Director Danny Boyle (127 Hours) took home the Academy Award for Best Director when helming the Best Picture from 2008 - Slumdog Millionaire. The film won 8 Oscars and is the highest domestic box office grossing Best Picture winner since 2003's Lord of The Rings: Return of the King. The film was praised by nearly every film critic alive in 2008 but is probably best known for being the film which won Best Picture instead of The Dark Knight. Check it out.
1979's Best Picture winner, Kramer vs. Kramer, gets a bad rap for being too sad. It's sad. But it isn't sad-sad. You get my meaning. It's a strong Best Picture winner and features a great performance from Dustin Hoffman.
Gene Kelly dances his way across Paris, and through a couple of dames in 1951's Best Picture Oscar Winner An American in Paris. Come for the songs, stay for the costumes, and scratch your head through the nearly-20 minute final dance montage. This film beat out A Streetcar Named Desire (nominated for 12 Academy Awards that year) and The African Queen.
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
- What a hot mess this movie really was - and how overtly un-likeable the main characters are in the film.