1. Javier Bardem received his third Academy Award nomination for his performance in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new film. Bardem reflects on his role in Biutiful, as well as his performances in Before Night Falls and No Country for Old Men.

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  1. Javier Bardem, on playing emotionally-complex characters: "When you are portraying somebody that  has a very specific emotional weight, you feel like you’re really  starting to abandon your own body and go to someplace else. And then when you come back to yourself, people that know you well,  they ask, ‘Why did you say that?’ or ‘Why are you doing this?’ or ‘Why  are you behaving this way?’ But you don’t realize. Because it’s so  unconscious, you don’t have control over it." View in High-Res

    Javier Bardem, on playing emotionally-complex characters: "When you are portraying somebody that has a very specific emotional weight, you feel like you’re really starting to abandon your own body and go to someplace else. And then when you come back to yourself, people that know you well, they ask, ‘Why did you say that?’ or ‘Why are you doing this?’ or ‘Why are you behaving this way?’ But you don’t realize. Because it’s so unconscious, you don’t have control over it."

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  1. Javier Bardem, on getting his haircut for the film No Country for Old Men (full interview here): "There was no  mirror. So I turn and I look at [the Coen Brothers] and they were  laughing so hard. One of them fell off on the floor. And I said, ‘I need  a mirror. I need a mirror right now. What’s going on here?’ And I saw  it. And it was like ‘Wow, that’s really insane.’ But it’s the Coen  Brothers. It was a brilliant idea. I knew that they gave me 50 percent  of my character with that haircut. It was their idea." View in High-Res

    Javier Bardem, on getting his haircut for the film No Country for Old Men (full interview here): "There was no mirror. So I turn and I look at [the Coen Brothers] and they were laughing so hard. One of them fell off on the floor. And I said, ‘I need a mirror. I need a mirror right now. What’s going on here?’ And I saw it. And it was like ‘Wow, that’s really insane.’ But it’s the Coen Brothers. It was a brilliant idea. I knew that they gave me 50 percent of my character with that haircut. It was their idea."

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Our guest today: Javier Bardem, etch-a-sketched. View in High-Res

    Anton Chigurh (by etchasketchist)

    Our guest today: Javier Bardem, etch-a-sketched.

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No Country For Old Men by Franco Mathson

Tomorrow: Javier Bardem

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    No Country For Old Men by Franco Mathson

    Tomorrow: Javier Bardem

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    Our guest tomorrow: Javier Bardem

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  1. Ann Marie Baldonado: Oscar Shoo-Ins at the Toronto Film Festival

    Oscar shoo-ins are continually mentioned at the Toronto Film Festival.  Who are the shoo-ins for Oscar nominations from the films this year?

    Some names that people are talking about?  Natalie Portman in Black Swan.  Javier Bardem in Biutiful.  And Colin Firth in The King’s Speech.

    The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper (of the HBO series John Adams) is based on the real story of King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II, who became King after his brother abdicated the throne.  

    The King lived with a stutter that prevented him from giving public addresses, and this inability to speak made him a very reluctant ruler.  Enter speech therapist Lionel Logue, who begins to get results with the would-be king and manages to befriend him, despite the difference in their standing.  Sounds exactly like the kind of film that would do well at the Oscars, huh?  Well the audiences are loving this film here.  

    And they are not wrong.  Colin Firth really does give an excellent, nuanced performance. And Firth is certainly on a roll, since he was nominated last year for his work in A Single Man, which was purchased here in Toronto last year by the Weinstein Company.  Geoffrey Rush may also get a nod, for his turn as the therapist.  

    Speaking in a Q & A after one of the screenings, Firth, Rush, and director Tom Hooper, attribute the on-screen chemistry between the two actors to the three week preparation period they had before filming began.  Apparently, such prep time is rare.  

    That prep will probably pay off the beginning of 2011, when those Oscar nominations are announced.

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