04:48 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 12/03/2013 03:30PM
With already an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, does Jennifer Lawrence need to clear room at home for even more trophies?
Looks like the answer is Yes. Tuesday, the Hunger Games: Catching Fire star and this year's Best Actress Oscar winner for Silver Linings Playbook was named best supporting actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her performance in the '70s crime caper American Hustle, which also took the top honor as best picture.
Originally posted 11/21/2013 01:00PM
Don Cheadle is set to star in and direct the long-awaited biopic of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, Kill the Trumpet Player. We're thrilled about this casting choice. Cheadle is an amazing actor and will likely bring just the right note of smoky intensity to the role. Not to mention he really – almost shockingly – looks like Miles Davis.
Though not the first time Hollywood's nailed the casting of a legend, it's still fairly rare for industry insiders and fans to agree. Here are four more biopic stars we thought were eerily appropriate lead choices.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 11:30AM
After an end-of-summer smash as an astronaut in Gravity, George Clooney will be back onscreen for the holidays, this time in dashing military uniform, saving the world from the Nazis and priceless art from Hitler's grasp.
He gets some help in this feel-good war drama from Bill Murray, John Goodman and Matt Damon. But it's Cate Blanchett, looking pristine in World War II period garb, who appears to steal the show – at least as far as things look in the newly released trailer for The Monuments Men, set to open Dec. 18.
"How can I help you steal our stolen art?" ponders a gamine and decidedly French-acting Blanchett in the film, co-written and directed by Clooney.
Originally posted 07/26/2013 03:35PM
From The Wolverine to The To Do List, here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend:
Originally posted 03/25/2013 10:30AM
No, it was not a sequel to The Talented Mr. Ripley. But the two actors from that 1999 movie – Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett – both separately spent some quality family time in Berlin this weekend.
The two are in the capital city shooting The Monuments Men, with George Clooney, though on Sunday's day off, Damon and wife Luciana did what the parents of 500 other kids did in Berlin: took them to Jack's Fun World for some indoor fun and games.
The owner of the park, Oleg Nepomnjascij, tells PEOPLE that the Damons were impressively easygoing. "I take my hat off to him," he said.
Originally posted 03/23/2013 01:30PM
All work and no play? Not for George Clooney.
The star proved getting a movie done can be plenty of fun if you've got your friends with you – and you've got a late-season dumping of snow. Which is just what the conditions were Friday when he lobbed a snowball at the star of his wartime drama, The Monuments Men, Matt Damon.
Damon responded the only way he could: by whipping a snowball back at the director! Costar Cate Blanchett stayed out of the fray, and according to local tabloid B.Z., the production team cheered them on.
Originally posted 05/12/2010 07:30AM
The stars should brighten things up on the French Riviera this week as the 63rd Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday night – in the wake of uncommonly gloomy, even freakish weather in the picturesque resort area.
Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett are set to walk the red carpet on Wednesday for the world premiere of Robin Hood, which kicks off the proceedings. Other big names expected to attend the 12-day festival include Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Michael Douglas, Kate Beckinsale and Javier Bardem.
Originally posted 05/10/2010 08:55AM
Cate Blanchett has won every acting award under the sun, including the Oscar. But it was her work on Ridley Scott's Robin Hood – particularly the stunts that went awry – that earned her some cool points from her three young sons.
Joining Russell Crowe's title character for "thrilling" forest adventures with bows and arrows quickly made Blanchett the envy of sons Dashiell, 8, Roman, 6, and Ignatius, 2. "I went up in their estimation from the first night on set, when I was called on to shoot a flaming arrow, missed my mark and hit a light, which duly exploded," the actress tells London's Times.
"I mean, how many mums do stuff like that?"
Originally posted 03/31/2010 10:00AM
Glenn Close was sheer evil perfection as the live-action version of Cruella De Vil in the 1996 remake of the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians. And while that creepy character sought to clothe herself in cuddly lap dogs, Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent takes it up a notch, cursing a baby to death by spinning wheel and turning into a dragon! She's so ominous, in fact, she may be the first Disney villain to get her own feature.
The Maleficent movie would, according to The Hollywood Reporter re-tell the 1959 fairy tale from the point of view of the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil." Already rumored to be a front-runner for the delightfully devilish role: Angelina Jolie.
But wouldn't the equally gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones be able to bring to life her evil elegance? Her background is in theater and dancing after all. Another casting contender: Kim Cattrall, who has proven time after time she is equally bewitching and b----y!
Originally posted 11/27/2009 11:00AM
Cate Blanchett may be a fashion icon on the red carpet and a chameleon when it comes to played such roles such as Queen Elizabeth and Bob Dylan, but in her real life the actress is a mom who loves the daily chore of vacuuming!
"I enjoy vacuuming," Blanchett told PEOPLE at the Giorgio Armani/Ristorante dinner party in New York City this week in honor of welcoming the Sydney Theatre Company to the Big Apple for their production of A Streetcar Named Desire. "It's a very satisfying noise when you hear all that grit sucked up from the floor and into the machine."
Adds the Oscar winner: "Vacuuming is a big one for me and it's those simple things that keep my life grounded. It can be quite therapeutic!"
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