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."
Anna Kendrick wanted to be Natalie right away.
Take it from Penelope Cruz: Even Oscar winners psyche themselves out.
Don't be fooled by the title. "Brothers" may emphasize the dynamic between make-pop-proud elder son Tobey Maguire and black sheep Jake Gyllenhaal, but it's Natalie Portman's character who finds…
For Julianne Moore, the role of Charlotte in Tom Ford's "A Single Man" repped a classic situation: a complicated character, which Moore excels at -- and particularly true in this case.
When Vera Farmiga read the script for "Up in the Air," she relished the multidimensional aspects of her chameleonlike character.
The character of Mary Jones, the abusive mother in "Precious," is not someone many filmgoers would recognize from their own pasts. But Mo'Nique, who played the chilling role in director Lee Daniels'…
Actresses in the mix
Scandinavia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, you name it -- Hollywood doesn't discriminate in its search for new talent.