German helmer Tom Tykwer's "The International," which toplines Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, will open the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 5.
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Find "cute"! Find "dark"! Find "chemistry"! Find "unknown"! And, oh yes, find me a Pygmy! And of course, they gotta be able to carry a film. That's the kind of phone call casting directors live for…
Dustin Hoffman on Melissa Leoin 'Frozen River': I don't know Melissa Leo, but that's an extraordinary piece of work. There's not a false moment.
Blythe Danner on Richard Jenkins in 'The Visitor': Richard is a throwback to another era. He has a wonderful combination of strength and gentleness that we don't see very often.
James Franco on Heath Ledger in 'The Dark Knight': Heath wasn't the funniest of Jokers, but certainly the more grounded of villains. At least on an emotional level, you could follow why he was doing…
Catherine Keener on Michelle Williams in 'Wendy and Lucy': The film is centered around the relationship between partners: Wendy and her dog, Lucy. Michelle Williams' performance is exquisite and not…
Kevin Spacey on Jeff Goldblum in 'Adam Resurrected': In the opening frame of Paul Schrader's film "Adam Resurrected," Jeff Goldblum's wandering eye turns out to be a metaphor for the sprawling…
Natalie Portman on Sean Penn in 'Milk': "They only need to know one of us," Harvey Milk explains to his campaign team in the film "Milk." Sean Penn's performance as Harvey does exactly that: You…
James McAvoy on Anne Hathaway in 'Rachel Getting Married': The character of Kym is a challenge both for the actor and the audience. She is clearly our protagonist and our "way in" to the film.
Sigourney Weaver on Rosemarie Dewitt in 'Rachel Getting Married': It's easier to describe Rosemarie DeWitt's performance by first saying that she doesn't give one. She simply becomes Rachel -- fully…