If you’ve paid attention to indie film over the past few years, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Chris Messina’s work — but he wasn’t always one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. In his own words, Messina recounts a career trajectory full of challenges, from getting cut out of a Meryl Streep movie and nearly quitting the business to stumbling over Aaron Sorkin’s complex dialogue on The Newsroom.
Coach says he’s happy with the way the football series ended. Plus, he shares his thoughts on playing the anti-hero in The Spectacular Now and Affleck as Batman.
Is Matt Damon’s mild-mannered best friend actually a covert government operative?
That’s right: GUMMY YOU. Only in Japan, kids, only in Japan.
Sorry, but the limited-edition prints are already sold out.
Courteney Cox’s ex caused quite a stir when he showed up backstage asking questions for Howard Stern. Until he stopped getting the chance to ask anything at all.
Once again, the Best Picture prize slips from his hands. What does Hollywood have against its most successful resident?
Short answer: everybody. A roundup of who’s up in arms against which film.
It’s a minor miracle for any film to get made. A brief history of this year’s Best Picture nominees, from paper to screen.
Ben Affleck’s taken home practically every directing prize this season. With him out of the Oscar race, can Steven Spielberg beat out Ang Lee and David O. Russell?
Not everyone loved these Academy darlings.
What Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Django Unchained would look like acted out by five and six year olds.
Man, this is a tough one. Plus, Best Editing.
The legendary comic book artist’s amazing drawings for the film that became the fake Argo.
An exclusive clip from a documentary featuring the subjects of the Oscar front-runner.
As much as there can be a deathmatch in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, anyway. Also, who’s the favorite for Best Original Score?
Just how many awards have Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Anne Hathaway won this season? SPOILER ALERT: It’s a lot.
The little thriller has something no other 2013 Oscar nominee can match.
Who do Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, and Daniel Day-Lewis thank most frequently? A rundown of which names you can expect to hear from the podium on Oscar night.
The period thriller pulled a stunning upset at the SAG Awards. How did it come back from the dead and find itself the Oscar front-runner in the final stretch?
Astronauts don’t just do serious science stuff, they also take rad photos.
Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, and Les Miserables stand neck and neck in the derby, with three others close behind.
Why two very different films are suddenly at the top of awards-watchers’ lists.
Does “Homeland” have you thinking about a career change? Well, at the Central Intelligence Agency even the librarian jobs sound cool.