Oscar’s best actor nominees Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin, Demián Bichir, Brad Pitt and George Clooney gathered together for a picture at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Monday (February 6). Looking handsome together the group were all smiles with besties Brad Pitt and George Clooney posing side by side.
Not so fast George!
Just when everybody thought that, the powerful George Clooney probably would cakewalk his way to the Oscars, here comes Jean Dujardin to put a little brake to that notion.
Jean Dujardin won the best-actor plum of the recently concluded Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Dujardin won the top acting prize of his portrayal of a silent-era superstar who struggled when talking pictures took over silent film in “The Artist.”
Screen Actors Guild Awards is a good barometer of one’s Oscars chances since typically, winners of SAGs were more likely to win the Oscars comes February.
The probability of a Dujardin Oscars win will at least put a little suspense of the top acting prize comes Oscars rather than the George Clooney expected win that will probably just make everybody yawn as it was already expected.
George Clooney, Daniel Craig and Matt Damon are all featured together on the February cover of Vanity Fair. The three leading men were voted the top three male actors in Hollywood.
Offering a summary of the selections, Vanity Fair wrote, “If George Clooney could choose what to come back as, it would be his dog – as the actor states, ‘he lives better.’ The Descendants lead also admits to being displeased with his posture and considers patience the most overrated virtue. Daniel Craig values patience in his friends above all, but doesn’t like his knees, and you’ll never guess what he considers his most treasured possession – but then, we can’t really be sure,” VF teased.
I think Vanity Fair got it just about right.
George Clooney and Evan Rachel Wood walked the red carpet at the London Film Festival today (October 19) for the screening of their movie, “The Ides of March”.