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Mickey Rourke: ¿esta silla es muy poca cosa para ti?

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05-02-2009

Too fancy for his chair? The following is reprinted with permission from the author, Steven Gaydos at Daily Variety. It appears on his blog at  http://weblogs.variety.com/hal/2009/02/mickey-dont-lose-that-number-mickey-rourke-refuses-to-sit-at-oscar-nominees-luncheon.html Mickey Rourke refuses to sit at Oscar nominees’ luncheonCall it a variation on the Oscar curse, wherein a tattered trade journo gets excited about dining with the greats — […]

Too fancy for his chair? The following is reprinted with permission from the author, Steven Gaydos at Daily Variety. It appears on his blog at  http://weblogs.variety.com/hal/2009/02/mickey-dont-lose-that-number-mickey-rourke-refuses-to-sit-at-oscar-nominees-luncheon.html

Mickey Rourke refuses to sit at Oscar nominees’ luncheon
Call it a variation on the Oscar curse, wherein a tattered trade journo gets excited about dining with the greats — only to pull the short straw when it comes to table assignments.
Or call it Mickey’s Law, wherein a tattered and faded star returns to glory, only to forget Oscar’s Rules of Order.
But we’re getting ahead of the story.
I just got back from the Oscar nominees lunch and (outside of dining with 112 nominated luminaries from all branches, including brilliant stars such as Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Robert Downey, Jr. et. al. and genius film artists such as Andrew Stanton, Danny Boyle, Ed Catmull, David Hare et. al.) it’s a fairly quiet and traditional outing: Short on schmooze and electricity, long on Oscar heritage and class.
"Everybody wins," says Academy president Sid Ganis. "This is the most democratic of events, where nominated stars sit with nominated visual effects, production design, costume pros and there’s no table better than any other table in the room."
Right then. So you get to spin a little bingo cage full of numbered balls and I pulled up table 25, which was filled with wonderful folks such as screenwriter Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River,") director Byron Howard ("Bolt"), Academy governor Phil Robinson, Academy counsel David Quinto… and this season’s storied comeback star, Mickey Rourke.
Everyone chuckled as we awaited the arrival of our last diner, who we all guessed would come last to the glamorous Beverly Hilton do and make a glorious entrance.
"I hope he doesn’t bring his chihuahua!" joked one guest.
"I hope he does," chuckled another.
And then he arrived. Sartorially splendid as usual, de riguer dark glasses. But even through his shades, he could see that his table — and its guests — didn’t match his expectations.
Discovering that upgrades weren’t an option, Rourke (and pal in tow) opted to stand at a table off to the side of the luncheon. By themselves.
So out of 112 nominees I could have been seated next to, I get the one guy who’s too hip for the room.
When you see the traditional group photo of the 112 nominees, look for the guy with the goatee and shades.
He’s the guy whose goat cheese-and-grapefruit salad I ate. — Steve Gaydos

 

Es investigador del Programa de Culturas Digitales de la Universidad de Sydney. Es el editor fundador de cinepremiere.com.mx y escribe sobre cine, televisión y tecnología en diversos medios nacionales e internacionales.

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