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Cuba Gooding Jnr for “Men of Honor”

These days, Cuba Gooding Jr. hardly has time to come up for air - literally.Apart from shooting the all-star screwball comedy Rat Race, he had already completed three major films, including Jerry Bruckheimer's $200-million US war film Pearl Harbour."I...

Matt Damon for “The Legend of Bagger Vance”

Matt Damon is not only a major Hollywood star these days, but an Oscar winning star at that. He is teaming up with the beautiful Charlize Theron as well as Will Smith, in the poetic new Robert Redford-directed pic,...

Robert Redford for “The Legend of Bagger Vance”

A star for three decades, Robert Redford was Hollywood's true golden boy of the 60s and 70s, appearing in classics as diverse as Barefoot in the Park, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. By the 80s...

Ron Howard for “The Grinch”

The Grinch is shaping up as one of the most anticipated films of the year, though audiences will have to wait until December to see Jim Carrey's take on this Dr Seuss character. But Paul Fischer managed to step...

Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Joe Berlinger for “Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows”

The Blair Witch Project was something of a cultural phenomenon, so why do a sequel? Paul Fischer tried to find out by talking to the director of Book of Shadows, Joe Berlinger, and some cast members, who feel that...

Helen Hunt for “Pay it Forward”

Helen Hunt's new millennium career comeback is up and running. Out of circulation and off screens since she won the 1997 best actress Oscar for As Good As It Gets, Hunt has come back with a vengeance with roles...

Kevin Spacey for “Pay it Forward”

Two time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey is fiercely passionate about his work, but about his privacy, he remains adamant that it's nobody else's business. In this candid interview with Paul Fischer, Spacey talks candidly about teaching, privacy, the media...

Joan Allen for “The Contender”

Joan Allen may not be a movie star in the conventional sense of the term, but her various Oscar nominations confirm that she is one of America's most talented actors. Her latest performance, as Vice Presidential nominee who is...

Joaquin Phoenix for “The Yards”

One has the very distinct feeling that Joaquin Phoenix would rather be anywhere than yet another press junket, this times amidst the hurly burly of the Toronto International Film Festival. Swaggering in dressed all in black and attempting to...

Parker Posey for “Best in Show”

There is little doubt that Parker Posey is one of a kind, a completely creation. She has travelled the word, doesn't own a mobile, wears vintage clothes in a modern, kind of way. She admits to loving whiskey. She...

Kirsten Dunst for “Bring it On”

At just 18, Kirsten Dunst remains one of Hollywood's hardest working teenage stars. She's come a long way since 'wanting some more' blood in Interview with a Vampire, or as the perky youngest sister in Little Women. Now the...

Kate Hudson for “Almost Famous”

Kate Hudson may well be Goldie Hawn's daughter, but she is rapidly emerging as a hot Hollywood commodity in her own right. Her star turn as a rock groupie in Cameron Crow's autobiographical gem, Almost Famous, is her...

Ed Harris for “Pollock”

When this week's Oscar nominations were announced, one of the few (but pleasurable) surprises was the well-deserved inclusion of Ed Harris, recognised for his searing performance in Pollock, which the actor also directed and produced. Pollock will be Harris'...

Ben Kingsley for “Sexy Beast”

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley is poles apart from Gandhi as he plays a psycho thug in the wickedly funny and audacious Sexy Beast. It might be early days yet, but come next March, pundits are already predicting a second...

John Waters, Alicia Witt for “Cecil B. DeMented”

John Waters remains a true independent spirit, a maverick in American cinema. His latest film, Cecil B. DeMented, may be his most outlandish, as it delves deep into anarchic Hollywood. Paul Fischer spoke to Waters and his outspoken co-star...

Kevin Bacon for “Hollow Man”

Kevin Bacon's youthful swagger and self-assurance hides his 42 years. Still fit and tanned, the actor who became something of an icon with Footloose almost 20 years ago, has since turned evil into an art form. Take Hollow Man,...

Elisabeth Shue for “Hollow Man”

Following her Oscar nomination in Leaving Las Vegas, Elisabeth Shue found it tough to follow that experience with a film that challenges her. Now back as an action heroine in then new invisible man thriller Hollow Man, Shue has...

Jason Biggs for “Loser”

Nobody expected the teen comedy American Pie to be such a hit, but a hit it was, and it turned Jason Biggs into a hot Hollywood property. But sometimes it takes a bit longer for that success to be...

Carmen Electra for “Scary Movie”

From ex-Prince protégé to sexy supermodel, Carmen Electra is a modern icon. In this exclusive interview, Carmen Electra talks about her failed marriage, tabloid journalism, being sexy, and her new movie, Scary Movie, in which she spoofs her...

Mel Gibson for “The Patriot”

Aussie raised Mel Gibson got paid a record $25m for his latest film, The Patriot, and by the Oscar-winner's own admission, he's worth every cent of it. Paul Fischer reports from Los Angeles Mel Gibson was looking a little...

Heath Ledger for “The Patriot”

It's a long road from Perth, Western Australia to Hollywood, California, but for Heath Ledger, it's a road he's traversing with youthful self-assurance. Now starring opposite Mel Gibson in his first major Hollywood movie, The Patriot, he tells Paul...

George Clooney for “The Perfect Storm”

George Clooney is a rugged 39, and looks as expressive as the characters he plays. Fresh from a photo shoot, he sports a beard that has been somewhat bleached for a photo shoot "and also effected by the sun,...

Mark Wahlberg for “The Perfect Storm”

Mark Wahlberg looks a little haggard, but then after 2 days of doing interviews is enough to make anyone look a tad weary. "It's not too bad if you're promoting a film you're genuinely proud of", the actor says...

Nick Park, Peter Lord for “Chicken Run”

Computers may indeed have changed the face of movie animation, but along comes Chicken Run, an irreverent and whimsical comedy about a group of chickens trying to escape from a tyrannical chicken farm. Inspired by classic war films such...

Rob Schneider for “The Animal”

He's part animal, part comic and loves to make us laugh. Deuce Gigolo turns animal in his new film, but the real Rob Schneider is not what one expects, as Paul Fischer discovered when he chatted one-on-one with the...

Thandie Newton for “Mission Impossible 2”

Fans of Brit actress Thandie Newton will see a new side to her playing a sexy jewel thief to Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt in the $100m blockbuster MI2. For the actress, kissing up to megastar Cruise was all in...

Russell Crowe for “Gladiator”

The opening image in Ridley Scott's extraordinary new epic, Gladiator, is of a face. Contemplative, weary, ready for battle. In those opening few frames, we understand the character of Maximus, the honourable general craving his wife and son. There's...

Omar Epps for “Love and Basketball”

In the acclaimed new film Love and Basketball, star Omar Epps plays the game on screen as if he belonged there. Clearly, he has some genuine passion for the game. "I was a basketball fan like anybody else", the...

Joaquin Phoenix for “Gladiator”

He's dark and brooding, outgrowing the shadow of his late brother, quietly unpretentious yet a young man genuinely unaware oh his true ability as an actor. Through it all, in Ridley Scott's stunning Gladiator, he holds his own among...

Matthew McConaughey for “U-571”

Matthew McConaughey was once poised to be the Hollywood's next best thing, following an auspicious performance in A Time to Kill, but somehow he managed to take on films that were not necessarily skewed towards a mainstream audience. But...

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