John Goodman Talks About Oscar Front Runner "The Artist"
Independent Films, Movie Reviews, Interviews, Film Profiles
"The Artist" is unstoppable this awards season! And yes, it's going to win Best Picture Oscar, so watch the film right now! My favorite movie of 2011, was a silent film that has a lot to say! And our friend, John Goodman, stars as the uber-producer Al Zimmer. In the film, he shepherded Peppy Miller's character (Berenice Bejo) while unwittingly ruining George Valentin's (Jean Dujardin).
In this interview, we talked about:
*** How did he get attracted to working on "The Artist?"
*** Did he channel Harvey Weinstein for the character of Al Zimmer? HA!
*** The production process of making "The Artist"
*** At the heart of "The Artist," is the unwillingness of Valentin (Dujardin) to work in talkies
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Here's more info on "The Artist" from Yahoo:
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits.
Genres: Drama and Art/Foreign
Release Date: November 23rd, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.
Distributors: The Weinstein Company
U.S. Box Office: $888,741
Cast and Credits
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Béjo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller
Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius
Produced by: Thomas Langmann, Gilles Waterkeyn, Adrian Politowski
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States