Inglourious Basterds star Diane Kruger does a decent fashion shoot. In Interview Magazine Kruger opens up about her road to success in film:
“I think that I’ve followed my little path slowly and steadily, and it’s not been an easy journey. When you think of Troy, my third or fourth film, and how overexposed I was for the little experience that I had, it was kind of an exciting place but also uncomfortable because I felt like I was just starting out.
I didn’t even know what I was doing. So over the years I’ve made a point to take smaller films and work a lot in Europe and just focus on my craft. I’ve worked with actors who were very helpful and a lot better than me.”
Diane Kruger, the girl whose side profile is so perfect in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds film, has taken both Hollywood and The UK by storm.
Here’s her high-brow Tatler cover. She’s this generation’s Sharon Stone. An incredible actress with smarts, beauty and style. It’s her time! Bring it on, I say. :)
Chris Brown gets sentenced to 5 years of probation in LA. Eonline. Here’s your top 10 celebrities and news items of interest Tuesday.
Rihanna was in New York, looking healthy and good. Wenn.com
On Saturday I had the joy of watching Inglourious Basterds at The Arclight Theater on Sunset & Vine.
From the outset, it was clearly a Tarantino film, the Fleu di Lise played on a grand piano, juxtaposed with classical el mariarchi guitar, in the opening sequence of the film’s soundtrack, let you immediately know Tarantino was hard at work as an auteur of Hollywood film. Ironically the music was working. Very clever.
I normally don’t like violent films. So, every time there was a violent scene, I closed my eyes. Consequently, I heard but did not see 1/4 of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film. That being said, despite the swastika being carved into the foreheads of Nazi heads with Brad Pitt wielding a jungle knife, I still enjoyed it a lot.
The way the different storylines all came together, to an explosive end was clever to say the least. Set in Nazi Germany occupied France, the Basterds chronicles the fictitious death of Adolph Hitler and Josef Goebbels in a small town cinema theater.
Let’s face it, Steven Speilberg may have done Shindler’s List, a brilliant masterpiece about The Holocaust, but Inglourious Bastards is a film that is the ultimate in Jewish-Centric cinema. I mean,where else does Hitler’s face get shot up and grossly disfigured at close range by a gun to the point that Freddie Krueger looks pretty.
It’s Italian-American director, Quentin Tarantino giving the Hollywood powers that be, what they really want. He’s the anti Mel Gibson really, and it’s so working for him in this film as he nudges towards another Oscar nod. Yet politics aside, and looking outside of a Jewish-centric lens for a second, Soshanna’s storyline, brings an aspect of human redemption, that makes her story, a story about humanity and not just the Jewish struggle of survival.
Finding that fine line, amidst spectacular grotesque violence and how she avenged the death of her family, makes this film work and forgivable of its many violent representations. Redemption happens in this film. That’s why I’m giving it the thumbs up.
To see Shoshanah, a Jewish projectionist, get revenge on Hitler, was actually quite thrilling. And we have to agree with Brad Pitt’s character (Lt. Aldo Raine) in the movie, who gets the last word that “this could quite possibly be [Brad's] best work yet.”
The Arclight theater was packed at 1pm Saturday (a good sign). People clapped at the film’s end (another good sign). They left the cinema smiling (perhaps at sheer relief the 2hr 40 minute movie was actually over). And the world seemed like a better place out of the theater in the Californian sunlight again.
Because of its very pro-Jewish storyline, rumor has it, that Inglourious Basterds has Oscars buzz written all over it. Hollywood is a very Jewish run town. So it wouldn’t surprise me. One of Quentin Tarantino’s best films to date. Though Pulp Fiction still remains my fav. If you are 18 or over and love blood, guts and gore. This is your movie hot ticket this year.
The movie belongs to two actors Stellar performances: Christoph Waltz playing Nazi Cpl Wilhem Wicki and Diane Kruger’s brilliant Brigette Von Hammersmark (a German actress, turned anti-Nazi informer). Both were brilliant but Waltz was incredible. At his hands, a glass of milk, whipped cream on apple strudel, or the pristine plaster-of-paris-white of a leg-cast, have never looked so chilling.
To see more info of the film’s ensemble cast, go here to IMDB.Com. RP
Zimbio releases their 100 Hot Celebrities list. And because magazines like Forbes, shouldn’t be the only ones to make lists… bloggers can and should do too. I’m going to support this innovation.
Of course, in Hollywood, the list is already outdated. Three (possibly 5 of these couples are no longer!) But we still like it. I think their ranking is totally, incorrect at times… But, a nice effort Zimbio. Good work.
Britney Spears and Jason Trawicke should be added to the list. Get with it people! Barack & Michelle Obama… A-ha!
So… here they are, the hot couples of Hollywood:
1. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
2. Beyonce & Jay-Z
3. Victoria Beckham & David Beckham
4. Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
5. Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
6. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
7. Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
8. Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
9. Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
10. Heidi Klum & Seal
11. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi