October 21, 2013 |
We get letters. OK ... emails, mostly. Some tweets. And, yes, still the occasional missive with an actual stamp, typically affixed with a lovely shade of bile that sears through the envelope. Beginning today, we'll use this space to occasionally answer these awards-season inquiries under the banner of Awards Season Answer Guy. If you have a question of your own about the Oscar races, email it to email@example.com or, through Twitter, @glennwhipp. Now, on to the queries: PHOTOS" Scenes from '12 Years a Slave' Q: I read that Michael Fassbender won't be campaigning this year for his turn in "12 Years a Slave.
October 3, 2013 |
Actor/producer/director Forest Whitaker, who won the best actor Oscar for the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland" and is currently starring in the acclaimed "Lee Daniel's The Butler," will be presented with the Actor Tribute at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Whitaker, 52, will receive the honor at a ceremony Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. "We are thrilled to pay honor to a man whose work has played a significant role in the film world over the last 25 years," said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project, the advocacy organization for indie filmmakers that presents the awards.
May 24, 2013 |
CANNES, France - For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle. It prepared him well for the events of the last five years. Gray came to the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 with "Two Lovers," an immigrant-themed love- triangle story starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vinessa Shaw and Gwyneth Paltrow. Though many would later regard it as a bravura piece of European-style melodrama, it was poorly received in the echo chamber of Cannes reviewers and even booed at some screenings.
May 21, 2013 |
Marion Cotillard wore a strapless Dior gown with eye-catching color blocks of blue, yellow, black and pink on a white background to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Blood Ties" on Monday. The dress was shown Saturday in Monaco as part of Dior's Cruise Collection 2014 - a fashion show attended by Cotillard, Jessica Biel and Ruth Wilson, among others. [Hollywood Reporter] Cotillard's hair was done up in a 1960s style beehive by Robert Vetica. [E Online] Beyoncé invited photographers in to photograph her during a Mrs. Carter tour performance over the weekend, hoping the tight catsuit she was wearing would dispel pregnancy rumors.
January 13, 2013 |
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
December 20, 2012 |
She's described by director Jacques Audiard as "a diver," someone who "throws herself into a role head first. " So it's believable that the very first scene Marion Cotillard shot for "Rust and Bone" was the most harrowing one, in which she awakes in a hospital after an accident to discover that both her legs are gone. Her reaction is partly improvised - she leaps from the bed only to wind up crawling on the floor and sobbing in the arms of a friend who rushes to her aid. ENVELOPE SCREENING SERIES: "Rust and Bone" "My feeling was that, in that situation, which is so violent and horrifying, the shock must be so strong that you're in denial," says the acclaimed French actress over coffee at the Chateau Marmont.