Glenn Close first played the title role in Albert Knobbs in a 1982 stage play. She then spent 15 years bringing the story, about a 19th century Irishwoman who poses as a man, to the big screen (it's wide release is Jan. 27). To make herself more masculine, Close wore a prosthetic nose and studied the physicality of Charlie Chaplin. "She's more comfortable now in her guise as a man than she would as a woman," Close says of the unusual character. "If she went into a dress she wouldn't know how to behave. She's caught in the middle." Close's hard work has paid off -- the actress was up for a best actress Golden Globe and has also earned nods from the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy.