Saturday, February 19, 2011

Six Degrees of an Oscar Nominated Film!

Nominated for Best Picture, The Fighter was directed by David O. Russell (Best Director nominee). This bio-pic tells the story of professional boxer Micky Ward and the tumultuous relationship with his half-brother, Dicky Eklund. Love overcomes all kinds of struggles in this story with superb performances by Christian Bale (Best Supporting Actor nominee), Mark Wahlberg (sadly overlooked), Melissa Leo who gives an outstanding performance as the mother (Best Supporting Actress nominee), and Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress nominee).

Six Degrees brings us to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (d. Ang Lee).

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1 comment:

Alex said...

This is fun! Here's how I got there: David O. Russell directs Amy Adams in "The Fighter," Adams was in "Sunshine Cleaning" with Emily Blunt, who was in "The Devil Wears Prada" with Anne Hathaway. Hathaway was in "Brokeback Mountain," directed by Ang Lee...who also directed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

Rather than trying for an Oscar, it seemed that Wahlberg was deliberately subdued in "The Fighter," perhaps to let supporting players Adams, Bale, and Leo shine even more in contrast. A wise move for an actor/producer, if you ask me.