I don't think I can make a good segway between the ICJ and the Oscars; so I'll just jump right into it:
Hearing (and seeing, at this time, unfortunately only clips) of Forrest Whitaker's performance as the mad man of Uganda himself, Idi Amin, who also starred in the brilliant documentary about himself, Idi Amin Dada. I was wondering about the prospects of anyone making a movie about the butcher of the Balkans, Slobodan Milosevic?
As interesting as it would be to imagine what Hollywood star would portray Milosevic on the big screen, I doubt that anyone has any incling to make a movie, for one, Milosevic is still a recent event, perhaps too recent for any Hollywood film director to feel really comfortable making a flim. Secondly, to put it bluntly, Milosevic is too boring for the average movie goer. Idi Amin (allegedly) ate people! Saddaam had statues on practically every street corner made of him, etc, etc. By comparision, Milosevic was a smart dictator; and while his rule spelled utter disaster for the people in the Balkans and led to tremendous amount of suffering and death; Milosevic as a person was pretty lackluster, nothing too dramatic for an actor to sink his teeth into.