Which has led me to wonder if he might have the chance to be a double winner this next year?
9 men have won two best Actor Oscars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Sean Penn.
Of those 9, two won their Oscars back to back (Spencer Tracy 38/39 and Tom Hanks 94/95).
Now, looking at Colin Firth's upcoming filmography, I don't think Firth will be nominated again this upcoming year or win, but I don't under estimate Firth's sudden rise to prominence, and something tells me whether it's lead or supporting, that Firth is not done with Oscar, even if it's just a nomination some time down the road.
But could he follow up with an award this year? Probably not.
Colin Firth shows up in the spy film, directed by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, based on the novel with the same name by John Le Carre.
But more curious to me is Firth's role in the film The Promised Land, a biopic and police thriller set in Tel Aviv in 1942. Colin Firth's role seems to be supporting, but the information on this project is limited, and so you never know.
And then beyond that, all other projects seem like they'll be 2012 films...all with some better potential for Oscar love...The Coen Brother's film Gambit, Neil LaBute's Seconds of Pleasure, or even Chan-wook Park's Stoker.