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).
Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild
George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver