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英国当地时间1月17日,素有英国奥斯卡之称的英国影视艺术学院(“BAFTA”)颁奖礼官方发布了2005年入围竞赛单元所有影片以及各个单项奖的提名名单。据称,章子怡凭借其在《十面埋伏》中的出色发挥,赢得了英国影评(图片-新闻-网页)人的青睐,获得了最佳女主角提名。

章子怡将同凯特·温斯莱特(《纯洁心灵的永恒阳光》、《寻找梦幻岛》)、查理兹·塞隆(《女魔头》)、伊梅尔达·斯汤顿(《维拉·德里克》)等世界级女影星角逐最佳女主角。除了最佳女主角外,《十面埋伏》还获得了最佳摄影、最佳外语片等8项提名。
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-31 09:16 | 新闻每日谈
去年日本媒体曾对明星爱逛同志酒吧一事大肆爆料。不过日前出刊的《周刊女性》爆料的内容则更加精彩纷呈,特地邀请到四位在东京非常吃香的红牌牛郎(相当于男妓),大曝当地喜欢泡同志酒吧及夜店的明星姓名,更爆料原来某些如今当红的明星比如Gackt也曾做过牛郎!

和同志吧不同,午夜牛郎们服务的主要是女性顾客,也收入因其身价在几千到几百万不等,一个红牌牛郎的收入甚至超过很多当红明星。有些牛郎还因机缘巧合踏足演艺圈。比如从视觉系歌手转型作POP歌手成功的Gackt,名模梅宫安娜最近吃上官司的前男友羽贺研二,以及著名女星高岛礼子的丈夫高知东生等,都曾在踏足演艺圈之前当过牛郎。不过虽然三人当年在牛郎圈内名气都不甚高,但这种过往毕竟不够光彩,因此三人全部改用艺名进足演艺圈。

广告女王饭岛直子多年以来就因繁多的恋爱史,遭到不少人耻笑。没想到她最近也成为夜店常客之一,有牛郎指出饭岛直子不仅对歌舞伎町谋店的牛郎O先生情有独钟,还经常买很多名贵的礼物送给他。不过接受具体采访的神原翔则谨慎地表示,饭岛直子跟其他明星一样,只是去喝酒散心而已,并没做过什么越轨的事情,神原翔同时指出,饭岛还曾带工藤静香岛夜店见识。华原朋美也经常光顾夜店,不过主要是去唱K。

这已经不是日本男星第一次爆出丑闻了,去年大型八卦杂志《BUBKA》还曾专门作过一期被保养过的男星报道,他们揭露了曾被原八千代市长大泽一治包养过的男星名单。大泽一治是在因接受贿赂被警方逮捕后,才被揭发他有同性恋性癖及曾有不少男星未红之前都受过他照顾之事。这份名单中赫然有现在正当红的伊藤英明。除伊藤英明外,名单中还有永井大及加藤晴彦。

伊藤英明1975年8月3日出生于日本岐阜县,家里除了父母外还有一个妹妹,他曾出演过《跳跃大搜查线岁末特别篇》、《救兵病栋24小时》、《利家与松》、《夜叉》、《白色巨塔》、《阴阳师》、《海猿》等电视电影作品。拥有英俊外表和181公分傲人身高的伊藤英明,93年出道后一直停留在2、3线明星的位置,直到前年的电视剧《白色巨塔》以及之后的电影《海猿》,才真正脱颖而出成为最有潜力的演技派新人,是目前日本当红的一线男星。

目前,针对日媒体的爆料,Gackt等人尚未做出回应。
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-31 09:08 | 新闻每日谈
昨天获悉,周杰伦参与拍摄的电影《头文字D》在中国台湾的发行权被台湾一公司以超过700万元的保底数购买,这个数字打破了近年来不景气的台湾华语电影市场的一个纪录。而导演刘伟强和老板林建岳更对周杰伦的表演充满信心,称明年将带杰伦去走戛纳电影节红地毯并角逐金马影帝。

此外,更爆出周杰伦此次接拍处女作的片酬竟达100万美元,这个价格和去年的票房之王刘德华相差无几。
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-31 09:05 | 新闻每日谈
最佳导演提名 Directing

马丁·斯科西斯 Martin Scorsese《飞行者》THE AVIATOR
克林特·伊斯特伍德 Clint Eastwood《百万宝贝》MILLION DOLLAR BABY
泰勒·海克福德 Taylor Hackford《雷》
亚历山大·佩恩 Alexander Payne《杯酒人生》
迈克·李 《维拉·德里克》

