Zazie is very happy!
Yesterday night, one of her favourite actors, the German/Irish Michael Fassbender, won the Coppa Volpi for the Best Performing Male Actor at the Venice Film Festival. The movie for which he won this award, Shame, is by British artist Steve McQueen.
If you are a reader of this blog, you know that I've been talking about this guy since a very long time. As a matter of fact, since I've seen him playing in the first movie by McQueen: Hunger, a real gem, a movie about the story of Bobby Sands, the IRA guy who starved himself to death in an Irish jail in the early 80's. Fassbender's performance was simply O U T S T A N D I N G and I would have covered him with prizes for what he did in that movie.
Our man has been clever enough to make great career choices since then. He played in Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino, Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold, Jane Eyre by Cary Fukunaga and X-Men: First Class by Matthew Vaughn, among others. At the Venice Film Festival, he was present with two movies: Shame and A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg. I mean: this guy knows what he is doing.
Of course, he has already received the most important prize of his career a couple of years ago: the famous "Man of my Life Award" of the Zazie D'Or 2009 edition.
Michael, the award is still here at my place... now that you have learned a bit of Italian for the Venice Film Festival, maybe it is time for you to come along and take it.
The address (and my love for you) remained the same.