DEAD RINGERS
1988, Morgan Creek, 115 min, Canada/USA, Dir: David Cronenberg

Jeremy Irons turns in a stupendous pair of performances as twin gynecologists sinking in a swirling miasma of fraternal sexual jealousy, prescription drugs and junk food in one of director David Cronenberg’s most twisted and sharply executed psychological thrillers. Astoundingly enough, this daring picture is based on a true story. Winner of LAFCA Awards for Best Director and Actress (Genevieve Bujold).


REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
1990, Warner Bros., 120 min, USA/Japan/UK, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

Jeremy Irons won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor for his wonderfully sly performance as aristocrat Claus von Bülow, accused of attempted murder of his rich wife, Sunny (Glenn Close). Costarring Ron Silver as Alan Dershowitz.


TRASHED
2012, First Pond Entertainment, 98 min, USA, Dir: Candida Brady

It’s not every day you see Jeremy Irons sitting next to a mountain of garbage, but if humanity doesn’t change its ways, soon we may all be surrounded by refuse. The actor serves as host and executive producer of this informative documentary, which takes viewers from landfills in Lebanon and China to the polluted northern Pacific Ocean to show the effect of billions of tons of waste produced annually. With health and environmental experts weighing in, TRASHED also points the way to more sustainable practices than “bury or burn.” Featuring a score by Oscar-winning composer Vangelis.


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