最佳男主角提名 Actor in a leading role

杰米·福克斯 Jamie Foxx《灵魂歌王》(Ray)《雷》
莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥 Leonardo DiCaprio《飞行者》(The Aviator)
唐·奇杜 Don Cheadle《卢旺达饭店》
克林特伊斯特伍德 Clint Eastwood 《百万宝贝》
约翰尼·德普 Johnny Depp 《寻找梦幻岛》(Finding Neverland)

最佳男配角提名 Actor in a supporting role

托马斯-哈登-丘奇 Thomas Haden Church《杯酒人生》
摩根-弗里曼 Morgan Freeman《百万宝贝》克里
夫·欧文 Clive Owen《偷心》(Closer)
杰米·福克斯 Jamie Foxx《借刀杀人》(Collateral)
阿兰·艾尔达(Alan Alda),《飞行者》(The Aviator)

最佳女主角提名 Actress in a leading role

安妮特·贝宁 Annette Bening《成为朱丽娅》
雷诺 Catalina Sandina Moreno《万福玛丽亚》
艾美达·斯丹顿 Imelda Staunton 《维拉·德里克》(Vera Drake)
希拉里·斯万克 Hilary Swank《百万宝贝》
凯特·温斯莱特 Kate Winslet《美丽心灵的永恒阳光》(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

最佳女配角提名 Actress in a supporting role

凯特·布兰切特 Cate Blanchett《飞行者》
劳拉·琳妮 Laura Linney《性学教授金赛》
维吉妮亚·麦迪逊 Virginia Madsen《杯酒人生》
苏菲·奥克奈德 Sophie Okonedo《卢旺达饭店》
娜塔丽·波特曼 Natalie Portman《偷心》(Closer)

最佳动画长片提名 Animated feature film

《超人总动员》The Incredibles
《鲨鱼黑帮》SHARK TALE
《怪物史莱克2》Shrek 2

最佳艺术指导提名 Art direction

《飞行者》(The Aviator)
《寻找梦幻岛》(Finding Neverland)
《雷蒙·斯尼奇的不幸历险》(Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
《歌剧魅影》(Phantom of the Opera)
《漫长的婚约》(A Very Long Engagement)

最佳摄影提名 Cinematography

《飞行者》(The Aviator)
《十面埋伏》 (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS)
《耶稣受难记》(The Passion of the Christ)
《歌剧魅影》(Phantom of the Opera)
《漫长的婚约》(A Very Long Engagement)

最佳服装设计提名 Costume design

《飞行者》(The Aviator)
《歌剧魅影》(Phantom of the Opera)
《雷》(Ray)
《特洛伊》(TROY)
《雷蒙·斯尼奇的不幸历险》(Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
《寻找梦幻岛》(Finding Neverland)

最佳纪录片提名

《生于妓院》(Born Into Brothels)
《哭泣的骆驼》(The Story of The Weeping Camel)
《超码的我》 (SUPER SIZE ME)
《帕克:复活》(Tupac: Resurrection)
《信仰的扭曲》 (TWIST OF FAITH)

最佳纪录短片提名

《孤僻也是一种世界》(AUTISM IS A WORLD)
《列宁格勒的孩子》(THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY)
《哈德伍德》(HARDWOOD)
《奇迹时分:孩子们的进步》(MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN'S MARCH)
《罗丝姐妹的激情》(SISTER ROSE'S PASSION)

最佳剪辑提名 Film editing

《飞行者》(The Aviator)
《借刀杀人》(Collateral)
《寻找梦幻岛》(Finding Neverland)
《百万宝贝》(Million Dollar Baby)
《雷》(Ray)

最佳外语片奖 Foreign language film

《就当这是天堂》(AS IT IS IN HEAVEN) 瑞士
《放牛班的春天》(The Chorus)法国
《帝国的毁灭》(Downfall)德国
《出海》(The Sea Inside) 西班牙
《昨日》(Yesterday) 南非

最佳化妆提名 Makeup

《雷蒙·斯尼奇的不幸历险》(Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
《耶稣受难记》(The Passion of the Christ)
《出海》(The Sea Inside)

最佳原创配乐提名 Music (original score)

《寻找梦幻岛》(Finding Neverland)
《哈利波特和阿兹卡班的囚徒》(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
《雷蒙·斯尼奇的不幸历险》(Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
《耶稣受难记》(The Passion of the Christ)
《灵异村》 (The Village)

