"Let's really talk about what goes on in Africa when people mine diamonds, and what happens to the villages, what happens to the people," DiCaprio says. "Millions of people have been displaced, and you've got child soldiers, people have lost limbs, lost their lives." (Event Guide)
Still in the game
Peter O'Toole has a hangover. And he's relishing it.
He's tucking into a bowl of soup and explaining his current state: ''Unfortunately, some very mischievous and thoughtless New York friends insisted that I drink a little bit too much last night,'' he explains. ''As you can imagine, I couldn't disappoint them.'' (AP)
No robots, no aliens, no safety net
A homeless man? Is Will Smith kidding? He's been rich, famous, handsome and beloved for close to two decades and the man isn't yet 40. One look at the guy and you just want to break out in a smile: hey, it's Will Smith, things are looking up. (The New York Times)
FROM THE BOSTON GLOBEIn general, he rules
To capture the aura of jazzman Charlie Parker, he sequestered himself with only a bed, couch, and saxophone. To embody "Ghost Dog" he meditated for hours at a time. No previous character study, however, compares to Whitaker's preparation for this film ...