Virtual Newsstand: Movieline, October 2000

October 2000


Kate Bosworth
With her flaxen hair and freckled cheeks, 17-year-old Kate Bosworth might be the epitome of the American-as-apple-pie teenager--except that she's a working actress who's already made films with people like Robert Redford and Denzel Washington.

Jennifer Connelly
In a park in New York's Greenwich Village, the sparrows won't leave Jennifer Connelly alone. I'm reminded of those Bacharach lyrics, "Why do birds suddenly appear/every time you are near?'' A likely answer: at 29, this former teen actress is as raven-tressed and voluptuous a beauty as Eve.

George Clooney: The Mind Behind The Eyes
Hot off the blockbuster The Perfect Storm and soon to hit screens in the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, George Clooney explains why even his supposed failures were actually lucky breaks, reveals who his "absolute hero" is, and disses the agent who once sent him to read for one line in Guarding Tess.

Michelle Rodriguez: In The Ring
Hollywood thinks Michelle Rodriguez, the star of the indie boxing flick Girlfight, is a real knockout.

Aaron Eckhart: Aaron from Erin
How is it possible that the guy who played Julia Roberts's love interest in the smash hit Erin Brockovich doesn't get recognized? Because Aaron Eckhart has never played the same guy twice, as his recent role in Nurse Betty proves.

Gretchen Mol: Turning Up The Heat
Getting treated like a star on the cover of Vanity Fair before the world even knows who you are is a strange variety of celebrity pressure. But that's what Gretchen Mol faced when small parts in Rounders and Celebrity, both released in 1998, got her touted as the new big deal. Among other things, she'd had no time to nail down her red-carpet "look."

What Lies Beneath Ghost Stories
Has our once-fearless writer Joe Queenan finally watched one too many-ghost stories, or is he really being haunted by the freakish ghouls from What Lies Beneath, Stir of Echoes, The Sixth Sense, Sleepy Hollow and The Haunting. We're not sure, but we know he won't be taking any more pot shots at Patrick Swayze.

Hollywood Nights
To honor the best and brightest new talent in the entertainment industry today, Movieline presented the 2nd Annual Young Hollywood Awards with a ceremony and afterparty at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in Hollywood.