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I saw Simon was trending on Facebook. Mentioning how he almost passed on the role of Howard. Glad he didd'nt, one of my fav tv characters of all time. 

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You can add me to the list of people who thinks Simon doesn't get the recognition he deserves. He's a fantastic actor who plays very different roles in the series from creepy guy to married and sensible, to freaking out and also displaying raw emotion. I've always especially liked his interactions with Jim, I think on the rare occasions they have a storyline when their characters aren't taking the piss out of each other it works so well.

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From a Deadline Hollywood review of Florence Foster Jenkins...

"Helberg is ideal casting and, believe it or not, does all his own piano playing live. His deadpan facial expressions upon hearing those screeching musical notes are worth the price of admission. I predict right now this film will be a hit...."

http://deadline.com/2016/08/florence-foster-jenkins-review-meryl-streep-hugh-grant-1201799429/

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58 minutes ago, kerrycec03 said:

ok I'm feeling the pressure now to go see this movie LOL

Go Simon is great

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https://pop.inquirer.net/2016/08/big-bang-theorys-simon-helberg-on-high-notes-with-meryl-streep-and-hugh-grant-in-florence-foster-jenkins/

Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg on high notes with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in “Florence Foster Jenkins”

…Apart from world renowned and admired actors Streep and Grant, director Stephen Frears has also cast Helberg in the movie, completing an impressive chord of lead characters in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” Helberg, best known as TV’s Howard Wolowitz in the hit sitcom “Big Bang Theory” as the fourth member of the geek quartet, who in real life is a talented concert pianist, also gives life to Florence’s real life accompanist McMoon…

…“Simon was a genius piece of casting,” says Grant who is extremely impressed with his acting and musical talents. “He was perfect for the role and on top of that he’s a concert standard pianist. I just hope people realise that those really are his hands playing the piano,” vouches Grant.

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On 5.8.2016 at 11:34 AM, Jonny83 said:

You can add me to the list of people who thinks Simon doesn't get the recognition he deserves. He's a fantastic actor who plays very different roles in the series from creepy guy to married and sensible, to freaking out and also displaying raw emotion. I've always especially liked his interactions with Jim, I think on the rare occasions they have a storyline when their characters aren't taking the piss out of each other it works so well.

Join the club!  It´s so unfair. Simon is such a wonderful actor.

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On 19/08/2016 at 3:29 PM, BlackWhiteRose said:

Join the club!  It´s so unfair. Simon is such a wonderful actor.

Agreed! I have seen "Florence Floster Jekins" and his performance is great. He is such a wonderful actor who deserves more chances beyond "Wolowitz" role. 

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From Yahoo Movies

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Simon Helberg to Receive Auteur Award at San Diego Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival revealed that actor and filmmaker Simon Helberg will receive its 2016 Auteur Award. The trophy will be presented Sept 29th at The Night of the Stars Tribute at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla...

The Auteur Award recognizes a multi-talented actor who brings unique personal visions to his or her craft. Helberg has earned acclaim for his performances on both the big and small screen, as well as behind the camera as a writer and director.

He most recently received good reviews for his role opposite Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins.” He is perhaps best-known as one of the stars of CBS’ long-running sitcom hit “The Big Bang Theory.”

Helberg made his feature directorial debut in 2015 with “We’ll Never Have Paris,” which had its world premiere at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival. He wrote the script, stars as the lead, and co-directed the film with his wife, writer/director Jocelyn Towne. Additional acting credits include “A Serious Man,” from Ethan and Joel Coen, and George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

“Simon has had an incredible past couple years of creating dynamic characters on screen as well as fostering his own vision as a filmmaker, and we are proud to honor him with this year’s Auteur Award” said Tonya Mantooth, the festival’s executive and artistic director.

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Another award for Simon...

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected eight actors for its virtuosos award for breakthrough performances, including Ruth Negga for “Loving,” Dev Patel for “Lion,” and Aaron Taylor Johnson for “Nocturnal Animals.”

Janelle Monáe will be honored for “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight,” alongside her “Moonlight” costars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. Ruth Negga was selected for “Loving”; Simon Helberg was named for “Florence Foster Jenkins,” and Stephen Henderson was tapped for “Fences.”

The award presentation, to be moderated for the seventh year by Dave Karger, will take place on Feb. 4 at the Arlington Theatre at the 32nd edition of the festival, which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 11.

“This year has been monumental in the breadth of talent breaking through in distinct and emotional roles,” Executive Director Roger During noted. “We are excited to honor both new and familiar faces, and look forward to celebrating them and their contribution to the craft.”

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/santa-barbara-film-festival-virtuosos-ruth-negga-dev-patel-moonlight-1201889144/

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Tweet from Thomas Pesquet, a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut who is currently serving on the International Space Station....

 

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From Entertainment Weekly 

Florence Foster Jenkins will return to select theaters in December

Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday that it will re-release the critically-acclaimed film starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg in select theaters next month. 

Directed by Stephen Frears, Florence Foster Jenkins is based on the true story of the titular New York City socialite (played by Streep) who passionately pursues her dreams of being an opera singer despite having a complete lack of talent. The film recently won Grant the Hollywood Supporting Actor honor at the Hollywood Film Awards, while Helberg received the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival for his breakout performance. The movie was originally released in August and has grossed $27 million to date.

The film will be re-released in select theaters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and more on Dec. 2, with a DVD release date set for Dec. 13. 

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