Penélope Cruz

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If it wasn’t for the Oscar presenters, who else would open the golden envelope and entertain us with witty, usually awkward, banter?

Penelope Cruz has won awards for performances in three different languages—but that doesn't mean she's entirely comfortable in English. Talking with Halle Berry for Oprah's Oscar Special, Cruz revealed she still has some trouble with the title of one of Berry's most famous movies. ABC

U.S. critics think he’s a genius, but even his fellow Spaniards say he’s a fraud. Constantino Diaz-Duran on how the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker dupes his fawning American fan base.