W Magazine Editor Lynn Hirschberg sat down with several of the big awards contenders this year and asked them a very straightforward question: "What movie made you cry?"
What she got was a lot of surprising answers, including from Mr. Cool, George Clooney, who cried at perennial tearjerkers "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Old Yeller." The latter is ironic since they also interviewed Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from "The Artist" whose 2 weird spasms seemed to indicate he liked "Around the World in 80 Days."
Albert Brooks also chose a scene from "Wonderful Life," while Javier Bardem, who killed dozens of people with a cattle gun in "No Country For Old Men," balls his eyes out at "Bambi." He's not alone in Disney-induced sadness, as Colin Firth picked "Dumbo," Shailene Woodley "WALL-E," and Melissa McCarthy teared-up at "Up." James Franco is a sucker for "Steel Magnolias," and Natalie Portman sheds tears for Macaulay Culkin in "My Girl."
Perhaps the best response came from Uggie's "Artist" co-star, Jean Dujardin, who chose the 1969 Claude Lelouch romance "Un homme qui me plait," if only because he sounds so damn French talking about it.
"Da clothes-up honor med me cry because Jean-Paul Belmondo nevor comes," says Dujardin.
See them all at WMagazine.com.