Coming off his turn as the doughy whistle blower in "The Informant," Matt Damon had a lot of work to do to play the South African rugby team captain in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus."
Portraying a genius is never easy. "I was lucky enough, as a youth of 18, to work with a great Russian director who ran the Imperial Theater of Moscow as well as the Old Vic in London," Plummer…
Before taking on the role of a killer in "The Lovely Bones" Stanley Tucci hesitated.
Christoph Waltz took home the top actor prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his turn in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" as the elegantly ruthless Nazi Hans Landa.
Peter Sarsgaard didn't mind the three-year delay between signing on to "An Education" and the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
The perfect storm of good circumstances" is how Alfred Molina describes his involvement with "An Education." "It was a confluence of both artistic and practical considerations. Nick Hornby's script…
Actors in the awards mix
For the past three years, actresses giving Academy Award acceptance speeches have been sprinkled with a smorgasbord of foreign accents.
Portraying a real-life icon -- be it Queen Elizabeth or Sofya Tolstoy -- isn't always a matter of simply making like the real thing.
Ever since "An Education" bowed at the Sundance Film Festival to critical praise, newcomer Carey Mulligan has found herself swept up in a whirlwind of press junkets and round-table discussions. Not…
Meryl Streep may have all of the right ingredients to cook up a 16th Oscar nomination after starring as the chef extraordinaire in "Julie and Julia."