Although known primarily for studio fare, Laura Linney has very strong roots in theater, having appeared on Broadway in "Hedda Gabler," "The Seagull" and "Six Degrees of Separation."
For Spain's Javier Bardem, the opportunity to portray a gay writer persecuted and jailed in Cuba who dies of complications from AIDS at age of 43 was "a gift from heaven."
A veteran of stage and screens both big and small, actor Morgan Freeman plays against type with his portrayal of Charlie, a poetic and courtly hitman, in "Nurse Betty," helmer Neil LaBute's dark…
Running low on cash and facing an uncertain future in the online music space, Emusic.com has laid off 66 people -- 36% of its staff -- spread out across all its U.S. offices, and announced the…
Ellen Burstyn had just completed weeks of work playing an emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction when she was asked to play another emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction.
That customary burr of grudging humor is in Sean Connery's voice as he responds to being asked why he liked playing "Finding Forrester's" gruff old man.
For someone who appeared in four films this year, Helen Hunt started the year off slowly. In fact, it wasn't until October that her first movie was released, the comedy "Dr. T and the Women." She…
A decade after Vice President Dan Quayle all but declared that TV's fictional "Murphy Brown" character -- unmarried and pregnant -- represented the deterioration of the nuclear family, and therefore…
Arguably no character in "Traffic" undergoes more radical change than that of Helena Ayala, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones. In the first half of the film she is happily ensconced in luxury with her…
Channeling a tortured soul is bound to exact its price, but Ed Harris might have paid more dearly if he hadn't also directed "Pollock," which re-creates the life of the equally gifted and…