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  • In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors--but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it comes to the Oscar race, there is always the question of whether an actor has "enough" to be nominated. Of course, Judi Dench famously scored a supporting actress statuette for less than 10 minutes of screen time in "Shakespeare in Love," but does anyone question it was a worthy performance? It's not even the shortest to win--that would be Beatrice Straight, who landed the trophy for a six-minute scene in 1976's "Network."
  • Laura Dern on 'Wild,' 'The Fault in Our Stars' and IMDb Lying About Her Age

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Laura Dern spent this year on the big screen battling cancer -- in "The Fault in Our Stars," her teenage daughter suffers from a terminal diagnosis, and in "Wild," she's the sick mom of hiker-memoirist Cheryl Strayed. Dern...

    Hilary Swank to Mentor Up-and-Comers at Hamptons Intl. Film Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Actors will take center stage at the 22nd annual Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, running Oct. 9-13 in East Hampton, N.Y. Many high-profile films will unspool and several thesps are set to attend, along with several members of...

    Counterculture and Hollywood Converge at Mill Valley Film Fest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Part of the Mill Valley Film Festival's charms is how it reflects both the local community's roots and its forward-thinking spirit. Situated just beyond Sausalito as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge northbound from San...

    L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Draws Celebrities, Chefs and Inspiring Kids

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Celebrities and chefs got together on the grassy quad at UCLA on Saturday to fight childhood cancer at one of the city's top food-meets-fundraising events, L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade. More than $200,000 was raised from an...