Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith at the Spirit Awards
Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith attended the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony held on March 5 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
The couple were married in 2001.
Pierce Brosnan movies
Since 1980, Pierce Brosnan has been featured in more than 30 movies. Among them:
- Mamma Mia! (2008).
Director: Phyllida Lloyd.
Cast: Meryl Streep. Colin Firth. Stellan Skarsgård. Amanda Seyfried. Dominic Cooper. Julie Walters. Christine Baranski.
- The Thomas Crown Affair (1999).
Director: John McTiernan.
Cast: Rene Russo. Denis Leary. Ben Gazzara.
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
Director: Roger Spottiswoode.
Cast: Michelle Yeoh. Jonathan Pryce. Teri Hatcher.
- Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).
Director: Chris Columbus.
Cast: Robin Williams. Sally Field.
- Mister Johnson (1990).
Director: Bruce Beresford.
Cast: Maynard Eziashi. Edward Woodward.
Keely Shaye Smith movie
On TV in the late 1980s, she was seen in a couple of movies (Norman’s Corner, Nothin’ Goes Right) in addition to the soap opera General Hospital.
Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Olivia Wilde photo: Spirit Awards
Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the 25th Spirit Awards ceremony held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 5 in Los Angeles. The show was sponsored by Piaget.
Olivia Wilde movies
Olivia Wilde has been featured in about ten films. Recent and upcoming titles include:
- TRON: Legacy (2010).
Director: Joseph Kosinski.
Cast: Jeff Bridges. Garrett Hedlund. Bruce Boxleitner.
- The Next Three Days (2010).
Director: Paul Haggis.
Cast: Russell Crowe. Elizabeth Banks. Michael Buie.
- Turistas (2006).
Director: John Stockwell.
Cast: Josh Duhamel. Melissa George. Desmond Askew. Beau Garrett. Max Brown.
Olivia Wilde photo: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images.
Emile Hirsch is seen above arriving at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony. Hirsch has never been shortlisted for a Spirit Award (or for an Academy Award), but he has been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards:
- Best Actor for Sean Penn’s Into the Wild (2007).
- As part of the acting ensemble of Best Cast nominee Into the Wild.
- As part of the acting ensemble of Gus Van Sant’s Best Cast nominee Milk (2008).
Emile Hirsch photo: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images.
Best known internationally for her appearance opposite Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal has been featured in numerous independent productions, among them The Pornographer: A Love Story, Trust the Man, and Sherrybaby.
At the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony, Gyllenhaal presented co-star Jeff Bridges with the Best Actor award for his star turn in Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart.
Maggie Gyllenhaal has been shortlisted for two Independent Spirit Awards: Secretary (2002) and Happy Endings (2005). This year, she is a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee for Crazy Heart.
Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal photos: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images.
Actress Brittany Snow, best known for the television series American Dreams and Nip/Tuck, has been featured in about a dozen feature films, among them Adam Shankman’s musical Hairspray, starring John Travolta in the old Divine role. The movie’s ensemble (Travolta, Snow, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Marsden, Zac Efron, et al.) was shortlisted for the 2007 SAG Award for Best Cast.
Snow’s most recent movie appearances include those in Prom Night, Finding Amanda, and The Vicious Kind.
Brittany Snow photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.
Singer and sometime actress Mariah Carey is seen above on the Blue Carpet at the 25th Spirit Awards. Sponsored by Piaget, the ceremony was held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 5 in downtown Los Angeles.
Mariah Carey is one of the stars of Lee Daniels’ drama Precious, winner of five Spirit Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Best Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique), and Best Screenplay (Geoffrey Fletcher). Precious is also in the running for six Academy Awards – in the aforementioned categories,* in addition to Best Film Editing (Joe Klotz).
Mariah Carey movies
Besides Precious, Mariah Carey has been featured in only a handful of films.
- You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008).
Director: Dennis Dugan.
