Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS LIFE -

Oh, please. It’s not just Cost­ner, who I’ll grant is on the down side of his ca­reer. Con­sider the ros­ter of big-screen stars who have crossed over to TV in re­cent years: Glenn Close ( Dam­ages), Dustin Hoffman ( Luck), Don Cheadle ( House of Lies), An­jel­ica Hus­ton ( Smash), Jes­sica Lange ( Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story), Steve Buscemi ( Board­walk Em­pire), Nick Nolte ( Luck), Holly Hunter ( Sav­ing Grace), Ash­ley Judd ( Miss­ing), Alec Bald­win ( 30 Rock), Laura Dern ( En­light­ened), Laura Lin­ney ( The Big C), Maria Bello ( Prime Sus­pect) — and that’s just movie stars who’ve cho­sen to ap­pear in se­ries. There’s also nu­mer­ous fea­ture-film ac­tors, from Ni­cole Kid­man and Clive Owen in Hem­ing­way and Gellhorn to Kate Winslet in Mil­dred Pierce, who’ve de­cided that the best avail­able script at a cer­tain mo­ment in their ca­reers was for a TV movie or mini-se­ries.

If the ac­tors who make movies and TV shows think the small screen is the place to be, it’s kind of hard to ar­gue.

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