Oscar winner Melissa Leo doesn’t mind being considered a character actress—in fact, she takes pride in knowing that her talent is what gets her cast.
Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight open this weekend and I’m looking forward to it. I love Zemeckis and glad that he’s back in the live action world. Not that his animated films were bad, they just weren’t for me. Flight stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. It has Washington as Whip Whitaker (how great is that name?), a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to ... Read more
The Butler is currently filming and Oprah, who has a role in the film, has provided our first looks at the cast of the upcoming Lee Daniels film.
What's changed since Melissa Leo won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Fighter? “The biggest change has been within myself," she said. "Within my self-perception. And grounding in a group that is both illustrious…it’s like, ‘By God, I’m there!’”
Many actors and actresses do all that they can to keep from being typecast, but not Francine actress Melissa Leo
I love these roundtables that The Hollywood Reporter does throughout the year. They gather a group of fantastic actors and talk to them about their careers, acting and it ends up being the most incredible conversation.
Director : Jake Scott Cast : James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo Writers : Ken Hixon
Here's a batch of press room interviews from the Academy Awards featuring Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Aaron Sorkin.
How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.
Conviction tells the true story of Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) and her brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell). When a diner waitress is found stabbed to death in her trailer home, Kenny – the local troublemaker – is charged with murder, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Waters, a single mother, spends the next 18 years of her life becoming a lawyer in order to free her brother. Minnie Driver plays Betty Anne’s friend and fellow law student, Abra, who help’s discover the truth about Kenny’s mishandled case at the hands of a corrupt cop played by Melissa Leo. While ... Read more
Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo on acting: "If there’s anything else you can do, do it. And if there’s nothing else you can do, and nothing can stop you, do nothing but."