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Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams on speaking through her characters: "I love talking, and I love communicating with people and hearing new ideas, but I do get very self-conscious about how I form my own thoughts. When I'm able to just get lost in the life of my character, and the emotional truth and reality that they experience, I really enjoy that. And it helps me understand humanity a little bit more."

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Mean Streets
Taxi Driver
New York, New York
Raging Bull
The King of Comedy
Cape Fear

"We look to movies to educate us, to validate us, as well as to entertain us. These images and ideas get ingrained in our psyche, our memories; they feed our imagination. They have the ability to reach the heart, so I’ve been very conscious of the images I’ve been lucky enough to have been a part in creating." - Angela Bassett, pictured here at the 2000 Telluride Film Festival (Photo credit: John Fargo, from the Telluride Film Festival records)

Last night’s “Grease” reunion was one to remember! Catch some of the highlights in our Story.

Today, we remember the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, seen here performing at the Oscars in 1969.

Oscar winners Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence at the 2017 Governors Awards.

When Viola Davis won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film “Fences,” she said that graveyards are the place with the most potential for storytelling. “People ask me all the time — what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories — the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.”

Charlize Theron in a scene from "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015). "Great performance artists have all the skills of an athlete but also need those emotional human skills they have to convey. I knew in an action film like this Charlize had all those attributes. I thank the movie gods all the elements were in place," said director George Miller, when reflecting on filming this scene, which was done in one take.

Will Smith and Idris Elba on the 2015 Governors Awards red carpet. If you could cast them in a remake of any movie, which would you choose?

Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland are the only siblings to receive lead acting Oscars. Fontaine won for “Suspicion” (1941) and de Havilland for “To Each His Own” (1946) and “The Heiress” (1949). #NationalSistersDay

Greta Gerwig considers herself more “rule-following” than the title character of her film “Lady Bird” (played by Saoirse Ronan). “I was much more coloring inside the lines. But I think, for me, art was always the place where I could go too far,” she said. Here, Gerwig and Ronan reunite at the 90th Oscars.

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