Kevin James Was America’s Everyman. Then America Changed Its Mind

For more than two decades, the ‘King of Queens’ and ‘Paul Blart’ star has represented the quintessential average Joe. But in recent years, his stalled career seems to be as much about his creative choices as a shift in our culture’s interest in whose stories get told

George Clooney Is America’s Most Average Director

Early in his filmmaker career, the Oscar-winner seemed poised to be a force behind the camera. But as ‘The Tender Bar’ demonstrates yet again, he seems to have lost his passion for directing — so why does he keep doing it?

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