最佳原创歌曲提名 Music (original song)

《怪物史莱克2》Shrek 2 "Accidentally In Love")
《摩托日记》(THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES "Al Otro Lado Del Río")
《极地特快》(THE POLAR EXPRESS "Believe")
《歌剧魅影》(THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA "Learn To Be Lonely")
《放牛班的春天》((The Chorus) "Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)")

最佳影片提名 Best picture

《飞行者》(The Aviator)
《寻找梦幻岛》 (Finding Neverland)
《百万宝贝》(Million Dollar Baby)
《雷》(Ray)
《杯酒人生》 (Sideways)

最佳动画短片提名 Short film (animated)

《祝生日》(Birthday Boy)
《饥饿的土鼠》(Gopher Broke)
《护卫犬》(Guard Dog)
《洛伦佐》(Lorenzo)
《雷恩》(Ryan)

最佳短片提名 Short film (live action)

《该国万事》(EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY MUST)
《少许恐怖分子》(LITTLE TERRORIST)
《早上7点35分》 (7:35 IN THE MORNING)
《两辆汽车,一个夜晚》(TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT)
《大黄蜂》(WASP)

最佳音响剪辑提名 Sound editing

《超人总动员》(THE INCREDIBLES)
《极地特快》(THE POLAR EXPRESS)
《蜘蛛侠2》(SPIDER-MAN 2)

最佳音效提名 Sound mixing

《飞行者》(The Aviator)
《超人总动员》(THE INCREDIBLES)
《极地特快》(THE POLAR EXPRESS)
《雷》(Ray)
《蜘蛛侠2》(Spider-Man 2)

最佳视觉效果奖提名 Visual effects

《哈利波特和阿兹卡班的囚徒》(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
《我,机器人》 (i Robeot)
《蜘蛛侠2》(Spider-Man 2)

最佳改编剧本提名 Adapted Screenplay

《日落之前》(Before Sunset)
《寻找梦幻岛》 (Finding Neverland)
《百万宝贝》(Million Dollar Baby)
《摩托日记》(THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES)
《杯酒人生》 (SIDEWAYS)

最佳原创剧本提名 Original Screenplay

《飞行家》(The Aviator)
《美丽心灵的永恒阳光》(Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
《卢旺达饭店》(HOTEL RWANDA)
《超人总动员》(THE INCREDIBLES)
《维拉·德里克》(Vera Drake)
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-29 06:47 | 新闻每日谈

年年有鱼限量特殊包装





錶面上有一個大大、黃色的「魚」字;在錶帶的一端則畫有一隻大眼睛的黃色錦鯉在白色的浪濤中跳躍,與錶面上的「魚」字遙遙呼應,更代表了「魚躍龍門」的吉祥意涵。
限量特殊包裝,在別具氣質的銀灰色緞面錦盒中,除了有一支”年年有魚”錶款外,更搭配一隻頭尾相連、五彩透明的魚形琉璃,除此之外,Swatch更貼心附上新年賀卡及紅包袋,送禮自用兩相宜。
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-28 04:38 | Swatch斯沃琪


世界限定14,999個/日本販売360個

哎...错过了呀..真是伤心的...
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-28 04:32 | Swatch斯沃琪



这个实在是太赞了,让妈妈去看看有没有的卖的啊...笑
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-28 04:29 | Swatch斯沃琪

1/26伦敦败的= =

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现在在想,如果不认识徒弟的话,我根本就不知道这个牌子的,也不会去败了...


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Lovers的T是半价的,虽然大了2号,但是大总比小好,而且虽然大了但是不会太长的...总算便宜的= =
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-27 09:34 | 日记

大暴走大暴走...

刚刚在找Jude Law的资料的时候想就看看C文的介绍吧..结果看到...差点晕掉...


