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Noomi Rapace ~ The Stephen Holt Show

Noomi Rapace is back in the headlines and the headlights of Hollywood stardom, full blast and full throttle, with the wondrous A-Star-Is-Re-Born reviews she’s getting for her performance in the leading role in “Prometheus“, Ridley Scott’s return to Sci-Fi, Big time.

And with this role Noomi I think forever overcomes not getting the English language version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“. She starred in all three films of the great Swedish crime noir trilogy by the late Steig Larson. Here I am, lucky and thrilled to have the privilege of chatting with her about the last episode “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” a couple of seasons back.

I just fell in love her and was shocked by how sweet and feminine and smart and sexy she was. and totally unlike the character of Lisbeth Salander in every way imaginable. Except that they both like to take risks.Noomi with her acting and Lisbeth just with life in general.  I was hoping she was going to get an Oscar nomination for this last film, but instead she did get a BAFTA Best Actress Nod.

She also grew up part of the time in Iceland, so that’s what I was saying to her at the end “Tak. Bless.” Which is “Thank you and good-bye” in Icelandic, which she speaks as well as her native Swedish. She’s going to be the biggest Swedish acting star since Ingrid Bergman! Or before her Greta Garbo!

“Avengers” Oscar Throw Down!

Oscar the Grouch, Jeffrey Wells of www.hollywood-elsewhere.com really slammed Oscar Goddess Sasha Stone of www.awardsdaily.com on his always-interesting-to-read-and-get-angry-bout website, but knocking her in a very disrespectful way about her “Avengers” article/piece which I already posted about a couple of days ago.

He’s says Awful! at her P.O.V. that you have to now consider “Avengers” as an Oscar candidate because it’s made so much money. And if they do that “Nominated Because They Got the Most #1 Votes” scenario like they did last year, which yielded surprises like “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, yes, it’s Anything Day Happen Day, like on the Olde Mickey Mouse Club. (I think it was Wednesdays.) Sasha calls it “the herding cats” syndrome, and I can’t get that image or phrase out of my mind. It’s stuck. It sticks like all great new-word coin-age should stick.

What does that mean EXACTLY? Well, I think it goes to the Studio involved, in this case Disney, and do they have enough Academy Voters to put “The Avengers” at #1 on their ballots. And yes, they actually do.

So like it or not, Jeff Wells, this is a distinct possibility. But with two other blockbusters coming up, tomorrow “Prometheus” and in July Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” there’s a chance that they may knock “The Avengers” out of it. But will either of them make more money? IDK.

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