Hollywood is of one mind politically -- at least, that's the long-standing myth. Well, at this moment (a rare moment) the myth may have become reality.
"I had gotten really disillusioned with the kinds of movies I was acting in and the career that I had," says Ben Affleck of his decision to take on the small but pivotal part of the doomed George…
It wasn't as though he hadn't played an important role in an incendiary film before or worked with an Oscar-winning director. In fact, Michael Pena has appeared in the last two best picture winners…
When Jack Nicholson signed on to play Frank Costello, the top-dog gangster in "The Departed" -- Martin Scorsese's cat-and-mouse take on Boston's Irish mob -- his role had yet to be written.
The opportunity to play one of the great despots of the 20th century was as much a learning experience for Forest Whitaker as a meaty acting assignment, one that could bring him his first Academy…
A prodigious comic talent, from "Saturday Night Live" to "The Nutty Professor," Eddie Murphy has thrown himself into comic characters of a dizzying variety. Aggressive and fearless, he has always…
Though they may not be on everyone's list, it would be foolish to count out those thesps hovering under the radar.
Helen Mirren's perf as Elizabeth II in "The Queen" is so unexpectedly moving that it had a lot of people (including, in the film, Prime Minister Tony Blair) rethinking the role of a monarchy's…
It's a classic story told in a novel way: A father devotes his life to finding a kidnapped child only to discover that the child has been assimilated into an alien culture.
There was a brief spell during the shooting of Warner Bros.' "The Departed" when Martin Scorsese may have regretted giving Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon the OK to improvise some Boston street lingo.
The question hangs in the air before Jackie Earle Haley responds. How could the actor relate to the character of convicted sex offender Ronald James McGorvey in "Little Children"?