FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE'Letters' hits home for Watanabe
He's made a career out of playing strong, stoic men, slipped into "too many [samurai] roles to count," and looms intimidatingly at a statuesque 6-foot-2. But even Japanese actor Ken Watanabe can get a little weepy.
FROM THE BOSTON GLOBETwo for the Road
`We weren't looking for a style piece" says 'Sunshine' co-director Valerie Faris. "We explored a lot of that in commercials and videos ... we were looking for just a great story and great characters and good writing."
FROM THE BOSTON GLOBECrowning Helen Mirren
"I really didn't want to do anything that was cheap or that I didn't genuinely feel was possibly the truth," Mirren says. "It's only a portrait. It's only a guess. But my guess is coming from a very genuine effort to understand her."