With costars including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones admits being intimidated walking onto the set of Ocean's Twelve. "Meeting all these guys together is a powerful force. I had to leave my prissy girliness at the door," says Zeta-Jones, 35, who plays Pitt's love interest. Once the cameras started rolling, though, Zeta-Jones embraced her role—with gusto. "My husband would say, 'What are you doing today, honey?' And I'd say, 'Oh, I'm kissing Brad on a bridge.' The next day, 'Oh, I'm kissing Brad in the car.' I bet I'm hated by women around the world."
Jason: Taming of the 'Do
Artfully arranging his hair for the right amount of dishevelment is a daily ordeal for Arrested Development's Jason Bateman. "I've got hair like a Chia Pet," says Bateman, 35, who plays the droll, diligent middle son in FOX's dysfunctional family satire. "The strands are really thick, so it's fluffy. Out of frustration I'll sort of stab it with my fingers, hoping that it will not be so flammable-looking." Making matters more difficult, his wife, actress Amanda Anka, is very particular about her partner's coif. "She likes it either shaved or long. But once it starts getting long, I start looking like Carol Brady with a little duck-flip in the back."
Téa Says No to Plastic
Téa Leoni and her actress pal Elisabeth Shue refuse to resist wrinkles as they age. "We have a pact that we will never do cosmetic surgery. When we feel weak about Botox or surgery, we'll call each other for support and just say 'No,' " says Leoni, 38, who costars with Adam Sandler in the comedy Spanglish. The pair think that their stand will eventually pay off. "Someday we'll be the only two actresses who will get roles for 65-year-old women, because everyone else will look like they're 30."
Is it boxers or briefs for Dustin Hoffman? Just ask Teri Polo, who discovered the truth about her Meet the Fockers costar after an on-set prank. "Dustin and I were constantly causing chaos. He'd been giving me a hard time about something, so when he was standing in the middle of the room talking to the script supervisor, I went up and yanked his pants down to his ankles," says Polo, 35, who returns as Ben Stiller's fiancée in the Meet the Parents sequel, which also stars Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Stiller's parents. "A collective gasp went up in the room and everybody got dead silent. But he just stood there and continued his conversation, put his hand on his hip and pulled up his shirt so that everyone could see his tighty whities."