The new trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close just dropped – needless to say, it is as tear-inducing as the script I read.
Meanwhile, Kris Tapley at In Contention was emailed about a test screening for Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close – as such, no one has seen it. What Tapley sensed from the exchange was that Von Sydow could finally be up for an Oscar win for his work in the film.
As Tapley points out, Sydow has only been nominated, shockingly, once in 1989 for Pelle The Conquerer. Dustin Hoffman won for Rain Man instead. He’s never won an Oscar and is considered one of the greatest actors who ever lived. One role I think he should have been nominated for, that is comfortable enough for even Academy voters to notice, was his part in Hannah and Her Sisters as the artist, “I do not sell my work by the yard.” And “If Jesus came back and saw what was going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.” And you can see by the trailer that Sydow looks to be delivering a very heartfelt, interesting portrayal of the sad, wounded man in the movie.