Sylvester Stallone or Harrison Ford?: Which mentor will they honor?

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  • FilmGuy619
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    Both Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford have recently revisited the roles that made them stars, Rocky and Han Solo, respectively. But Stallone has inherited the Burgess Meredith mentor role like how Harrison Ford has inherited the Alec Guinness mentor role. 

    If there is one thing that Supporting Actor loves, it is a good mentor and not only do these two actors play that role, but do so in sequels of films that have been beloved by the Academy in the past, so there’s the nostalgia factor. It also helps that both Creed and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are doing very nice business at the box office.

    Stallone has already garnered awards buzz, but something tells me that they might also go for Harrison Ford if Star Wars plays like gangbusters on Nomination Day. Which one do you think they’ll embrace more? Let’s discuss. 

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    Manuel Colon
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    I adored Harrison Ford in The Force Awakens. This is his character completely, i don’t think anyone should even touch Han Solo, Ford played it in such a natural and confident way.

    For such an old character, it just seemed so fresh and new, like taking a huge breath, Harrison plays it with such ease, and it demostrates that he owns this character, and forever will. You just feel comfortable watching him.

    It reminds me of all the complains about Matt Damon just being his own self in The Martian, but it’s a kind of acting that just traps you, and i love seeing such confident beings because it makes me feel comfortable and it helps with the process of watching and understanding a movie.

    I would love to have Harrison as a contender, considering the Best Actor field has an open spot with Johnny Depp underperforming in nominations, and Matt Damon probably not making it.

     

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    Teridax
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    #203315

    Sylvester Stallone, obviously. Harrison Ford was pretty weak this time around  IMHO.

    Besides, the only Star Wars actor to ever get nominated was Alec Guiness as a name-check for the very first one. He was a previous Oscar winner for The Bridge over the River Kwai. Harrison’s only been nominated once, for riding on the Awards season coattails of Witness. If he gets nominated for here it’ll be a disgrace.

    Have you all forgotten about Michael Douglas for his old, wise, KICK-ASS role in Ant-Man?! I think even HE has more of a shot, due to his family legacy, his previous Oscar wins for Producing OFotCN and as Best Actor for Wall Street, and him giving such a great performance, period.  

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    Tye-Grr
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    #203316

    Stallone.

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    Milk Money
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    The Italian Stallion.

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    DominicCobb
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    I originally thought Ford just because he’s generally the more respected one, but now I think Stallone. Ford is fantastic and gives his best performance in years, but it’s a lot more lighthearted and far less emotional than Stallone’s in Creed (which might be his best performance ever).

    I could easily see neither of them making it, however. 

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    Saulo Correa Ferreira
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    I originally thought Ford just because he’s generally the more respected one, but now I think Stallone. Ford is fantastic and gives his best performance in years, but it’s a lot more lighthearted and far less emotional than Stallone’s in Creed (which might be his best performance ever).

    Have you watched “42” or “The Age of Adaline”? Ford is in a string of great performances! 

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    KyleBailey
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    I think both should get in. I think they both steal their movies in terms of the best performance (though Ridley is a tie with Ford for Star Wars). I only think Ford can’t get in due to the lack of pre screenings for SAG/Globes/Critics push but Stallone will most likely get in 

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    24Emmy
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    Both Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford have recently revisited the roles that made them stars, Rocky and Han Solo, respectively. But Stallone has inherited the Burgess Meredith mentor role like how Harrison Ford has inherited the Alec Guinness mentor role. 

    If there is one thing that Supporting Actor loves, it is a good mentor and not only do these two actors play that role, but do so in sequels of films that have been beloved by the Academy in the past, so there’s the nostalgia factor. It also helps that both Creed and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are doing very nice business at the box office.

    Stallone has already garnered awards buzz, but something tells me that they might also go for Harrison Ford if Star Wars plays like gangbusters on Nomination Day. Which one do you think they’ll embrace more? Let’s discuss. 

    Disney’s FYC site (click on Categories) has Harrison Ford in Lead.

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    KyleBailey
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    Oh boy why?! Ford is no way the lead of Star Wars! Boyega is! Fix this Disney! 

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    Saulo Correa Ferreira
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    That’s a big mistake.. It may have killed the slim chance that Ford had

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    Tye-Grr
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    His chances are pretty much the same regardless of if they put him in lead, supporting, actor or actress- none.  

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    Atypical
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    Neither/Stallone/Ford

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    24Emmy
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    #203327

    Stallone of course, can’t quit on my early prediction now.

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    skipleh
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    Stallione has been a mediocre one trick pony his entire career. Ford has been exceptional in a multitude of DIVERSE roles, and this has been one of his best. There is a Ford in Oscar’s future

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