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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saltzman Sees...Malcolm X (1992)

Malcolm X won my Best Picture and Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and was nominated for my Best Director and Best Screenplay (Spike Lee) and Best Actress (Angela Bassett) in 1992.


Happy Birthday Aaron Eckhart

Happy Birthday Aaron Eckhart

The Dark Knight (2008)

Thank You For Smoking (2005)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Saltzman Sees...The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Tom Clancy presents...The Hunt for Red October (1990)


Happy Birthday Terrence Howard

Happy Belated Birthday Terrence Howard

Pride (2007)

Hustle and Flow (2005)

Saltzman Sees...Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

Mr. Holland's Opus was nominated for my Best Picture, Best Actor (Richard Dreyfuss) and Best Screenplay (Patrick Sheane Duncan)


Happy Birthday Paul Haggis

Happy Belated Birthday Academy Award Winning Director Paul Haggis

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Crash (2004)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saltzman Sees...Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)


Saltzman Sees...Bad Company (2002)

Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Bad Company (2002)


Saltzman Sees...Black Hawk Down (2001)

Jerry Bruckheimer Presnts...Black Hawk Down (2001)


Saltzman Sees...Armageddon (1998)

Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Armageddon (1998)


Saltzman Sees...Con Air (1997)

Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Con Air (1997)


Saltzman Sees...The Rock (1996)

Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...The Rock (1996)


Saltzman Sees...Dangerous Minds (1995)

Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Dangerous Minds (1995)


Saltzman Sees...Crimson Tide (1995)

Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Crimson Tide (1995)


Saltzman Sees...Bad Boys (1995)

Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer Presents...Bad Boys (1995)


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saltzman Sees...Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Writer and Director Woody Allen Presents...Mighty Aphrodite (1995)


Saltzman Sees..Small Time Crooks (2000)

Writer and Director Woody Allen Presents...Small Time Crooks (2000)


Saltzman Sees...The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Writer and Director Woody Allen Presents...The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)


Saltzman Sees...Hollywood Ending (2002)

Writer and Director Woody Allen Presents...Hollywood Ending (2002)



Saltzman Sees...Anything Else (2003)

Writer and Director Woody Allen Presents...Anything Else (2003)


Saltzman Sees...Scoop (2006)

Writer and Director Woody Allen presents...Scoop (2006)


Saltzman Sees...Midnight in Paris (2011)

Writer and Director Woody Allen presents...Midnight in Paris (2011)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saltzman Sees...Stand and Deliver (1988)

Stand and Deliver was nominated for my Best Picture, Best Director (Ramón Menéndez), Best Actor (Edward James Olmos) and Best Screenplay (Ramón Menéndez and Tom Musca) in 1988.


Saltzman Sees...Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard was nominated for my Best Picture, Best Actor (Bruce Willis), Best Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman), Best Supporting Actress (Bonnie Bedelia) and Best Screenplay (Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza and Roderick Thorp) in 1988. 


Happy Birthday Jean Louisa Kelly

Happy Birthday Jean Louisa Kelly



"Someone to Watch Over Me" from Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)


 Tia vs Pal from Uncle Buck (1989)

Saltzman Sees...Big (1988)

Big was nominated for my Best Director (Penny Marshall), Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Perkins) and Best Screenplay (Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg) in 1988.




Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia playing "Chopsticks"

Saltzman Sees...The Ref (1994)

The Ref is a hilarious but dark comedy about celebrating the holidays with the people you're stuck with.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saltzman Sees...Days of Thunder (1990)

Days of Thunder was nominated for my Best Picture, Best Actor (Tom Cruise) and Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall) in 1990.


Saltzman Sees...The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was nominated for my Best Supporting Actress (Taraji P. Henson) in 2008.


Saltzman Sees...The Game (1997)

The Game was nominated for my Best Actress (Deborah Kara Unger) in 1997.


Saltzman Sees...Se7en (1995)

Se7en was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Actor (Morgan Freeman), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey) and Best Screenplay (Andrew Kevin Walker) in 1995.

Saltzman Sees...8 Mile (2002)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...8 Mile (2002).


