Liza Loves “Dallas Buyers Club,” Offers Her Oscar To Matthew McConaughey

LizaMatthewI have nothing to do with this film except that I am a fan of how it was done, of the insight and the way they played these characters. And the fact that you were watching something that wasn’t necessarily comfortable but you could not stop watching. It drew you in, whether you wanted it to or not, and that’s magic. That’s magic. I mean, the last one [that did that for me] was On the Waterfront! You, crazy Matthew, losing all of that weight — it’s one thing to lose all of that weight and to look like that — that’s harrowing enough — but then to run like you did, with a body like that? And Jared, I mean, everything that you did — all of the placements, every single second — I felt wonderful for you, proud of you and sorry for you all at the same time, which I think one only feels for your friends. And Jennifer [Garner] was great — she was just f—ing great! (Laughs.) I don’t know what else to say. I haven’t seen a movie like that in so long, and I’m so proud to be able to tell everybody. And honey, if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine!”

The legendary entertainer, who won a best actress Oscar for 1972’s Cabaret, who hosted a soiree for Dallas Buyers Club to help boost its appeal with Academy members

H/t: The Hollywood Reporter

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  • AuntieChrist

    Haven’t seen it yet…Waiting for the DVD probably won’t be a long wait…LOL

  • Buttafuoco

    I agree with Liza…Dallas Buyer’s Club is one of the best films I have seen in years! Awards for everybody!!!

  • stanhope

    While I am personally hope the Butler takes everything, McConaughey was absolutely amazing. He neither overplayed nor underplayed the character. Perfection.

  • OzJosh

    The Butler features some great performances, but is otherwise – for all it’s lofty ambitions – a bloated, rambling mess of a film.

  • jckfmsincty

    Liza, don’t give away your Oscar. I doubt if you’ll win another one.

  • boring

    I was totally fucking blown away by McConaughey’s impression of John Carpenter in the movie.

  • Doughosier

    It was excellent. Good for Liza!

  • Fitz

    Being older, and having lived through the 80’s, (where I lost most of my friends and lovers), I found the story PAINFULLY accurate and it told a story that hasn’t been told yet. Not well, anyway. It was like being there again. I had to go and cry halfway though. Amazingly, I stayed healthy, but seeing the politics and money and stubbornness, and homophobia that my friends went through was shattering.

    I remember tip-jars on bars to buy people wheel chairs and community schedule sign ups for walking people’s dogs and cleaning their homes. It was a terrible time.

    The movie told the story well, and Mathew played that not-so-saintly character well.

  • AuntieChrist

    @Fitz: I had the same response to And The Band Played On and Milk I finally watched them for the first time last month…When you live through something like that there are so many things that you want to forget but sadly never can…It sucks feeling like a dinosaur…You see I grew up in the Bay Area and came out in 1975 in San Francisco.

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