The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' rules state it is the performance, not the performer, that wins the award. Yet Oscar seems to have had a difficult time making the distinction…
"I was a little scared, a little daunted," says Ed Harris of the role of Richard, a poet dying of AIDS, in "The Hours." "But I like those challenges, so I was ready."
The recurring complaint from female thesps that they can't find any decent roles -- a malady as old as the days of Shakespeare and even Sophocles -- may well become a thing of the past.
Sometimes the biggest challenge for a supporting player can be making a lasting impression with only a handful of scenes. That's exactly what Patricia Clarkson does in "Far From Heaven,"…
In 1951, faced with competition from television and a weakening studio system, the industry was at a crossroads. This intersection of old and new Hollywood was nowhere more apparent than in the lead…
Just as Nia Vardalos comes to terms with an unbelievable year -- her self-written starrer, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," has become the highest-grossing indie and romantic comedy of all-time -- the…
For Alfred Molina, taking on the role of renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera in "Frida" was a unique challenge.
A cynical advertising executive who seduces women for sport lectures his nephew about "winning time" at a latenight party as they zero in on their prey. An insecure actress allows a self-absorbed…
Toni Collette might have just turned 30, but it seems she's brought a wealth of experience to bear during more than a decade of making movies, having received critical recognition dating back to her…
When it comes to playing urban types, Edward Norton has been anything but a softie. In "Rounders," "American History X" and "Fight Club" he has played not only tough, but unsympathetic protagonists…