|“I dare do all that may become a man; |
Who dares do more, is none”
I made a comment over the weekend that even in limited release in December, Macbeth would help critics and voters remember the brilliance of actor Michael Fassbender and vote for him on account of both Jobs and Macbeth. The Double Whammy Factor (I just made that up!) occurs when an actor receives Oscar chatter for one performance and his talent and worthiness of an Oscar is supported by another brilliant performance in a film released in the same year. So in this case, Michael blew people's socks off with Jobs, and will provide additional receipts to his amazing talent in Macbeth!
Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm going to remain calm as humanly possible regarding Michael's chances for the Oscar this year. In the short time he has been on Hollywood's radar, Michael has churned out several Oscar caliber performances, and has received one nomination from that lot. The man is due. That's not bias speaking, that's the damn truth. Has his time come this year, stay tuned.
I'll be heading off to Toronto later tonight. The drive should take about five hours. I'm going to see 13 films and spend time with some good friends from the Awards Watch forum. If you're curious, check out my Tiffr schedule to see the films I'm going to watch - http://2015.tiffr.com/schedules/simonec. Check out Theatre of Zen, my Twitter feed, and my Instagram for updates from Toronto!