Ed Harris has received four academy award nominations in the past 10 years (Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock, and the Hours).
And while he has never won an academy award, he is obviously someone who the Academy keeps their eye out for.
With that mind, it seems logical to keep an eye out for how Ed Harris is received in the period piece Copy Beethoven which will begin it's limited US release November 10th.
In the film Ed Harris plays Ludwig van Beethoven on the eve of his death and the premier of his most famous symphony, Symphony No. 9.
In the film Diane Kruger (Troy, National Treasure) plays Anna Holtz, a young female composer who deals with Beethoven's cantankerous attitude, and "helps" the deafening composer finish his greatest masterpiece.
The film is directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa).
The film's screenplay is written by Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson who together wrote the biopics Nixon and Ali. As a side note Will Smith received an academy award nomination for playing Mohammad Ali, and Anthony Hopkins received a nomination for playing Richard M. Nixon. In this same vein I would think Ed Harris has a great chance of being recognized for playing Beethoven.
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