Hitchcock's Oscar Revenge?
Word that Anthony Hopkins' movie portrayal will qualify for 2012 consideration suddenly has Hollywood buzzing that the constantly snubbed director may finally get his due.
For most of his Hollywood career, Alfred Hitchcock might as well have been the Rodney Dangerfield of directors -- when it came time to hand out Oscars, he just got no respect. Hailed as the master of suspense, he was a virtual brand: Arguably, more moviegoers recognized his name than any other filmmaker of his era, save for Walt Disney. (It certainly helped that the avuncular Disney and the sardonic Hitchcock fronted TV shows in the 1950s and '60s.) But the England-born Hitchcock, who moved to Hollywood in 1939, continually was shortchanged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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