Director Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Glory) brings this interesting story due out in theaters December 15, 2006...just in time for award season.
The movie tells the story of two men(Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou) from very different backgrounds searching for a rare pink diamond. All this takes place during civil war in Sierra Leon during the 1990s.
Previous Academy Award nominees in the cast and crew of The Blood Diamond:
- Jennifer Connelly (won for A Beautiful Mind)
- Leonardo DiCaprio (nominated for The Aviator & What's Eating Gilbert Grape)
- Djimon Hounsou (nominated for In America)
- Producer/Screenwriter Marshall Herskovitz (nominated best picture for Traffic)
- Producer Graham King (nominated best picture for The Aviator)
- Producer/Director Edward Zwick (nominated best picture for Traffic, won best picture for Shakespeare in Love)
- Cinemotographer Eduardo Serra (nominated for Girl with a Pearl Earring & The Wings of the Dove)
- Editor Steven Rosenblum (nomated for Braveheart & Glory)
- Costume Designer Ngila Dickson (won for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King & nominted for The Last Samurai)
- Sound Mixer Ivan Sharrock (won for The Last Emperor, nominated for U-571 & Gangs of New York)
- Special effects supervisor Neil Corbould (won for Gladiator)
Could any of these people receive recognition for their role in this film??? Good cast, an issue film, with some technical standouts...I think so.
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