To pull off the epic he had in mind, Baz Luhrmann looked to Mandy Walker, a fellow Aussie, who had helped him shoot a two-minute promo for Chanel perfume with Nicole Kidman.
A ballet, a comicbook movie, an action thriller, a documentary, a biopic and a still-gestating Broadway musical -- Danny Elfman has spent the last year dashing madly from one project to another and…
The writers strike may have slowed down the film industry but not Clint Eastwood. The veteran director is on track to release two films this year -- a repeat of his 2006 feat.
Perseverance pays off in Hollywood, even for those with established careers.
With the French-language "I've Loved You So Long," Kristin Scott Thomas retires her screen persona of "sipping champagne and ordering people about."
Producing takes more than just the big bucks. Balls have to be juggled. Charles Roven did just that, not for one but for four films this year.
Deborah Hopper started her costume-design career in the fantasy/make-believe worlds of opera and ballet. Now, renowned for her down-and-dirty, true-to-life style, she is a perfect match for filmmaker…
Pole dancing only looks easy. Marisa Tomei follows her fully nude work for Sidney Lumet in last year's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" with her stint this year as a barely clothed stripper in…
As a Brit in Los Angeles, production designer Sarah Greenwood found it no small challenge to re-create the milieu of L.A.'s Skid Row for "The Soloist." "Everything is an assault on the senses…
Viola Davis already boasts a Tony and an Obie for her work in Gotham legit, and she turned heads several years ago with a role in "Antwone Fisher." Yet, despite that pedigree, she says it took…
Taraji P. Henson's high-profile role -- playing Queenie, Brad Pitt's adoptive mother in David Fincher's hugely anticipated "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- almost didn't happen because of a…