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Proving once again that Hollywood can laugh at itself as well as it can celebrate itself, the stars of the faux “Movie: the Movie” trailer that ran during Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards gave some mockumentary-like interviews in a segment that aired on Kimmel’s show on Monday night.
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Just as Sunday’s spoof played on the cliches and tropes of today’s movies, the behind-the-scenes segment goofed on actors’ self-seriousness, penchant for flouting obvious product placement deals and vanity.
George Clooney, who played a disabled NASA scientist in the movie trailer, sets the tone by talking about how rare it is for actors to honor themselves – and then rattling off a list of all the award season ceremonies; from there, the highlights include Don Cheadle, in his Black Swan costume and makeup, demanding an extreme closeup; John Krasinksi mocking wife Emily Blunt‘s London accent; and Gabourey Sidibe, dressed as Hitler, explaining her desire to portray the Nazi dictator “as he was always meant to be portrayed: as a woman of color.”
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The After the Academy Awards special, Kimmel’s seventh, also featured a mock segment called “Oprah’s Book Club Fight Club” and earned its highest ratings yet, with 5.1 million, a 14 percent jump from the 4.45 million that tuned in last year.
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