He wowed audiences in Django Unchained, is currently back in cinemas as Romeo and will shortly be debuting as Gatsby – is there anything Leonardo DiCaprio can’t do? Twenty years on from his first Oscar nomination, we take a look at Leonardo DiCaprio’s extraordinary career.
Currently starring in the Oscar-nominated No, about Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, Gael Garcia Bernal is one of the best Mexico’s best acting exports. He has acted in some of the best films of the past decade, and continues to surprise us with his versatility. Next year he is due to star in Zorro Reborn, where he will play the lead role, but what’s behind his mask? What don’t you know about this handsome Mexican? Read on to find out.
Bill Murray is back on our screens again as President Franklin Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. And would you believe it, we discovered that BFF has never produced a Bill Murray cheat sheet before? Outrageous! So we rustled some stuff together and knocked one out in honour of the great man for your delectation. Enjoy.
Jessica Chastain has been in over a dozen films in the two years since she appeared on our radar in Take Shelter in 2010. This year she received her second Oscar nomination, for her portrayal of the CIA agent who found Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty. She also won a Golden Globe for the role. This flame-haired beauty continues to impress us as she turns out wonderful performance after wonderful performance. Is there nothing she can’t do?
Highly-respected thespian Daniel Day-Lewis is famously known for his extreme method acting, but if you think you’ve got him all figured out, think again. What with Lincoln hitting cinemas this Friday, we thought we’d give the multi-Oscar-nominated actor his very own Cheat Sheet that he can hang up on his wall if he ever finds space amidst all those shiny awards. Turns out, he’s one of the most interesting human beings, literally, ever.
Few actors in Hollywood are hotter than Hugh Jackman is at the moment. He first scorched us back in 2009 when he fronted the Academy Awards, a performance that included one of the most spectacular opening numbers in Oscar history. With his much lauded performance in Les Misérables currently in the cinemas, and Jackman having just bagged a Golden Globe, we’ve prepared a cheat sheet with everything you wanted to know about Hollywood’s leading man.
The blonde bombshell we love to hate, Naomi Watts has popped into our lives recently by being nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance in The Impossible. She also plays Princess Diana in the upcoming film Diana, to be released later this year. But her empty eyes don’t tell her full, heroin-dappled story – Naomi does have a few skeletons hiding in her closet!
A national treasure, a gay icon, a Shakespearean behemoth, a level 4 magnetic mutant and Mithrandir himself, Sir Ian McKellen is one of the greatest actors of all time. At the age of 73, our 5 foot 11 inches undertaker continues to astound, most recently in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Did you know that Sir Ian attended Cambridge University where he studied English, and that he only got a 2:2? NO!? Then you’d better read our Ian McKellen Cheat Sheet!
Russell Crowe is many things; part owner of the Australian rugby team South Sydney Rabbitohs, Oscar-winning actor, champion Phone Hurler, singer/songwriter, father, lover and an utter enigma. To celebrate his reemergence into acting after his 1 year hiatus (to work on his music) with The Man With The Iron Fists, Best For Film has compiled this lovely Cheat Sheet to explore his Beautiful Mind. Make sure you are never without a Russell Crowe fact ever again! ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?
Clint Eastwood is a man whose name you should know. Even if he occasionally has no name. He is a bona fide, genuine legend of the big screen. And he has 12 different Wikipedia pages. Trouble with the Curve, released on Friday, resurrects Eastwood’s now traditional persona of grizzly-pensioner-with-hidden-depths in his first acting role in a film he hasn’t directed since 1993. Growl.