Sacha Baron Cohen brings his trademark ridicu-shock humor to his new film "The Dictator," but it may be his beard that steals the show. Here's our ode to the 15 best beards in movies.
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When it comes to studying the history of bad hair in movies, you have to dismiss two chapters. There's intentionally bad 'dos played for laughs ("Dumb and Dumber," "Kingpin," and really any other Farrelly Bros. comedy), and there's the dated looks of yonder years (one could write an entire screed against the asymmetrical, unnaturally dyed,Get more »
Davis Guggenheim's new documentary about the stunning failure of the U.S. public-education system, "Waiting for Superman," offers something that most minor-key-soundtrack "problem" movies don't: a solution. Guggenheim -- yes, a scion of that family -- won a Best Documentary Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth" -- the movie that you may remember for merely kick-starting a nationwideGet more »
She's an outrageously sexy ingénue, primed to breakout in the new comedy "You Again" – but who knew Odette Yustman's been acting in movies we know and love for 20 years now? The L.A. native got an early start in Hollywood. Very early. At the ripe age of 5, Yustman was cast as one ofGet more »
If you thought "God of Carnage" was just a star-studded, Tony-winning Broadway play, think again. It's about to be an even more star-studded, Roman Polanski-directed movie. Oscar winners Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz have been cast in three of the four leads for Polanski's adaptation of the play, according to Deadline. Rumors are circlingGet more »
Reunited, and it feel so good. Four of the five stars of "The Breakfast Club" reassembled at the Film Society at Lincoln Center earlier this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film and pay homage to its director and teen-angst-master John Hughes, who died of a heart attack last summer. The four actorsGet more »
You have to give the guys some credit – actor Joaquin Phoenix and his brother-in-law/director Casey Affleck kept one of Hollywood's greatest hoaxes alive for more than two years. But now the truth is out: No, the "Walk the Line"-starring, Oscar-nominated Phoenix has not lost his marbles, decided to quit acting, and devoted his lifeGet more »
Nearly a decade after the sexy "Y Tu Mama Tambien" earned an Oscar nomination, former co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are reteaming yet again. But don't expect a saucy Latina to stand between them this time. Enter Will Ferrell.
Martin Freeman, who played the lovelorn Tim in the original, British version of "The Office," turned down the role of a lifetime when producers of "The Hobbit" offered Freeman the role of the titular furry creature, Bilbo Baggins. Unfortunately, the actor was already committed to film another season of his BBC series "Sherlock." But according to EW, weGet more »
Don't you hate it when you're watching a horror flick and all your favorite characters are getting whacked in the first act while the annoying ones go free? The great minds behind "Piranha 3-D" have a plan to help even out the playing field for round two. Though its box office numbers aren't monstrous, fanGet more »