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The Hobbit – Matthew Goode auditioned for Bilbo Baggins

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Matthew Goode has been busy since starring as Ozymandias in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The 31 year old actor starred in A Single Man with Colin Firth that is loved by the critics, he’s about to be seen with Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year and he is also in Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction.

It also turns out that he recently auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s adaption of The Hobbit. Something which the 6ft 2 actor found quite funny when speaking to The Telegraph.

Now he’s a father, Goode doesn’t even like travelling that much. But just before we met, he’d auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s two-part film of The Hobbit. As he is the first to admit, he’s not an obvious choice – ‘Look at the size of me for Christ’s sake!’ If he got the part, he would, he says, find it almost impossible to refuse – despite the fact that it would involve him spending several months in New Zealand.

No word on how he got on at the audition or who else has been looked at. Still wondering when we’ll get some more info on who’ll be in it and playing what. Also it is currently down for a 2011 release but that could be pushed back to 2012.

Would Goode make a good Bilbo Baggins?

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A Single Man – New Poster for Colin Firth’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on November 24, 2009

Will Colin Firth be nominated for an Oscar in this one? Will he win an Oscar? Who knows, but he has been getting rave reviews for it.

George Falconer (Colin Firth) is a 52-year-old British college professor struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.

It is the directorial debut of Tom Ford and stars Colin Firth, Juilanne Moore and Matthew Goode. It opens on 11 December 2009.

Source: Collider

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A Single Man – Trailer for new film by Tom Ford starring Colin Firth

Posted by LiveFor on September 15, 2009

firthA Single Man is the story of George Falconer, a British college professor who is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his long-time partner, Jim . He is consoled by his closest friend Charley, a 48-year-old beauty, and is stalked by one of his students, Kenny.

It is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwod and adapted by Tom Ford and David Scearce.

Ford is the designer who spent ten years bringing Gucci back from the brink.

The film stars Colin Firth (who won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival for this role – more on that over at The First Post) as George, Julianne Moore is his friend Charlotte and Nicholas Hoult is Kenny, a student with whom George has an encounter. Matthew Goode (Watchmen) is also in it.

It has been getting excellent reviews at the recent festivals that it has shown at. Definitely one to keep an eye on. Have a look at the trailer and let me know what you think of it.

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Source: /Film

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