At last month's Academy Awards, Angelina Jolie walked out like she owned the joint, put a hand on her left hip and stuck her right leg out the slit of her Atelier Versace gown -- a very rock-and-roll moment. Moments later, Jim Rash one-upped her by striking the same pose. No doubt, Rash owned the night, and not just because he had a statue to take home.
That capped quite quite a stretch for the Charlotte native and UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus, who was up for all the big awards after co-writing "The Descendants." Rash also won a Writers Guild award but lost out in the Golden Globes, leaving the Academy Awards a too-close-to-call tossup going in.
"You never really know," Rash said. "The way these awards work is it's very much rollercoaster. 'It's all about this movie!' Then suddenly it's all about some other movie, and you just sort of roll with it. So by Oscar night, I was able to attain a Zen state of maybe, maybe not and I'm o.k. either way."