Early this past December, weeks before several obvious Oscar contenders (“Zero Dark Thirty”, “Les Miserables”, “Django Unchained”) were even released in theaters – I bet a friend that “Argo” would win the Academy Award for best film. We wagered a steak dinner and pie, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll be the big winner this Sunday!
I think Ben Affleck has become a terrific Director and I enjoyed his film a lot. Back in the summer of 2001, I created a stippled portrait of him for the movie “Pearl Harbor” for The Wall Street Journal. This was pretty early in my tenure as a WSJ hedcut artist, and I am sure that I’d render this portrait very differently were it on my drawing board today. And – we were both a lot younger then.
Here’s to “Argo” and blueberry pie!