Cast: Adam Sandler. John Turturro. Emmanuelle Chriqui. Nick Swardson.
- Tennessee (2008).
- State Property 2 (2005).
- WiseGirls (2002).
Director: David Anspaugh.
Cast: Mira Sorvino. Melora Walters.
- Glitter (2001).
- The Bachelor (1999).
Director: Gary Sinyor.
Cast: Chris O’Donnell. Renée Zellweger. Edward Asner. Artie Lang. Hal Holbrook. James Cromwell. Peter Ustinov. Stacy Edwards. Jennifer Esposito. Sarah Silverman. Brooke Shields.
* Based on a novel by Sapphire, Precious was shortlisted for the Academy Award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
Mariah Carey photo: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images.
Actress Mena Suvari, wearing Piaget, is pictured above as she arrives at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony –sponsored by Piaget. Since the late ’90s, Suvari has been seen in about 30 films. These include:
- Rumor Has It… (2005).
Director: Rob Reiner.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Kevin Costner. Shirley MacLaine. Mark Ruffalo. Mena Suvari. Steve Sandvoss. Christopher McDonald. Mike Vogel. Rob Lanza (as Robert Lanza).
- American Pie 2 (2001).
Director: J.B. Rogers.
Cast: Jason Biggs. Shannon Elizabeth. Chris Klein. Alyson Hannigan. Thomas Ian Nicholas. Natasha Lyonne. Tara Reid. Seann William Scott.
- American Beauty (1999).
Director: Sam Mendes.
Cast: Kevin Spacey. Annette Bening. Chris Cooper. Wes Bentley. Thora Birch. Scott Bakula. Peter Gallagher. Allison Janney. Sam Robards.
Mena Suvari has also worked on television, appearing in shows such as Six Feet Under, Chicago Hope, and High Incident.
Mena Suvari photo: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images.
Mena Suvari, Taraji P. Henson and Emmy Rossum
Mena Suvari, Taraji P. Henson, and Emmy Rossum have never been nominated for a Spirit Award. Taraji P. Henson, however, was shortlisted for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
Mena Suvari, for her part, was a BAFTA nominee in the Best Supporting Actress category for American Beauty (1999), while Emmy Rossum was a Golden Globe nominee as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Joel Schumacher’s The Phantom of the Opera (2004), co-starring Gerard Butler and Patrick Wilson.
Mena Suvari, Taraji P. Henson, Emmy Rossum photo: John Shearer / Getty Images
In the image above, actress Rosario Dawson is seen at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony held on Saturday, March 5, at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Dawson wasn’t nominated for anything this year; in fact, she has never been shortlisted for a Spirit Award.
Rosario Dawson movies
Rosario Dawson has been appearing in films since 1995. Her movie credits include:
- Ron Underwood’s The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), with Eddie Murphy and Randy Quaid.
- Oliver Stone’s Alexander, with Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great, Angelina Jolie as his mother, Val Kilmer as his father, and Jared Leto as his favorite male companion.
- Dito Montiel’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), with Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest, Melonie Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Channing Tatum.
- Chris Columbus’ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, toplining Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson. In this adventure fantasy, Dawson plays Persephone.
Rosario Dawson photo: John Shearer / Getty Images
Jeff Bridges and T Bone Burnett
Both T Bone Burnett and Jeff Bridges won Spirit Awards at the 2010 ceremony. Bridges won the Best Actor award for his performance as a down-and-out country singer who develops a romantic relationship with a younger woman played by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
T Bone Burnett, who is up for an Oscar for the song “The Weary Kind,” won the Spirit Award given to the director and producers of Best First Film Crazy Heart. Scott Cooper was the director and one of the producers; Burnett was another of the film’s producers. Ryan Bingham co-composed “The Weary Kind.”
Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal are also in the running for the 2010 Academy Awards. Bridges is the odds-on favorite to win the Best Actor Oscar; Gyllenhaal turned out to be a surprise nominee in the Best Supporting Actress category.
