Friday, April 19, 2024

Oscars: Best Actor Eddie Redmayne Looking for Second Win in Year of Caitlyn Jenner as “Danish Girl” (Watch)


Eddie Redmayne is on a roll. He won the Oscar last winter for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”

Now comes the trailer for “The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper, director of “The King’s Speech” and “Les Miserables.” Eddie will be nominated again for playing transgender. He could win again. On top of that, as a woman he bares a great resemblance to Jessica Chastain.

Hollywood is impressionable. The year of Caitlyn Jenner is upon us. You can already hear the words “brave” and “courageous” in the ad quotes. The trailer looks amazing. Alicia Vikander is a shoo in for something, lots of something. She’s luminous.

“The Danish Girl” will top off Universal Pictures’ record setting year at the box office.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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