Sunday, February 22, 2009
Milking it for all it's worth
Sean Penn is a talented actor- please excuse Shanghai Surprise or whatever it was called. Sean Penn is a talented writer, director, producer - anyone see Into the Wild?
Yet, for some reason, the Academy hates Sean Penn.
Is it because they can't see giving an Oscar to a dude who played the dim witted stoner Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemount High? No that can't be it. They gave a few to Tom Hanks and he was in Bosom Buddies and Turner and Hooch.
Is it because they like Clint Eastwood better? But Clint was snubbed this year for Gran Torino and the Changeling, Penn at least got an actor nod and won the Best Actor Oscar for his roll in Clint's MR.
Is it because he went full-retard in I Am Sam? Perhaps the Academy thought he was making fun of them after dolling out awards to Hanks for Forrest Gump and Hoffman for Rain Man?
All I know is, Penn has done a decent portrayal of Harvey Milk the first openly gay politician elected to office, but I feel the warm fuzzy hate between him and the Academy will get a little deeper and we'll all find Oscar is lactose intolerant.
The Oscars go tonight.