“Casting Arnold Schwarzenegger as our Terminator, on the other hand, shouldn’t have worked. The guy is supposed to be an infiltration unit, and there’s no way you wouldn’t spot a Terminator in a crowd instantly if they all looked like Arnold. It made no sense whatsoever. But the beauty of movies is that they don’t have to be logical. They just have to have plausibility. If there’s a visceral, cinematic thing happening that the audience likes, they don’t care if it goes against what’s likely.”— James Cameron on casting Schwarzenegger
Loved Dame Judi’s work in this.
Deadline’s Pete Hammond speculates in our latest “Deadline Awards Watch” podcast about whether “Skyfall” can nab a Best Picture nomination this year, the first for a Bond film in its 50 years of existence.
The film probably has a better shot than Dame Judi, simply because they can have up to 10 Best Picture nominations and only five Best Supporting Actress slots.
Sam Mendes directing Judi Dench on the set of Skyfall (2012)
James Caan, Marlon Brando, Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and John Cazale photographed by Steve Schapiro during the filming of The Godfather, 1971.