Oscars watchers, I have a quote for you!
“Coach is the father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on athlete’s life.”
It’s going to be a fascinating Academy Awards ceremony this year – because some big stars – who are also great actors, are finally going to be nominated!
“Foxcatcher” Goes For The Gold!
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum star in one of the year’s best films, and both are on track for Oscar attention!
Carell’s physical transformation is just one of the many fascinating aspects of this movie. “Foxcatcher” is based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.
First, check out the provocative teaser trailer:
The film is directed by Bennett Miller, who made “Capote” and “Moneyball”, so he has Oscar in his past…and this dark tale of a coach / athlete relationship is made all the more dramatic by the incredible acting of the two leads…
Oscar Calling Steve Carell And Channing Tatum!
Here is some great trivia about the film, courtesy of IMDB:
Steve Carell studied video footage of John duPont for hours. Carell told reporters after the film’s screening at the Cannes Film Festival “I watched as much as I could, I read as much as I could about him and tried to get semblance about the type of person he was.”
According to director Bennett Miller, Carell’s career as a comic actor hadn’t suggested that he was right for the role until he had lunch with the actor. Miller said upon Carell’s casting, “I think all comedians are dark.”
According to Channing Tatum, he and Mark Ruffalo spent an intensive five to six months training for wrestling, which had taken its toll on the actors. During one particularly physical take, Channing insisted to Ruffalo to “to just slap the shit out of me and get it over with”, which resulted in Channing’s eardrum accidentally getting popped.
The best part of Oscar season is when you can see some Actors really stretch and try something new. It just may be the opportunity for some of my favorite Actors to get their Oscar due!