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Which Straight Actor Scored A Lead In An Oscar-Winning Movie By Sleeping With The Director?

BLIND ITEMS — “We heard that an Oscar winning film from LAST year has a leading actor that didn’t get the part too honestly. The actor, (who wasn’t nominated himself) allegedly got the part by sleeping with the director. Apparently that old couch-casting stuff still goes on! More surprising, the actor claims to be straight….” [Buzzfoto]

By:           JD
On:           Feb 23, 2011
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  • 14 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Well it depends, do they mean Oscar winning as in “Best Picture” or do they mean Oscar nominated as in “Best cinematography” But the winner last year was The Hurt Locker.

      So this could be a B.S. blind item since the director of the movie is a woman.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adonis-of-Fire
      Adonis-of-Fire

      Sam Worthington?

      Feb 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Artsenyc
      Artsenyc

      This is Not so difficult: 2009 directors:
      James Cameron: straight, assholy so!

      Kathryn Begelow: woman, ex of Cameron!

      Lee Daniels: gay but no mayor male roles in movie precious!… Lenney k big favor!
      Jason reitman : George clooney to big a star

      Tarantino: best guess: not Brad but one of the of the many hot guys in the movie!!

      Feb 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie Jackpot
      Charlie Jackpot

      So how many Oscar Winning films were there last year? I counted 15 different films……but then I got bored and decided I don’t give a shit

      Feb 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joseph
      Joseph

      Colin Farrell in Crazy Heart (directed by Scott Cooper)?

      Tim McGraw in The Blind Side (directed by John Lee Hancock)?

      Rupert Friend in The Young Victoria (directed by Jean-Marc Vallee)?

      Chris Pine, Anton Yelchin or Karl Urban in Star Trek (directed by J.J. Abrams)?

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.Rooney
      M.Rooney

      Which Straight Actor Scored A Lead In An Oscar-Winning Movie By Sleeping With The Director?

      All of them?

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harbo
      Harbo

      @M.Rooney: You took the words out of my computer. Don’t ever think the casting couch is dead. Far from it, it’s alive and still warm from a sweathy body.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EricCz
      EricCz

      Stanley Tucci?

      Feb 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Right Wingers Are Socioptahs (John From England)
      Right Wingers Are Socioptahs (John From England)

      @Harbo:

      Exactly.
      @Joseph:

      Apparently it’s Colin Farrell.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      I’m an actor in the film biz and it would have to be a mighty powerful director because it’s the producers who have the ultimate say on the casting in most films. I know, because I’ve seen many actor friends get parts from sleeping with a producer.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sed
      Sed

      Nicholas Hoult? A Single Man.

      But that movie didn’t win an Oscar it was only nominated. This blind item is to vague.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Marky Mark…so obvious…

      Feb 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      This is wonderful news and I am so glad that the President has taken advantage of the insanity in the world to do this. The fact is, when something goes wrong, everyone likes to pile on the President. The gay community has been so quick to turn their backs on him because it has not gotten all of it’s demands met out of the gate. Call it an “reelection” tactic but I think the President first waited to make sure that the DOJ could defend itself in courts in case it got sued and second, took advantage of all the HUGE news stories to slip this in under the radar. Once this news story is cycled out of the news cycle, he’ll be able to go on with his daily business knowing that he has made it easier for “active gays” to get out their and fight for their rights.

      Feb 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ummmm
      Ummmm

      I think @Brian is onto something there.

      Feb 24, 2011 at 2:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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