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Reese Witherspoon Goes ‘Wild’ to Get Her Career Back On Track

Reese Witherspoon is taking a risk in her acting career. After years of playing America’s sweetheart in romantic comedies, the actress is tackling a tough role in Wild. She plays a heroin-addicted woman who backpacks on a soul-searching thousand-mile hike. Witherspoon explained how hard it has been to get a gritty role because she’s stereotyped by studios with a wholesome reputation. “You have to understand, for someone who’s been doing this for as long as I’ve been doing it, it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, finally!’ Finally, it’s so exciting to be honest about things,” she explained. “I developed it with ... Read more

Liv Tyler Almost Quit Acting Before ‘The Leftovers’ Came About

Liv Tyler is back in a big way with her new HBO series, The Leftovers. It’s a good thing that the opportunity came along when it did because the actress was ready to pack it all in on her acting career. She said, “I’d think: maybe I should just move to the country and open a store and write books and make music and have a million babies and take in animals. Part of me always longed for it. I’d look at the entertainment industry as a whole and I’d think: where do I fit into all this and do I ... Read more

Julia Stiles Likes to Keep Everyone Guessing Where her Career Will Go Next

Julia Stiles has bounced between mediums throughout her acting career. From big blockbusters like the Bourne franchise to her own scripted show, Blue, on YouTube, the actress likes to keep mixing it up. She told the Associated Press why it’s important for her to constantly change up her career. The Dexter guest star said, “I’m such a child that I just want to show up and play dress up. I’m not very good at the long term plans. I’ve kind of embraced that my work is always in flux.” Currently, the 33-year-old actress is starring off-Broadway in a one-act romantic ... Read more

A New York Actor Finds a New Way to Promote Himself — Fliers on Lampposts

Actors are always trying to think outside the box to stand out and promote themselves in a crowded talent pool. One New York City-based actor has taken an approach that hasn’t necessarily booked him a role, but it has gained him a bit of notoriety. Dan Perino posted 2,000 fliers around the city on lampposts with his headshot and résumé in hopes of landing a gig. His goal is to spread 10,000 fliers around Manhattan. The unorthodox ads promote him as a “professional, experienced actor” who is “looking for a few lines in a movie, TV, or play. Even extra ... Read more

Tilda Swinton Admits She’s Never Auditioned for a Role

Tilda Swinton is one of Hollywood’s most unusual actresses who delivers an incredible performance each time she is on-screen. She is currently gracing theaters with her performance in Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel as octogenarian Madame D. and in Jim Jarmusch‘s Only Lovers Left Alive as a chic vampire. With such a well-rounded career filled with robust characters, it’s fascinating to hear that the 53-year-old doesn’t consider herself an actress. “I don’t know what it would take for me to feel like one,” she said. “I understand it’s a strange thing to say because I do keep saying, ‘Yes, ... Read more

Robin Wright Is Choosing Roles on Her Terms: “I don’t want to always be the tortured, soulful wife”

Robin Wright is hot off the awards show podium with a win for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for House of Cards at the Golden Globes in January. However, the actress is not one to rest on her laurels. She’s stretching herself even further on the second season of the Netflix show. This season she’s directing an episode after talking with co-star Kevin Spacey about his own desire to direct in their sophomore season. Wright revealed,”I said, ‘I want to, too,’ and I kept saying that to multiple parties. They said, ‘Yeah sure,’ and I just kept saying ... Read more

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Chris Evans on His Early Acting Days, Theater and Doing His Own Stunts

Chris Evans might have built his career on comic book movies -- both Fantastic Four movies, The Losers, Captain America: The First Avenger, and the soon-to-be blockbuster The Avengers -- but Evans is more than just muscles.

Denzel Washington on His Action-Oriented Roles and How the Industry Has Changed Around Him

Washington talks about how he has seen changes in both his roles and the film industry as a whole over his acting career, and what ambitions he has left.

‘Blair Witch’ Actress Heather Donahue Recounts Hazy Days in New Marijuana Memoir

As she details in her new memoir, GrowGirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot, Donahue had greener pastures on her mind when she steered away from what could have been a successful Hollywood career.

Daniel Craig Talks Auditioning, ‘Dragon Tattoo’ and Bond, James Bond

Craig talks everything from his upcoming role in David Fincher's adaption of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well his attachment to the James Bond franchise, landing work before his studies ended at the conservatory Guildhall, and looking good for the camera.

Kal Penn on Why He Changed His Name: “Half of it was curiosity to see if it would make a difference”

In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Harold & Kumar star Kal Penn explained the origin of his stage name and how it’s gotten him more auditions than his given name ever did.

Emma Watson: “L.A. scares the crap out of me”

"My acting tutor said the hardest thing for me was to get angry. I almost broke down in tears when they tried to get me to be angry.: