Saturday, 27 March 2010

Best Ensemble

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The brilliant cast and casting directors are:

'An Education' - Casting Director Lucy Bevan
Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Matthew Beard, Peter Sarsgaard, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Ellie Kendrick, Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike.

Each grouping has its own unique rhythm and flow. It comes across as completely genuine, even if the story does not. Clip

'In The Loop' - Casting Director Sarah Crowe and Meredith Tucker
Peter Capaldi ... Malcolm Tucker, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky, Paul Higgins, Mimi Kennedy, Alex Macqueen, Olivia Poulet, David Rasche, James Smith, Zach Woods, Enzo Cilenti, Johnny Pemberton, Joanna Scanlan and Steve Coogan.

With such fast paced dialogue you need a cast that will not get swallowed up by it. Each memeber works wonders. Clip

'Inglourious Basterds' - Casting Director SImone Bar, Oliver Carbone, Jenny Jue, Johanna Ray
Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido, .J. Novak, Omar Doom, August Diehl, Denis Menochet, Sylvester Groth, Martin Wuttke and Mike Myers

Pitt aside, Tarantino is known for collecting interesting people to collaborate with. Here the pay off is outstanding. Clip

'Precious' - Casting Director Billy Hopkins and Jessica Kelly
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt Dot and Nealla Gordon.

The brilliance of these actors is no one goes for showy. No one tries to hog the spotlight and thus one of the most uniformly excellent acting was showcased. Clip

'Whip It' - Casting Director Justine Baddeley and Kim Davis
Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Alia Shawkat, Eve, Zoe Bell, Ari Graynor, Eulala Scheel, Andrew Wilson, Carlo Alban and Landon Pigg.

More than any film this year, I wanted to be on this set. They all work so well off one another. The energy is infectiousClip

'Das Weisse Band' - Casting Director Simone Bar, Carmen Loley, Markus Schleinzer
Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi, Fion Mutert, Michael Kranz, Burghart Klaußner, Steffi Kühnert, The Pastor's Wife, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Leonard Proxauf, Levin Henning, Johanna Busse, Thibault Sérié, Josef Bierbichler and many more.

They may be serious and dour, but each person is key, and each performance so finely tuned. Clip


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