Last Oscar season, Idris Elba was almost a shoo-in for the Best Actor race for playing Nelson Mandela in a Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Unfortunately, the British actor was snubbed, but the role resonated with his long after the cameras finished shooting. Elba dug deep to portray Mandela and spent time in the same cell the anti-apartheid activist lived in for 27 years. He explained, “It was about perspective. He was there for so long, that one room, sleeping there for so long – I had to do one night. And when I think about how my performance came ... Read more
While it’s hard to argue against Clark Gregg‘s Agent Phil Coulson being the unexpected breakout character of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the guy went from being a background character in Iron Man to the lead role in a television series — a close second has to be Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki. Hiddleston’s portrayal of the shape-shifting trickster god Loki in Thor and The Avengers has been embraced by audiences so strongly that it has threatened to overshadow the character’s heroic brother Thor. What’s most surprising about it is that no one — not even Hiddleston himself — would have thought ... Read more
While many actors long for a franchise like Marvel’s Thor, Chris Hemsworth knew that there was more to his career during the promotional tour of The Avengers. After doing some soul-searching, he came across the script for Rush. That’s when everything changed for the Australian actor. “I remember doing the press tour for The Avengers. And — without complaining about it — the questions in interviews were all, ‘What’s your workout program?’ and ‘How did you put that much muscle on?’ And you realize you’re not really looked at so much as an actor, there’s the assumption that what you ... Read more
British actor Idris Elba is having a year that many actors would envy. With Pacific Rim already released, he has the third installment of the miniseries Luther on BBC America debuting in September and the two upcoming films, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Thor: The Dark World, coming soon. He recently spoke to reporters during a conference call promoting his upcoming BBC America appearance. Elba talked about juggling a variety of projects over the last year. The Brit shared, “When I’m shooting all of this, it’s all out of sequence by the time it all comes out, so this year ... Read more
Since 2009, Hemsworth has been working on several films, including Thor, The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods, and Snow White and the Huntsman, which was released today in the United States.
"He offered me the part right there and then! Let me tell you, this never happens. Never. An official offer usually comes in weeks later. I had to ask him to repeat it."
A film like this lives and dies by Hemsworth's performance and it not only lives, it soars.
Kat Dennings provides a welcome dose of comic disbelief to the film “Thor,” providing the audience her character Darcy's perspective of Thor as he elevates from mere superhero to godlike proportions.
"Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor, and Gandhi was played by Ben Kingsley."