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  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Oscars 2014: Nominations — and snubs — attest to the strong field

    Tom Hanks' starring role in "Captain Phillips" was one of his most acclaimed performances in a distinguished career. But the two-time Oscar winner, who is also a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took nothing for granted —...
  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • Golden Globes are a winner-take-all for oddsmakers

    Golden Globes are a winner-take-all for oddsmakers
    In Sunday's Golden Globes, "12 Years a Slave" looks to be the clear favorite (1-4) among dramas. Meanwhile, "American Hustle" (1-5) appears to be an easy pick over "The Wolf of Wall Street" (4-1). "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the longshot at 30-1. At...
  • Oscars 2014: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence are in; Oprah out

    The success of the Oscars telecast depends on a lot of factors: Was the host funny? Did the musical numbers go on forever? But the single biggest reason for the success or failure of the show is whether the nominated movies were popular with fans and...
  • 'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11

    Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
  • That make-or-break scene

    There is usually one scene in the making of a film — either during shooting or sometimes later in the editing bay — that brings the story together, sets the tone or bonds the director with his crew. Sometimes that moment is the focal point...
  • Bullock, Streep, Dench: Golden time for actresses of a certain age

    Bullock, Streep, Dench: Golden time for actresses of a certain age
    June Squibb, 84; Judi Dench, 79; Meryl Streep, 64; Oprah Winfrey, 59; Emma Thompson, 54; Sandra Bullock, 49; Julia Roberts, 46; Cate Blanchett, 44; Lupita Nyong'o, 30; Jennifer Lawrence, 23. These 10 actresses received either a leading or supporting...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' cast on Walt Disney and P.L. Travers' clashes

    As the respective creators of Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, two of the most cheerful, beloved characters around, it's odd to imagine studio head Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers quarreling. But that's precisely what happened when Disney tried to...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro among presenters

    SAG Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro among presenters
    The Screen Actors Guild has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters for the 20th annual SAG Awards, including Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon. Also on the list are Ben Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jennifer Garner,...
  • Golden Globes 2014: Cate Blanchett wins best actress in a movie drama

    Golden Globes 2014: Cate Blanchett wins best actress in a movie drama
    Cate Blanchett won the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture  drama Sunday for her role as Jasmine, the fallen New York socialite in the Woody Allen film "Blue Jasmine." The award marks the third Golden Globe for the Australian actress,...