It's the ultimate role because you get to be holy and look good yet suffer for your craft, all with the promise of a return engagement.
And a lot of terrific actors have attempted to nail the role.
Your divine choices:
A lot of oddsmakers are talking up Jean Dujardin for his silent turn in the mostly speechless The Artist.
And Max Von Sydow is getting a supporting push for playing a traumatized man who communicates via facial expressions and note writing in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
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Two of the candidates for this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar are really extraordinary old people.
Christopher Plummer shines in Mike Mills's Beginners as the father of the Mills character (played by Ewan McGregor), who comes out of the closet at 75 and really starts to live.
Plummer himself i ... More >>