Saltzman Sees...Undercover Brother (2002)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...Undercover Brother (2002)


Saltzman Sees...Bowfinger (1999)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...Bowfinger (1999)


Saltzman Sees...Life (1999)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...Life (1999)


Saltzman Sees...Liar Liar (1997)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...Liar Liar (1997)


Saltzman Sees...Ransom (1996)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...Ransom (1996)


Saltzman Sees...The Nutty Professor (1996)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...The Nutty Professor (1996)


Saltzman Sees...Sgt. Bilko (1996)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Presents...Sgt. Bilko (1996)


Saltzman Sees...Apollo 13 (1995)

Apollo 13 won 2 Academy Awards, was nominated for 9, yet didn't receive a Best Director nomination for Ron Howard.


Saltzman Sees...The Paper (1994)

The Paper was nominated for my Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close) in 1994.


Saltzman Sees...Greedy (1994)

Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment Present...Greedy (1994)



Saltzman Sees...Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Kindergarten Cop was nominated for my Best Supporting Actress (Pamela Reed) in 1990.


Saltzman Previews...The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)


Saltzman Sees...The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants was nominated for my Best Supporting Actress (Shailene Woodley) in 2011.


Saltzman Sees...Cedar Rapids (2011)

Cedar Rapids is a quirky Dramedy from Fox Searchlight


Saltzman Sees...Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan was nominated for my Best Actress (Natalie Portman) and Best Supporting Actress (Mila Kunis) in 2010.



Saltzman Sees...Win Win (2011)

Win Win is a story from Fox Searchlight about trying to do what's best for someone after everyone has behaved badly.


Saltzman Sees...Conviction (2010)

Conviction was nominated for my Best Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Best Actress (Hilary Swank) in 2010.


Saltzman Sees...Just Wright (2010)

Just Wright is a romantic comedy from Fox Searchlight about realizing what's most important in life.



Saltzman Sees...Crazy Heart (2009)

Crazy Heart was nominated for my Best Actor (Jeff Bridges) and my Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in 2009.


Saltzman Sees...(500) Days of Summer (2009)

(500) Days of Summer is a unique look at the roller coaster ride of relationships from Fox Searchlight in 2009.


Saltzman Sees...The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

The Secret Life of Bees was nominated for my Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Okonedo) in 2008.


Saltzman Sees...The Wrestler (2008)

The Wrestler was nominated for Best Actor (Mickey Rourke) and Best Actress (Marisa Tomei) in 2008.




Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler

Saltzman Sees...Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Notes on a Scandal stars Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy in another powerful Fox Searchlight presentation in 2006.


Saltzman Sees...Once (2006)

Once won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006.


Saltzman Sees...Fast Food Nation (2006)

Fast Food Nation from Fox Searchlight takes a look at the harsh truths behind the Food and Health Industry in 2006.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Saltzman Sees...Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine was another Fox Searchlight hit that won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars for Alan Arkin.


Saltzman Sees...Thank You For Smoking (2005)

Thank You For Smoking was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Katie Holmes) in 2005.


Saltzman Sees...Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Writer and Director Woody Allen Presents...Melinda and Melinda (2004).


Saltzman Sees...Garden State (2004)

Garden State was nominated for my Best Supporting Actress (Natalie Portman) in 2004.


Saltzman Sees...Brown Sugar (2002)

Brown Sugar was nominated for Best Actress (Sanaa Lathan), Best Suporting Actor (Mos Def) and Best Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah) in 2002.



Saltzman Sees...Antwone Fisher (2002)

Antwone Fisher was nominated for my Best Director (Denzel Washington) in 2002, also his directorial debut.


Saltzman Sees...Bend it like Beckham (2002)

Bend it Like Beckham was nominated for my Best Actress (Parminder Nagra) in 2002.


Saltzman Sees...The Full Monty (1997)

The Full Monty was one of the first movies produced by Fox Searchlight.



Saltzman Sees...Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Michael Moore's documentary about some of the events before during and after the terror attakcs on September 11, 2001.


