The never slowing down 77-year-old Woody Allen has written and directed over 40 feature films. They vary in genre and themes but universally showcase amazing performances by his cast. His latest film, Blue Jasmine is no exception. Awards season just found some contenders. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale and Andrew Dice Clay – that’s right, the Diceman.
A few of the Jasmine players are in some of our favorite films too. Take a look a closer look at Cate, Bobby and Sally in our clips below.
Then there’s Bobby Cannavale – latest star of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and favorite character actor in countless films. Take a look at his work in the indie gem The Station Agent.
- Fin McBride, a loner with a passion for trains, inherits an abandoned train station in the middle of nowhere — a place that suits him just fine because all he wants is to be alone. But that is not to be. Soon after moving in, he discovers his isolated depot is more like Grand Central Station. There’s Olivia, a distracted and troubled artist, and Joe, a friendly Cuban with an insatiable hunger for conversation. With absolutely nothing in common, they find their isolated lives coming together in a friendship none of them could foresee. Starring, in alphabetical order: Bobby Cannavale, John Slattery, Josh Pais, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Dinklage, Richard Kind
- Fin, Joe, and Olivia get to know each other better on a walk along the town's old train tracks. In this scene: Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage), Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavle), Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson)
- A couple of locals stop by the hot dog stand and are shocked to see the town's newest resident. In this scene: Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale), Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage)
Finally, there’s Sally Hawkins. She delivers a magical performance in Jasmine and lights up the screen in all of her films. Perhaps not quite a household name yet, she always delivers consistent, refreshing performances and should not be missed in Jasmine or the wonderful, Oscar nominated, Happy-Go-Lucky.