T Bone Burnett and Jeff Bridges photo: John Shearer / Getty Images
Jeff Bridges and Andy Garcia
Jeff Bridges had previously taken home a(n Independent) Spirit Award for American Heart (1992) – for which he also received a nomination as one of the film’s producers. Additionally, Bridges was shortlisted in the Best Actor category for The Door in the Floor (2004).
Andy Garcia has never been nominated for a Spirit Award. At the Academy Awards, he was in the running as Best Supporting Actor for his work as a hot-headed gangster in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather: Part III (1990). He lost to Joe Pesci as an even more hot-headed gangster in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas.
Jeff Bridges and Andy Garcia photo: John Shearer / Getty Images
Actress Laura Dern is pictured above at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony, held on March 5 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Dern is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actors – in the supporting categories – Bruce Dern (Coming Home, 1978) and Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974; Wild at Heart, 1990; Rambling Rose, 1991). Dern herself was shortlisted as Best Actress for Rambling Rose.
Laura Dern movies
Besides Rambling Rose, Laura Dern movies, big and small, include:
- Blue Velvet (1986).
Director: David Lynch.
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan. Isabella Rossellini. Dennis Hopper. Hope Lange. Dean Stockwell. Priscilla Pointer.
- Jurassic Park (1993).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Cast: Sam Neill. Richard Attenborough. Jeff Goldblum. Joseph Mazzello. Ariana Richards.
- We Don’t Live Here Anymore (1993).
Director: John Curran.
Cast: Mark Ruffalo. Peter Krause. Naomi Watts.
At the 2007 Spirit Awards ceremony, Laura Dern shared with director David Lynch the Special Distinction Award for their collaborative work (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Inland Empire). Dern had two previous Best Actress Spirit Award nominations: Smooth Talk (1985) and Blue Velvet.
Laura Dern photo: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images
Emmy Rossum movies
Emmy Rossum, seen above at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony, has about ten film credits. These include:
- Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture Academy Award nominee Mystic River (2003), featuring Best Actor Oscar winner Sean Penn and Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Tim Robbins.
- Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic The Day After Tomorrow (2004), with Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid.
- Joel Schumacher’s The Phantom of the Opera (2004), with Rossum as Christine, playing opposite Gerard Butler as The Phantom and Patrick Wilson as Raoul.
Emmy Rossum photo: John Shearer / Getty Images.
Jeremy Renner: Delayed ‘The Hurt Locker’ success
Jeremy Renner, Best Actor Academy Award nominee for Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker (2009), attends the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony. Last year,* The Hurt Locker nary caused a ripple at the Spirit Awards, when it was nominated for only two awards: Best Actor (Renner) and Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Mackie).
Prior to The Hurt Locker, Renner’s film credits include Fish in a Barrel (2001), S.W.A.T. (2003), A Little Trip to Heaven (2005), 28 Weeks Later (2007), and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford(2008), toplining Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.
Additionally, in 2002 Jeremy Renner played gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Dahmer.
* The Hurt Locker was eligible for the 2009 Spirit Awards – a year before it became an awards season favorite.
Jeremy Renner photo: John Shearer / Getty Images
Tom Ford: ‘A Single Man’ director
Tom Ford is a fashion designer turned movie director. His first feature film was the 2009 release A Single Man, based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, and starring Colin Firth as a gay college professor, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, and Matthew Goode.
A Single Man was nominated for three Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best First Screenplay (Tom Ford and David Scearce), and Best First Feature.
Tom Ford photo: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images.
Adrien Brody photo: Spirit Awards
Adrien Brody, Best Actor Academy Award winner for his performance in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002), is pictured above at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony, held on March 5 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Brody has been nominated only once for the Spirit Awards: back in 2001, as Best Actor for Eric Bross’ Restaurant.
