TV), and she's remarkably valiant in this small but powerful pic as a young woman stuck at a…
When asked if her own family resembles that of her onscreen brood in "Rachel Getting Married," Oscar hopeful Anne Hathaway busts out laughing.
In the past year or so, shape-shifting Cate Blanchett has successfully channeled such diverse characters as Queen Elizabeth and Bob Dylan while still finding time to dress up in Agent Irina Spalko's…
As Poppy Cross, the irrepressibly upbeat schoolteacher at the center of Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky," Sally Hawkins does several things a more serious (or self-serious) actress might consider a tad…
When an actress signs on to do a film called "Frozen River," it isn't exactly a shock when the working conditions require more than shorts and T-shirts. In this case, it was much more.
As a superstar actress, the tattooed Oscar winner ("Girl, Interrupted") has always had fun tweaking conventional ideas about roles and identity -- and people's expectations of her.
No makeup. No expression. When she first appears onscreen as Juliette in "I've Loved You So Long," Kristin Scott Thomas is stripped bare of everything but her wardrobe.
Kate Winslet has a long history of playing strong-willed women, but there might not be anyone on her resume like April Wheeler. A young housewife who, along with her husband (played by Leonardo…
Meryl Streep's Sister Aloysius has no doubt that Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) has done the unspeakable with one of his altar boys in John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt." The tough-as-nails nun…
Reviews have been strong for Beckinsale, who plays a reporter refusing to disclose a source.