Paul Weitz just wanted to make a movie with Lily Tomlin—so he wrote her the first starring role she’s had in almost 30 years, and assembled an A-list cast to support her.
With the rise of streaming services and the golden age of risk-taking television, great character actors are being showcased to the max. Here are 12 brilliant (and versatile) performers to check out right now.
The winners for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival have been announced including awards for new indie films starring John Leguizamo, William H. Macy, and Felicity Huffman, a Spirit Award for Lily Tomlin, and recognition for new Hollywood directors and actors.
Writer and editor Mike Berlin wants everyone to finally acknowledge that, in David O. Russell’s messy existentialist comedy, Naomi Watts proved she can also do funny.
Thomas Krever, executive director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, will be honored at Fall for Harvey Milk gala Oct. 22.
Lily Tomlin will serve out the term of late actor Kathryn Joosten, while Jonathan Murray and David McKillop have been elected as governors for the new Reality Programming Peer Group.