Adrien Brody movies
Besides The Pianist and Restaurant, Adrien Brody movies include the following:
- Splice (2009).
Director: Vincenzo Natali.
Cast: Sarah Polley. Delphine Chanéac.
- The Brothers Bloom (2008).
Director: Rian Johnson.
Cast: Rachel Weisz. Mark Ruffalo. Rinko Kikuchi. Robbie Coltrane. Maximilian Schell.
- King Kong (2005).
Director: Peter Jackson.
Cast: Naomi Watts. Jack Black. Thomas Kretschmann. Colin Hanks. Andy Serkis.
Adrien Brody photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Gabourey Sidibe and Lee Daniels
Actress Gabourey Sidibe and director Lee Daniels were part of the Precious contingent at the Spirit Awards. Precious, in fact, turned out to be the big winner at the ceremony: five Spirit Awards – including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Gabourey Sidibe) – out of five nominations.
Precious’ other two wins were for Best Supporting Actress Mo’Nique and Best Adapted Screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher.
Precious, by the way, marked the Brooklyn-born Gabourey Sidibe’s feature film debut.
Gabourey Sidibe, Lee Daniels photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Gabourey Sidibe photo: Jordan Strauss / Getty Images
Mo’Nique and husband Sidney Hicks
Best Supporting Actress Spirit Award winner Mo’Nique is pictured above with husband Sidney Hicks, a sometime movie actor with a trio of credits (Henry X, Phat Girlz, Steppin: The Movie).
Mo’Nique is the odds-on winner at the 2010 Academy Awards for her performance as Gabourey Sidibe’s mother in Precious. This awards season, she has won just about every Best Supporting Actress award/mention out there.
Mo’Nique, Sidney Hicks photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Floria Sigismondi and Lillian Berlin
Filmmaker Floria Sigismondi and composer Lillian Berlin are seen above at the Spirit Awards. Sigismondi’s The Runaways, a biopic about the girl-rock bank of the late ’70s, stars Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Berlin composed the film’s original score.
The Runaways was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it generally earned good notices for its two stars.
Floria Sigismondi, Lillian Berlin photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Vera Farmiga, a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee for Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air is seen above at the 2010 Spirit Awards, held on March 5 in Los Angeles. George Clooney and fellow Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick are Farmiga’s co-stars.
Vera Farmiga movies
Vera Farmiga’s film credits include:
- Peter Mattei’s Love in the Time of Money (2002), with Domenick Lombardozzi, Jill Hennessy, Malcolm Gets, Rosario Dawson, and Steve Buscemi.
- Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate (2004) remake, starring Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, and Meryl Streep.
- George Ratliff’s thriller Joshua (2007), also featuring Sam Rockwell and Celia Weston.
- Mark Herman’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), with Asa Butterfield.
Most notably, Vera Farmiga had the key female role in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 cops-and-gangsters drama The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson, and featuring Martin Sheen and Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg. The Departed was that year’s Best Picture Oscar winner.
Vera Farmiga photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Ben McKenzie has a brief list of film credits, including Junebug (2005), with Amy Adams; Johnny Got His Gun (2008); and The Eight Per Cent (2009).
McKenzie’s television credits are more extensive, among them the series The O.C., in which he played Ryan Atwood; and Southland, in the role of Officer Ben Sherman.
Ben McKenzie photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Adam Scott has been in movies – usually indie fare – since the mid-’90s. His credits include supporting roles in the following:
- Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes and Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn.
- Monster-in-Law (2005), starring Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, and Michael Vartan.
- Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up (2007), with Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann.
Adam Scott photo: Chris Weeks / WireImage.
Ethan Hawke has been in movies since the mid-1980s. His long list of film credits include:
- Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, co-starring Julie Delpy (1995).
- Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller Gattaca (1997), with Uma Thurman.
- Scott Hicks’ Snow Falling on Cedars (1999).
- Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet (2000), in the title role – previously incarnated by the likes of Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson, Kenneth Branagh, and others. In Hawke’s Hamlet, Diane Venora played Gertrude, while Julia Stiles was Ophelia. The eclectic cast also includes Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Murray, Sam Shepard, Liev Schreiber, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Bartel, and Casey Affleck.
Ethan Hawke was a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominee for his (actually lead role) as a “naive” rookie cop paired with corrupt Los Angeles Police Department veteran Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua’s cop drama Training Day (2001). He lost to Jim Broadbent in Iris.
Ethan Hawke photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Pictured above is Jodie Foster on the Blue Carpet at the 25th Spirit Awards ceremony, held on March 5 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Foster and The Hurt Locker actor Jeremy Renner presented the Best Director Spirit Award to Precious’ Lee Daniels.
Back at the 1989 ceremony, Jodie Foster took home the Best Actress Spirit Award for her performance in Tony Bill’s Four Corners. That remains her one and only Spirit Award nomination/win.
Jodie Foster movies
Jodie Foster is a film veteran with nearly four decades in the business. She has won two Best Actress Academy Awards:
- As a gang rape victim in Jonathan Kaplan’s The Accused (1988), opposite Kelly McGillis.
- As an FBI agent dealing with a murderous psychopath (Anthony Hopkins) in Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning thriller The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Foster’s two other Oscar nominations were the following:
- Best Supporting Actress for playing a teenage prostitute in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), starring Robert De Niro in the title role.
She lost to Beatrice Straight in Sidney Lumet’s Network.
- Best Actress for playing a woman isolated from civilization in Michael Apted’s Nell (1994), co-starring Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson.
She lost to Jessica Lange in Tony Richardson’s Blue Sky.
Jodie Foster photos: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Among Maria Bello’s movie credits are:
- Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking (2005), with Aaron Eckhart.
- David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen.
- Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, with Nicolas Cage.
- Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), with Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, and Jimmy Smits.
- Udayan Prasad’s The Yellow Handkerchief (2008), with William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, and Eddie Redmayne.
Maria Bello photo: Chris Weeks / WireImage.
Carey Mulligan is a Best Actress Academy Award nominee for Lone Scherfig’s An Education, about a young woman who becomes involved with an Older Man (Peter Sarsgaard). As a British production, An Education was not eligible for the Spirit Awards – else, Mulligan would surely have been shortlisted. She and Meryl Streep (for Julie & Julia) are North American critics’ favorites this awards season.
Next in line for her are Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, with Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas, and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, with Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley.
Carey Mulligan photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.
Jeremy Renner, this year’s Best Actor Academy Award nominee for Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, has been shortlisted twice for the Best Actor Spirit Award:
- The Hurt Locker – last year, when, prior to all the awards season buzz, Bigelow’s Iraq War drama was submitted for the Spirit Awards without causing much of a stir. Renner lost to Mickey Rourke in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler.
- David Jacobson’s Dahmer (2002), in which Renner plays gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He lost to Derek Luke for Denzel Washington’s Antwone Fisher.
Jeremy Renner photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Jason Lewis, a top fashion model turned actor, was present at the 2010 Spirit Awards ceremony. Lewis’ movie credits include:
- Next Stop Wonderland (1998).
- The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007).
- Mr. Brooks (2007).
- The box office hit Sex and the City (2008) and its sequel, Sex and the City 2, both starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis.
Jason Lewis photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
Heavy metal band Anvil members Glenn Five, Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow and Robb Reiner at the Spirit Awards
Bassist Glenn Five, lead guitarist and singer Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, and drummer Robb Reiner of the heavy metal band Anvil attended this year’s Spirit Awards. Why? Well, probably because Sacha Gervasi’s acclaimed Anvil: The Story of Anvil was a nominee, eventually taking home the Spirit Award for Best Documentary.
Photo of Anvil band members Glenn Five, Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, Robb Reiner: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.
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