The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy is the story of Michael Oher, a homeless boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Her performance as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia" landed Meryl Streep with another Oscar nomination for best actress in the story of Julia Child's start in the cooking profession; intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
A Single Man" Colin Firth plays George Falconer, a British college professor who struggles to find life's meaning after the death of his long-time partner is consoled by his closest friend, Charley (Julianne Moore).
In his role in "Invictus", Morgan Freeman portrays Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of the African National Congress's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe.
Nominated for his performance in "Invictus", best supporting actor nominee Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso arrive at the premiere of "The Informant", at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, Venice, Italy.
In “The Lovely Bones,” Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel, Stanley Tucci stars as a pedophile who murders a 14-year-old girl. While the role may have been a difficult one for Tucci, it earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor!