Top 20 most memorable roles of Brad Pitt
The filmography of Brad Pitt on an excellent half consists of fantastic characters: demigods, heroes of alternative history, or someone inflamed and longing for absolute consciousness. And this, of course, is no accident. We talk about the 20 most memorable roles of Pitt, who tirelessly quenches the audience's longing for the ideal.
Brad Pitt movies
True Romance, 1993
Not all of Brad Pitt's best roles have been major ones. We open the list with an unexpected film by Tony Scott, in which Pitt has a cameo but underestimated role. The scriptwriter of True Love was Quentin Tarantino, who gave Pitt's hero Floyd the phrases that went to the people. Throughout the film, Floyd lies on the couch and smokes marijuana; in the picture's credits, he is listed as "Dick's neighbor."
Despite being constantly in the background, Pitt manages to vie for audience attention with Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, and Dennis Hopper. Aside from this fun and story-setting performance, True Love is worth watching for the brilliant performances of Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette in the central roles.
Legends of the Fall, 1994
In Legends of the Fall, Brad Pitt plays Tristan, one of the three sons of a single father who lived in the Montana desert in the early 1900s. The epic drama based on the novel by Jim Harrison tells about great love and war, about the fate of the brothers, and all the losses and betrayals that have befallen them. The timing of this picture is appropriate for those that seem like a lifetime.
Pitt is young and boasts golden curls, a mathematically symmetrical face, bright blue eyes, and excellent physical shape. But initially, the equally young Johnny Depp claimed the role of Tristan. It's good that the choice fell on Pitt. The film can charm any unprepared viewer, so beautifully he plays the one suffering from pain - these sufferings suit Pitt.
Twelve Monkeys, 1995
Science fiction mystery by Terry Gilliam. Convicted James Cole (Bruce Willis) travels back in time to find out who released the virus that wiped out most of the people. Brad Pitt plays Jeffrey Goines, an animal rights activist and the son of a virologist, whom Cole met in a psychiatric hospital in 1990. He becomes the prime suspect, but it will take Cole much more than one time jump to prevent future tragedy.
To get into the role, Pitt consulted with a psychiatrist, trying to grasp the difference in behavior between mentally ill people and those who suffer from conduct disorders but whose mental health is relatively safe. Pitt's efforts were rewarded: he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for this role.
It seems like a classic: a young detective works with a veteran investigator who only dreams of an upcoming quiet retirement, but in the performance of David Fincher, such a trite story turns into a dark thriller about the temptation of evil.
Brad Pitt plays Mills, a headstrong rookie who, along with the seasoned Morgan Freeman's Somerset, tracks down a zealot serial killer who puts on a macabre performance about the seven deadly sins. One of Fincher's best and darkest films, and a brilliant performance by Pitt. The final scene with his participation is, without a doubt, one of the most memorable in his entire career, and indeed in the history of cinema at the end of the 20th century.
Bringing the story of the Trojan War to the screen was not easy, but it certainly proved to be within the power of the talented director Wolfgang Petersen. And the best thing about this timeless epic about love, war, gods, and people is Brad Pitt as the great demigod warrior Achilles.
To appear before the public as a deity, Pitt followed a strict diet for more than six months and attended grueling daily workouts. And after some time, he lived as a hermit in a centuries-old hut in Mexico to understand the character's loneliness. Since he was perfect for this role, it is only natural to see him as a Greek warrior to this day. Another impressive fact from the set: Pitt and his primary opponent in the story Eric Bana (he played the role of Hector) refused stunt doubles for their epic fight but instead agreed to pay each other money for each accidental injury.
Fight Club, 1999
The role of Tyler Durden in "Fight Club" became a turning point for Pitt and finally approved him as the hottest guy on the big screen. Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel, later recounted how, during filming, Pitt thanked the writer for "the best role of his life." And although critics coldly received the film immediately after the premiere, it has gained a considerable number of fans and cult status over time.
This story about desperate young people starts with street fights and ends with a world revolution. The conspirators are brought to the boiling point by different but equally hot questions: from social inequality to an existential crisis and a thirst for higher justice. As the movement leader, Pitt delivers one immortal speech after another, attracting an entire army of angry young men under his banner. Brad's performance is charming, nasty, sexy, and intimidating. But most importantly, here, he is disarmingly charismatic; that is, he has everything that is necessary for the role of the ideal alter ego of the downtrodden office clerk played by Edward Norton.
Burn After Reading, 2008
With Joel and Ethan Coen, Brad Pitt starred in a small but rare comedic role for him as fitness instructor Chad. He was accompanied by George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and John Malkovich. The film is about two gym employees who try to sell the memoirs of a CIA agent to the Russian embassy under the guise of valuable information.
Ethan and Joel originally wrote the character with an eye on Brad Pitt and did not fail: no one looks as comical in a business suit on a bicycle, does not chew gum, and does not get involved in spy games with the disarming simplicity of an average man who has seen enough Hollywood trash. And even costume designer Mary Zophres, while working on the film, noticed that even cheap suits sit well on Brad. When his character Chad first meets Osborne Cox, he introduces himself as Mr. Black, the same name given to Pitt's character in Meet Joe Black.
Inglourious Basterds, 2009
In Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino creates a brilliant alternate history of World War II. A group of Jewish American soldiers infiltrates Nazi-occupied France to destroy fascist leaders. The head of this squad is the brave and arrogant Lieutenant Aldo Rein (Brad Pitt) or Apache Aldo, who teaches his people to be "cruel to the Germans" in Apache, collecting scalps.
Tarantino tries to make the story as ironic as possible, and Pitt helps him greatly in this. Here, with a fake scar on his neck, he jokes in complete rude and harsh jokes with the accent of a former moonshiner from Tennessee. What is the scene in which he pretends to be an Italian film director in front of the SS commander, desperately using all his poor vocabulary! And even if you're not a fan of Tarantino films, Pitt's impressive, darkly hilarious performance as Aldo is hard to underestimate.
Ad Astra, 2019
In James Gray's Ad Astronaut, Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride on an unexpected mission to find his father, Cliff, who disappeared from radar ten years ago in outer space. Cliff searched for extraterrestrial intelligence when Roy was 16 and ultimately lost contact with Earth when Roy was 29. After an agonizing contemplation, McBride Jr. also leaves his family and goes on a commercial flight to the moon, which is the first leg of his journey.
Pitt endures almost the entire film on his shoulders. Most of the other characters are just fleeting shadows on the screen. In space, a person is primarily alone, especially if he prefers to be left there. Brad has come to a point where he can't rely on his comedy skills. Ad Astra is a beautiful but severe deadly film that casts Pitt as a man whose blatant depression virtually robs him of his emotions for years to come. So in this long journey, the viewer will have to be content with the tension with which his jaw muscles are tightly compressed and how inevitably and more and more clearly the wrinkles around the eyes appear.
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, 2019
In Quentin Tarantino's best film, Brad Pitt teams up with fellow lead star Leonardo DiCaprio to form the perfect comedy duo. In a world where history meets fiction, two fictional characters, Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt) travel to 1969 to accidentally prevent the worst murder in the Hollywood Hills - the death of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate at the hands of Charles Manson.
Cliff is Rick's double and stuntman in the films and his driver, housekeeper, and handyman when they're not filming together. He wears a denim jacket, does not have sex with minors, and seems to be hiding a dark past. A real brave cowboy in a fictional universe, he rebuffs Bruce Lee himself (which is why the film was never released in China). Playing Cliff, Brad Pitt received an Oscar for his supporting role and a Golden Globe.
Thelma and Louise, 1991
It can be considered that this particular role was a turning point in Pitt's career - although his name is not even on the promotional poster and in the opening credits, and the actor himself plays a sexy con man named JD who charms Geena Davis and steals her savings for seven minutes on screen. after a night together. Classic Pitt. This performance in the short program cemented Pitt's status as a Hollywood sex symbol and helped them land much more significant and more serious roles. Many mistakenly believe that Interview with the Vampire and Where the River Runs launched a rocket called Brad Pitt, but make no mistake, Thelma and Louise was Baikonur.
The big short, 2015
Pitt plays Ben Rickert, a former Wall Street trader who predicts the 2008 financial crisis. As director Adam McKay described his character, Pitt appears 10kg heavier, with a "Ken Burns haircut" and even a tie tag to make it look like he was just bought at the airport. The film received an Oscar for the best-adapted screenplay; Pitt acted not only as an actor but also as a producer.
This was the era when Brad took off his shirt - and either kicked someone's ass or got his ass kicked. A turning point came somewhere between the "Big Jackpot" and "Fight Club" for Pitt. And it is "Snatch" that remains for many of the most beloved roles of Pitt, a boxer, always ready to start a fight or fight back, in Guy Ritchie's stylish and crazy film. If you watch it in the original dub, turn on the subtitles. Otherwise, you will not understand what he is saying. Either he has the best or worst accent in the movie. Either way, it's unforgettable.
Interview with the Vampire, 1994
Interview with the Vampire is far from Brad Pitt's best film: his recently bitten vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac, is either embarrassed or constipated in every scene. He deserved a place on the list for one reason only, but it is the size of a Gothic castle: somehow, Pitt managed to keep a good face, having Tom Cruise as his partner. I'm sure the one who thought he was a rabid vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. During the filming, he fed exclusively on the blood of marsh creatures and rushed around Spanish Louisiana like a super-fast raccoon. I mean, how did Pitt manage to keep his cool when Tom, damn it, Cruz was squeezing rat intestines into a wine bowl with both hands?
Killing them softly 2012
Another fascinating story of American criminal enterprise. Few actors have landed a role as stylish as hitman Jackie Coogan. While this character, performed by Pitt, is going to the city, where a new order is waiting for him, Johnny Cash's The Man Comes Around is playing. And although Coogan may not decide, by the text of the composition, who to release and who to blame, he nonetheless appears as a specific biblical force tasked with equalizing the stakes of the underworld. He removes two stupid and low-grade thugs, thereby changing the balance of power in the mafia. With slicked-back hair and a neatly trimmed goatee, Pitt's character is breathtakingly reserved, and only subtle gestures and fleeting facial expressions betray the burden of regret that weighs on his shoulders like mileage weighs on his car's speedometer.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008
Few sex symbols will agree to become great-grandfathers on the screen, albeit aged with the help of special effects. But Brad Pitt is no ordinary sex symbol. The plot of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is taken from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is extremely simple: Benjamin Button ages in reverse, which means he was born old and died young. It's a slow, thoughtful film, a profoundly human but not overly sentimental tale of the torturous relationship between love and time. Pitt, as an actor, is not lost either in special effects or in make-up - he is soft and serious, optimistic and romantic; he literally takes out this picture on his hunched shoulders. He knows it, and he never stumbles.
The tree of life, 2010
"The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick is one of the most controversial, but also one of my favorite films. The complex theme the director addresses is time in its cosmic sense, shown through a microcosm of a suburban Texas family in the circa 1950s. Pitt plays Mr. O'Brien, a strict disciplinarian with infinitely high expectations who teaches his three sons to identify love with fear. The crew cut, pin-tucked trousers, and measured austerity sum up to illustrate the collective image of not only paternal but also mid-century American masculinity. The Tree of Life is a sensual masterpiece with an ambitious vision, at the core of which is Pitt's electrified hero embodies the sublime, tormenting, demanding love that will define both the traumas and victories of his three sons for decades to come.
Ocean's Eleven, 2001
Ocean's Eleven has been one of the biggest box office hits since 2001, and it's easy to see why: it stars four of the era's iconic movie stars, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Brad Pitt. With Clooney as a slick, seasoned swindler and Damon as a rookie with his first significant commission, Pitt's notoriously minor character, Rusty Ryan, had much more acting freedom. Pitt endows Rusty with the "beguiling but dangerous menace" traits he'll unleash in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Like in some other films, Pitt quite rightly relies on his ability to be charming and handsome, but hey, even if everyone could do it, he would still be that guy from the Pringles commercial.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007
Perhaps no film more beautiful than this has ever been made in the 21st century (thanks to the incomparable cinematographer Roger Deakins). Maybe none of Pitt's roles is more fascinating than this one. Ford Casey Affleck is obsessed with Pitt's character James; Ford idealizes him, bringing the image to the point of absurdity, a ghost that materializes and disappears without warning. James robs trains and casts plaintive glances across the vast plains; in both cases, he is a mythical celebrity of the American West. Pitt embodies this complex image, balancing on the verge between a hero whose fate could well become a children's fairy tale and an ordinary person who tends to fluctuate between boundless happiness and uncontrollable ruthlessness. On the one hand, Jesse James is the prism through which the film examines all the legendary criminals and, given the media fascination with James, our complex relationship with the "stars" of different spheres. On the other hand, Pitt - equally dreamy and frightening - convincingly tells us the far less glamorous and much more easily categorized truth behind this bedtime story.
A movie about a bunch of old white guys sitting around their pants in conference rooms discussing baseball statistics doesn't sound like a good movie choice for the evening. Moreover, this does not pull on a role of the caliber of an award or even just a nomination for an Oscar. However, thanks to a screenplay from Aaron Sorkin and a genuinely emotional performance by Brad Pitt, The Man Who Changed Everything became a phenomenon much more than the usual “movie about sports”. It retells the true story of Billy Bean, the general manager of the Oakland As baseball team, who used sabermetrics in the 2002 season to build an unbeatable team. This brought Pitt another Oscar nomination. And if you reconsider the final heartbreaking scene in which Billy listens to his daughter's song in tears, it becomes unclear why he lost to Jean Dujardin in that very nomination (the film "The Artist"). In the case of actor Brad Pitt, it often feels like he's playing the part of Brad Pitt, but in this film, he melts into the role of a father trying to deal with all his inner shit. Having listed all his iconic parts - crazy, sexy, funny, active, it's nice to leave the central role of a dad who is trying to save his relationship with his daughter.
American actor Sylvester Stallone left a bright mark in the history of cinema. He showed himself not only as a real athlete who achieved significant success, but also as a talented actor, capable of skillfully playing a variety of roles. His life, like that of other Hollywood stars, turned out to be quite interesting and eventful. Bemorepanda presents you some unique and unknown facts about the great actor.
1. One of Stallone's grandmothers, being Jewish, was born in Odessa, so the actor has Jewish-Ukrainian roots. And Italian, of course - on the paternal side. His parents came to the United States as immigrants.
2. In his youth, he did not differ in exemplary behavior, for which he was expelled from ten different schools.
3. Fascinated by sports in his youth, he, in the absence of money to visit the gym, adapted various heavy trash found at the dump for power projectiles.
4. Stallone's trademark crooked smile is a consequence of damaged nerves on the face. They were injured by an inexperienced doctor during childbirth, when the future actor was just preparing to be born.
5. Before the beginning of his acting career, Sylvester had worked as a ticket taker, a cage cleaner in a city zoo, a janitor, a bouncer, and even a professional gambler.
6. The path in cinema began for him with the filming of a porn film in 1970. Subsequently, a version of the film was released with censored cut scenes, so that the movie turned into eroticism. The original version of the film has not survived.
7. The script of the famous film "Rocky" Stallone wrote himself, locked in a room without windows.
8. Once the Australian authorities forced the actor to pay a fine of 18 thousand dollars for transporting steroids into the country that were allowed in the United States at that time, but prohibited here.
9. Despite the fact that Sylvester Stallone became famous after the release of the movie "Rocky", he became rich only after filming "Rocky 3". Then he received more than $ 10 million for this role.
10. Stallone is married for the third time as of 2018. He has four children in total.
11. At one time, the actor published his own magazine, each cover of which was decorated with his own face. The release did not last long.
12. Since 2011, Stallone has been behind the production of its own perfumes, eyewear and fashionable clothes. He, like some others, managed to turn his famous name into a popular brand.
13. Despite his considerable age, the actor does not lag behind life and even leads his own Instagram.
14. Little known fact: Stallone is left-handed. However, he also wields his right hand very dexterously, having developed the appropriate skill during sports.
15. Among all male actors, he was more than anyone else nominated for the anti-award "Golden Raspberry". In total, he has four anti-awards and nine nominations for it.
Theseries "Squid Game" enjoys a resounding success, reaching the trend not only on Netflix, but also on other platforms such as TikTok or Twitter. However, because the games in the series could be imitated, schools began to send warning letters.
The series is based on a series of games that the characters must win in order to move on to the next stage. However, not everyone manages to complete the tasks. In fact, those who fail to perform the tests end up being killed. For this reason, more and more schools have begun to warn parents to pay more attention to the behavior that children also have to watch what they watch. Especially now that they can easily get to this series.
Sandown school representatives in Deal, Kent, said that teachers held lessons about online safety and the dangers of watching content that "is not age-appropriate."Goodwin Academy, another school in Deal, also confirmed that it had sent a letter warning parents not to allow their children to watch the "Squid Game."
A father even wrote on Twitter that he received a letter from the school where he was warned that parents could be penalized if the little ones were caught playing their own version of the Squid Game.
"Squid Game"was released on Netflix on September 17, and was written by Hwang Dong-hyuk. In each episode, the characters participate in the bloody versions of traditional children's games, they must emerge victorious in order to move on and stay alive.
Many of us have heard (if not all) of such awards as the Oscars. This is a significant award in the field of cinematography, which is presented annually in the United States to the best actors, costume designers, directors, cameramen, etc. This event touches the nerve not only of all filmmakers in the world, but also of the audience.
Strange, unusual facts about the Film Academy, film awards, records, winners and nominees
Like any competition, the history of the Academy has its own records, little-known facts and events: actor Harold Russell received two statuettes for the same role, and Walt Disney was nominated by the Academy Film Academy 59 times, receiving 22 awards from them.
Bemorepanda will talk about the Oscar winners, facts about the award champions and more.
1. Eva Marie Saint is the oldest living Oscar winner at 98.
The actress is older than the Oscar itself. She was born on July 4, 1924, and the film award was created in 1929. The ceremony was first held in May. Eva won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954).
2. Beatrice Strait received the highest Academy Award for the shortest film performance of any actor who received a statuette.
In the film "Network" (1976), she was on the screen for only 5 minutes and 2 seconds. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, beating out Jane Alexander (All the President's Men), Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver), Lee Grant (Voyage of the Damned) and Piper Laurie (Carrie).
3. In the history of the film award, a total of 11 children under the age of 12 have been nominated for the award.
Two of them received an Oscar. This is Tatum O'Neal and Anna Paquin.
Here is the full list of nominees:
- Justin Henry was 8 years old when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
- Jackie Cooper was 9 years old when he was nominated for Best Actor in Skippy (1931).
- Tatum O'Neill was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Paper Moon (1973), with which she went on to win.
- Mary Badham was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
- Wally Quvenzhane was 9 years old when she was nominated for Best Actress in Beasts of the South (2012).
- Quinn Cummings was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Goodbye Darling (1977).
- Abigail Breslin was 10 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
- Patty McCormack was 11 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Bad Blood (1956).
- Anna Paquin was 11 years old when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Piano (1993), for which she received an award.
- Haley Joel Osment was 11 years old when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Sixth Sense (1999).
- Brandon de Wilde was 11 years old when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Shane (1953).
4. In the Oscars' history, only one actor won two awards for the same role.
It was a non-professional actor Harold Russell, who lost both his arms during World War II.
Russell was also the first Canadian male to win in the acting category. He won Best Supporting Actor for playing a wounded soldier returning from war in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), which ultimately won Best Picture.
By the way, the board of directors of the Film Academy did not think that a disabled actor would win in his category, so just before the ceremony (the night before!) They established a special Oscar for him.
The academy wanted to honor him in some way, and so they gave him a special Honorary Oscar for "inspiring hope and courage among his fellow veterans, which he showed in The Best Years of Our Lives."
That evening, Russell also defeated four acting legends—Charles Coburn (The Green Years), Claude Raines (Notorious), Clifton Webb (Razor's Edge) and William Demarest (Jolson's Story)—to win " Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
5. Only one person has ever been able to legally sell his Oscar at auction, and that too was Harold Russell.
In 1993, Russell decided to sell his competitive Oscar to help pay for his wife's medical bills. In 1950, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a rule that no future winner could sell their statuette "without first offering to sell it to the Academy for the sum of $1", but these rules did not apply to Russell because he had won the award three years prior to the introduction. this norm.
Incidentally, then Academy President Carl Malden tried to convince Russell not to sell his Oscar, even by offering him an "interest-free loan of $20,000" to cover his bills. Despite this, the actor sold his award to an anonymous buyer for $60,500.
6. The only person to ever win an Oscar for playing the real-life statuette winner is Cate Blanchett, who played Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004)
This was Cate Blanchett's first statuette, which she received in the Best Supporting Actress category. By the way, over the past 25 years, she has already been nominated for eight Oscar acting awards.
7. Katharine Hepburn holds the record for the most statuettes and nominations received among actors and actresses.
She received four Oscars for Best Actress. During her career, the Academy nominated her 12 times (in the nominations for best actress).
Hepburn only appeared once at the Academy Awards in her entire career, and that was in 1974 when she presented Lawrence Weingarten with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
Her four Best Actress awards were in Early Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On the Golden Lake (1981).
8. Walt Disney has won the most Oscars with 22 in total.
He also holds the record for the most statuettes won in a single ceremony with four.
Disney received a record 59 Oscar nominations in its lifetime. His first was in 1932 and his last in 1969. In 1954 he received six nominations and won four of them (4 Oscars in one year!!!).
Disney has also received a total of three honorary Oscars. His first special award was presented in 1932 "for the creation of Mickey Mouse". He received a second statuette in 1939 for innovations in cinematography, which he demonstrated in the cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
By the way, this film has captivated millions of viewers around the world, and it was this multi-story that opened up a great new area of entertainment in the world of cinema. His third Special Award was presented in 1942 for "outstanding contribution to the development of the use of sound in motion pictures..."
9. In the history of the "Oscar" there is a case when two different actresses received a statuette for the role of the same character.
Actress Rita Moreno won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the character Anita in West Side Story in 1961.
Sixty years later, Ariana Debos won the award for her performance as Anita in the 2021 remake of Steven Spielberg's film of the same name.
10. Among the men, there are also actors who received a statuette for playing the same character.
And it was the first time in the history of the Academy. Two actors - Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro - received statuettes for playing the same role of Vito Corleone in the films "The Godfather" and "The Godfather 2".
Marlon Brando won (and then declined) the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 1972 film The Godfather by Vito Corleone. Two years later, in the film sequel of the same name, Robert De Niro won the Best Supporting Actor award for playing the younger Corleone.
11. Both actors who played the character of the "Joker" received a statuette - one posthumously
Actors Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix won major awards at the 2009 and 2020 ceremonies respectively for their successful performances as the Joker.
Heath Ledger received the award posthumously (for Best Supporting Actor as the Joker in The Dark Knight in 2008). Ten years later, Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for Best Actor for Joker.
12. Since 1929, when the Oscars were established, 16 statuettes have been awarded posthumously.
Of those 16, only two made it into the acting category: Heath Ledger and Peter Finch.
Ledger died in January 2008 when he was 28 years old. 13 months later, he was posthumously presented with an award for his performance in The Dark Knight. Peter Finch died in January 1977 at the age of 60 (two months before the Best Actor award for The Network).
13. Hattie McDaniel was the first black woman to be nominated for and win an Oscar.
McDaniel became the first African-American woman to be nominated for and honored at the same time. The actress won the statuette for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind.
