The worst-case scenario, Emile Hirsch figures, would have been settling for being Sean Penn's drinking buddy.
After a small but memorable role in "Good Night, and Good Luck," his well-reviewed turn in "Evening" -- as an accomplished writer trying to put the finishing touches on his most recent book while…
The white hat/black hat gangster movie has a long history, all the way from O'Brien and Cagney in "Angels With Dirty Faces" to DiCaprio and Damon in "The Departed." Russell Crowe and Denzel…
Denzel Washington makes a point of not repeating himself in his roles, always looking for a new twist on a character.
In a smart biopic widely praised by critics, Ejiofor played Don Cheadle's mentor and friend and nearly stole the film out from under him.
By reputation alone, Hanks is always a viable candidate, no matter the project.
In the 1955 classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum's knuckles are memorably tattooed "hate" and "love."
Johnny Depp's never been one to shy away from a challenge.
While Downey has offered up some of the most interesting performances of his career lately in indies, "Zodiac" marked a big studio picture that may be sadly overlooked in several categories beyond…
An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for "Half Nelson" and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too.
When Casey Affleck was approached to take on the pivotal role of Robert Ford in Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," the project seemed like the perfect…