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Saying that being a Best Actor 'seems strange to me,' the Oscar-nominated lead actor of 'The Master' also suggests that Daniel Day-Lewis of 'Lincoln' may have been a better choice.
This year's nominations are dominated by 'Les Miserables', 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Lincoln', 'Modern Family' and Maggie Smith.
Other notable indie movies nominated at the awards include David O. Russell's dramedy 'Silver Linings Playbook' and Benh Zeitlin's critics' darling 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'.
Rumor has it, 'The Master' was initially set to receive the top prize before the jury decided to give it to 'Pieta' due to some 'quirk' in the festival's new rules.
The NSFW snippet shows Joaquin taking a Navy psychological examination, in which he describes every image given to him as female genital.
Finally admitting that the drama is influenced by L. Ron Hubbard, Anderson says that the beginning of Scientology movement has inspired the backdrop of the two lead characters in the film.
'I don't like this idea of making it bigger and bigger year after year...It's not a proper way to promote a film,' festival director Alberto Barbera says of the new concept of the event.
As Hoffman is heard declaring that man is 'not a part of the animal kingdom,' Joaquin Phoenix can be seen getting steamy with some women and losing his temper when dealing with the police.
The Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix-starring drama has quickly been dubbed a potential Oscar contender after being secretly premiered in Santa Monica.
Explaining the real reason of the sudden decision, TWC President of Distribution claims, 'We feel that the film is great. It plays great, and we wanted to get out in front of everyone else.'
Set in America post-World War II, the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed movie follows a former vagabond who doubts his mentor and the belief system he has embraced.
John Woo is no longer attached to helm "Spy Hunter" and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe."