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."
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…
Portraying a real-life icon -- be it Queen Elizabeth or Sofya Tolstoy -- isn't always a matter of simply making like the real thing.
It happens regularly when she walks down the streets of her native Harlem, anywhere else in New York City and even points beyond.
After watching Abbie Cornish in "Bright Star," it's almost startling to hear the 27-year-old actress speak in her native Australian accent.
Take it from Penelope Cruz: Even Oscar winners psyche themselves out.
Anna Kendrick wanted to be Natalie right away.
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'…
When Vera Farmiga read the script for "Up in the Air," she relished the multidimensional aspects of her chameleonlike character.
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.
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…