14 Three Actors Turned Down Their Oscars
The most famous of these was Marlon Brando, who won the Best Actor award in 1973 for The Godfather.
He sent actress Sachin Littlefeather, who was then a member of the National Native American Positive Image Committee, to receive the award. Upon taking the stage, she stated that Brando "sadly cannot accept this very generous award, and the reasons for this are the poor treatment and treatment of the indigenous peoples of America (Indians) in Hollywood and on television."
15. A few years before Brando's refusal, George Campbell Scott refused the statuette.
The award went to him for Best Actor in Patton (1970). The actor explained his refusal by the fact that he "did not feel that he was competing with other actors."
Film producer Frank McCarthy accepted the award for Scott, but returned it to the Academy the next day. In total, Scott was nominated several times in three categories. One he turned down was his Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Rascal (1961).
Scott once showed his true hatred for Oscar by declaring, “It's all a goddamn meat parade. I don't want to be involved in this."
16. Dudley Nichols was the first to refuse his Oscar.
Because of the union boycott in 1936, he withdrew his Best Screenplay award for The Informant.
Nichols went for it because the Academy did not recognize the Writers Guild at the time. The exact wording of his refusal is "because of the antagonism between several industry guilds and the Academy of Trade Union Affairs." Nichols was the founder of the Writers Guild and also served as president in 1937 and 1938.
17. Patty Duke had the shortest Oscar speech.
In 1963, upon entering the stage, she simply said "thank you" for winning the Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Patty Duke received a statuette for her role as Helen Keller in the movie The Miracle Worker. She was 16 at the time, making her the youngest Oscar winner in history.
Another particularly short Oscar speech was from actor Joe Pesci, who, after winning Best Supporting Actor for The Goodfellas in 1991, simply said, “It's my privilege. Thank you".
And Fred Zinnemann said just two words (“Thank you very much”) after winning Best Picture for A Man for All Seasons in 1967. True, this laconicism was due to the fact that a few minutes earlier he had already gone on stage to receive a statuette for the best director, where he said in more detail what he wanted.
18. Edith Head is the most awarded and nominated woman in Oscar history with 8 wins from 35 nominations.
She became so iconic in the film world that the Pixar artists and animators were literally inspired by her when they created the character of Edna Maud in The Incredibles.
Edith Head for 29 years participated in 35 Oscar nominations (from 1949 to 1978). All of her nominations were in the "Best Costume Design" categories, which were originally split between black-and-white and color films. That is, in each category they gave their award. Then in 1967, the Academy combined these categories into one overall award for best costume design.
Some of the films for which Head has received the highest Academy Award are All About Eve, Scam, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday.
19. No one has ever won an Oscar for Best Actor in their film debut, but four have received a statuette in the Best Actress category.
Here are the winners in order: Shirley Booth for Come Back Little Sheba (1952); Julie Andrews for her performance in Mary Poppins (1964), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968) and Marlee Matlin, who starred in Children of a Lesser God (1986).
20. There have been six draws in the history of the Academy.
Two of them were in the acting categories (the most famous draw was between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand in 1969).
1. In 1932, Wallace Beery (The Champion) and Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) shared the Best Actor Award.
2. In 1949, A Chance to Live and So Much for So Little shared the Best Short Documentary Film nomination.
3. In 1968, Katharine Hepburn ("The Lion in Winter") and Barbra Streisand ("Funny Girl") for the best female role shared the prize with each other.
4. In 1986, The Artie Show: Time Is All You Have and The Outcasts of America won the Best Documentary Film category.
5. In 1994, the Best Short Film category was tied between Franz Kafka's Life is Beautiful and Trevor.
6. And in 2012, the award was shared between Paul N. J. Ottosson (“Target One”) and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (“007: Skyfall”) in the nomination “Best Sound Editing”.
Almost every film has curious details that are difficult to notice when you first watch it. Sometimes it can be unexpected characters, unobtrusively left by the director. Or inconspicuous moments that reveal the plot of the picture and add a special peppercorn to it.
