Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges and wife Susan. Lange and Bridges co-starred in Dino de Laurentiis‘ 1976 version of King Kong, which was deemed much inferior to the original. Despite the film’s box-office success (though somewhat less than expected), Lange was all but unemployable for the next few years. Things began looking up for her again following a supporting role in Bob Fosse’s Oscar-nominated All That Jazz (1979). She really came into her own as an actress in Bob Rafelson’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), in which she co-starred with Jack Nicholson.
This year, Lange was up for a SAG Award for best actress in a television movie or miniseries for her performance in Grey Gardens. Her co-star, Drew Barrymore, was the winner in that category.
George Clooney was nominated for a SAG Award for Jason Reitman’s well-received comedy-drama Up in the Air, in which he plays a professional corporate-downsizer. Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga are his co-stars. In the photo below, Clooney has his hands on the shoulders of Sigourney Weaver, one of the stars of James Cameron’s Avatar and a SAG Award nominee for Russell Mulcahy’s television movie Prayers for Bobby, in which she plays the devout Christian mother of a gay teenager (Ryan Kelley).
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George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver