05:42 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM
Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM
Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.
Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?
And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?
Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.
Originally posted 05/16/2012 01:45PM
There's nothing like low expectations to take a movie from, "Oh, this is going to be bad," to, "Whoa! That was not bad!"
Without the everyday people for Sacha Baron Cohen to interact with in his new movie The Dictator – plus that lackluster preview – I was fully prepared to write a review about why Cohen had been better as his previous alter-egos Borat and Brüno.
Boy, was I wrong.
There is still something missing without the unintentionally funny folks who interact with Cohen in character as part of a ruse – a staple of his earlier films. But Cohen's Dictator, full name: General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, exists on the big screen only, surrounded by other (very funny) actors.
Originally posted 06/28/2008 12:00PM
Having already heard from Ben Kingsley on how it feels to kiss Mary-Kate Olsen – for their new movie The Wackness, that is – now it's her turn to describe their mutual make-out session.
"We shot it at three o'clock in the morning and so everyone was a bit delirious anyhow," Olsen, 22, tells the Wall Street Journal about working with the 64-year-old Gandhi Oscar winner.
The heavy smooch takes place in a phone booth – but the two did anything but phone in their performances. "He was so professional about it and made me feel so comfortable," she says. "He said, 'Anything you don't feel comfortable about, let me know. You lead me.' "
Originally posted 06/26/2008 06:30AM
He's a screen legend – heck, he's even been knighted! But Sir Ben Kingsley isn't above a little kiss-and-tell when it comes to his on-screen smooch with 22-year-old Mary-Kate Olsen in The Wackness.
"She was completely in charge," the actor, 64, tells PEOPLE of their enthusiastic make-out scene in a telephone booth.
Originally posted 02/19/2002 11:00AM
The actor who won the gold for "Gandhi" is now in the running for playing a far different creature, the psycho gangster of "Sexy Beast," reports PEOPLE.
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