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Daniel Day-Lewis Isn't Regretting His Decision to Quit Acting

Even if he hasn't quite figured it yet

(Newser) - Daniel Day-Lewis surprised the film industry and his legions of fans with the announcement earlier this year that he was done with acting. The 60-year-old didn't explain why, and in an interview with W , he sheds little new light on the decision—because he says he doesn't quite... More »

5 Famous People Who Succeeded Late in Life

Alan Rickman makes list for late role in 'Die Hard'

(Newser) - Good news for those still struggling to fulfill their career dreams: A few famous people have succeeded surprisingly late in life. Cracked lists five:
  • Alan Rickman. Won his first film role at age 42. He became a theater actor after abandoning his graphic design business in his late 20s. His
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Schwarzenegger Ready for Action

Nearly 8 years from his last hit, Arnold says he's still got it

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, and even at age 63, the longtime action star says he's ready to return to the high-octane heroics and disemboweling that made him famous. "I can step very comfortably into the entertainment world and do an action movie with the same violence that I've always... More »

Schwarzenegger: I'm Going Back to Acting

He gives Hollywood talent agency green light to solicit scripts

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently meant it when he said, "I'll be back:" The ex-Governator is picking up his old day job, acting, reports the AP. "Exciting news," he tweeted. "My friends at CAA have been asking me for seven years when they can take offers seriously.... More »

Mariah Carey: I Look 'Rancid' in Precious

Carey still embarrassed by her appearance in film

(Newser) - Mariah Carey, who has her very own director of photography tag along to photo shoots to ensure the lighting and frame size are as flattering as possible, still finds her dowdy appearance in Precious “humiliating,” she tells Fox News . “When I first saw the film I thought... More »

I'm Too Hot to Get Good Roles: Biel

Actress wishes she could at least audition

(Newser) - Jessica Biel, whose latest film is going straight to DVD, wants a career like Scarlett Johansson or Natalie Portman. What’s holding her back? Her looks, she tells Allure. Being so hot “really is a problem” when it comes to getting good roles, she says, adding, “I have... More »

How LiLo Can Save Her Career

Starlet should take advice from Angie, Drew

(Newser) - It’s hard to imagine Lindsay Lohan as the next Julia Roberts, but that once seemed to be her destiny. After the DUIs, rehab, bad movies, and drama-ridden relationships, can she ever stage a comeback? The New York Daily News asked the experts for advice:
  • “Get involved in charitable
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Joaquin a 'Crazy Person With a Beard': Director

Gray echoes comments from last month

(Newser) - If Joaquin Phoenix’s transition to rapping is a hoax “then it’s the most elaborate thing that I have ever seen,” Two Lovers director James Gray tells the Times of London, citing the actor’s in-home recording studio and constant claims of being “tired” on-set as... More »

Paltrow: Phoenix 'Intense' But Just a 'Big Softy'

But he is a little 'intense'

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow has defended increasingly bizarre Joaquin Phoenix as a "real softy, kind person," reports the Boston Globe. But Paltrow conceded the actor-turned-rap-wildman can be a bit ... distant. "He has trouble relaxing. He's very intense. Sometimes you don't want to disturb him," said the actress, who... More »

Warren Beatty Courts LiLo ... No, Not Like That

Actor will consider Lohan for role, but only if she lives with him

(Newser) - Warren Beatty wants to cast Lindsay Lohan in his upcoming film, but he’s not willing to gamble on the troubled starlet's reliability. The film icon will require the 22-year-old to live with him—or at least on his property—during production, Fox News reports. Lohan is said to be... More »

Oscar Win Is No Career Boost

Past winners haven't had big hits in years

(Newser) - That gold-plated statuette actors take home Oscar night may as well be a parting gift from Hollywood. Past winners—like Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Adrien Brody—have had little luck at the box office in subsequent years, Reuters reports. The problem, says one film critic, is that the winners... More »

Dave Shreds Spacy Joaquin

Ex-actor awkward, embarrassing on show

(Newser) - A nearly comatose Joaquin Phoenix appeared on The Late Show last night, and his vacant stares and one-word answers forced David Letterman to resort to openly mocking him, Gawker reports. Phoenix—who may or may not be engaging in an elaborate publicity stunt—at one point stuck his gum underneath... More »

Phoenix Denies Hip-Hop Is Hoax

Actor-turned-rapper says he has made his last film

(Newser) - Actor Joaquin Phoenix insists he really has quit Hollywood for hip-hop,  AP reports. He’s made his last movie and is busy recording rap tracks in his home studio, said the star. Rumors that the career change was actually an elaborate practical joke swirled after video emerged of Phoenix... More »

Joaquin's Rap Dream Is Real: Rep

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix really is a struggling rap artist, a rep tells MTV. “The transition from one career to another is never seamless,” the actor’s publicist says. “He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative, or positive reactions.” The statement is in direct contrast... More »

Phoenix 'Breakdown' More Like a Put-On

Phoenix' rap career might just be a show

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix's transformation from Oscar-nominated actor to bumbling rapper may be a prank meant to satirize media coverage of pompous actors, Entertainment Weekly reports. “He said, ‘It's a put-on. I'm going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey [Affleck] is going to film it,... More »

Is There Life After Lost for Fox?

Leading man material, Fox looks forward to time off

(Newser) - Watching his handsome mug on screen, it's easy to see Lost star Matthew Fox following George Clooney's footsteps and moving easily from small screen to big. And while the 42-year-old actor is indeed looking forward to the end of the series and a switch to movie roles, the down-to-earth Ivy... More »

Globes Fave Hoffman Calls Acting 'Torturous'

Nominee and veteran character actors talks shop

(Newser) - A virtual shoe-in for a Golden Globes award tonight, Philip Seymour Hoffman insists that his supporting role in Doubt came "at a price"—as have most of his other parts as a veteran character actor. “For me, acting is torturous, because you know it’s a beautiful... More »

Joaquin Walks Away From Acting

Actor confesses career change in impromptu interview

(Newser) - Is Joaquin Phoenix bowing out of show biz? "I want to take this opportunity (to) just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor. I'm not doing films anymore," the two-time Oscar nominee told Extra unexpectedly at Monday night's... More »

Carefully, Williams Opens Up

Actress gives first interview since Heath Ledger's death

(Newser) - In the wake of the media circus surrounding Heath Ledger's death, ex-fiancee Michelle Williams laid low and threw herself into her work, refusing all interviews until the New York Times recently sat down to discuss the four movies the actress has shot since last summer. "I don’t want... More »

LiLo at Work: 'So Far, So Good'

Producers surprised by actress' professionalism, talent

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan is back at work on the set of the comedy Labor Pains, and after a week, the movie's producers are impressed with her skill and professionalism. "We were a little bit reluctant to work with her," producer Lati Grobman tells People. "But she's been amazing.... More »

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