Moviegoers accustomed to Adam Sandler's usual bigscreen one-two punch of repressed anger and broad schtick may have been surprised by his more serious turn as Barry Egan in "Punch-Drunk Love." He…
As juvenile delinquents go, Leonardo DiCaprio is twice as convincing as anyone out there. In Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," DiCaprio plays Amsterdam Vallon, the orphaned son of a slain Irish…
As a little girl, I dreamed I would be in movies and musicals," says Catherine Zeta-Jones. "I was devastated by the idea that I had been born in the wrong era of filmmaking."
A good rule of thumb in gauging Paul Newman's performances in films is not to ask Paul Newman; he wouldn't know. "I get depressed at my own performances," Newman says. "So I stay away from them."
While "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy may center around Frodo, in its second installment, "The Two Towers," Viggo Mortensen carries the physical and emotional weight of the film.
Despite what the so-called experts predict, there's always a Javier Bardem or Massimo Troisi in the mix. The stars of "Before Night Falls" and "Il Postino" weren't given much chance of landing lead…
When director Adrian Lyne needed a star who could handle the complex role of a happily married suburban wife and mother who tumbles into a heady affair with a younger man, he went to Diane Lane, not…
George Clooney has never been to the Oscars. If his minimalistic performance in "Solaris" strikes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters the way it has some critics, he might just have…
Casting arthouse veteran Emily Watson opposite the "Waterboy" himself, Adam Sandler, may seem an unlikely combination, but it was the peculiar pairing that energized Watson for her role in Paul…
"About Schmidt" may be mostly about the recently retired Midwestern widower Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson), but Oscar winner Kathy Bates steals her fair share of scenes as the uncompromising Roberta…