‘Ford v Ferrari’ Stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon Will Battle Each Other for the Best Actor Oscar

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon Will Battle Each Other for the Best Actor Oscar
As the Oscar race heats up, decisions are being made among distributors, agents, and managers about which categories their movie stars should vie for. It’s a game that Oscar strategists play to win. Thankfully, the decision makers behind “Ford v Ferrari” (Fox/Disney) opted to put their equal leads in the race for Best Actor. It’s a crowded race, but the story is so evenly balanced between Matt Damon as car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as race car driver Ken Miles, that it’s impossible to justify one supporting the other.

Determining which actor should be up for which nomination is a Solomonic dilemma, and “Ford v Ferrari” is far from the only film to face it. Another movie starring equally matched actors is Robert Eggers’ claustrophobic, Herman Melville-inspired two-hander “The Lighthouse.”

Both Robert Pattinson, who continues to grow with every film, and veteran Willem Dafoe,
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