Saturday, October 16, 2010

Top 3 Films: Tim Robbins

Happy 52nd Birthday Tim!

Bull Durham (1988)

Also starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Robert Wuhl, Tim stars in this baseball film as Nuke LaLoosh, a rookie pitcher that is taught the ropes by veteran Crash Davis, played by Costner.

Bob Roberts (1992)

Not only did Tim star as the title character in this movie but he also wrote it and directed it.

This flick is about a businessman/musician who running for United States Senate in Pennsylvania.

Originally, Bob Roberts was a character that Tim Robbins did on Saturday Night Live in 1986.

It also stars Alan Rickman and Jack Black plays a small role.

Tim was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy for this film but lost, ironically, to himself for his role as Griffin Mill in The Player.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994

This movie was based on a novella written by Stephen King called Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.

Tim Robbins plays Andy Dufresne, who is sent to prison for murdering his wife. Morgan Freeman and William Sadler also star in this film.

Strangely, financially, the movie was a bomb. However, it was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. It was nominated for Best Picture but lost to Forrest Gump. Morgan Freeman got the nomination for Best Actor but lost to Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump.

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