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By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This turned out to be a very good day to conduct “Zero Dark Thirty” interviews. As I sat across from Jessica Chastain and Jason Clark to discuss their roles in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” the uncompromising thriller about the military’s efforts to unearth Osama Bin Laden was collecting Best Picture votes from the New York Film Critics Circle. The group also handed its Best Director prize to Bigelow while Greig Fraser won for his cinematography contributions. (The final scene, an expertly shot raid on Bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout, alone likely earned him the award.) Outside of “Zero,” the big winner was Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which earned acting awards for Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, as well as a screenplay nod for Tony Kushner. In a bit of a surprise (on both fronts), Rachel Weisz picked up the group’s »
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Tom Hardy plays Forrest Bondurant, the laconic brother who controls the family's bootlegging operation
Hardy is a thinking man's tough guy. He combines a raw, muscular screen presence with a fierce intelligence that simmers beneath the surface and occasionally bubbles over.
As well as Forrest Bondurant in Lawless, the 34-year-old has played a number of men not to be messed with: the eponymous scourge of the British prison system in Nicolas Winding Refn's 2008 film Bronson; a martial arts fighter in last year's Warrior; and most recently the bull-necked villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He has also turned in memorable performances in Inception and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (as agent Ricki Tarr).
As Bronson (a role for which he packed on three stone of muscle) Hardy was all talk, »
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