360 is out this week! Let’s hope it’s just as good as these other Jude Law movies:
ROAD TO PERDITION Sam Mendes’ follow up to the Oscar-winning American Beauty gave Jude one of his rare opportunities to de-glam. That’s something usually reserved for actresses but since he’s as pretty as any of them, he got to ugly down to play the sadistic photographer. It was a surprising change of pace for the Law-man and probably something he needs to try again soon.
SHERLOCK HOLMES This flick came at just the right time for us. While we’re hardcore fans of early-career Jude, he’d kind of dropped off our radar after The Holiday. Presumably because it was mind-numbingly awful. Luckily all that changed with the release of Sherlock Holmes, which saw the Judester team up with Robert Downey Jr for a distinctly modern (and awesome) take on the Victorian detective story.
FACT: Jude beat Colin Farrell to the role of Watson. Yeah, we can’t imagine Col doing it either. Kinda looks too much like Robert Downey Jr…
THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY Jude may not have played the title character,but it was his turn as Dickie Greenleaf that owned the film, and not Matt Damon. This was the film that rightly made Law a major star and delivered him an Oscar nomination to boot.
Random fact: Jude lost the aforementioned Oscar to Michael Caine.In a bizarre twist worthy of it’s own Hollywood movie, Jude has since recreated two of Caine’s roles (in Alfie and Sleuth).
GATTACA Definitely the scariest film on the list. Genetically-modified perfect humans? The idea gives us the heebie-jeebies. Not to mention all the icky procedures Ethan Hawke goes through in order to get his mitts on Jude Law’s identity…bleurgh. Jude isn’t actually in it all that much, but he’s good enough when he is for this flick to be worthy of inclusion. That, and we still heart it despite the fact it really hasn’t aged well.
360 is out now. Here’s the trailer:
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