For Andrew Garfield, there's no such thing as the perfect role, only a semi-perfect storm.
Geoffrey Rush first encountered the maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue in the shape of a brown-paper package, left on his front doorstep in Melbourne. It was a script of an unproduced play called…
Lead actors also in the mix for possible Oscar notice include Michael Douglas, Jeff Bridges and Javier Bardem.
Christian Bale wasn't always a contender for "The Fighter."
Jennifer Lawrence was immediately drawn to the hardened teenage heroine with a steely determination in "Winter's Bone."
Jennifer Lawrence hasn't been collecting her press clippings since rocketing to stardom on the back of this spring's critically hailed indie drama "Winter's Bone."
Jacki Weaver has enjoyed a 48-year career in acting, mostly in Australia, starting out playing girl-next-door roles and graduating to what she calls "mum-next-door" parts.
Helena Bonham Carter loved the script of "The King's Speech," but wasn't particularly interested in the part she was offered by director Tom Hooper.