Awards

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Quirky scripts fare well

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Academy voters have long professed a deep love and respect for the original, the quirky and the edgy -- movies such as "Fargo," "Pulp Fiction," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Lost in…

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Keri Russell

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Had Keri Russell whipped together a dessert based on what drew her to her pie-making character Jenna in "Waitress," she might have called it…

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Ellen Page

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By and large, teenage girls in Hollywood are simple creatures, easily divided into groups of shrieking gossips, wayward hellions and helpless victims.

Marketplace

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Laura Linney

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Laura Linney knew she had to play Manhattan neurotic Wendy Savage for writer-director Tamara Jenkins when her "actor brain" flicked on three pages into reading the script.

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Keira Knightley

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Believe it or not, director Joe Wright wanted Keira Knightley to play Briony Tallis, thinking his "Pride & Prejudice" actress might be perfect as the guilt-stricken central character in "Atonement."

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Nicole Kidman

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Of the Hollywood stars who can command eight figures a pic, is there any one of them who has committed a darker oeuvre to film in recent years than Nicole Kidman?

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Angelina Jolie

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Adapting the story of Daniel and Mariane Pearl for the film "A Mighty Heart" in a truthful and respectful manner was difficult enough, and Angelina Jolie soon discovered that director Michael…

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Marion Cotillard

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Regardless of what the French think of Yanks, they love American movies -- and Marion Cotillard is no exception. Even though she first acted onstage as a 4-year-old child with her thesp parents, the…

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Cate Blanchett

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Returning to her career-making (and Oscar nominated) role as Britain's most celebrated monarch in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," Cate Blanchett certainly had no shortage of literary and historical…

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