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We Did Not Expect Ozzy Osbourne’s Favorite Film Is

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Ozzy Osbourne, the man synonymous with dark and rebellious rock music, the Prince of Darkness himself, just threw a curveball on the latest episode of The Osbournes.

Known for his electrifying stage presence, bat-chomping escapades, and lyrics that delve into the depths of the human psyche, Ozzy wouldn’t necessarily be your first guess for someone with a deep appreciation for historical dramas. 

But that’s exactly what transpired when his son, Jake, posed a simple question: what movie had a lasting impact on him?

Instead of the expected choices – a cult classic horror flick, a gritty biker movie, perhaps something that mirrored the intensity of his own music – Ozzy offered a single, unexpected title: Schindler’s List.

The film’s impact on Ozzy and Sharon

Sharon Osbourne couldn’t contain her own experience after Ozzy’s surprising movie pick.  “I was just going to say that,” she chimed in. The harrowing portrayal of the Holocaust proved too much for her to bear. “I had to walk out,” she admitted, “I couldn’t take it – I walked out.”

Despite the film’s emotional intensity, Ozzy strongly believes everyone should see it. “I think every person should see Schindler’s List,” he declared. 

He went on to praise the film’s impact, calling it “such an amazing… it’s done in a way that has such an impact on you.” Ozzy even shared encounters with Holocaust survivors who confirmed the film’s power. “They’ve said that in reality, Schindler’s List was nothing [compared] to what it was really like,” he revealed.

A story of hope amidst horrors

This 1993 Steven Spielberg masterpiece dives deep into one of history’s darkest chapters – the Holocaust during World War II. Adapted from Thomas Keneally’s novel Schindler’s Ark, the film tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who defied the tides of hatred.  

Employing them in his factories, Schindler risked his life to save over a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees from extermination.

Schindler’s List is a powerful testament to the human spirit’s capacity for courage and compassion in the face of unimaginable evil. Acclaimed for its direction, performances, and technical brilliance, the film earned a place among cinema’s greatest achievements.

It resonated not only with audiences but also at the box office, grossing over $322 million worldwide. More importantly, it continues to serve as a vital reminder of the importance of speaking out against injustice.

The Osbournes’ biopic buzz

The latest episode of The Osbournes wasn’t just about movie recommendations. The family also offered a glimpse into their upcoming biopic. Sharon, Jack, and Aimée Osbourne are producing the film through their own Osbourne Media label.

Variety confirmed that the soundtrack will include Black Sabbath’s music and some of Ozzy’s solo hits. The project was first announced in 2020, but details have been scarce. However, the Osbournes themselves chimed in with their casting ideas.

Jack, in particular, has a strong vision for who should portray his father. Believing comedian-actor Bill Hader’s uncanny resemblance and chameleon-like acting abilities make him a perfect fit, Jack declared, “Everyone thinks I’m crazy until I show them a side-by-side picture!”

He even went on to show a photo of Hader during the episode. Ozzy’s hilarious response? A simple, yet emphatic, “F*ck off!”

Watch the episode below.

Written by: Best Classic Bands Staff

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