We're getting to know The Film Experience community. Today we're talking to Lucio in Argentina.
When did you start reading TFE?
LUCIO: I started reading in early 2004 after I began to get crazy about the Academy Awards, so I looked up for some sites in order to help me to predict them. I remember reading about the Shohreh vs. Renée battle here. I was glad when Renée finally won the Oscar but my relationship with the website became closer over the years.
Your three favorite actresses
LUCIO: Meryl Streep: She can do anything, no matter what. Kate Winslet: she is a great dramatic actress. Made me cry in The Reader, smile in Eternal Sunshine and think in Revolutionary Road; Nicole Kidman: The Hours… probably the Best Performance by an Actress in History. “Always the years between us, always the love…always the hours”. Brilliant!
How often do you go to the movies?
I try to watch every single nominated movie. So I think thirty or forty a year. The movies here in Argentina arrive with a little delay, but they get here in time for Oscar night.
Have you ever dated or broken up with someone because of the movies?
My partner and I met two years ago…and he didn’t know a thing about movies. Since he’s been with me, I think we've watched my complete wall of DVDs together and all the Oscar-nominated films each year and we watch the Oscars together. He has started to get a critical eye and now he and I can cry together with The Reader and I’m so happy about that. So now I have a movie fan boyfriend.
You've trained him well! Since you're such an Oscar nut, take one Oscar away from regift it.
Take away Jennifer Hudson's Supporting Actress Oscar and give it to Adriana Barraza for Babel.
Okay something less Oscary. Your first movie memory?
When I was probably 6 years old, my mother, my sister and I went to the cinema to watch Beethoven. I love dogs so the movie was great for me! We were in the front row and our necks suffered a lot that whole week.