居住地:伦敦
职业:演员
孩子:拉弗蒂(Rafferty)8岁;艾里斯(Iris)3岁;鲁迪(Rudy)1岁
裁缝:在伦敦SavileRow大街(编者按:这是一条以度身订造的手工而闻名的大街)
最喜欢的事:YoungVic剧院



竟然已经有3个孩子了呀...虽然对U.K人来说没什么,但是对我这个初级F来说,简直就是个big shock的呀...
终于明白了什么叫"因为了解而分手"了= =
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-26 08:38 | 日记

Jude Law


Alfie剧照...最帅的(heart)

Born: 29 December 1972
Where: London, England
Awards: Won BAFTA, nominated for 2 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes
Height: 5' 11"
Biography:Starting out as a theatre actor, Jude Law was Tony-nominated on Broadway long before he struck big in cinema. Since then though, by purposefully varying his screen roles, he's risen to the very top of the Hollywood tree, headlining blockbusters and hanging with buddies like Spielberg. The list below charts his meteoric rise to stardom.
Dexterity (2005)
All The King's Men (2005)
Closer (2004)
Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Alfie (2004)
Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (2004)
Cold Mountain (2003)
Road To Perdition (2002)
AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Enemy At The Gates (2001)
Love, Honour And Obey (2000)
eXistenZ (1999)
The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
The Wisdom Of Crocodiles (1998)
Final Cut (1998)
Bent (1997)
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)
I Love You, I Love You Not (1997)
Gattaca (1997)
Music From Another Room (1997)
Wilde (1997)
Shopping (1993)
The Marshal (TV series) (1993)
The Crane (BFI short) (1992)
The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes (TV series) (1990)
Families (TV series) (1990)
The Tailor Of Gloucester (TV) (1990)


It's not easy to be a Brit in Hollywood, particularly a Brit of the finely chiselled variety. You'll get the occasional period drama, perhaps a flukey hit murder mystery (as Jeremy Irons did with Reversal Of Fortune). But you're much more likely to be cast as a ruthless villain whose aristocratic sense of superiority has wiped out all trace of decency and mercy (as Jeremy Irons was in Die Hard 3). The only way out, it seems, is to take every chance you're given to escape Brit-ness, and Jude Law's career is proof positive of that. By challenging himself as a gay Georgian urchin, a Russian sniper, a cyborg gigolo, a mobster hitman and a crippled Confederate vet, he's utterly sidestepped the typecasters. And he's also made such high-profile buddies as Steven Spielberg. Not bad for a stage actor who once considered his first appearance at the National Theatre to be the pinnacle of success.

He was born David Jude Law in South East London on December 29, 1972, the second child of Peter and Maggie (they'd earlier had a daughter, Natasha, now a photographer), and grew up in Blackheath. It remains unclear whether his name was inspired by The Beatles' Hey Jude or Thomas Hardy's Jude The Obscure - one hopes it was the former, the latter being so remorselessly miserable. Peter was a primary school teacher, with a pony tail. Maggie taught English to refugee kids. Into amateur dramatics, they now run their own theatre company in France.

Initially attending a local comprehensive school, Law was deeply disturbed by the levels of violence and bullying and was moved to a private school - Alleyn's in Dulwich. But he had discovered acting even before this switch. While performing in a school play at the tender age of six, he found that he naturally understood "the concept of creating imaginative scenarios". Sensitive to their son's artistic leanings, Peter and Maggie would take him regularly to the theatre, always discussing the play and performance afterwards.

Being one of the lucky few to recognise their vocation in their pre-teens, Law didn't hang around. By the age of 12 he'd enrolled at the National Youth Music Theatre (where he met long-time friend and production partner Jonny Lee Miller) and, having appeared in their Joseph And his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, soon made his TV debut in a musical production of Beatrix Potter's The Tailor Of Gloucester. However, precocious and impatient for action, Law did not stick to his studies for long, dropping out of school completely at 17 to appear in Families, a daytime soap opera from Granada. From then, throughout his early twenties, Law mostly dedicated himself to theatre. He toured Italy in a production of Pygmalion, then made his London debut in The Fastest Clock In The Universe, voted the Best New Play of 1992 by Time Out magazine.

Having in 1992 appeared in a short for the BFI called The Crane, Law's film career proper made a stuttering start in 1993 when he made Shopping. This concerned alienated, thrill-seeking British teenagers fighting and wreaking havoc in dilapidated urban landscapes, and featured Marianne Faithfull and Jonathan Pryce, but it was not a success. Law was roundly panned for his efforts, but did forge important friendships - with actors Sean Pertwee and, especially, Sadie Frost (at that time married to Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet, with whom she had a son, Finlay).

