Q&A

Q: I admit I haven't seen it in a while, but is it true John Travolta was in "Carrie"?

Just before his back-to-back star-making turns (in 1977's "Saturday Night Fever" and then "Grease" the following year), Travolta did indeed play minor villain Billy Nolan in the horror classic "Carrie" (1976). It was his second big-screen role (the first was even more obscure -- a small part in the even smaller 1975 horror film "The Devil's Rai...

Q: Is Chris O'Dowd ever going to do TV again? I like him in movies, but he's never been better than he was on "The IT Crowd."

Actually, Chris O'Dowd has been doing TV all along, but there are some reasons why you may not have known that. A lot of his TV work has been using his voice only. He narrated the animated kids' series "Puffin Rock," and voiced Dr. Cockroach in the short-lived DreamWorks cartoon "Monsters vs. Aliens" (based on the movie of the same name). ...

Q: Did Richard Gere do his own tap dancing in "Chicago"?

Richard Gere admitted in a 2003 interview that the tap dancing sequences in "Chicago" were "humbling," but what you see on screen is all him. Gere played the prototypical sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn in the 2002 film version of the hit stage musical -- a role that came with the requisite singing numbers but also featured one that was just dance. ...