01:24 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 01/16/2014 01:00PM
Whether it was the role of a heel-kicking news boy or an overenthusiastic camp counselor, all of this year's Oscar nominees got their start somewhere.
Their lucky breaks came long before the celebrated roles that Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the nominated actors are known for today. These big and small screen gigs pushed 2014's Oscar contenders forward from random headshot to household name.
Originally posted 01/15/2014 02:00PM
After, "Who are you wearing?," the most important question on the Oscars' red carpet is "Who are you here with?"
Celebrity couples are always alluring. Drench them in tulle, tuxes and accolades, and they become nearly irresistible. But it's a shame that today's biggest stars can't hob knob with the glamorous old guard of Tinseltown ... or can they?
Originally posted 01/10/2014 09:00AM
Christian Bale could be back in the Winners' Circle at this year's Golden Globes, and if so, it will be with a whole new look.
The actor took the Globe in 2011 for his role as a frail former boxer in The Fighter. But for his 2014 nomination Bale super-sized it, gaining 40 lbs. of flab to play the shady Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle.
Originally posted 12/31/2013 05:20PM
Before the clock runs out on 2013, PEOPLE's movie critic counts down her 10 favorite films of the year. Are your picks on the list?
Originally posted 12/14/2013 04:10PM
We already know she can dance (thanks to Silver Linings Playbook) and kick ass (as seen in The Hunger Games). But apparently, there's something else Jennifer Lawrence is good at: kissing.
The Oscar winner's lip-locking abilities got high praise from Amy Adams, her costar in the Golden Globe-nominated film American Hustle. The pair share a kiss in the crime drama, set in the 1970s.
"She does a great job at it," Adams, 39, said of Lawrence, 23, during an interview with Extra. "She has very soft lips."
Originally posted 12/12/2013 03:00PM
Director David O. Russell – and his star-studded American Hustle cast – unleash a sexy-groovy throwback to the disco era, while the late Paul Walker delivers one of his final onscreen outings in Hours.
Here's what to see in theaters this weekend.
Originally posted 12/08/2013 01:30PM
Christian Bale, once again, is unrecognizable.
The Oscar winner lost (gulp!) 60 lbs. for 2004's The Machinist, then bulked up and got ripped for Batman Begins before going back to being boney-thin for The Fighter, which netted him an Oscar in 2011 for Best Supporting Actor.
Now, he's gained 43 lbs. to play a '70s con artist in the Abscam-inspired crime drama American Hustle.
To fatten up, "I ate lots of doughnuts, a whole lot of cheeseburgers and whatever I could get my hands on. I literally ate anything that came my way," Bale, 39, told PEOPLE at Friday's Peggy Siegel and OPI screening of the buzzy film in New York City. "I was about 185 and went up to 228. I'm still working it off."
Originally posted 12/06/2013 04:00PM
From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace, here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.
Originally posted 11/17/2013 08:00PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year – and we're obviously referring to the pending reveal of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, not the Christmas carols your local radio station is already blasting.
Until this year's head honcho of hunk-dom is revealed, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:00PM
It's good to know we're not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on Friday.
Miles, who is now in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months of age, has become a worldwide star after the Make-a-Wish Foundation turned the city by the bay into Gotham City for one unforgettable experience.
Former Caped Crusader Christian Bale heard about Miles' adventure and told New York magazine that he thought it was "fantastic."
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