Wesley Snipes Was the Best Actor of the Early 1990s

The ‘Major League’ star went on a tear that suggested greatness awaited. Then things got complicated

‘The Hurt Locker’ Told Us Everything We Needed to Know About Jeremy Renner

The star-making turn in the Oscar-winning film played to his considerable strengths. But his subsequent choices have often revealed the challenges character actors face trying to be movie stars

Kenneth Branagh Shocked the World With ‘Henry V.’ Then He Had to Live Up to It

That acclaimed 1989 film has cast a long shadow across the rest of the actor-director's career. Did he betray his early promise? Or do we expect too much from boy wonders?

Gen-X’s Uneasy Relationship With Christian Slater, Their Resident Bad Boy

In era-defining films like ‘Heathers’ and ‘Pump Up the Volume,’ he represented rebellious, youthful disillusionment. But his offscreen behavior complicated fans’ feelings about his devilish performances