"Santa Clause II" wasn't ready to shoot pre-strike at Disney, but the team behind the first "Santa Clause," mainly director John Pasquin and thesp Tim Allen, is near a deal to make "Joe Somebody" at…
Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote the original screenplay for "Remember the Titans," will be honored at a reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes on Tuesday at the governor's mansion in Atlanta.
"When I first read the book 'The Godfather,' I imagined Al Pacino in the role of Michael. The intensity of his brown eyes, his sensitivity and his intelligence convinced me that I was right.
In a six-figure deal, Talk Miramax editor in chief Jonathan Burnham has purchased publishing rights to "Summerland," a young-adult novel by "Wonder Boys" author Michael Chabon.
Four years ago it was the year of the indie. Twelve months later, the big studio pics made a comeback. Last year, no matter where you looked-- at critics' pics, kudofests or blurbs -- it was hard to…
Three films in 2000 put Joaquin Phoenix on the awards radar. First out of the gate was "Gladiator," Ridley Scott's Roman epic in which Phoenix stars, alongside Russell Crowe and Connie Nielsen, as…
Although known primarily for studio fare, Laura Linney has very strong roots in theater, having appeared on Broadway in "Hedda Gabler," "The Seagull" and "Six Degrees of Separation."
Playing a slightly ditzy waitress from Kansas whose presence at the murder of her husband spins her off on a deluded quest for the love of a Hollywood soap opera star, the title role in Neil LaBute's…
Believing in a high-tech, computer graphic-generated ancient Rome may sound like a difficult job for any actor, but Connie Nielsen says "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott made it easy.
Russell Crowe cuts a swath, so to speak, in "Gladiator" in a role that calls for someone who looks at ease settling scores the old-fashioned way.
To become the Marquis de Sade, the infamous late 18th-century French writer, Geoffrey Rush researched the time, the place and the man, even consulting with a psychologist about Sade's doozy of a…
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