“I think that for the audience, caring about someone else’s life rather than their own for a few hours, imagining what the characters go through, the excitement and disappointment, joys and sorrows, is a practice in empathy.”

Happy Birthday, Natalie Portman!


25 years ago this week, Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever was released. It was Halle Berry’s first big break into film.

Pictured: Halle Berry, left, cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, center, director Spike Lee, in Brooklyn Dodgers gear, Wesley Snipes, extreme right, and others during production of Jungle Fever (1991).


“I long for people who want to see a story and see character development. Maybe we’ve dug it out and there’s not really an audience for that, but that’s not for me to really worry about.”

Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!


Ewan McGregor first attended the Sundance Film Festival in 1995 for his starring role in Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave alongside fellow newcomers Kerry Fox and Christopher Eccleston. 

“I like the fact I get to work on different kinds of projects, and I’m not concerned about if it’s a studio picture or an independent picture. I think [that] leads to quite interesting work and choices. That makes me happy. More of the same please.” – Ewan McGregor

© 1995 | Photo by Trish Empey ; Film still courtesy of Shallow Grave.