Pick of the glitter
At 18, Julia Stiles has already worked (in The Devil's Own) with two of Hollywood's legendary sex symbols, Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt. So it may come as a surprise that her favorite costar is... Bill Murray. "It's just amazing to watch him," she says of Murray, who plays Polonius to her Ophelia in an upcoming version of Hamlet, which is set in Manhattan and also stars Ethan Hawke. "Bill's hilarious, which we all know, but he was also helpful to me in a fatherly way." Stiles' smoldering performance in the 1998 film Wicked -- in which she played a teenager with one hell of an Electra complex -- earned her a starring role with Andrew Keegan in the upcoming Ten Things I Hate About You, a high-school comedy based on The Taming of the Shrew.
Article by Michael Hogan
Originally published in the April 1999 issue of Vanity Fair