I have seen this man act back when I was 13. From his famous role as a drunk stranger in of the classics, The Big Lebowski, to his more recent, but a vintage lead role in “The Hero” , At 74 he still succeeds in muddling through and bringing in the most emotional facet of a movie.
To my surprise, he holds just Two golden globe nominations as of now. Now that’s very soon going to change, without a doubt. With his outstanding performance in “A Star is Born”, I his surely getting his third golden globe nomination and might as well get his career’s first Oscar Nomination.
Sam Elliott plays Bobby, Jackson’s older brother and the caretaker/codependent to his more talented alcoholic sibling. Elliott’s always a pleasure, with his Silverado truck-selling basso profundo and excellent ‘stache. He could have given a lot less to this movie and still been an asset. Instead, he insinuated himself into its foreground. He and Cooper have an alchemical understanding of one another in their scenes. Both seem to grasp that the success of the project depends on their ability to wrench verisimilitude and heft from small, standalone moments—nevermind the inherent cliche of the larger enterprise.
With that Ladies, I’d like to say its always a pleasure and never a chore, but we have to end this blog on a note of expectancy, since, I will be carrying on with my Oscar 2019 predictions for the coming two weeks. Stay Tuned!