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  1. For God’s Sake: Ridley Scott’s New Biblical Slog

    Wesley Morris

    Someone spent more than $140 million on Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott's huge Hollywood Bible epic. The plot goes all the way to Egypt and the Middle East just to have bronzed actors swishing around as brown characters. Instead of Wil...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. The Two Faces of Joaquin Phoenix: A Tour Through the Actor’...

    Durga Chew-Bose

    The cumulative effect - and conclusion drawn - from watching one Joaquin Phoenix movie after another Joaquin Phoenix movie after another Joaquin Phoenix movie, is this: The 40-year-old actor and star of Paul Thomas Anderson&rs...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Sarah Gadon’s Unusual Map to Stardom

    Kevin Lincoln

    There are many paths to being a famous actor. Presumably, "be in David Cronenberg films" is one of them, but, if you were to poll the thespians of the world, I think most of them would rank that strategy low, in terms of approache...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Nicolas Cage’s ‘Dying of the Light’ Is the Crac...

    Kevin Lincoln

    Dying of the Light is a movie made from jokes. First, you have its star, Nicolas Cage, our greatest actor to be reduced by the Internet into an Upworthy headline. Cage actually gave a top-notch performance this year, in David Gordon Green&rsqu...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  5. Talent Scouts: Remembering ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ at 2...

    Katie Baker

    It's weird that it took me decades to realize that Troop Beverly Hills is basically a sports movie. The 1989 film starring Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Jenny Lewis, and the bit actor who would go on to become Sex and the City&...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  6. Difficult Women: The Oscar Race and the Looming, Avoidable Best A...

    Mark Harris

    Monday marked the start of a new phase of the 2014 awards season: one that involves the actual giving of awards instead of mere speculation and prognostication. Let's state right up front that the New York Film Critics Circle, whic...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  7. Who Is Winning the Hunger Games of the Young Actors in ‘The...

    Kevin Lincoln

    Right now, blockbuster movies belong to Jennifer Lawrence in the same way the seas belong to Poseidon. Movie stars have total ownership of their roles, and when you see Lawrence's performance in Mockingjay - Part 1, the idea of som...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. Watch This Guy: The Simmering Rise of David Oyelowo, Hollywood&rs...

    Sean Fennessey

    David Oyelowo has been a first-rate responder. The 38-year-old English actor has spent the better part of his career - opposite stars and icons, heroes and villains - in beta. That is about to change. Earlier this week, the Osc...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. All of the Green Lights: Which of Your Favorite Rappers Are Also ...

    Eric Thurm

    It takes a lot of people to make a TV show: actors, writers, people who do makeup, lighting, the guy who got Bryan Cranston the pizza he threw on that episode of Breaking Bad. That hasn't stopped everyone from directing attention toward sho...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  10. ‘Between Two Ferns’ Asks the Tough Question: Is Brad ...

    Mark Lisanti

    Between Two Ferns shouldn't work as well it does: The guest is in on the joke, and so nothing that Zach Galifianakis can throw at them should be too surprising, should merit much more than an arched eyebrow or a grudging smile of complicity...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  11. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Michael Rapaport

    Brian Koppelman

    Actor and filmmaker Michael Rapaport talks about confidence, insecurity, getting expelled, and his ESPN 30 for 30, When the Garden Was Eden. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcasts and The M...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  12. Uncommon Bird: Edward Norton’s Abandoned Movie Stardom

    Kevin Lincoln

    One of the most confusing aspects of the movie business is how actors end up in the roles they do. In 1971, William Friedkin did everything short of file a restraining order to keep Gene Hackman from playing Popeye Doyle in The French Connection. Joh...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  13. I'm in Love With Shia LaBeouf

    Ernest Baker

    I'm in love with Shia LaBeouf. For the past year, people have been telling me that he's crazy. All this time, I've felt like he's the only person who understands anything. Over the last week or so, the actor...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  14. Bryan Cranston Is: Baseball — The One-Man Show

    Grantland Staff

    Where does a critically acclaimed, award-winning actor go after playing Walter White for five seasons? He embodies the most misunderstood, tortured character of all: the MLB postseason. Now who's being rumored for the female lead in Seas...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. A Brief History of Tom Hardy Getting His Ass Kicked

    Kevin Lincoln

    As an actor, Tom Hardy does many things well. Accents, for example. Hardy's accents are mealy corruptions of how people talk. Every Hardy character is unique in that nobody has ever spoken like him before. Sean Fennessey called one of Ha...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  16. Q&A: Josh Charles on Life After 'The Good Wife,' &#...

    Matt Patches

    [Spoilers ahead for the most recent season of The Good Wife] On March 23, a college student facing murder charges shot Will Gardner in a Chicago courtroom. It was the end of an era for The Good Wife: Actor Josh Charles, a presence since the show&#03...

    Blog | September 08, 2014