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By the time the 87th Academy Awards are over this Sunday, two men and two women will have joined the elite ranks of those actors to have won an Oscar for Best Performance (in either a leading or supporting role). Regardless of what the predictions might be, we all have our favorites. Maybe you think someone’s overrated. Or your friend just doesn’t get the hype. Or you know in your gut the best performance will lose out to the more “Oscar bait” role. But you’re still going to fill out your ballot for the office pool, or root along with whomever you want to win the coveted statuette, because that’s half the fun of watching, no? Well, let’s take a brief, seven-minute break from speculating who might win to take a look at some of the earliest roles these 20 nominees had (we recently highlighted 20 Great »
- Zach Hollwedel
This weekend's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" might be the first big spy movie of 2015, but it's far from the last. This August, Warner Bros will unleash "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," based on the television series that ran for more than a hundred episodes from 1965 - 1968 (to tell you what a technologically trippy period this was, the first season's episodes were in black-and-white, the rest in color). This new version retains the period setting but seems to be ruder and more action-packed. Would you expect anything less from director Guy Ritchie?
In the new "Man from U.N.C.L.E.," Henry Cavill (summoning considerable more charm than he ever exhibited in "Man of Steel") plays Napoleon Solo, an American secret agent forced to partner with a Russian agent named Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer, forever the handsome straight man). Hugh Grant and Jared Harris are British agents and the almost painfully »
- Drew Taylor
2 items from 2015
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