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Acting

  1. close reads
    Lucy Liu’s Joan Watson Was Elementary’s Humanistic HeartThrough her performance in the CBS procedural, Liu crafted a layered study in empathy that suggests second acts are possible in life.
  2. vulture lists
    The 20 Best Performances in Quentin Tarantino FilmsFeaturing Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more.
  3. vulture tv awards
    The Best Actor on TV Is Russian Doll’s Natasha LyonneThis is a star performance through and through.
  4. vulture tv awards
    The Best Supporting Actor on TV Is One Day at a Time’s Rita MorenoShe’s such a pro that she makes what she’s doing look easy. It isn’t.
  5. the industry
    Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She WantsShe now claims her divisive comments were edited for “clickbait” reasons.
  6. acting!
    Casting a Cliché Female Character? These Women Are Ready for YouFake audition videos on Twitter are turning tired Hollywood tropes into comedy hits.
  7. acting
    Why We Can’t Stop Watching Keanu Reeves, 30 Years OnHis longevity and recent resurgence all come down to his particular blend of vulnerability and mystery.
  8. deep dives
    An Oral History of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Perfect Men in Black PerformanceTwo words: sugar water.
  9. chat room
    Sanaa Lathan on Finding an Emotional Arc Inside a Twilight Zone Loop“That’s the kind of challenge that I live for as an actor.”
  10. cryface
    A Celebration of Elisabeth Moss’s Runny MascaraElisabeth Moss does her best work when she is utterly annihilating her eye makeup.
  11. chat room
    J.K. Simmons on Counterpart, Acting, and Getting Really Jacked“I decided I wanted to try to stay as consistently fit and healthy as possible. Male ego, all that stuff.”
  12. Watch Christian Bale’s Weight Change Drastically Over 12 RolesFrom American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman to Vice’s Dick Cheney.
  13. party report
    Kirk Douglas Called His Son Michael’s Acting Debut ‘Absolutely Terrible’“Dad came back and said, ‘Son, you were terrible. You were absolutely terrible.’”
  14. the deuce
    The Deuce’s Gary Carr Got to Keep His Pimp Costume“I don’t know that I’ll ever wear any of it.”
  15. movies
    Can You Ever Forgive Me? Confirms Melissa McCarthy’s Dramatic AbilitiesMelissa McCarthy is going to surprise a lot of people when they see Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but she shouldn’t.
  16. chat room
    Janet McTeer on Bernhardt/Hamlet and Whether She’d Ever Play Hamlet Herself“If I had a go, people would still say, ‘Why is Janet playing Hamlet?’”
  17. burt reynolds
    Burt Reynolds’s Most Essential Film RolesWe look at the ups of an up-and-down career that capture what made Reynolds such a singular presence.
  18. close reads
    How André Holland Keeps Castle Rock AfloatHis deft performance is a voice of reason amid horror, bloodshed, and madness.
  19. ask and you shall receive
    Vincent D’Onofrio Asks Twitter to Weigh In on Whether He Should Portray a RacistThe actor says he feels conflicted about potentially playing the character, based on an unnamed real-life person.
  20. vulture lists
    Every Woody Harrelson Performance, RankedFrom Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to White Men Can’t Jump.
  21. vulture tv awards
    The Best Actor on TV Is Bill Hader in ‘Barry’It’s the rare performance that evolves episode by episode, and has to be seen in its entirety to be appreciated.
  22. Can Father John Misty Act?His performance in Hotel Artemis, while brief, still signals the beginning of what could be a viable second career.
  23. The Delicate Fury of Keri Russell on The AmericansRussell is giving one of the most complex performances ever on television.
  24. Every Al Pacino Performance, RankedWe ranked every Al Pacino performance, from Scarface to Scent of a Woman.
  25. 8 Things We Learned Talking to Samuel L. Jackson About His MasterClassBut not just any TV — and 7 other things we learned talking to him about his MasterClass.
  26. Can Melissa Leo Scream Her Way To Another Oscar?This year, the actress became one of cinema’s most terrifying nuns — and in the process, tapped into our current moment of “beautiful female rage.”
  27. Harmony Korine Is Fall TV’s Most Surprising Breakout ActorHis performance on The Girlfriend Experience isn’t just good acting. It’s technically good acting.
  28. close reads
    What Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters Bring to American Horror Story: CultBy embracing over-the-top drama, they saved AHS: Cult from itself.
  29. The Square’s Monkey-Man Scene Is Bonkers. Here’s How It Was Made.Anatomy of an insane scene, with director Ruben Östlund and actor Terry Notary.
  30. Every Cate Blanchett Performance, RankedFrom Thor: Ragnarok to Paradise Road.
  31. The Vulnerability of Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 The sequel has many aesthetic pleasures, but Gosling’s performance gives it weight.
  32. In Stronger, Jake Gyllenhaal Has His Most Unusual Role in Years: A Regular GuyTo think: He could be making Prince of Persia 3 right now.
  33. acting
    Jake Gyllenhaal Gives a Huge Performance in Okja. But Is It Brilliant or Awful?As Dr. Johnny Wilcox, the actor squeals like an alcoholic teakettle.
  34. Why Jon Hamm Hasn’t Become a Movie Star, YetAnd why Baby Driver may signal a new phase for the actor.
  35. actors doing the music thing
    If We’re Going to Cast Movie Stars in Musicals, It’s Time to Bring Back DubbingIf you’re going to hire famous actors to bring some star power to your movies, let someone else do the hard part.
  36. serious actors
    Kristen Stewart Has Always Been a Great ActressThe shock and surprise over Stewart’s recent “transformation” into an award-winning actress has much more to do with Hollywood than it does her.
  37. acting
    Tom Holland Went to a NYC School for Spider-ManUndercover teen.
  38. Amy Adams Is Working Harder Than You ThinkThe actress uses her approachable surface to reach surprising depths.
  39. Andy Serkis on the Biggest Challenge of Motion-Capture ActingHis answer may surprise you. 
  40. I’m Tired of Being Cast as Young Russell Crowe, by Sam Pasternack It’s been happening since I was born, when a panicked casting director busted into the maternity ward. She was looking for a newly born baby […]
  41. acting
    Lupita Nyong’o Would Rather Play an Alien or a Wolf Than ‘the Wife’“So often women of color are relegated to playing simple tropes: the sidekick, the best friend, the noble savage, or the clown.”
  42. acting
    Dakota Johnson Plays the Acting Game on Fallon“I’m a clown. Good-bye. I love you.”
  43. acting
    Meryl Streep to Teach Master Class in ActingDuring the Berlin International Film Festival.
  44. Beyoncé Is Taking Acting Classes; Fellow Classmates Likely Giving Up One by OneZip Zap Zop!
  45. The Enigma of Rick MoranisA June 1981 episode of NBC’s SCTV Network 90 begins with a straight-to-the-camera editorial by Rick Moranis, assuming the role of cranky […]
  46. roll clip!
    Watch Young Angelina Jolie Own This Acting ClassIt’s all in her eyes.
  47. obituary
    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, History-Making Actor of Les Miz, Dies in a FallHe was the first black actor to portray Jean Valjean on Broadway.
  48. ban phones
    B. Cumberbatch Would Prefer You Not Record Him“It’s mortifying.”
  49. How Does One Become a Successful Comedic Actor?As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production […]
  50. acting
    Correction: It’s the Actors Acting Opposite Andy Serkis Who Deserve OscarsYou can’t argue with this photo’s evidence.
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