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Oscars sneak peek: Daniel Craig in 'Defiance'

October 15, 2008 |  1:05 pm

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Anne Thompson of Variety.com has posted the new trailer for "Defiance" from director Edward Zwick that's due out this December. It's the tale of three Jewish brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell) who fight back against Nazis from a Russian rebel base they set up in the Belarussian forest.

Zwick's flicks have been players at past Oscars, but none has yet landed in the best pic slot. All Oscarologists know how much the academy loves Holocaust pix, so this might get there.

Zwick's "Blood Diamond" was nominated for five Oscars in 2006, including best actor (Leo DiCaprio) and supporting actor (Djimon Hounsou).

"The Last Samurai" was up for four, including best supporting actor (Ken Watanabe) in 2003. He was also nommed at the Globes, along with lead star Tom Cruise.

"Glory" (1989) was up for five Oscars and won three: supporting actor (Denzel Washington), sound and cinematography.

(Paramount Vantage)

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Zwick's films as a director have never landed in the Best Picture slot. Zwick himself, has been nominated twice in the Best Picture category as a producer. He won the Best Picture trophy in 1998 as a producer of "Shakespeare in Love" and was nominated again in 2000 for "Traffic".


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