The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.Hollywood's main actors union is accusing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of exerting "extraordinary and unwarranted pressure" to keep big celebrities from presenting at shows other than the Oscars. The union said it has received “multiple reports” of the Academy using “graceless pressure tactics” as a way to control the awards show talent pipeline.“This self-serving intimidation of SAG-AFTRA members is meant to limit their opportunities to be seen and honor the work of their fellow artists throughout the season," the union added.The accusation from the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists comes in the thick of awards season, when groups are trying to book big names to appear on stage."SAG-AFTRA has fielded numerous requests to respond to assertions that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exerts extraordinary and unwarranted pressure on talent to hold them from appearing at other award presentations,” the labor union said in a statement on Monday. "Actors should be free to accept any offer to participate in industry celebrations."The Academy didn’t immediately respond to Buzz Feed News’ request for comment.The SAG Awards, which first started in 1995, are on Jan. The SAG-AFTRA accusations come after Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars, which may now have to rely on presenters to keep the show moving if no replacement is found.Hart's decision to step down came amid controversy around his past anti-gay tweets.After initially refusing to apologize, he has since addressed the issue in multiple interviews, including on The Ellen De Generes Show.Perhaps I know a secret of yours that you don’t want known; or I hold back any emotional support unless you do as I ask; maybe I embarrass and belittle you in front of friends and family.
The unquestioned devotion of these men to the art of projecting feeling into our hearts and guts comes through, not just in their roles, but in their entire lives. Jeremy Renner Age: 41 Must-See Performances: "The Bourne Supremacy" (2012); "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (2011); "The Town" (2010); "The Hurt Locker" (2008) Intensity Factor: Renner was a late bloomer in Hollywood, catapulting on the scene in his mid-30s with his breathtaking performance in Kathryn Bigelow's explosive drama "The Hurt Locker." His Oscar-nominated turn showed off a particular gift for immersing himself in a character – whether it's a fearless officer, a gritty bank robber or a kickass secret agent. Tommy Lee Jones Age: 65 Must-See Performances: "No Country For Old Men" (2007); "The Fugitive" (1993); "JFK" (1991); "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980) Intensity Factor: Some actors can be both breezy and serious (think Clooney or Hanks), but Jones is really best when he's somber, scowling and addressing some menace that only he can stop – or that only he will try to.If the actor is very good, the audience will not only understand why other actors on stage are intimidated, they will feel a tightening in their gut as they watch, knowing that, given the same circumstance, they would be intimidated as well.I was on the point of saying this, but Schomberg's stare was intimidating."Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.His rumination on the nature of evil in the conclusion of "No Country" has become the emblematic monologue for a grave man confronting an even graver threat. Daniel Craig Age: 41 Must-See Performances: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (2011); "Casino Royale" (2006); "Munich" (2005); "Layer Cake" (2005) Intensity Factor: Craig singlehandedly transformed James Bond from a smooth and aloof sophisticate to a passionate, vulnerable spy unlike we'd ever seen in previous 007s. Jackson Age: 63 Must-See Performances: "Pulp Fiction" (1994); "Eve's Bayou" (1997); "Jackie Brown" (1997); "The Avengers" (2012) Intensity Factor: There's a reason Sam Jackson elicits hoots of admiration every time he first pops up in a film – his badassery is legend.But Craig brings that same signature focus to all of his roles and can burn up the screen in any accent: from a ruthless English drug lord to a South-African Jewish assassin to a Swedish investigative reporter. With his unflinching stare and his knack for turning curse words into Biblical intonations of menace, Jackson is always an intense presence on screen.