Topic: Academy Awards
In Pictures America's dark movie heroes past and present
Doggedness and serendipity set up a small film's big success.
02/16/2011 04:40 pm
The Darth Vader Super Bowl commercial made six-year-old Max Page an advertising wunderkind even before the public had seen his face. As the pint-sized Darth Vader in the VW ad, Max became an Internet phenomenon for using "The Force," or trying to. The Super Bowl commercial went viral on the Internet in the run-up to the big game. Since the Super Bowl, Max has gotten even more attention. On Monday's "Today" show, he took off his Vader mask, letting America see his face. Here's a look at Max and five other child actors who starred in ads. Can you guess which of the five made the big time?
02/07/2011 06:23 pm
They're not monkeys. They're chimpanzees with short working lives in entertainment, after which they can't be returned to zoos or the wild. Lucky ones end up in sanctuaries, needing care for the next 40 years. Major ad agencies have pledged not to use great apes. Why won't CareerBuilder?
02/07/2011 03:06 pm
In Pictures Black History Month
Mark Zuckerberg joined host Eisenberg for the opening monologue of the show Saturday. The two said they had never met, despite Eisenberg playing Zuckerberg in the widely hailed, Oscar-nominated film.
02/01/2011 01:18 pm
Anthony Hopkins says he hopes play the legendary filmmaker on screen and has been attached to such a project for four years.
01/28/2011 09:55 am
'The King's Speech' was given an R rating solely for the use of profanity in some key scenes. As the producer reportedly considers re-editing the Oscar-nominated movie, the idea is getting poor reviews.
01/27/2011 06:33 pm
'Die Fremde,' or 'When We Leave,' did not make the Oscar nomination list for best foreign film. That's too bad. Still, we can start our own conversations about this powerful film that focuses on 'honor killing' in the Turkish immigrant community in Germany.
01/26/2011 04:50 pm
Oscar nominations have been announced, and things are looking pretty good for The Social Network, a flick about the founding of Facebook. The movie did not grab the most Oscar nominations this year, but landed in several key categories.
01/25/2011 05:50 pm