Character: Sam Cahill in Brothers
Film: Thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill and his younger brother Tommy Cahill, are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace, with whom he has two young daughters.
Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm.
He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam's farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie and Hank Cahill, a retired Marine.
Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains.
At home in suburbia, the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void, and Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Maguire has no previous Golden Globe wins.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: And this is his first nomination.
Critics: “Maguire conveys Sam’s internal battles skilfully, and Portman has never been this unaffected as former cheerleader Grace.” - Screen International
“And Maguire has all the pride and patriotism of a man ready and willing to serve his country once more, only to be burdened with the terrible truth about what was forced to do and the sneaking suspicion that his family may no longer belong to him.” - Cinematical
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw
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