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James Franco’s Greatest Role May Be Playing Himself

In his new book, Hollywood Ending, it’s hard to tell where the actor ends and the cartoonish public figure begins—which is precisely the point

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Movie Roles

He took characters who could have been punchlines and turned them into human beings

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was the proverbial actor’s actor who somehow always successfully concealed the flashy mechanisms of acting

The Hidden Henry Fonda

Today is Henry Fonda’s 108th birthday. In "The Man Who Saw A Ghost: The Life and Work of Henry Fonda," published last October, author Devin McKinney chronicles the death-haunted world of an iconic actor whose most famous screen roles as protectors, presidents, and patriarchs mask a far more complex figure.

Hey Girl, I’m Taking A Break From Acting

In what is clearly the most devastating news of 2013, Ryan Gosling is taking a sabbatical from the silver screen.