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Heath Ledger for “A Knight’s Tale”

A year ago, Aussie Heath Ledger was a virtual unknown outside Australia. Since, he has graced magazines from Vanity Fair to Movieline, is dating Hollywood star Heather Graham, and now joins a growing list of Australian talents gracing movie...

Claudia Karvan for “Risk”

Still one of Australia's most alluring screen performers, Claudia Karvan tells Paul Fischer that despite her successes, she continues to fight for the good roles, the latest being the manipulative femme fatale in the Aussie thriller Risk.It is hard...

Brendan Fraser for “The Mummy Returns”

Brendan Fraser's star shone even brighter in the unexpected hit adventure The Mummy. Now he's back in the high-budget sequel that's about to lead one of the busiest Hollywood summers on record. In this one and only online interview,...

Oded Fehr for “The Mummy Returns”

Oded Fehr may well be the hottest Israeli actor to achieve Hollywood success. People Magazine voted him as one of the top 10 sexiest men alive, and those who meet him tend to agree. Following his comic work in...

Mark Addy for “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas”

Who would have thought that a movie in which an overweight Yorkshireman gets his gear off would turn him into a star? It happened to Mark Addy, the movie was the low budget hit, The Full Monty, and now...

Til Schweiger for “Driven”

Til Schweiger is one of Germany's foremost directors and movie stars. Now starring in his first big Hollywood flick, Driven, Schweiger loves being more anonymous, as he discusses life and movies with Paul Fischer.Question: What did you learn from...

Sylvester Stallone for “Driven”

25 years ago Sylvester Stallone became a superstar and something of a hero with Rocky. A quarter of a century on, a fit and youthful Stallone is back in the driver's seat - literally and figuratively - in the...

Liv Tyler for “One Night at McCool’s”

It would be fair to say that Liv Tyler is more than just a pretty face. Walking into a room, she remains a luminous presence, with her unusual hand-made blouse, cut off at the shoulders, her one individual earring...

Kerr Smith for “The Forsaken”

In Dawson's Creek, Kerr Smith plays Jack McPhee, a gay teenager about to embark on another gay relationship, but fans of the 29-year old heartthrob will get to see him in a sexy, bloodsucking vampire flick called The Forsaken,...

Neve Campbell for “Panic”

Neve Campbell is relieved she is all grown up - for real and on film. At 27, she is more than happy not only to put those Scream movies behind her, but on-screen adolescence, and is relieved that fewer...

Rose Byrne for “The Goddess of 1967”

Nobody was more surprised than Rose Byrne herself when she scored a Best Actress win at last year's Venice Film Festival as a blind woman in Clara Law's perplexing Goddess of 1967. Surprised because she is genuinely confounded...

Linda Kozlowski for “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles”

It is appropriate that in the year of Linda Kozlowski's 10th wedding anniversary to Australia's favourite son Paul Hogan that the now 42-year old actress is starring in a third Dundee film. What's more, as she happily admits, the...

Tom Green for “Freddy Got Fingered”

One doesn't quite know what to expect when interviewing irreverent comic Tom Green. This is the man who, at the recent Blockbuster Awards, threw vegetables at the audience; the man who, in his new film, the very weird Freddy...

Molly Parker for “The Center of the World”

Canadian actress Molly Parker is making a name for herself starring in risky projects, in films dealing with necrophilia, prostitution and erotic dancing. Her latest film, Wayne Wang's controversial Center of the World, goes even further. She spoke to...

Mira Sorvino for “Triumph of Love”

Beautiful Oscar winner Mira Sorvino will show us two sides of her, as a costume-laden comedienne in the lavish comedy Triumph of Love, and later this year in the powerful Holocaust drama The Gray Zone. Will the real Ms...

Samuel L. Jackson for “Rules of Engagement”

Samuel L. Jackson remains one of American cinema's most charismatic actors, and off screen personalities. He talks to Paul Fischer in Los Angeles about Star Wars, Australians, his own influence on contemporary Black cinema, not to mention a movie...

Rachel Griffiths for “Blow”

It may be hard to imagine Rachel Griffiths as Johnny Depp's mum in the new movie Blow, but Griffiths' skill as an actor comes shining through in another dazzling performance. Not afraid to take risks, Griffiths is about to...

Renee Zellweger for “Bridget Jones Diary”

Renee Zellweger first charmed audiences as the young woman who wins over the heart of a self-absorbed Tom Cruise in the hit film Jerry Maguire. Now she's back as the slightly pump British self-titled character of the much anticipated...

Colin Firth for “Bridget Jones Diary”

British sex symbol Colin Firth became a star following his pivotal turn as the cool Mr Darcy in the TV version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Now, in the eagerly anticipated screen version of Bridget Jones's Diary, Firth...

David Spade for “Joe Dirt”

It has been quite a year for comic actor David Spade. His Disney debut, The Emperor's New Groove, was one of the biggest films of the 2000-20001 Christmas period; his TV series Just Shoot Me is still going strong;...

Guy Pearce for “Memento”

Guy Pearce is another of that unique group of Aussie actors that seems to be taking over Hollywood these days. But unlike Crowe, Pearce has chosen to concentrate more on the Indie film scene. His latest film is the...

Kevin Costner for “Thirteen Days”

Kevin Costner is at his best when dealing with America's past: The Untouchables, JFK and his Oscar winning Dances with Wolves, for example. In 13 Days, Costner adopts a Boston accent and the guise of real-life presidential aide Kenneth...

Edward Burns for “15 Minutes”

Ed Burns first won attention for his directorial debut, The Brothers McMullen. These days, he is known as much as an actor, as a director, and still manages to juggle both. His latest film pairs him opposite Robert DeNiro...

Kelsey Grammar for “15 Minutes”

Kelsey Grammar has played Frasier Crane now for almost 2 decades, first in Cheers, followed by the multi-award winning Frasier. Though a major star, the actor's road to fame has not been easy. Once plagued with alcohol and drug...

Robert DeNiro for “15 Minutes”

He is one of America's great actors, and on screen is as intense and ferocious a performer as exists in Hollywood. There's only one De Niro. But off screen, he remains the curious antithesis of his persona. Shy, awkward,...

Julia Roberts for “The Mexican”

Academy Award nominee Julia Roberts remains Hollywood's golden girl, and odds on favourite to win this year's Best Actress Oscar. In her latest movie, The Mexican, Roberts teams up with Brad Pitt in an irreverent black comedy, in which...

Brad Pitt for “The Mexican”

Brad Pitt remains one of Hollywood's golden boys, that ultra cool movie star who exudes boyish enthusiasm on and off the screen. Funny and hip, Pitt's own funny side is being displayed on screen, these days, first in Snatch,...

Portia de Rossi for “Women in Film”

Once upon a time back in Melbourne Australia, there was a would-be law student called Mandy Rogers. Years later, Mandy is an actress, changed her name to the classier Portia, and is PLAYING a lawyer on TV's Ally McBeal....

Richard Gere for “The Mothman Prophecies”

Richard Gere has been a part of American film culture for over 2 decades. His has been a long and steady road well travelled, from stardom to Buddhism and somewhere in between. In his latest film, The Mothman Prophecies,...

Cate Blanchett for “The Gift”

It has been a whirlwind ride for Aussie Cate Blanchett, since journalist Paul Fischer first met the unassuming young actress on the set of Paradise Road. Defined by many of her contemporaries as the new Meryl Streep, Blanchett is...

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