'Dunkirk' director Christopher Nolan on obscuring Tom Hardy face again: "This is a guy who gave an amazing performance with just a couple eyes and a scalp"
Actor tells The Wrap he's just waiting for the call, a sunnier feeling about a sequel than was suggested by some of the things he and co-star Charlize Theron have said before
George Miller was a working ER doctor when he set off on making his first movie, the independently financed Mad Max. The actioner became of the most profitable films of all time, launched Mel Gibson’s career, and lead to three sequels, including last year’s box-office hit Mad Max: Fury Road, which earned Miller his first Best Director Oscar nomination. In between his work on the original Mad Max trilogy (which also included 1981’s Road Warrior and 1983’s Beyond Thunderdome) and Fury Road, Miller helmed a couple adult dramas (1987’s Witches of Eastwick and 1992’s Lorenzo’s Oil) and a few projects that couldn’t be further from the bloodbaths of apocalyptic Max-land: the family flicks Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Happy Feet (2006), and Happy Feet 2 (2011). Highlights: Related: Director’s Reel: Spike Lee on the Prescience of ‘Do the Right Thing,’ the 'Mockery’ of Denzel’s 'Malcolm X’ Oscar Loss, and More Mad Max (1979) Miller is the first to admit that he didn’t have a tight grip on what filmmaking entailed when he shot his debut.
Most of the attention around this year’s Oscars has been focused on who was not nominated — namely the lack of any people of color among the 20 acting nominees for the second year in a row. The Academy has since taken action, and we can only hope Hollywood as a whole gets its act together.
George Miller not only delivered a new Mad Max movie over 30 years after the series’ last installment. It took Miller a grand total of 15 years to make Fury Road. The writer-director’s original intention was to film it with Mel Gibson, who starred in 1979’s Mad Max, 1981’s The Road Warrior, and 1983’s Beyond Thunderdome.
The nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards will be announced on Thursday, and Golden Globe winners like Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) and Brie Larson (Room) are as close as you can get to sure things. But Oscar always has a few surprises up his sleeve and occasionally a long-shot contender makes the cut. Below are 13 unlikely actors and movies we’d love to see named on Thursday morning.
From the feeding frenzy of 'Jurassic World' to pretty much everything Tom Cruise does in 'Rogue Nation,' all of these stunts are stupendous.
'Mad Max: Fury Road' costume designer, Oscar winner Jenny Beavan, takes us behind the scenes of how she created the movie's singular look.