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Monday, May 26, 2008

Benicio wins the Cannes' Best Actor award...

...for glorifying a psychopath mass murderer: Benicio Del Toro, 'Latino Brad Pitt', wins Cannes award as 'Che'
"I'd like to dedicate this to the man himself, Che Guevara," said the actor, after accepting his second big award under the US director's helmsmanship.

"I wouldn't be here without Che Guevera, and through all the awards the movie gets you'll have to pay your respects to the man."
As if there was anything to respect about Che Guevara.

The article continues,
Some critics slammed the film shot in Spanish for its length and meticulous documentary-style presentation, as well as for failing to focus on the politically controversial aspects of the Cuban revolution.

Soderbergh needed to tighten it for average movie-goers, they said.
Benicio has his share of the blame for this aberration:
Del Toro, who has a quiet but immensely strong presence, was involved from the start on the "Che" film, which took nine years of research and 60 million dollars to complete.
Too bad he couldn't spare fifteen minutes in the Cuba Archive.

I fully expect Benicio will get an Oscar for this movie. For now, he also got a Come Mierda Of the Week Award

Prior post: Benicio's Che vs reality's Che.

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7 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Anonymous c.a. Marks said...

Well, drats; yet another great actor I can't admire and watch anymore. LOL

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Obi's Sister said...

Oh gag. Now he's in the same cesspool as Brad and Tom. So many actors, so few to watch...

 
At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Americaneocon said...

Great post!

Have a great Memorial Day!

 
At 7:20 PM, Anonymous Gringo said...

Seeing how movies are these days, I will engage in my own form of McCarthyite Blacklisting, by boycotting movies.

Ronald Reagan was a New Deal Liberal who, in his union activities for the Actors Guild, learned of the Red influence in Hollywood.

Seeing how movies are today: it's as if 60 years never happened.

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

it's as if 60 years never happened
You're right on the money. The millions of people killed by Communists don't amount to a hill of beans, when it comes to Benicio and Sean Penn (who headed the Cannes jury).

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Promethea said...

Hollywood loves mass murderers and serial killers. I wonder why.

If I were a college student, I would write a term paper on this absurd phenonemon. Hollywood is just begging for "deconstruction" by smart students.

 
At 12:54 AM, Blogger newton said...

"Hollywood loves mass murderers and serial killers. I wonder why. "

Ends justify the means, my dear. That's what the Left believes, anyway.

 

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