Magazine article Variety

Best Scenes: Lead Actor

Magazine article Variety

Best Scenes: Lead Actor

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GEORGE CLOONEY

The Descendants"

After his daughter tells him his wife was unfaithful, Matt walks in a small circle, unsure what to do next. Then he knows. He runs outside, arms flailing, madly sprinting down a winding road to his sister-in-law's house. It's a journey made difficult (and comical) by the fact that he's wearing loafers. "Does she love him? Who is he?" he asks upon arrival.

DEMIAN BICHIR

"A Better Life"

Carlos scans the traffic on a busy street, hoping he may spot the truck he just bought, the truck that has just been stolen, the truck that represents his chance at a piece of the American dream. He sees a police officer but knows he can't ask for help. Despair fills his heart.

BRAD PITT

"Moneyball"

Billy sits down with his scouting staff and reveals the new direc tion of the Oakland As. "We're card counters at the blackjack table," he tells them, throwing out players' names to the sound of groans and complaints He's selling himself as much as the oldschoolers, repeating why he likes the questionable players. …

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