Saltzman Sees...The Big One (1997)

Michael Moore takes on more millionaire CEO's while on his book tour for Downsize This in the documentary The Big One (1997)



Saltzman Sees...Roger and Me (1989)

Roger and Me is Michael Moore's 1st Documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.


Saltzman Sees...Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Bowling for Columbine was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director (Michael Moore) in 2002, but lost out on both to Gangs of New York.



Happy Birthday Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz, Academy Award Winner




The Constant Gardener (2005)


Runaway Jury (2003) 


The Mummy (1999)



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saltzman Sees...The Help (2011)

The Help won my Best Actress (Viola Davis), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Screenplay (Tate Taylor and Kathryn Stockett) and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain) in 2011.



This is one of the strongest female casts ever assembled.  From leads Viola Davis and Emma Stone, to up and coming talents Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard and Aunjanue Ellis. What makes the cast so strong is the veteran talents of Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, and Cicely Tyson.

Saltzman Sees...Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close won my Best Supporting Actor (Max Von Sydow) in 2011.


Saltzman Sees...The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Screenplay (David Seidler)

In those 4 categories, I went with Temple Grandin for Best Picture, Danny Boyle for Best Director for 127 Hours, James Franco for Best Actor for 127 Hours and Aaron Sorkin and Ben Mezrich for Best Screenplay for The Social Network.

Geoffrey Rush, who was brilliant in The King's Speech, lost out on an Academy Award to Christian Bale for his role in The Fighter.  I agreed with the Academy on that one, but barely.

Helena Bonham Carter, one of my favorite actresses in the business, lost to Melissa Leo for The Fighter at the Oscars, and lost to Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit for me.

Despite all the near hits for my award winners, only Temple Grandin was the better movie in my opinion.  And also, barely.

The King's Speech is currently ranked #80 on my Movies All-Time Rankings, and Temple Grandin is #79.

For all the criticism I have had in the past for the Academy for movies like Gangs of New York and The Shawshank Redemption not earning a single award, The King's Speech winning 4 Oscars is certainly fine with me.


Saltzman Sees...True Grit (2010)

True Grit won my Best Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld) and was nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay (Ethan and Joel Coen) in 2010.


Saltzman Sees...The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network won my Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin & Ben Mezrich) in 2010.


Saltzman Sees...The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter won my Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo and Amy Adams)


Saltzman Sees...Precious (2009)

Precious won my Best Supporting Actor (Mo'Nique) and was nominated for Best Actress (Gabourey Sidibe) in 2009.


Saltzman Sees...The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight won my Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger) in 2008.




Saltzman Sees...Revolutionary Road (2008)

Revolutionary Road won my Best Actress (Kate Winslet) and was nominated for my Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon) in 2008.


Saltzman Sees...The Reader (2008)

The Reader won my Best Actress (Kate Winslet) in 2008.


Saltzman Sees...Talk to Me (2007)

Talk to Me won my Best Supporting Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Best Supporting Actress (Taraji P. Henson) and was nominated for my Best Actor (Don Cheadle) in 2007.


Saltzman Sees...Juno (2007)

Juno won my Best Actress (Ellen Page) and was nominated for my Best Screeplay (Diablo Cody) in 2007.






Saltzman Sees...No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men won my Best Screenplay (Ethan & Joel Coen) in 2007.




Saltzman Sees...The Last King of Scotland (2006)

The Last King of Scotland won my Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) in 2006.


Saltzman Sees...Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Lucky Number Slevin won my Best Supporting Actress (Lucy Lui) and my Best Screenplay (Jason Smilovic) in 2006.


Saltzman Sees...Cinderella Man (2005)

Cinderella Man won my Best Supporting Actor (Paul Giamatti) in 2005.


Saltzman Sees...Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead won my Best Screenplay (William Broyles Jr. and Anthony Swofford) in 2005.


Saltzman Sees...Ray (2004)

Ray won my Best Actor (Jamie Foxx) in 2004.


Saltzman Sees...Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Million Dollar Baby won my Best Actress (Hilary Swank) and Best Screenplay (Paul Haggis) and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), Best Actor (Eastwood) and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman) in 2004.