ETA: “Shame 2: Electric Bugaloo!” :)
Certainly a departure from Robb. And I like him going the indie route for his first big feature versus some corny rom-com.
I wonder if he’ll have to have an American accent in it. I do like the notion of him being in NYC this winter. So close to me, yet so far…;)Source: leeniebean
I have apparently developed a weakness for light-eyed, ginger-haired men with accents. Mr. Fassbender, Mr. Madden, I salute you.
The boys have lovely laughs, too:
Interesting article to read if you think ‘Shame’ got snubbed by the Oscars.
Totally stole the title of this post from the article…
Excellent, excellent points made here. A must-read.Source: renton6echo
Shame will be one of the most high-profile absentees as next weekend’s Oscar ceremony, having initially been touted for a host of nominations in high-profile categories. Director Steve McQueen has spoken out about the decision, and says it’s down to America’s awkwardness around the subject of sex. ..
I like Steve McQueen and respect his talent, but I think he’s off the mark. It’s wrong to equate “America” with the Academy’s mindset. American audiences who chose to see the film actually responded to it well; it’s the more conservative mindset of Academy voters that let you down. Don’t go poo-poohing the entire country as Puritan because of an Oscar snub. (And hasn’t he repeatedly said that he could never get SHAME made in London due to socials mores; he could only find the resources in NYC? But the US is the country totally mucking up his movie’s award acclaim by being awkward on sex!?!)
Moreover, he seems to forget it wasn’t just the Oscars that ignored the film, but also the SAG Awards and Indie Spirits, too. It seems to me the problem lies more in your distributor and studio than any one voting group. While they won’t say it publicly, I’m sure Steve and Michael have had conversations in how, ultimately, Fox Searchlight could not get the job done when presenting the movie to those in Hollywood who could champion it to other voters. I mean, if Harvey Weinstein could get a silent, b&w film marketed to award acclaim, and a small, forgotten Mexican film could surge to garner a Best Actor nod late in the game, there’s no excuse why SHAME couldn’t have got at least one nomination, for Best Actor.
It’s not Michael’s fault, and I’m sorry, it’s not the Academy’s fault, either. It’s Fox Searchlight, who thought NC-17 notoriety and public penis jokes equaled definite votes in the can, and panicked at the end. (And, sorry, Steve, but your refusal to AMPAS-sponsored q&a’s because you didn’t want to “explain” your. work, when audiences simply want to dialogue about it, didn’t help your cause, either…) But, no one said Hollywood was fair, so it’s best now to celebrate how the movie connected with viewers and stop sniping about missed awards that are ultimately useless…Source: totalfilm
MICHAEL IS AWARDED AND ACCEPTS THE 2012 KERMODE AWARD FOR ‘BEST ACTOR’.
The Kermodes are awarded to the most deserving movie, actress, actor, etc. who was snubbed by the Oscars. To see the whole video with all of the other winners as well as learn more about the Kermodes, go here: http://carldpatterson.com/
Last year Michael was knee-deep in Jane Eyre press (and filming SHAME..and dating Zoe) when Valentine’s Day rolled around. Oh, and the word imagery we got…
Sometimes the odd intimacy of my job is unsettling. There I was on a Saturday morning just before Valentine’s Day, in a lavish hotel suite on Park Avenue in New York. The windows were laced with frost, but the room was warm and filled with flowers. The gorgeous man beside me – tousle-haired, sleepy-eyed, barefoot – was just finishing a room-service breakfast of oatmeal and tea. He was wearing jeans and a grey T-shirt that looked like they were thrown back on after a night on the floor, his lean, six-foot frame was draped languidly over a settee, and we were talking about passion. For a moment, it was tempting to imagine a whole other story.
From Globe and Mail. That might be my favorite description EVER in an interview.
And from PopSugar:
The hot actor Michael Fassbender was on the NYC set of Shame yesterday afternoon with his costar Nicole Beharie. Michael, who’s had parts inInglourious Basterds, Hunger, and last year’s underwatched British movie Fish Tank, is poised to become one of Hollywood’s hottest actors with upcoming roles in Jane Eyre and the awesome-looking action film X-Men: First Class. He apparently met his rumored flame Zoe Kravitz on the set of the action project, and Michael revealed to us at a recent press event that he was planning a romantic Valentine’s Day for an unnamed lucky lady in the Big Apple.
Apparently this year he’s welcoming V-Day as a single man, though I wonder if he’ll truly spend the day (or night) alone, knowing him. ;)
Deadline talks to the co-heads of the studio
DEADLINE: One unexpected award season turn was Michael Fassbender not getting a best actor nomination for Shame. Howmuch of your release strategy…
Um, you guys ran a fucked-up campaign fro the word “Go.” It’s their job to get the movie to be seen past being a naked NC-17 fest, and that’s all hey ever played up, especially at the end. And it’s their job to get powerful members, or at least, influential Hollywood players, on their side to champion the film to others. They couldn’t even do that enough to get it an Independent Spirit nod. Sometimes I truly wonder if ol’ tenacious asshole, Harvey Weinstein, would have been a better fit to get the film and Michael out there to voters…Source: deadline.com