* Robert recently shot a very unusual role in a major feature titled “Suburbicon,” directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. Robert’s scenes were all one-on-one with Mr. Damon and will go down as one of his “strangest” (and funny!) roles to date. It is now in post production and will be released later this year.
* A funny spot Robert shot for Teleflora is now airing.
* Alone, Yet Not Alone, a film in which Robert has one of the supporting leads as an 18th century German patriarch, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. In a controversial turn-of-events the Academy decided to rescind the nomination ostensibly due to co-writer, Bruce Broughten’s, unethical lobbying of music branch members. Broughten, a previous Oscar nominee for the film, Silverado, had e-mailed some of his former comrades in the music branch with a simple note: “For your consideration …” (Alone, Yet Not Alone did not have the budgetary resources to promote the song, as do so many big budget films.) Even though Oscar winners such as Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List) and Hans Zimmer (The Lion King) rushed to the film’s defense, the Academy stuck to their decision and a billion people were deprived of seeing the amazing Joni Eareckson Tada sing the beautiful theme song from the movie on Oscar night. But all was not lost! Though the Academy’s decision was a sad blow to many, the film went into release and is now out on DVD. Check out the trailer. And here’s a nice scene that features Robert.