paintingThe 30-year-old in director Justin Kurzel’s “Nitram” exploded in theaters on May 11, a role that won him the Best Actor Award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. For this massacre-inspired movie, Texans knew how to bring every Ambiguity in his game, whether soft or disturbing.
Caleb Landry Jones, 32, is the best answer to those who say Hollywood has lost its luster, madness and creative genius. It is one of the most memorable faces of American cinema. at Get out, For Jordan Peele, he was the son-in-law of the hero played by Daniel Kaluuya. at three billboards, Frances McDormand, who won her second Best Actress Oscar in 2018, played a benevolent publicist who helped this mother on the brink develop her strategy for justice.
In the third season of twin peaks, By David Lynch, Jones gave his freckled face and the aura of a fallen angel to the violent husband of the character played by Amanda Seyfried. at nitram, With Justin Kurzel (in theaters May 11), the actor finally got his first major role. He plays a misunderstood and troubled young man, angry at society, who will commit mass murder.
He is from the “Beautiful Wonder” family, as was the singer Kristoff. Like his colleagues Joaquin Phoenix or Willem Dafoe. Mystery gives him access to independent cinema and characters of tortured and troubled youth, as well as to the world of fashion, which seems to appreciate his slender silhouette and slender appearance. Johns discovered Saint Laurent Artistic Director Anthony Vaccarello, along with rapper Travis Scott, as the face of the brand’s spring-summer 2019 campaign.
At the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in 2021, where he received the Male Interpretation Award nitram, Jones staggered onto the stage when his name was announced, declared he was about to vomit, and tried to gather himself before disappearing apologetically: “I can’t do that, I’m sorry, thank you.”
Inspired by the 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania, in which a man opened fire on a crowd killing 35 people and wounding 23, nitram It is a picture of a boy who cannot find his place and his parents disarmed. Here, if the political is in the subtext, it is the intimacy that dominates. Only the last seconds of the movie (Kurzel cleverly chose not to do the massacre) nitram Then the scandalous.
Looking back on his own moment, Jones says he didn’t expect the emotion that overwhelmed him when he heard his name. “I thought I didn’t care about the awards, Confident in a sleeping voice, he’s from Paris, as he prepares to shoot Luc Besson’s upcoming movie. But that distinction impressed me, in part because it meant the movie would really be seen and that it might be easier to accept in Australia, where some people even today refuse to hear the news of Port Arthur. »
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