Adolf Hitler quotes: Der Führer fumes following Academy’s Albert Brooks snub
Who would have have guessed that two of Albert Brooks’ most die-hard fans are the unlikely pair of Russell Crowe and Adolf Hitler. And they’re both mad as hell at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members who have bypassed Brooks in the Best Supporting Actor category for his critically acclaimed performance as a nasty gangster in Nicolas Winding Refn’s thriller Drive.
On Jan. 25, the Gladiator Academy Award winner and Man of Steel co-star Russell Crowe tweeted: “[Drive‘s] Ryan Gosling didn’t get an Academy nomination? There’s some bullshit right there.” He then added, “Albert Brooks you were excellent in Drive. Excellent.”
Now, Crowe’s reaction to Brooks’ omission from the Academy Awards’ Best Supporting Actor shortlist was nothing compared to that of Hitler. The German Führer was particularly galled that Moneyball‘s Jonah Hill managed to sneak in, considering that Hill had the sleeper hit Superbad stolen from him by Michael Cera. In Hitler’s view, that’s as low as you can get. See below:
For the record, in addition to Jonah Hill, the 2012 Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominees are Christopher Plummer for Mike Mills’ Beginners, Nick Nolte for Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior, Kenneth Branagh (as Laurence Olivier) for Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn, and Max von Sydow for Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Bennett Miller directed Moneyball, which also features Brad Pitt and Robin Wright.
A FilmDistrict release, Drive received a single Oscar nomination, for Best Sound Editing for Victor Ray Ennis and Lon Bender.
As for the Hitler clip, that’s European Film Award nominee Bruno Ganz in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Der Untergang / Downfall, nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award in early 2005. A controversial World War II drama that went on to become a sizable box office hit in Germany, Downfall was criticized by some for portraying Hitler in a “sympathetic” light. The historical drama depicting the last days of Adolf Hitler went on to win Best Foreign Language Film awards in Argentina (Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards), Denmark (Bodil Awards), the United Kingdom (British Independent Film Awards), Norway (Amanda Awards), and the United States (National Board of Review, Online Film Critics Society).
Demi Moore Out, Chloë Sevigny In: Linda Lovelace movie
Demi Moore has left the cast of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Lovelace, a biopic about Deep Throat porn star-turned-anti-porn Born-Again Christian Linda Lovelace that began shooting in Los Angeles last December. But you lose one, you win one. Moore has exited just as Chloë Sevigny has joined the Lovelace ensemble.
According to Deadline.com, Moore, who was to have a small role as radical anti-porn feminist Gloria Steinem, exited Lovelace “because of the stresses in her life right now” that have forced her “to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.” Also as per Deadline, Sevigny has joined Lovelace to play “a feminist journalist assigned to write a story about Lovelace.” Now, at this stage it remains unclear whether this “feminist journalist” is Steinem herself. Reports vary on the matter.
Sevigny is best known for three roles: her Oscar-nominated performance as Hilary Swank’s lover in Kimberly Peirce’s real-life inspired (and highly fictionalized) Boys Don’t Cry; her Golden Globe-winning turn as a member of a, huh, extended Mormon family in the television series Big Love; and as the woman performing oral sex in Vincent Gallo’s widely derided The Brown Bunny.
The Lovelace cast includes Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, Peter Sarsgaard as her abusive husband Chuck Traynor, James Franco as Hugh Hefner, in addition to Eric Roberts, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, Debi Mazar, Cory Hardrict, and Juno Temple.
‘Mirror Mirror’ trailer: Julia Roberts is campy Evil Queen
Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror, Relativity Media’s Snow White movie, stars Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer as respectively, Snow White, the Evil Queen, and Prince Charming. As the light, colorful, cartoonish Mirror Mirror trailer clearly demonstrates (see below), apart from the medieval-looking settings and the presence of Snow White, her friends, her foe, and her lover, Mirror Mirror will have little in common with Rupert Sanders’ grittier Snow White and the Huntsman, which stars Kristen Stewart, Liam Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron as, respectively, Snow White, the Huntsman, and the Evil Queen.
After some dancing about, Mirror Mirror is scheduled to open March 16; Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters on June 1. Regardless of what pundits say, those movies will not be in competition with one another. Relativity Media is marketing Mirror Mirror to the PG crowd (the video was released on Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect), whereas Universal is plugging Snow White and the Huntsman to the crowd that loved The Lord of the Rings movies and who’ll be watching The Hobbit. Not to mention, of course, fans of Thor and the various Twilight movies.
Mirror Mirror also features Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms, Michael Lerner, and Mare Winningham. Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller adapted (and apparently fully revamped) the old Brothers Grimm tale.
Mirror Mirror photo: Matthew Rolston / Relativity Media