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Spotlight on Brian Tyree Henry: from streets of Atlanta to railways of Tokyo
One of those actors whose involvement in a project suggests it’ll be something special.
Spotlight on Tessa Thompson: from indie films to billion-dollar blockbusters
Here are five pivotal roles that elevated Tessa Thompson to stardom.
Spotlight on Maya Rudolph: fearlessly funny and capable of heartfelt drama
The SNL alum will play an ultrarich divorcee in her newest Apple TV+ series—a sadly rare lead role.
Spotlight on Catherine Martin: the Baz-tastic costume and production designer
The insanely fabulous costume designer makes Baz Luhrmann’s films instantly recognizable.
Spotlight on Jennifer Lopez: don’t be fooled by the flops that she got
Jenny from the Block always maintains her star charisma, even when her movies aren’t so great.
Spotlight on Rose Byrne: Physical or passive-aggressive, comedy is her calling
The Aussie talent holds her own in dark comedies, feminist period pieces, and in the groundbreaking ensemble of Bridesmaids.
Spotlight on Karl Urban: hidden gems and his signature performance
Urban has been on screen (especially in New Zealand) a lot longer than people realise.
Spotlight on Alexander Skarsgård: effortlessly straddling the line between mainstream and arthouse
From Zoolander’s roommate to Eric Northman to… The Northman.
Spotlight on Claire Danes: a blend of luminous vulnerability and intensity
Ever since My So-Called Life and Romeo + Juliet, the Manhattanite actor has exuded a fragile yet strong sense of grace.
Spotlight on Alex Garland: sci-fi’s consistently brilliant ideas man
The UK writer-director keeps his horror human, whether he’s speeding up zombies or letting the Sunshine in.
Spotlight on Toni Collette: a rare talent with a knack for playing mothers
Whatever the role, whatever the accent, you can bet Toni Collette will be terrific.
Spotlight on Elisabeth Moss: the ferocious face of peak TV for a reason
The Mad Men actress brings a sense of modernity to any time period in which she appears.
Spotlight on Elle Fanning: a talented ingénue who’s not that innocent
The child star never lets us down with her performances: she even missed her school prom to go to Cannes.
Spotlight on Rosario Dawson: from 90s kid to wise (and butt-kicking) Jedi
It’s quite a thing to witness, an actor going from strength to strength in their career
Spotlight on Robert Pattinson: absurd levels of fame and acting commitment
From stardom to indie pics and back again, we look at the lengths Pattinson goes to for his roles.
Spotlight on Amanda Seyfried: a versatile star who makes any part count
She started off wearing pink on Wednesdays, and became a pretty damn captivating actor.
Spotlight on Zoë Kravitz: a diverse and confident career cat-apult into stardom
A mix of blockbuster spectacular and indie fare has laid the groundwork for an exciting onscreen future.
Spotlight on Peter Dinklage: sarcastic Cyrano star always pays his debts
Often typecast for his dwarfism, the actor’s “nihilism, wit, and heart” always shine through.
Spotlight on Andrew Garfield: a career that went tick tick BOOM!
He’s your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, tech entrepreneur, slacker and Jesuit priest.
Spotlight on Joaquin Phoenix: from trainwreck to acting genius
In 2010, Phoenix seemingly torpedoed his career – then came a string of superb performances.
Spotlight on Kenneth Branagh: best movies directed by the British kingpin
From Shakespeare adaptations to jobs for Disney, and now the Oscar-nominated Belfast, Sir Ken is a busy guy.
Spotlight on Temuera Morrison: the best roles of the man who became Boba Fett
As The Book of Boba Fett wraps up, see the other highlights of Tem’s superb career.