Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
Johnny Depp graced the cover of our Jan. 2 issue during the award push for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a film for which he teamed up with frequent collaborator Tim Burton. "He's blood," Depp said of the director. "He's family." Indeed, Depp is godfather to Burton's son Billy.
Best of 2008 Photography >>> Best of 2008 Main >>> SEE MORE GALLERIES
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
"Changeling" star Angelina Jolie discussed motherhood on and off the screen in our Nov. 12 edition. Her role as Christine Collins, a woman convinced that the boy presented to her by the LAPD is not her missing son, affected her: "I got pregnant right in the middle of it and I think partially because of it. I was so emotional about children that I think something in me kicked into gear." She has received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination for the role.
SEE MORE GALLERIES
The stars shined bright this year in The Envelope with Johnny Depp, "Changeling" star Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, star of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Also see Mickey Rourke, who is quite the comeback story.