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Willem Dafoe
SAG Awards 2015: 'Birdman' yes, but 'Theory'? Cast nominations a puzzle
SAG Awards 2015: 'Birdman' yes, but 'Theory'? Cast nominations a puzzle

These scenes began flashing through my mind just as the Screen Actors Guild Awards began announcing nominations for performance by a cast in a motion picture: "Birdman" — actors in constricted spaces using dressing rooms and winding corridors to stage an intimate ballet; bodies and egos ever in motion, bumping, bruising, crashing, burning. "Whiplash"— a war zone, the interplay between professor and prodigy scorching, the afterburn lingering; solitude even for the solitary ceasing to exist. "Foxcatcher" — the concept of contact, inherent in the physical intimacy of wrestling; alive in intertwining limbs, mingling in breath and sweat,...

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