Undeterred, Law returned to the theatre, appearing in The Snow Orchid, the Royal Court's production of Live Like Pigs, and Death Of A Salesman. Then came his first breakthrough, as he caused a storm in Cocteau's Les Parents Terribles, spending the first scene of the second act nude in a bathtub. The play was a huge hit, with Law nominated for a prestigious Olivier award as Best Newcomer. Its name changed to Indiscretions, it transferred to Broadway in 1995, just after Law had finished in Ion at the Barbican's Pit Theatre (Law had actually commuted from Ion to rehearsals in New York). And, with Kathleen Turner starring, it won out again - as did Law who found himself nominated for a Tony.

His confidence high and his reputation sparkling, Law now found some prime movie parts coming his way. He starred alongside Stephen Fry in Wilde, as the spoiled and petulant Bosie whose father eventually brings Wilde down. Then came America. He was well-cast as a hopeless romantic in Music From Another Room, then played opposite Claire Danes in I Love You, I Love You Not, which sensitively placed the pain of young love up against the horrors of the Holocaust, the Holocaust being a subject he would revisit with a cameo role in Bent. At extreme speed, he found himself in bigger and bigger movies. There was the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, with Uma Thurman, then Law's finest performance to date, as the hot-headed Southern hustler Billy Carl Hanson who attempts to shake down Kevin Spacey in Clint Eastwood's classy Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.

With all of these movies being released in 1997, Law was on a major roll. He took a brief sabbatical to marry Sadie Frost - five years his senior - on a barge on the Grand Union Canal (as well as Finlay, they have three children, Rafferty, Iris and Rudy), then went back to work. First came The Wisdom Of Crocodiles, where he impressed as a conservative medical researcher who becomes an over-sexed vampire by night. He appeared as Ted Pikul, the confused and frantic hero trying desperately to survive in David Cronenberg's futuristic freak-out eXistenZ, then moved on to a different level entirely. In The Talented Mr Ripley, he was excellent as decadent rich boy Dickie Greenleaf, who's murdered and then impersonated by Matt Damon. Boosted by a stunning cameo by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the movie was a box-office smash, eventually being viewed by over 200 million, and Law - also Oscar nominated for his role - won a BAFTA.

In the meantime, aside from directing a segment of Tube Tales for TV, Law had started up a production company, Natural Nylon, in partnership with Frost, Pertwee, Miller and Law's former room-mate Ewan McGregor. Nylon had produced eXistenZ, and now put together the rather weak, Law-starring Brit crim flick Love, Honour And Obey. Having returned to the stage to perform in the Young Vic's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, now Hollywood beckoned Law once more, with his Filofax now full for years to come. First there was Jean-Jacques Annaud's Enemy At The Gates, with Law as a hot-shot sniper battling it out with Ed Harris at Stalingrad.

Then Spielberg came calling with AI, a project he'd inherited from the late Stanley Kubrick. Here Haley Joel Osment played a mecha-kid, the first robot to exhibit real feelings, but is tossed out by his "foster-parents" and engages in a Pinocchio-like quest to find the Blue Fairy who can make him a real boy. Lost and alone, he encounters Law, playing Gigolo Joe, a cyborg programmed to pleasure women, who agrees to help him. Jude received many plaudits for his efforts, including a Golden Globe nomination, having made Joe a theatrically overblown creature, prone to camp and the odd dance (for which Jude trained for 3 months in ballet, tap and Kabuki).

After this came Sam Mendes' Road To Perdition, where Tom Hanks plays a hitman for mobster Paul Newman. When Hanks' young son witnesses one of his dad's murders, he must be eliminated, so Hanks takes him on the run, pursued by remorseless fellow-assassin, Harlen Maguire, played by Law. With his teeth stained, his face whitened and his hair pulled out to make it look thinning, Jude was making serious efforts to avoid a pretty-boy image.

Next came Cold Mountain, directed by Anthony "English Patient" Minghella. Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, this saw Jude as Confederate soldier Inman, traumatised by witnessing one of the Civil War's most dreadful massacres and on a dangerous journey back to his mountain home and (hopefully) the arms of his pre-war preacher's daughter sweet-heart Ada. She was played by Nicole Kidman, who added to a stellar cast including Renee Zellweger, Natalie Portman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Giovanni Ribisi and Donald Sutherland - and Jude credited above them all. With a second Oscar nomination, another Golden Globe nomination and a $10 million pay-packet to boot, he'd surely made it.

