The Oscars are this Sunday, and to celebrate 85 years of Hollywood self-love, editor Nelson Carvajal put together this supercut of all the Best Picture winners, from 1927′s Wings to last year’s The Artist. It’s actually chronological, even if it sounds alphabetical. As ThePlaylist notes, those are also the only two silent films ever to win. And expect another A movie to win this year, with Argo. Can you name all the movies in the supercut? If not, there’s always Wikipedia. Or the list I’ve included below.
Neither here nor there, but I think a good name for a silent porn star would be ‘Lilian Gash.’
Another day, another Nic Cage mashup. This one runs through what appears to be his entire filmography to give us a glimpse of his hair in each movie. It impressed the crap out of me not so much because it is mind-blowing or hilarious (like the Nic Cage freaking out mashup, also by Pajiba‘s Harry Hanrahan), but because of its comprehensiveness. Nic Cage has done a butt-ton of movies, and to make this two and a half minute clip, freely given away on YouTube, Mr. Hanrahan had to sit through enough of EVERY Nic Cage movie to cut out a clip displaying his hair. I don’t know what the editing equivalent of the Purple Heart is (Purple Index Finger?), but he deserves it for what he puts himself through for our enjoyment. The man is a hero.
It’s also crazy how many different hairstyles Nic Cage has had in his film career, especially considering he plays pretty much the same character in every movie. Actually, maybe that makes sense. I bet the directors of his movies try for weeks to explain to him that he’s supposed to be acting like a downtrodden Southern farmer or something before screaming at the stylist, “JESUS CHRIST, just give him a mullet wig. The audience’ll get it.” I could also see Nic Cage explain his craft by looking deathly serious at the interviewer and saying some like, “My hair is my canvas.” Nic Cage is also a hero.