Our Monsters “The-List” pick for 2007 and now Oscar winner Tilda Swinton let her hair down a bit onstage last night at the Oscars.
Tilda Swinton built her career on unusual roles, but you’d never know it by the way she accepted the supporting-actress Oscar for her performance as an icy attorney in “Michael Clayton.”
“I have an American agent who is the spitting image of this – really, truly the same shaped head and, it has to be said, the buttocks. And I’m giving this to him because there’s no way I would be in America at all,” Swinton said, comparing the Oscar statuette to her Endeavor agent, Brian Swardstrom.
Swinton, who played the White Witch in 2005’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” and appeared in “Orlando” and “The Deep End,” poked fun at “Michael Clayton” co-star George Clooney.
“George Clooney, you know, the seriousness and the dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber bat suit from ‘Batman and Robin,’ the one with the nipples, every morning under your costume … on the set, off the set, hanging upside down during lunch. You rock man.”
Swinton, 47, comes from a prominent Scottish military family. During her backstage interviews Swinton was caught off-guard when asked about het “unconventional” love life.
Swinton noted she was raising her two children with their father, Scottish artist and playwright John Byrne, while living with her 30 year-old lover, German-born and now New Zealander Sandro Kopp.
She was a first-time nominee for “Michael Clayton.”