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We previously suggested that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should give the emaciated but spry Peter Lorre a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of the Gollum in the second Lord of the Rings movie, and we lauded the producers for an inspired bit of deathbed casting that rivaled the hiring of Jason Robards for P. T. Anderson's Magnolia. We've since learned that Lorre passed away in 1964 and therefore did not play the Gollum in the Rings picture. We've also learned that Tolkien wrote the movie in the 1950s, which calls into question our suggestion that Lorre drew inspiration from the Rings script for his 1931 breakthrough performance as a man battling inner demons in Fritz Lang's M. For these errors, we wish to apologize to Mr. Lorre, Mr. Lang, and Rich Little, or whatever Lorre impersonator played the Gollum character so effectively and, still we say, deserves nomination.
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