Saturday, January 9, 2016

Favorite Pic of the Day for January 10th

Golden Globe Nominee, Al Pacino
-Check out more of the nominee's below-

Check out last year's Birthday post HERE:

Motion Picture: Musical, Comedies & Supporters

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy as young Brian Wilson
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes as Rick Carver

Idris ElbaBeasts of No Nation as Commandant

Sylvester StalloneCreed as Rocky Balboa

Stallone's serpent in 1970 (above) and 1993 (below)


Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell – The Big Short as Mark Baum
Al Pacino – Danny Collins as Danny Collins

Matt DamonThe Martian as Mark Watney

Damon's Derriere: 1999 (above) & 2013 (below)

Christian BaleThe Big Short as Michael Burry

Mark RuffaloInfinitely Polar Bear as Cam Stuart

The Pre-eminent: Al Pacino

Al PacinoDanny Collins as Danny Collins

I started out looking for a couple of shots of actor Al Pacino to add, as I did with all of the actors, for his category. I was struck by two things however when looking for images. First, what a beautiful face Al has, especially when he was younger. Secondly, how few Pacino movies I have actually seen. Sure I could remember a few, I just watched Scent Of A Woman again a few weeks ago. But... I had not seen many of his most acclaimed roles, I have in fact, not ever ever seen The Godfather.

I know I know, not seeing The Godfather seems ridiculous, especially for a film lover like myself. I DVR'd it once, but deleted it before watching. I know many who feel it is one of the industries best films and I really must find the time to watch it this year. In the meantime however, I thought Mr. Pacino needed a bit more attention than his fellow nominee's.

I have given him very little attention on FH, and in looking for images, I was also curious to find out more about his 1980 turn in Cruising. Cruising seems to be the only film Pacino has really shown any skin in. I had read he also did a nude scene in The Panic in Needle Park, but with the exception of a very brief tip of his ass crack in a shower scene, I couldn't see anything. Here is as much skin as I could find of the usually covered up Mr. Pacino.

Cruising (1980)

Television: The Nominees

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama

Jon Hamm – Mad Men as Don Draper
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul as James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan as Ray Donovan

Rami MalekMr. Robot as Elliot Alderson

Wagner Moura Narcos as Pablo Escobar

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Rob Lowe – The Grinder as Dean Sanderson, Jr
Aziz Ansari – Master of None as Dev Shah

Gael GarcĂ­a BernalMozart in the Jungle as Rodrigo de Souza

Patrick StewartBlunt Talk as Walter Blunt

Jeffrey TamborTransparent as Maura Pfefferman
Separated at birth:  Maura Pfefferman and Mrs. Roper

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film

Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero as Nick Wasicsko
David Oyelowo – Nightingale as Peter Snowden
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell
Idris Elba – Luther as DCI John Luther

Patrick WilsonFargo as State Trooper Lou Solverson

Patrick's patootie in 2003, 2006 & 2015

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife as Eli Gold
Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall as King Henry VIII
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline as Danny Rayburn

Tobias MenziesOutlander as Frank Randall/Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall

Christian SlaterMr. Robot as Mr. Robot

Motion Picture: Best Actor, Drama

Best Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama

Bryan CranstonTrumbo as Dalton Trumbo

Loving (1983)

Breaking Bad (2008-2013)


Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant as Hugh Glass

Total Eclipse (1995)

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)


Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs as Steve Jobs

Fish Tank (2009)

Shame (2011)


Eddie RedmayneThe Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

The Danish Girl (2015)


Will SmithConcussion as Dr. Bennet Omalu

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996)

Wild Wild West (1999) 

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)