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Viola Davis Looks Fierce In These Set Photos From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 5:32 PM
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Viola Davis On What To Expect From Barbara Jordan Biopic + What Critics Of Black Actors Don't Understand

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 12:02 PM
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One of a few new projects Viola Davis is developing via her recently-formed (with her husband) JuVee production company, first announced in March of this year, but I've yet to hear anything further about it... until today.

Another Supporting Role For Viola Davis - Joins Cast Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:07 AM
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Despite all the critical acclaim, accolades, and several vocal pushes by the likes of Meryl Streep, Viola Davis continues to be relegated to supporting roles in films that center on stories about Caucasian characters. 

Watch Viola Davis In 4 New Clips From "Won't Back Down" + Official Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 11:43 AM
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Here are 4 clips and the offifical poster for the Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, was then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.

An Evening With Viola Davis... Tonight!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 23, 2012 1:57 PM
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Late announcement, given that it's happening this evening, but I only just got notice of it, so don't look at me... :)

Watch This Must-See Debate Between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis + Octavia Spencer About "The Help"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 10, 2012 12:32 PM
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  • 97 Comments
If you're like me, you're probably ready to move on from all the controversy surrounding The Help but here's a spirited debate between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer that's a must-see!

Watch Now: Viola Davis On Contending With The Scripts She Gets From Black Filmmakers

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 9, 2012 1:32 PM
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If you haven't figured it out by now, S&A is a big fan of Viola Davis and that admiration started long before the The Help which has catapulted her career.  In this recent spotlight interview with Nightline, she talks about her background and why she decided to accept the role as a maid. 

Viola Davis Talks Oscars; Joins George Clooney In Cover Of This Week's Issue Of "Entertainment Weekly"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 7, 2012 12:55 PM
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Viola Davis and George Clooney are this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly for a joint shoot and interview. The two, who are apparently good pals today, have co-starred in the past in three films: Out of Sight, Solaris and Syriana. They spoke about their challenges in Hollywood; Davis dished on the Best Actress Oscar race and the lack of great roles for black actresses.