Controversy rages over a scene not shown on the Oscars telecast: Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin kissing and dancing while en route to the podium to bestow the award for adapted screenplay. As the duo appeared on stage, dressed in matching white tuxedos and ties, TV cameras briskly cut away to a shot of Bardem's wife, Penelope Cruz, beaming in the audience.
The Oscars have been accused of homophobia in the past, of course -– like when "Brokeback Mountain" lost best picture to "Crash." Gay roles win acting honors when they're played by obviously straight actors (translation: they don't mean what they're doing, though to be sure, that's the same vein Brolin and Bardem were mining), and usually when they meet a tragic end. Tom Hanks died of o…Read more >
Canadian character actor, Barry Pepper best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan and The Green Mile, has some big shoes to fill in the new version of True Grit (2010). He will be playing Ned Pepper, a role originally played by Robert Duvall. Pepper was recently asked about the film and how he felt about reinterpreting Duvall's role.
"You know, I had never seen the original and I had been asked to read for this part of "Lucky" Ned Pepper, of all names. I thought, well this is a bit of type casting, to come to a Pepper to play a Pepper. So I read for the part and I created the character, not knowing what Bob had done. When I got the role, somebody had told me that it wasn't just based on the book, and that I should see the original film…
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Welcome to the True Grit Wiki, where all things with grit live! With the new flick coming out I was curious... Do you think Jeff Bridges can live up to The Duke, John Wayne? He is not just a legend in western cinema but an American icon! What do you think western afficiandos, in the land of tumble weeds who would win in the ultimate showdown?
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I've never been much of a fan of Westerns, but I have to say that they've been garnering an interest with me of late. Certainly John Wayne, John Ford and Clint Eastwood are the grandfathers of the classic Western. I wonder who would be considered the gold standard for modern movies? Daniel Day Lewis? Kevin Costner? Kurt Russell? Will Smith? I can't decide. Kick back in the comments!Read more >