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Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener
What happened: Joe Wright was pretty hot coming off of "Pride and Prejudice" and Best Picture nominee "Atonement." Jamie Foxx was making his way through serious work in the years following a Best Actor win for "Ray." Robert Downey Jr. was relevant again after "Iron Man" (and was also coming off an Oscar nomination for "Tropic Thunder"). This LA-local story about a journalist's friendship with a Skid Row dweller had a lot of potential, but it didn't come together as an awards movie at the end of the day.