Virtual Newsstand: Movieline, March 2000

March 2000


Mekhi Phifer
Auditioning for his very first acting job five-and-a-half years ago, Mekhi Phifer found himself up dose and personal in a volatile scene with Mr. Intensity, Harvey Keitel. But Phifer-- 19 at the time--wasn't fazed.

Leelee Sobieski: Leelee Land
She was the teen saint in the miniseries Joan of Arc and the teen vamp, in the big screen's Eyes Wide Shut, and now she's the teen Camille in Here on Earth. In real life, Hollywood's ethereal young million-dollar-a-movie darling Leelee Sobieski is the teen boho.

Ten Best Actors
1999 was such a strong year for leading performances by actors that no matter who has the five Oscar nominations, justice is only being half-served. So here's a tribute to 10 performances, any one of which deserves an Academy Award.

Josh Hartnett: Working Man
Josh Hartnett has three films hitting the big screen almost all at once-- O, The Virgin Suicides and Here on Earth. Obviously it isn't just teen girls who love him.

Don Cheadle: The Missionary
Being great at being bad in Devil in a Blue Dress and Out of Sight made Don Cheadle one of Hollywood's most respected character actors. Now he's reaching for fun and the stars in Mission to Mars.