At Bemorepanda, we found 13 hidden movie parts that even seasoned moviegoers might overlook. At the end of the article, you will find an unexpected fact about the cult melodrama, which many watched before the holes in the sunset of the 1990s.
1. "Matrix" - the symbol of yin and yang
When Neo and Morpheus attack each other in The Matrix, their clothing and body position form a symbol of the union of yin and yang. In Chinese philosophy, it means the interaction of opposites: light and darkness, day and night, positive and negative.
2. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - compass
In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Commander James Norrington holds up the compass, he points to Jack, not Elizabeth. This compass does not point north or south, but in the direction of what the person holding it desires most. So the filmmakers wanted to show that the commander values his duty above his feelings: it is more important for him to catch a pirate than to be with his beloved.
3. "Casino Royale" "- actress
In the 2006 film Casino Royale, actress Tsai Chin plays one of the poker players. She also appeared in the role of a minor Bond girl in the 1967 film "Live Only Twice".
4. "Cabin in the woods" - pupils
In the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" after a van crash and a collision with a zombie, you can see that Dana's pupils have become of different sizes. This is a common symptom of a concussion.
5. "The Truman Show" - cameras
In The Truman Show, the cameras appear in very obvious places, but the main character (Jim Carrey) stubbornly does not notice them. Even when a neighbor brings a trash can to Truman's car, he still does not see anything unusual in what is happening, since he has always lived in the conditions of a TV show.
6. "Shape of water" - shoes
The Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water features a scene in which Eliza admires a pair of red shoes. Later, when the heroine begins a relationship with Amphibian Man, you can see how she confidently walks through the laboratory in those very shoes. Perhaps this is how the filmmakers wanted to show that Eliza gained confidence and expanded the boundaries of her capabilities.
7. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Jack Sparrow's father ring
In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Captain Teague wears a silver skull ring. In fact, it is not a prop for the film, but a real decoration of actor Keith Richards. This ring was given to him for his birthday in 1978, and he has not taken it off since.
8. "Santa Claus" - elves
In the movie Santa Claus, when Charlie walks to school, an elf can be seen sitting behind him. This means that throughout his life, the elves watched over him and his father.
9. "Maleficent" - magic
Maleficent's magic changes color. When a witch is kind, her magic is golden. And when she does evil things, her enchantment turns green.
10. "The Chronicles of Narnia" - the fur of the White Witch
In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the White Witch gave the order to cut the mane of Aslan's lion, and then coldly thrust a dagger into him. Later, Tilda Swinton's heroine can be seen wearing his mech during the battle.
11. "Parasites" - Mr. Pak's company
In Parasite, the viewer is constantly reminded that Mr. Park runs a firm called Another Brick, like the song of the same name by Pink Floyd. The film's director Bong Joon Ho was a huge fan of them in college. It raises the problems of education, inequality, there is a significant line: "In general, you are just another brick in the wall." The company logo appears on the glass in the office of the head of a wealthy family, as well as on the mugs from which the heroes drink.
12. "Alice in Wonderland" - the Hatter's phrase
The Mad Hatter's lines are not as meaningless as they seem at first glance. When the Hatter asks "What do a raven and a desk have in common?" One of the most famous works of Poe is the poem "The Raven".
By the way, Depp himself suggested adding orange spots on the Hatter's face. The fact is that in the 18th-19th centuries, hatters worked with mercury, which left orange and reddish spots on the skin. In addition, the metal caused chronic intoxication, which had a detrimental effect on mental health.
13.Bonus: "10 reasons I hate" - a scene with a poem
At the end of the tape "10 Things I Hate" Julia Stiles burst into tears while reading a poem she wrote about Patrick for her English lesson. This was not actually in the script. In one of the interviews, the actress told why emotions came over her during this scene. “I absolutely did not expect to start crying. I don't know why this happened. Perhaps this was due to what was happening in my life at that time. Or I was just blown away by the whole experience of making my first big movie, ”admitted Stiles.
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