Monday, February 18, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence is taller than Hugh Jackman: Leading Actress
Standing tall at 5:9, Jennifer Lawrence is not only taller than lead actor nominee, Hugh Jackman, she is also the tallest of her competitors for the Leading Actress Oscar.
Jennifer: 5:9 (odds 4-7)
Naomi Watts: 5:5 (33-1)
Jessica Chastain: 5:4 (3-1)
Emmanuelle Riva 5:3 ((5-2)
Quvenzhane Wallis: 9 years old. I don't really know her height but she's shorter than the other ladies.
Her odds of winning are 50 to 1. Her odds of getting the job in the first place were about 4,000 to 1. So she is used to running against long odds. All due respect, Q isn't running against 6 to 9 year olds in this field.
The tallest leading actress winner was Australia's own Nicole Kidman, who at 5:11 captured the "blunt object" for The Hours. Also had a prosthetic nose.
By the way, Elizabeth Taylor, won 2 Oscars. Butterfield 8 and WAAVW for her performance as Martha.
Now to business.
Jennifer Lawrence...I think that The Hunger Games was the most insightful picture of the year. The dichotomy between the 12 districts and the Capitol is an apt metaphor for the 1% versus the rest of the world. Jennifer Lawrence's performance in that movie was much better than in Silver Linings Playbook. She had to shoot arrows and climb trees. Her dress was on fire.
Frankly, I see the whole SLP hoopla as a make up call for ignoring The Hunger Games,
Jessica Chastain plays an obsessive CIA agent who wants to kill Osama Bin Ladn. She doesn't want to win a dance contest. She wants to have a few beers and then hunt down our national nemesis. Why should she win? She won't win because some Hollywood types forget that movies are make-believe. And that torture or enhanced interrogation may work in certain situations.
So, Jennifer Lawrence, with whom I am in love, may win but for the wrong reasons.
Emmanuelle Riva strangely does not have her own fan web site. I have heard she gives a wonderful performance. Tell me about it.
Naomi Watts has her own EXPERIENCE online.
And there are her famous towers.