Michael Douglas Claims He Lost At Cannes Since Of Steven Spielberg
In Steven Soderbergh’s 2013 movie Behind the Candlestick, Michael Douglas depicted the popular American pianist Liberace. The biopic co-starred Matt Damon as the especially flamboyant entertainer’s fan Scott Thorson and, while it eventually went on to win a lot of Golden World and Emmy elections and awards, it premiered at the 2013 Cannes Movie Celebration. For in spite of its airing on HBO and receiving the tv awards classifications, it was a movie– so it was consisted of because year’s Cannes lineup.
The film played in contention for the sought after Palme d’Or, however eventually didn’t win it. Nor, for that matter, was Douglas acknowledged for his operate in the image, and according to a current interview with Range, he declares that this was due to the fact that of Cannes movie jury panelist Steven Spielberg. As IndieWire reports, the 74- year-old star took a seat with Benicio del Toro for Range‘s “Star on Star” series to discuss their particular professions. When Del Toro kept in mind that Behind the Candlestick was at Cannes, Douglas made his claim:
It was a film, due to the fact that it remained in the theater. It was revealed theatrically worldwide. So I do not wish to state absolutely nothing, however Steven Spielberg was the president of the Cannes Movie Celebration [jury] that year. And the word was, I was the preferred for the very best star award. He put the kibosh on that, due to the fact that it was an HBO movie. So when I now see this argument and beef about Showtime or Netflix, in this case, doing function movies, I believe they have actually got to get this fixed.
In case you’re questioning what Douglas is mentioning here with his remarks about Spielberg and tv, look no more than the renowned director’s remarks about Netflix films completing for the Oscars. He grumbled about it following the 2018 Oscars telecast and upped the ante a year later on with an evident project to alter the submissions guidelines This ultimately didn’t occur, and Spielberg more just recently captured heat for his evident hypocrisy when he aligned himself with Apple’s brand-new streaming efforts.
When It Comes To Douglas’ claims about Spielberg sinking his presumably guaranteed Cannes win in 2013, who understands?