Joseph Gordon-Levitt heads an all-star cast in Oliver Stone’s version of the life of controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Oliver Stone has rarely been known for reticence and restraint, but the big problem with Snowden, his rendering of the story of whistleblower Edward Snowden, is that it’s earnest, decorous, and — dare we say — a tad dull. Of course Snowden’s story is by now pretty familiar from news reportage and from Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary, Citizenfour. Even an award-winning documentary is only seen by a relatively small number of people, so there’s an argument to be made for dramatizing the story with expensive production values and well known actors portraying the characters. Although Snowden has been vindicated in many quarters, he’s still controversial to some, and the technical universe he inhabited is slightly impenetrable to admirers and detractors alike. So it’s hard to imagine hordes of people rushing to see his story on screen again, especially when told in such a hushed and bloodless manner.
Snowden himself was something of a geek and technocrat, not the kind of flamboyant figure who populated many of Stone’s earlier movies. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a good job of disappearing into the guarded, self-contained character. But he’s not the kind of character who will draw intense audience empathy. And the pedestrian, sometimes disjointed script written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald doesn’t do the actor any favors.
The gallery was updated with pictures of Zach arriving at the HFPA & InStyle’s Celebration held during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on Saturday (10).
Earlier today Zachary attended alongside director Oliver Stone, actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Melissa Leo a press conference for “Snowden” at the Toronto Film Festival. Check high quality images added in our gallery.
Zach was joined by co-stars Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, writer Kieran Fitzgerald and director/writer Oliver Stone yesterday at the TIFF premiere of “Snowden”. You can find now HQ images added in our gallery.
Zachary visited last night the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as part of his Snowden promotion gig. On the interview he revealed that he’s super paranoid about privacy after learning so much about surveillance while filming it. Check the interview excerpt below:
The full interview will be added later, alongside the proper screencaptures. Check now in our gallery some promotional images:
Zachary was one of the celebrities that attended the Tom Ford Fashion Show held during 2016 New York Fashion Week September on Wednesday (September 7) in New York City. Later he attended the The Cartier Fifth Avenue reopening event. You can check pictures added in our gallery.