August 8, 2022

We’re not the one ones enraged with Denis Villeneuve’s snub on the Oscars, as Josh Brolin additionally doesn’t perceive why the visionary filmmaker didn’t get a Greatest Director nomination for his work on Dune. Throughout an interview with Collider’s Steven Weintraub for Brolin’s new Prime Video sequence, Outer Vary, Brolin mentioned he couldn’t comprehend how the Academy didn’t acknowledge Villeneuve when Dune nonetheless obtained ten nominations in multiples classes, taking dwelling six Oscar statues.

Villeneuve’s bold adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved novel introduced the story’s first half to theaters final 12 months, whereas film theaters had been nonetheless affected by the pandemic. Villeneuve’s gorgeous imaginative and prescient for the sci-fi masterpiece proved profitable among the many public and critics alike. Nonetheless, regardless that Dune acquired Academy Award nominations for Greatest Image and Greatest Tailored Screenplay, Villeneuve didn’t obtain a nomination for Greatest Director. When requested how he felt about Villeneuve’s snub, Brolin was fast to answer:

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“It’s probably the most asinine, weird … I imply, that’s why snubs are such a factor and that’s why all of us discuss them, however that’s a snub, of a snub, of a snub that I simply thought was an impossibility. However given all the things in regards to the Academy Awards, there are lots of impossibilities that really materialized. So it’s all a part of the sport proper now. I don’t know. Is it post-pandemic mentality? No matter it’s, I don’t perceive it. He helmed the entire thing. It’s his creation. It’s his interpretation.”

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Brolin additionally used the chance to underline Villeneuve’s professionalism and humbleness out of the set. As Brolin explains it, “how he handled it [the snub] was all he did was go proper into reward for the ten individuals who had been nominated.”


Timothee Chalamet in Dune
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Moreover praising Villeneuve, Brolin additionally confirmed that he shall be again for Dune: Half Two. He instructed us:

“I’m part of Dune Half Two, to the ridiculous extent of when someone talked about to me that it wasn’t on IMDb, I really went out of my method to name Liz (his publicist) and say, “Are you able to please put that on IMDb?” As a result of it is a proud second for me, man.”

Within the first movie, Brolin performed the a part of Gurney Halleck, the weapons skilled of Home Atreides. The final we noticed him, he was charging in direction of a legion of Harkonnen troopers throughout the assault that nearly ended Home Atreides. Whereas Brolin’s destiny was unsure within the movie, Brolin now reveals the warrior will come again to get revenge on Home Harkonnen. Brolin additionally mentioned that Dune: Half Two consists of many extra motion sequences for Gurney, which suggests he’ll have to coach tougher. As Brolin places it:

“Javier [Bardem] and I had an identical factor that we each admitted to one another on the Oscars, as a result of we each have a little bit little bit of paunch proper now. And we talked to Denis. We hadn’t learn something, and we talked to Denis the week earlier than. He was like, ‘You guys are preventing the entire time. And also you’ve been within the desert with the Fremen and all that.’ And we fucking panicked. We seemed down and noticed this little good friend that we’ve been holding on our stomach. So we had been each on full food plan mode on the Oscars, regardless that you completely couldn’t inform. We had been already in food plan mode, in panic food plan mode.”

Dune: Half Two’s launch date is ready for October 20, 2023. Look out for the remainder of our interview with Brolin quickly.


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