But there was also trouble in store. Though son Rudy would be born in 2002, Law's relationship with Sadie Frost was already on the rocks, and all efforts to save it were stymied by a quite frightening media intrusion, as well as pressures of work. Law had only four days away from the set of Cold Mountain to spend with his wife and new-born. Rumours flew worldwide that Law had engaged in an affair with Kidman, then fancy-free after her split from Tom Cruise. Both parties denied it, indeed Kidman successfully sued the Sun newspaper for libel. Nevertheless, Law and Frost were divorced in 2003, Frost citing Law's "unreasonable behaviour" which, she claimed, had worsened her post-natal depression to the extent that she'd had to seek medical aid. Matters had not been helped when, at a kids' party at London's Soho House club, daughter Iris had eaten an ecstasy tablet she'd apparently found on the floor and been rushed to hospital.

Throughout 2003, Law would remain a tabloid favourite, partly for the divorce proceedings, and partly due to a new relationship with actress Sienna Miller. He'd met her on the set of Alfie, a remake of the Michael Caine classic, in which Law starred as the cockney Lothario, this time working as a chauffeur in Manhattan, his coterie of lovelies including Susan Sarandon and Marisa Tomei. Before this, Law had been careful to avoid romantic roles, not wanting to play upon his looks. But Alfie, charming but deeply lonely, alienated in New York and spiritually empty, was a role he could not turn down.

Alfie would not be the first in a sudden burst of releases reflecting Jude's immense work-load over the last couple of years. Indeed, over 2004 he would be near ubiquitous. He'd put in a cameo as Errol Flynn in The Aviator, Martin Scorsese's bio-pic of Howard Hughes. He'd appear as the titular Sky Captain in Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, aiding journalist Gwyneth Paltrow and adventuress Angelina Jolie in 1939 New York as they attempt to foil a mad scientist's fiendish plot to rule the world with giant robots. It was classic 1940s sci-fi, crammed with derring-do, filmed with great imagination and deservedly hit US Number One.

After this there'd be I Heart Huckabee's where Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin played "existential detectives" who dig into the meaning of people's lives and relationships. Taken on by Jason Schwartzman to unravel a conflict he has with Jude, an upcoming executive at the Huckabee's retail chain, they're drawn into confusing areas when they're also hired by Law to pry into Schwartzman's perfect life with Naomi Watts. Following this would come the first film adaptation of the bestselling Lemony Snicket novels, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, with Jim Carrey as the wicked Count Olaf aiming to cheat three orphans of their inheritance. Jude would play Lemony Snicket, acting as narrator.

There was supposed to be even more 2004 action with Tulip Fever, adapted from Deborah Moggach's novel and directed by John Madden. This was to have seen Keira Knightley as a penniless peasant in 1600s Amsterdam, marrying wealthy merchant Jim Broadbent to avoid starvation, but then losing her heart to Jude, a poor artist hired to paint her portrait. The young lovers' only hope of escape is to make a killing by speculating in the crazy tulip market of the time. Unfortunately, Chancellor Gordon Brown's decision to close a tax loophole in the law surrounding British film productions caused the project to be shelved.

But still 2004 was not finished, as Law also took on Mike Nichols' version of Patrick Marber's stage hit Closer. Here, a rather unpleasant Jude would set his friend Clive Owen up for humilation with photographer Julia Roberts, only for the two to enjoy a relationship. Later, Owen would also form a bond with Law's own girlfriend, a self-destructive stripper played by Natalie Portman. It was harsh but rewarding stuff.

Following this, Law would join Sean Penn in a remake of the Oscar-winning All The King's Men, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren, a book inspired by the life of Huey Long. Here, in the Depression era, a Louisiana farm boy would first bring decency and truth to state politics, then gradually succumb to corruption, his story being told in flashback (like Citizen Kane's) by a journalist who's followed his career trajectory. Then would come an adaptation of Douglas Bauer's Dexterity, where Jude would star as a blue-collar worker in upstate New York who finds love with a co-worker then sees his life collapse and the factory closes and the town is decimated. And then, for he cannot avoid the stage for too long, there would be Hamlet, directed by David Lan of the Young Vic, the man behind Law's earlier appearances in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore and Dr Faustus.

Onscreen, Jude Law now appears with the greatest stars of the age, but he claims he's not tempted by the superstar lifestyle. Were it not for the paparazzi, we would seldom hear from him at all. His work-rate is phenomenal, though he's clearly picky in selecting his roles, nowadays taking only the classiest of projects. This will serve him well in years to come - major awards are surely on the way.
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by xiaoke329 | 2005-01-26 08:20 | 推荐