Combine David O.
Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with
George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999)
and humiliating Lily Tomlin while making I Heart Huckabees (2004)
with Christian Bale, the brilliant,
tightly wound actor who attained internet mash-up notoriety with his obscene
tirade at a hapless member of the film crew during the production of Terminator:
and you would think you'd have some fireworks.
With any luck, five of the acting Oscar nominations will go
to actors playing characters with Boston accents. Maybe they should have a
separate category for this, because the roles are becoming almost a cinema stereotype.
Here are seven criteria for an Oscar-worthy Boston accented performance:
1. Borderline psychotic