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WRAP THE The Insiders Guide to All Things Oscars THE ACTOR ISSUE NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Covering Hollywood a publication of thewrap.com oscarwrap Getting extreme with Keira Knightley, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Hunt... BRADLEY COOPER AND ROBERT DE NIRO BEAR DOWN IN THE DARKLY COMIC SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK PLUS Steve Ponds Picks Who Leads in the Actor Races Play Our Road to Oscar Game What Records Will Fall This Season YOU LAUGHIN AT ME

BEST PICTURE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING CONTENTS BEST ACTRESS BEST KEIRA KNIGHTLEY CAST T NO MORE ROSECOLORED GLASSES he themes that course through this years Oscar race for Best Picture will likely be far more consequential than stories of a king from the 1930s who stuttered or a silentmovie star who lost his mojo. For voters in recent years, those films offered a path of least resistance They delivered a lot but asked so little of us in return. Between then and now

BEST PICTURE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING CONTENTS BEST ACTRESS BEST KEIRA KNIGHTLEY CAST T NO MORE ROSECOLORED GLASSES he themes that course through this years Oscar race for Best Picture will likely be far more consequential than stories of a king from the 1930s who stuttered or a silentmovie star who lost his mojo. For voters in recent years, those films offered a path of least resistance They delivered a lot but asked so little of us in return. Between then and now

AWARDS BEAT BEST ACTOR BIL L MURRAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN For your consideration in ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING all categories including Top of the Charts A Best Actor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Heres who the experts say are in the lead in the acting racesand who might really warrant those spots By Steve Pond film are eminently deserving nominees whose slots might be in danger from Jackman, Hopkins, Waltz, Trintignant or even wildcards like Rich

AWARDS BEAT BEST ACTOR BIL L MURRAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN For your consideration in ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING all categories including Top of the Charts A Best Actor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Heres who the experts say are in the lead in the acting racesand who might really warrant those spots By Steve Pond film are eminently deserving nominees whose slots might be in danger from Jackman, Hopkins, Waltz, Trintignant or even wildcards like Rich

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT Subtitled Supremacy ou dont have to speak English to land an Oscar nomination, but it certainly helps. Over the 84 years of Oscars, a total of 34 acting nominations have gone to performances that arent in English, with Marion Cotillard standing a pretty good chance of making it an even 35 this year for Rust and Bone. The previous noms for nonEnglish performances began with Sophia Loren in Two Women in 1961 she won and most recently included Javier Bardem in Biutiful in 201

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT Subtitled Supremacy ou dont have to speak English to land an Oscar nomination, but it certainly helps. Over the 84 years of Oscars, a total of 34 acting nominations have gone to performances that arent in English, with Marion Cotillard standing a pretty good chance of making it an even 35 this year for Rust and Bone. The previous noms for nonEnglish performances began with Sophia Loren in Two Women in 1961 she won and most recently included Javier Bardem in Biutiful in 201

FRONT CENTER NOT JUST A TOUGH GUY THE BELGIAN ACTOR MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS burst onto Hollywoods radar with his startling role as a troubled, steroidenhanced brute in last years surprise Best ForeignLanguage Film nominee Bullhead. The 34yearold actor, who will soon appear alongside Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis and Clive Owen in Guillaume Canets Blood Ties, is now fielding offers for American films. He came to TheWraps screening series to talk about his role as Ali, an amateur boxer who falls int

FRONT CENTER NOT JUST A TOUGH GUY THE BELGIAN ACTOR MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS burst onto Hollywoods radar with his startling role as a troubled, steroidenhanced brute in last years surprise Best ForeignLanguage Film nominee Bullhead. The 34yearold actor, who will soon appear alongside Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis and Clive Owen in Guillaume Canets Blood Ties, is now fielding offers for American films. He came to TheWraps screening series to talk about his role as Ali, an amateur boxer who falls int

PARTY PEOPLE ALL C ATEGORIES BEST PICTURE INCLUDING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN 1 2 3 4 Preholiday bashing, from Britannia to Lincoln 1. Matt Stone and Quentin Tarantino at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards Presented by BBC. 2. Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig at BAFTA. 3. Rachel Weisz and Sally Field at BAFTA. 4. Bryan Lourd at BAFTA. 5. Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts at the AFI Fest Rust and Bone afterparty. 6. TheWraps Awards Editor Steve Pond and actress Golshifteh Fa

PARTY PEOPLE ALL C ATEGORIES BEST PICTURE INCLUDING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN 1 2 3 4 Preholiday bashing, from Britannia to Lincoln 1. Matt Stone and Quentin Tarantino at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards Presented by BBC. 2. Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig at BAFTA. 3. Rachel Weisz and Sally Field at BAFTA. 4. Bryan Lourd at BAFTA. 5. Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts at the AFI Fest Rust and Bone afterparty. 6. TheWraps Awards Editor Steve Pond and actress Golshifteh Fa

MENTAL WITH BRADLEY COOPER The Silver Linings Playbook star on De Niro, anger and why awards are ridiculous ilver Linings Playbook is a frequently hilarious, often poignant romantic comedy about two deeply damaged people. At the center of it is Bradley Cooper, who strikes notes of despair not previously explored in his more mainstream films like The Hangover and Wedding Crashers. While his costars Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Jacki Weaver are all past Oscar nominees or, in De Niros case

MENTAL WITH BRADLEY COOPER The Silver Linings Playbook star on De Niro, anger and why awards are ridiculous ilver Linings Playbook is a frequently hilarious, often poignant romantic comedy about two deeply damaged people. At the center of it is Bradley Cooper, who strikes notes of despair not previously explored in his more mainstream films like The Hangover and Wedding Crashers. While his costars Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Jacki Weaver are all past Oscar nominees or, in De Niros case

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES Was De Niro helpful during filming I was trepidatious about many aspects of this film, and Robert De Niro was a big part of the reason that I thought that I could possibly do it. He allayed any fears I had by saying, Dont worry. Youre from Philly, you know this. He said, Your mother should play your mother. We should screen test her. Let me talk to David. I said, Bob, hold on, I dont think my mother needs to play my mother. David said he saw a lot of ange

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES Was De Niro helpful during filming I was trepidatious about many aspects of this film, and Robert De Niro was a big part of the reason that I thought that I could possibly do it. He allayed any fears I had by saying, Dont worry. Youre from Philly, you know this. He said, Your mother should play your mother. We should screen test her. Let me talk to David. I said, Bob, hold on, I dont think my mother needs to play my mother. David said he saw a lot of ange

The Icon BRENT LANG What drew you to this project ROBERT DE NIROS PERFORMANCE in Silver Linings Playbook, in which he plays an obsessivecompulsive Philadelphia Eagles fan trying to reconnect with his bipolar son when hes not busy making elaborate playoff bets, has been hailed as a comeback for an actor who long ago entered his professions pantheon. Though Silver Linings is largely a comedy, its also the meatiest role in years for one of the preeminent actors of the 1970s, with blistering work i

The Icon BRENT LANG What drew you to this project ROBERT DE NIROS PERFORMANCE in Silver Linings Playbook, in which he plays an obsessivecompulsive Philadelphia Eagles fan trying to reconnect with his bipolar son when hes not busy making elaborate playoff bets, has been hailed as a comeback for an actor who long ago entered his professions pantheon. Though Silver Linings is largely a comedy, its also the meatiest role in years for one of the preeminent actors of the 1970s, with blistering work i

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sk ta jus t idlik r ea Se f h Jeff o int by fa on the trati s or b f . Illu jo nd ta o no ve P as te s w By S on t. ssi Hun Se he elen dT H an and ina s en wke r a Ka a hn H n o An J le, tley, sib h os nig K mp e I Keira h , T on atts W ng rki omi Wo Na S E I G M IN E K R A T T X E O T T ne spent a month being buffeted in a water tank, trying to act out the terror of a tsunami victim while underwater. One played a lead character who had no control over his body and could only move his head 90

K KEIRA KNIGHTLEY WALK ON THE WILD SIDE EIRA KNIGHTLEY. Joe Wright. A literary classic. We know what thats going to be like, right Before Anna Karenina, we might have known. But in Wrights new film, adapted by Tom Stoppard from the Tolstoy novel, any thoughts of another classy and energetic literary adaptation on the order of Wrights Pride and Prejudice or his take on the more modern novel Atonement go out the window from the start. This is Anna as Baz Luhrmann or Ken Russell might have imag

K KEIRA KNIGHTLEY WALK ON THE WILD SIDE EIRA KNIGHTLEY. Joe Wright. A literary classic. We know what thats going to be like, right Before Anna Karenina, we might have known. But in Wrights new film, adapted by Tom Stoppard from the Tolstoy novel, any thoughts of another classy and energetic literary adaptation on the order of Wrights Pride and Prejudice or his take on the more modern novel Atonement go out the window from the start. This is Anna as Baz Luhrmann or Ken Russell might have imag

soccersized ball of foam which was placed midway under the left side of my back throughout every take. Knowing that there would be no body double or CGI or prosthetics or makeup, I needed to approximate that curvature, and the ball immediately gave my back a huge arch. Finding that contorted position was difficult, and it often hurt, but holding the position for long periods was the real challenge. In addition, said the actor who suddenly has real indiefilm cachet courtesy of recent roles in Win

soccersized ball of foam which was placed midway under the left side of my back throughout every take. Knowing that there would be no body double or CGI or prosthetics or makeup, I needed to approximate that curvature, and the ball immediately gave my back a huge arch. Finding that contorted position was difficult, and it often hurt, but holding the position for long periods was the real challenge. In addition, said the actor who suddenly has real indiefilm cachet courtesy of recent roles in Win

PHOTOGRAPHED BY J.R. MANKOFF PETE HAMMOND, Thanks M for Your Support Four of our favorite Best Supporting Actor contendersMatthew McConaughey, Javier Bardem, Alan Arkin and Ewan McGregortalk about the art of being a great wing man NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, PLENTY OF SERVICE BEST ACTOR FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION JAKE GYLLENHAAL BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MICHAEL PEA BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS DAVID AYER ANNA KENDRICK NATALIE MARTINEZ AMERICA FERRERA BEST DIRECTOR BEST PICTURE BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY J.R. MANKOFF PETE HAMMOND, Thanks M for Your Support Four of our favorite Best Supporting Actor contendersMatthew McConaughey, Javier Bardem, Alan Arkin and Ewan McGregortalk about the art of being a great wing man NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, PLENTY OF SERVICE BEST ACTOR FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION JAKE GYLLENHAAL BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MICHAEL PEA BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS DAVID AYER ANNA KENDRICK NATALIE MARTINEZ AMERICA FERRERA BEST DIRECTOR BEST PICTURE BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

LICENSE TO THRILL O Little one Sometimes healing comes from the most unexpected place From the Director of the Oscar nominated film Yesterday, Darrell James Roodt brings a story about hope and redemption NE OF THE FIRST days that Javier Bardem was on the set of Skyfall, he found himself in a Plexiglas prison cell in what was supposed to be the headquarters of the British spy agency MI6, held under the watchful eyes of Daniel Craig and Judi Dench. I was doing my lines, he remembered, and I s

LICENSE TO THRILL O Little one Sometimes healing comes from the most unexpected place From the Director of the Oscar nominated film Yesterday, Darrell James Roodt brings a story about hope and redemption NE OF THE FIRST days that Javier Bardem was on the set of Skyfall, he found himself in a Plexiglas prison cell in what was supposed to be the headquarters of the British spy agency MI6, held under the watchful eyes of Daniel Craig and Judi Dench. I was doing my lines, he remembered, and I s

F O R Y O U R C O N S I D E R A T I O N Official Brazilian Entry For the 85th Academy Awards BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM WINNER Grand Prize of Brazilian Cinema Awards Best Picture, Best Director Selton Mello, Best Actor Selton Mello WINNER Best Film Brazilian Foreign Press Association HES IN IT FOR THE TOILETRIES H E WANTS A BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR nomination for Argo, but for Alan Arkin its not really about the glory or the fame. Its about the shampoo. The best thing that happens is tha

F O R Y O U R C O N S I D E R A T I O N Official Brazilian Entry For the 85th Academy Awards BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM WINNER Grand Prize of Brazilian Cinema Awards Best Picture, Best Director Selton Mello, Best Actor Selton Mello WINNER Best Film Brazilian Foreign Press Association HES IN IT FOR THE TOILETRIES H E WANTS A BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR nomination for Argo, but for Alan Arkin its not really about the glory or the fame. Its about the shampoo. The best thing that happens is tha

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE E WAN MCGREGOR HAS MADE more than 50 movies in a near20year career, but the one thing thats been missing from his onscreen resume is the role hes been playing offscreen since 1996 a father. Even though Ive been a dad for 16 years, I havent really explored that in my work, ever, said the 41yearold Scottish actor whose track record includes Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, The Ghost Writer and the Star Wars prequels. And this, albeit in a real extreme way, was an opportunity to

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE E WAN MCGREGOR HAS MADE more than 50 movies in a near20year career, but the one thing thats been missing from his onscreen resume is the role hes been playing offscreen since 1996 a father. Even though Ive been a dad for 16 years, I havent really explored that in my work, ever, said the 41yearold Scottish actor whose track record includes Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, The Ghost Writer and the Star Wars prequels. And this, albeit in a real extreme way, was an opportunity to

The path to the red carpet is littered with obstacles. But with a little luck and the right team, you might survive awards season to make it to the stage of the Dolby Theatre. Start at the bottom left and roll the dicemaybe well see you at the Oscars You win the top prize at the PGA Awards. Preferential voting go directly to the Dolby Theatre. A rival starts a whispering campaign against you. The LA Times picks it up. lose a turn. Four mana Seasons g Eftek er Mehdi you onari owes e. m forw ard

The path to the red carpet is littered with obstacles. But with a little luck and the right team, you might survive awards season to make it to the stage of the Dolby Theatre. Start at the bottom left and roll the dicemaybe well see you at the Oscars You win the top prize at the PGA Awards. Preferential voting go directly to the Dolby Theatre. A rival starts a whispering campaign against you. The LA Times picks it up. lose a turn. Four mana Seasons g Eftek er Mehdi you onari owes e. m forw ard

OSCARS BACK PAGES T Acting Up he first Best Actor winner, Emil Jannings The Last Command, picked up his Oscar early and was in Germany by the time the ceremony rolled around. Two of the most notable winners, Marlon Brando The Godfather and George C. Scott Patton, refused to accept their awards. Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce was at home sick in bed when she won. Paul Newman The Verdict skipped the ceremony when he finally won because hed gone 0for7 in his previous nominations. But over the last

OSCARS BACK PAGES T Acting Up he first Best Actor winner, Emil Jannings The Last Command, picked up his Oscar early and was in Germany by the time the ceremony rolled around. Two of the most notable winners, Marlon Brando The Godfather and George C. Scott Patton, refused to accept their awards. Joan Crawford Mildred Pierce was at home sick in bed when she won. Paul Newman The Verdict skipped the ceremony when he finally won because hed gone 0for7 in his previous nominations. But over the last

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