Friday, May 22, 2009

POTW, TGIF & Goodbye Cannes 2009

This week was the first time since I created Fassinating Fassbender that I have been able to update it DAILY, and you know what, it's fun but very tiring. LOL! But I loved every minute of it and I hope you all did too. When I set up this blog last September, I knew it would take a good while for it to take off and find its audience, and it's still coming along slowly, but it's coming along steady. I'd just like to take a moment to thank everyone who visits FF daily and especially to those of you who take the time to post your thoughts. You have no idea how sharing your thoughts could prompt someone else to speak up, and so on and so on and we tend to learn neat information about Michael through fan interaction.

Due to Michael's high profile and success at Cannes this past week, expect him to become even more busy and that our secret of admiring him will spread to millions of others in the coming months, especially by the end of the year. It'll be bittersweet because it's so nice and calm as it is being a Fassinator and being proud to be smart enough to recognize his talent before now, but in time, the temperature in the fandom will change, and I'm just hopeful it will remain fun and positive.

The Cannes Film Festival will end on Sunday and at the closing ceremony, seven awards will be presented. Early in the festival, Michael went in with a lot of support and interest, and although it's still there, since 20 other films have screened, there are films and performances that appear to be receiving more attention in recent days. Over at Gold Derby, a cinephile posted a top five list of the actors being touted about for their performances, but unfortunately, it doesn't look like Michael made the cut. This is not written in blood mind, but it's just whispers from critics at Cannes and we will have to wait until Sunday afternoon to learn who are the winners.

Here is the latest estimated top actor listing for the Cannes Best Actor Prize:


1. Francois Cluzet - "In the Beginning"

2. Tahar Rahim - "A Prophet"

3. Christoph Waltz - "Inglourious Basterds"

4. Andre Dussollier - "Wild Grass"

5. Filippo Timi - "Vincere"

I'm going to take a break from FF this weekend barring any information about Michael that is incredibly new and earth shattering, but if you post a comment, I will reply if required. Thanks again for your support this week, have a nice weekend!

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