Weren’t we all kind of Jude Law-ed out after his big run of movies in 2004 ‘ six altogether and none of them really so good. Remember “Alfie,” “Sky Captain,” “Lemony Snicket,” ‘”Closer,” “I Heart Huckabees,” and a cameo in the the Oscar nominated “The Aviator”? Chris Rock made bad jokes about it at the Oscars.
Well, all of a sudden, we’re back to square one. Law puts in a great performance as one of the three fantasies in Terry Gilliam’s “Dr. Parnassus.” He filled in for Heath Ledger after that actor’s tragic death.
Now this week he’s opened in “Hamlet” on Broadway, winning raves. His performance is sensational, and has Tony Award written all over it.
But next, and just a few weeks away, comes Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes.” Law plays Dr. Watson, the sidekick of Robert Downey, Jr. From the looks of the trailer, this is not only Ritchie’s best film (not saying much, but still), but a blockbuster. And Law in the trailer has the look of a winner. (So does Downey.) The man is a multi-tasker, that’s for sure. (And no pun or double entendres intended.)
Give him credit. And maybe an Oscar nomination. This, by the way, would be his third.