Viola Davis
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Check out The New York Times' Touch of Evil video gallery from their Hollywood issue. With a slew of awards contenders--including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Viola Davis, Kirsten Dunst, Glenn Close, Ryan Gosling, Gary Oldman, Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Jean Dujardin and Adepero Oduye--the videos --paying homage to "nefarious icons" of cinema--range from clever and cute to creepy and ridiculous.

Also if you missed it, check out this must-read NYT piece on global indie financing, with the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," starring Tom Hanks, as the hook.