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Oscar Nominees Talk Favorite Movie Moments: 'Network,' 'Sound of Music,' 'Wizard of Oz,' Brando

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 16, 2012 at 1:41PM

Check out Oscar's acting nominees talking about their favorite movie moments here, and in the mashup below. So what movies do the stars love?
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Chastain, favorite movie moment
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Check out Oscar's acting nominees talking about their favorite movie moments here, and in the mashup below. So what movies do the stars love? "The Wizard of Oz" is what inspired Jessica Chastain to be a part of movie  magic; Jean Dujardin notes Kevin Kline dancing in "In & Out" and Jeff Bridges in "The Fisher King"; Jonah Hill loves "Goodfellas"; "Network" is the favorite of both George Clooney and Viola Davis.

For Rooney Mara it's "Paper Moon," and it was while watching Christopher Plummer singing in "The Sound of Music" that Janet McTeer fell in love with the actor (he loves the great French films, like those by Jean Renoir); "I've been in love with him ever since." Max von Sydow notes Spencer Tracy, Errol Flynn and: "Marlon Brando, of course, changed everything for everybody."

This article is related to: Academy Awards, Oscars, Headliners, Video, Video, Genres, Classics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.