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Reel Releases: Bradbury wrote, inspired films

...through the epic whaling tome. It might have made him the perfect man for the job. Though far from a perfect film ? lead actor Gregory Peck was far too young to be believable as a captain at the end of his career ? he kept the story relatively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-11-13/reel-releases-bradbur
Producer sees challenge in Erk Russell movie

...date sometime in the fall of 2014.One of the first hurdles will be casting the film. Turpin said he does not have a lead actor in mind to play Russell and will open casting in January."This isn't a role that's just going to be given to an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/georgia-southern-sports/2012-12-26/erk-russe
'Lincoln,' 'Les Mis,' 'Playbook' lead SAG awards

...supporting actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman as a mesmerizing cult leader. The film was snubbed on nominations for ensemble, lead actor Joaquin Phoenix and supporting actress Amy Adams.Other individual performances overlooked by SAG voters include Anthony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/television/2012-12-12/lincoln-les-mis-pla
De Niro shines in 'Everybody's Fine'

...minimalist acting in "Everybody's Fine." And if writer-director Kirk Jones ("Waking Ned Devine") had allowed his lead actor a bit more room to roam into the dark corners of his character, the movie's fast path toward late-life insight would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/03/mov_557912.shtml
Movies
Blast's ties to cancer unclear

...understands because it's hard to say why so many people on the film site died of cancer. For example, many of the lead actors were heavy smokers, including Wayne, who developed lung cancer first and lost a lung in 1963. "He lived a good long...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/16/met_514805.shtml
Metro
Playhouse presents awards for last season

...was another favorite, winning numerous awards in the musical category. It captured the best musical honors and best lead actor and actress, Nathan Greer and Jennifer Cudworth Greer; best supporting actor and actress, Danny Lee and Lauren Jenkins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/26/aik_140876.shtml
Comedic actors' dramatic turns are often surprisingly rewarding

...Martin is much more than the guy in the white suit with a faux-arrow nestled in his nog. SAYONARA (1957): Although lead actor Marlon Brando had plenty of experience playing drama by the time he got to this film about American servicemen marrying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/16/uhl_139801.shtml
Steven Uhles
Capsule reviews of new films

...veteran stuntmen Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle) who team up to retrieve a neutron bomb in the walled district. As lead actors, these guys don't exactly ooze dramatic charisma, yet each is a whirlwind of liquid motion with his own distinct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/04/mov_83593.shtml
Movies
Daytime Emmys ready for Hollywood debut

...the blockbuster Luke and Laura story line on "General Hospital" in the big-hair decade, is the front-runner for lead actor. Hinsey and O'Neil predict the 58-year-old actor will take home his fifth Daytime Emmy. "He had all these great...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/26/tel_78981.shtml
Television
Hoffman leads stellar best-actor lineup

...closest thing to a lock. Heaped with praise by critics, Hoffman won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama and the lead-actor honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rarely cast as a leading man, Hoffman has been a standout in character roles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/01/osc_62497.shtml
Oscars