In "Up in the Air," George Clooney's character Ryan Bingham fires people for a living.
The story of an alcoholic over-the-hill singing star would make a perfect country ballad. But could it also be the stuff from which an Oscar performance is fashioned?
Colin Firth has often played the flummoxed leading man, but he's as composed as one could be in Tom Ford's "A Single Man."
Morgan Freeman had a calming effect on Matt Damon while shooting "Invictus," though Freeman had no idea at the time.
For Jeremy Renner, the experience of filming "The Hurt Locker" wasn't nearly as grueling and death-defying as the actual defusing of improvised explosive devices would've been.
Before taking on the role of a killer in "The Lovely Bones" Stanley Tucci hesitated.
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…
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…
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."
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.
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.