Terry Gilliam, director of Heath Ledger’s last film The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus has said speculation that he will win a posthumous Oscar for his role as The Joker is simply a publicity stunt.
“That’s what Warner Brothers are saying, but they’ll do anything to publicise their film. That’s just what they do and you can’t get upset because it’s bulls**t.
“They’re like a great white shark which devours whatever it can.”
I suppose he could be right, movie studios will take advantage of any situation to get more green. However, Sir Michael Caine recently said he thinks Ledger deserves an Oscar, is he part of the PR campaign too? Or does Terry Gilliam want Ledger to get an Oscar nod for his role in The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus instead?