Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) urges ballerina Nina (Natalie Portman) to lose herself in her role in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan. Niko Tavernise via Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Actor Vincent Cassel: A Good Guy Who Plays Villains

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Natalie Portman plays Nina, a ballerina dancing the roles of both the White Swan and the Black Swan, in Darren Aronofsky's psychological horror film Black Swan. Niko Tavernise via Fox Searchlight hide caption

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To Become A 'Black Swan,' Portman Had To Go Dark

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Stand And Deliver: Speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), King George VI (Colin Firth) and Queen Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) prepare for the king's national address. hide caption

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Colin Firth: This King's 'Speech' Had A Different Ring

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Jim Carrey stars in the long-delayed I Love You, Phillip Morris. Patti Perret/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Hollywood Takes A Look Back For The Holidays

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Anne Hathaway at the premiere of Love and Other Drugs. She co-stars in the romantic drama alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Anne Hathaway: From Princesses To Passion

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Leslie Nielsen played Lt. Frank Drebin in the television comedy Police Squad! which later led to starring roles in the Naked Gun franchise. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Surely, Fresh Air Remembers Leslie Nielsen

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This 1988 file photo provided by Paramount, shows actor Leslie Nielsen as Lt. Frank Drebin in the movie "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" Anonymous/Paramount/AP hide caption

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Remembering Leslie Nielsen, A Master Of The Art Of Not Being Funny

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Colin Firth stars as the shy, stammer-prone Albert, Duke of York — the future King George VI — with Helena Bonham Carter as his determinedly optimistic duchess, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and future Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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For A 'King's Speech,' Commoner Helps Find A Voice

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Natalie Portman, shown in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, stars in a new take on the often used cinematic theme of ballerinas undone by stress. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Black Swan,' Another Dance With Ballet's Devils

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Manolo Cardona (left) and Cristian Mercado in Undertow, Peru's nominee for a foreign-language Oscar. Courtesy Dynamo Producciones hide caption

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'Undertow:' The Pull Of A Lover, Even After Death

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Where's The Diversity Among Oscar Hopefuls?

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