‘CODA’ Star Troy Kotsur Recreates Iconic Movie Scenes in ASL
Oscar winner Troy Kotsur is a man of many talents. But he is above all a lover of cinema and all its infinite splendour.
On the cover of Variety this week, discussing his historic Best Supporting Actor win for “CODA,” Kotsur used American Sign Language (ASL) to interpret some of the most iconic lines in movie history. Twelve hours after winning the Oscar, with just an hour of sleep, its effortless ride will put a smile on your face.
See Kotsur as follows:
- Vito Corleone (played by Marlon Brando) in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ (1972) – “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
- Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman) in Mike Nichols’ ‘The Graduate’ (1967) – “Mrs. Robinson. You’re trying to seduce me.
- Brody (played by Roy Scheider) in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ (1975) – “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
- Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) in Irvin Kershner’s ‘Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980) – “No…I’m your father.”
- Colonel Nathan R. Jessep (played by Jack Nicholson) in Rob Reiner’s ‘A Few Good Men’ (1992) – ‘You can’t handle the truth.’
- James Bond aka 007 (played by Sean Connery) – “The name is Bond…James Bond.”
As a bonus, he even signed Kim Kardashian’s now famous “Get your fucking ass up and work” line from his family’s March cover story.
Kotsur was the presumed Oscar favorite after winning BAFTA, Critics Choice and SAG awards. His performance as a deaf father, whose daughter Ruby – a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), played by Emilia Jones – struggles to decide whether to follow his love for music or stay home and help to the family fishing business, is at the heart of the film.
“CODA” is directed by Siân Heder and also stars Marlee Matlin, Daniel Durant and Eugenio Derbez. It is currently streaming on Apple TV Plus and is distributed under the Apple Original Films banner.
Watch the full video above and read his cover story from this week.