Ben Wishaw

  1. Dane DeHaan, Kill Your Darlings, 2012.   An excellent debut from ex-Yale and NYU director  John Krokidas revealing many a secret (murder, included) of the the pre-Beat Generation years of Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and their friend Lucien Carr – Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Jack Huston and Dane DeHaan. Three Beats were changed cduriung a fin ancial delayt in shootibng. Radcliffe survivied a risky return to glasses  and schooldaze  a mere two years after graduatimng from Hogwarts.

  2. Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody, 2017.  After the fall of Sacha Baron Cohen (“too well known to play Freddie Mercury,” said Queen guitarist Brian May),  all eyes switched to Dominic Cooper, even Johnny Depp. Then, Ben, 007’s new Q, became the  group’s top choice for the white-washed Mercury biopic.  If he had time – after The Danish Girl, A Hologram for the King, In The Heart of the Sea The Lobster, London Spy. He didnbt… Which was when  the unknown Malek began a TV series called Mr Robot…   and won the Best Actor Oscar for his less than mercurial  Mercury.

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