While thrillers may not have worked, Deschanel has been lucky with westerns. She portrayed Dorothy Evans in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowardly Robert Ford, Robert Ford’s (Casey Affleck) sure and possible love interest. The film follows the history and relationship between Ford and Jesse James (Brad Pitt), two American criminals known for their membership in Gang of James Jr.led by James.
The film was well received by critics and the awards community. Reviews praised Pitt and Affleck’s performance, the script, and the film’s visual impact. BBC called Pitt’s work “mysterious, unpredictable and very exciting”, and NPR said “you can’t take your eyes off” Affleck. Roger Ebert praised the film’s director Andrew Dominic and called the project a resurgence of the genre, noting that “the western has basically been dormant since the 1970s, but now I feel like it’s being revived.”
In addition to critical acclaim, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actor for Affleck and Best Cinematography. The project was awarded by various film critics in the same categories and entered the top ten lists of the year by many publications.
#Worst #Zooey #Deschanel #Movies