Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Oscars

Tonight's the Oscars. Yes, I'll probably put the t.v. on for a little while to see all the pretty gowns but I don't plan on watching the actual show. I haven't seen many movies this year, although I loved Slumdog Millionaire and hope that it wins.

In surfing the web I found out that my very favorite comedic actor was getting an Oscar, finally after more than 50 years in the business.

Jerry Lewis!

Tonight after some 50 movies as a star and 13 as a writer-director, Lewis, 82, is getting an Oscar, and, wouldn't you know, it's the wrong one. The Motion Picture Academy is giving him the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award — an honor recognizing charity work, and given more frequently to producers than to actors. Lewis's commitment as a spokesman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, notably in the 19-hour MDA telethon he fronts each Labor Day, has certainly earned him a hearty Hollywood thank-you. But it's a minor token, almost an insult, to one of the wildest, most imaginative comic talents in any medium and, without question, the definitive showbiz ego of the mid-20th century. Time Magazine

One of my all time favorite movie scenes is this one from Cinderfella.

Couldn't resist, one more (especially last section)

Now that's real talent!


MidniteScrapper February 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

I had no idea that he never has received an Oscar. Seriously? People are lame. I mean come on. He's legendary. Oh, well. We know. =]

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