Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Dude Playing a Dude Pretending To Be Another Dude

Of all the Academy Award nominations today, the one I am happiest to see is one that has no chance of winning. Heath Ledger will win Best Supporting Actor, but just the fact that Robert Downey Jr. is nominated for his brilliant performance in Tropic Thunder is a win in itself. Talk about an actor getting lost in a role, Downey Jr. made this film playing as his character said, "A dude playing a dude pretending to be another dude."

Dying is easy, comedy is hard and making something special out of this type of comedy is even harder, yet rarely acknowledged. It was this time and I think it's great.

Regarding his performance and the nomination Downey said, "It's about time narcissistic, accolade-seeking idiotic actors were formally recognized. It's been a long, hard road for us."

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