John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: February 5

Ten people nominated for Academy Awards for portraying real people:

  1. Frank Langella (as Richard M. Nixon in Frost/Nixon)
  2. Cate Blanchett (as Queen Elizabeth I of England in Elizabeth)
  3. Jason Robards (as Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men)
  4. Elizabeth McGovern (as Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime)
  5. Debbie Reynolds (as Margaret Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown)
  6. Yul Brenner (as King Mongkut of Siam in The King and I
  7. Margaret Wycherly (as Mother York in Sergeant York)
  8. Joseph Schildkraut (as Capt. Alfred Dreyfus in The Life of Emile Zola)
  9. Norma Shearer (as Elizabeth Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street)
  10. Sean Penn (as Harvey Milk in Milk)

I spent most of the afternoon today at the movie theater, seeing two of the Best Picture nominees I had not yet seen: Frost/Nixon and Milk. I liked them both, the latter slightly more than the former (though I liked Langella's performance more than Penn's), but I didn't like either one as much as Slumdog Millionaire.


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