Playing gay rights champion Harvey Milk, Penn gets all the particulars -- the accent, mannerisms, physicality -- down right, but it's the tenderness with which he imbues the man that makes the…
Taking his celebrated stage performance to the screen, Langella captures the cold cunning and awkward, poignant humanity of Richard Nixon without resorting to caricature, completely vanishing into…
Rourke's riveting turn as the has-been professional wrestler desperately looking for a second act is Hollywood's comeback story of the year.
Mickey Rourke will star in indie drama "St. Vincent," directed by Walter Hill for Occupant Films and Secret Handshake Entertainment.
Pitt, in one form or another, is at the center of the year's most nominated movie. As the innocent who ages backward, he delivers a tender, charismatic performance that captures Button's curiosity…
The Academy loves to see an actor play against type, so the fact that this typically fairy-dusted starlet managed to be so convincing as a reprobate drug addict can't have escaped notice.
Simply put, Streep is far and away the most respected actress of her generation, and in "Doubt's" Sister Aloysius she found a meaty, deceptively nuanced role to throw her substantial weight behind.
Combining flapper glamour with flashes of grit, Jolie managed to retain a certain audacious femininity while still syncing perfectly with director Clint Eastwood's stark, distinctly masculine milieu…
Winslet has amassed six nominations in the past 13 years (along with two Golden Globes and two SAG kudos), and Academy voters may worry that her lack of an Oscar is starting to become conspicuous.
Much like her male counterpart Richard Jenkins, Leo has long been hiding in plain sight, unselfishly churning out superb supporting performances while lingering just below the radar.
Revolutionary Road" isn't the only film, nor the '50s the only era, in which the family -- and what it means -- was deconstructed, disassembled or debunked by the year's higher-profile movies…