SAG Nominees:Behind the Scenes

Get the scoop on Jennifer Garner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and other stars nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. By Serena Kappes

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JENNIFER GARNER

JENNIFER GARNER
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Nomination: Best dramatic TV actress, Alias
"I don't know how many actors get to have the security that I have," says Jennifer Garner of her TV role and movies like Elektra. What else is on her to-do list? "To be on Broadway or to do a big movie musical."
Up next: She'll soon start filming Catch and Release, about a woman struggling to accept her husband's death

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO

LEONARDO DICAPRIO
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Nomination: Best lead movie actor, The Aviator
After reading a biography about eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes several years ago, Leonardo DiCaprio was determined to bring the producer-airplane enthusiast's life to the big screen. He "was the most multidimensional character I could ever come across," says DiCaprio, who's does a bit of multitasking himself, including promoting environmental and political causes.
Up next: The Departed, with Matt Damon, due next year

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TERI HATCHER

TERI HATCHER
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Nomination: Best comedic TV actress, Desperate Housewives
Teri Hatcher isn't taking her second chance at stardom for granted. "I'm grateful on every level," Hatcher, a single mom to daughter Emerson, 7 (with actor Jon Tenney), says of her Golden Globe-winning role as divorced mother Susan on the smash hit show.
Up next: More Desperate Housewives high-jinks

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JAMIE FOXX

JAMIE FOXX
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Nomination: Best lead movie actor, Ray
With all the hype surrounding his performance as Ray Charles in the biopic Ray, Jamie Foxx stays grounded thanks to his relationship with actress girlfriend Leila Arcieri (left). "I know she digs me because she was there when I was just trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B," says Foxx (who's dad to daughter Corinne, 9, with an ex-girlfriend).
Up next: The action film Stealth, due this summer

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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT
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Nomination: Best supporting movie actress, The Aviator
Though she's no stranger to winning plum roles (like that of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator), her family – which includes husband Andrew Upton and sons Dashiell John, 3, and 9-month-old Roman Robert – comes first for Aussie actress Cate Blanchett. "Acting is still a passion," she told Britain's Mail on Sunday. "I just value my marriage and family above everything else."
Up next: The thriller Little Fish

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JOHNNY DEPP

JOHNNY DEPP
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Nomination: Best lead movie actor, Finding Neverland
To play Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, a father figure to three young boys, real-life dad Depp (to Lily-Rose, 5, and Jack, 2, with longtime love Vanessa Paradis) found inspiration in an unlikely source: Ozzy Osbourne. Why the heavy-metal musician? "There's an innocence to (him)," Depp told The New York Times.
Up next: Playing another adult sprite, Willy Wonka, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
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Nomination: Best comedic TV actress, Sex and the City
Though Sarah Jessica Parker had a tough time when her hit HBO show ended – "(It) was like being taken off life support," she says – being a mom to son James Wilkie, 2 (with husband Matthew Broderick, left), has given her a more laid-back approach to show business. Before, "I would have sacrificed myself completely for my work."
Up next: The movie comedy Strangers with Candy

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PAUL GIAMATTI

PAUL GIAMATTI
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Nomination: Best lead movie actor, Sideways
He plays a wine connoisseur in the indie comedy, but offscreen, Paul Giamatti isn't very discerning when it comes to vino. "I could drink it out of a box and it would be fine. I might as well be drinking paint," says the Yale-educated actor, who's married to screenwriter Elizabeth Cohen and has a son, Samuel.
Up next: He'll costar with Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger in the Depression-era film Cinderella Man

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HILARY SWANK

HILARY SWANK
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Nomination: Best lead movie actress, Million Dollar Baby
Swank, who trained six days a week to buff up for her role as a female boxer, is no longer in fight-ready shape – and that's good for her husband, Chad Lowe (right): "I'd wake myself up punching. I hit my husband a couple of times," she says.
Up next: The mystery The Black Dahlia, with Scarlett Johansson

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FREDDIE HIGHMORE

FREDDIE HIGHMORE
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Nomination: Best supporting movie actor, Finding Neverland
He's only 12, but Londoner Freddie Highmore is now used to hobnobbing with A-listers like Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp, his costars in Finding Neverland. "He's not intimidated by going toe to toe with a major star," says producer Richard Zanuck.
Up next: The title role in Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, alongside Depp's Willy Wonka

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CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON
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Nomination: Best actress in a TV movie, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Oscar winner Charlize Theron, who plays Swedish screen star Britt Ekland in the HBO biopic, has been dating Irish actor Stuart Townsend since 2002, but they don't have wedding plans in their future – despite media reports to the contrary. "Charlize and I are happy. Why ruin a good thing?" says her beau.
Up next: The sci-fi thriller Aeon Flux

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