Congratulations to Reese Witherspoon on her Oscar for best actress. I’m a voting member of the Academy, but one with lots of distractions, so I didn’t get a chance to review Walk The Line. I voted for her anyway, largely because she was brilliant as Tracy Flick in Election. I hope she tops her own $30 million record paycheck when she signs on for Legally Blonde III: The Wrath of Blonde.
Now I’m a huge Johnny Cash fan — I myself shot a man in Reno just to watch him die — but I was annoyed that they didn’t go with any of my Walk The Line screenplay edits so I never watched the final cut. I had this great scene where Johnny Cash goes to pick up his Tony Lamas and one of the stagehands grabs them first and apologizes saying, “Sorry, sir. These boots were made for Joaquin.”
I bring them comedic gold and they opt for serious.