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  • Irishmovielover4ever
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    I now this is about the 1000th personal thread for an actress to be created but I believe that this women in her short career deserves her own thread, with three supporting oscar nods (Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter) and a blockbuster (Enchanted) she has made it. This year she has three potential ‘oscar’ films being released. First she has the long awaited “ON THE ROAD”, she may have a smaller part as a drug addict but I believe she picks more interesting films to challenge herself. Second she has Clint Eastwoods return to acting “TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE”, she plays his daughter and it will just be first great to see eastwood acting again but opposite Adams it will hopefully be the moneyball of this year. And lastly she has PTA’s “THE MASTER”, probably the most promising of the three she plays the wive of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, she probably will get her fourth nomination for this fiilm, either way she is great.

    In the works for ages she’s had the Janis Joplin Biopic also next year less exciting she is playing lois lane in the superman film.

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    I like Amy Adams, but she’s no Meryl Streep.

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    Scottferguson
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    No, she actually is in better movies and somehow manages to work with better directors.

    Given the choice over the past years, if I could only see films Adams appears in or Streep does, it would be a slam-dunk easy choice to make. Amy Adams’, of course.

    I have no idea who is the better actress, never having seen either on the stage. Head to head, I think Adams has been a better film actress over the last 10 years than Streep. Career-wise, Streep might still be ahead.     

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    Logan
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    By Amy Adams’ age (she’s 37), Meryl Streep had acted in:

    Julia
    The Deer Hunter
    Manhattan
    The Seduction of Joe Tynan
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman
    Still of the Night
    Sophie’s Choice
    Silkwood
    Out of Africa

    Although I’ve liked Amy Adams in a few things (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day being my favorite performance from her), I don’t think Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, Julia and Julia, or The Fighter stack up.  
                
             

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    GoMe91
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    Why are we comparing Amy Adams to Meryl Streep in the first place? wtf

    Anyway, Amy Adams has had a pretty extraordinary career so far. And I think it’s well deserved. She’s one of my favorite actors working right now.  But she also seems very unassuming. I don’t think people take her as seriously as she should be taken despite her 3 Oscar noms. Maybe it’s because she usually plays perky characters or something. But she does it so well. I’m rambling right now…but yeah, I love her.

    Junebug, Doubt, Enchanted, The Fighter, The Muppets are some of her standouts. The only movie she did a bad job in was “Julie and Julia” (I don’t care much for the movie as a whole though.)

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    Does anybody know if the Adams/Joplin film is still planning to go into production. I have a feeling that come oscar time she will anounce the project will start to be ready for 2014 (I also feel the same about Hathaway and Get Happy that when Les Miserables or The Drak Knight Rises comes out she will anounce it will be filmed for 2014 or 2015)

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    Scottferguson
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    Logan – clearly Streep at the same age had accomplished far more, and been in much better movies. She was lucky to be at the age when the quality of movies overall in the US was better than now, and clearly her talent made her the “go to” actress of choice which Adams has yet to become.

    Bottom line is that I think she has talented and has a bright future ahead of her.  

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    Tye-Grr
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    I love Amy Adams. I especially like that she’s trying to challenge herself with roles like the foul-mouthed bar chick in ‘The Fighter’, and new roles like ‘On The Road’ (drug addict), ‘Trouble With The Curve’ (Eastwood’s daughter and talent scout), and ‘The Master’ (period piece as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wife). She chooses interesting projects.

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    Andrew Eng
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    If these next 3 movies turn out to have good/excellent performances from Adams, it’s gonna be hard to deny her an Oscar for much longer. She’ll be on her 4th nom (and her 3 noms within 6 years is impressive), has had success in both commercial and independent films, and seems to be well-liked and respected among her peers. The narrative for Adams writes itself here. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    If these next 3 movies turn out to have good/excellent performances from Adams, it’s gonna be hard to deny her an Oscar for much longer. She’ll be on her 4th nom (and her 3 noms within 6 years is impressive), has had success in both commercial and independent films, and seems to be well-liked and respected among her peers. The narrative for Adams writes itself here. 

    I agree. She could even be a double nominee this year if she’s considered lead in ‘Trouble With The Curve’.

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    SeunO
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    I love the fact that we instantly start comparing Adams to Streep. 

    Who cares?

    I think Adams is a REALLY talented actress and I would really like her to win an Oscar one day (it seems that she’s destined for a Best Supporting Actress nod).
    To be honest I think that some of Clint’s really recent films have been below standard.
    I mean J. Edgar?
    We speculate about films literally months and months before they are going to be released and we build up expectations of what we would want and expect them to be.
    So I really hope that Adams does get her Oscar and that we aren’t dissapointed – cause she’s a really talented actress 

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    dannyboy.
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    Current actresses who pick wisely in terms of projects: first comes Cate Blanchett, second Amy Adams. Chastain, for me, is becoming a fast third with her Bigelow-directed film and Broadway debut coming up.

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    Logan
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    Not sure what criteria you’re looking at, dannyboy. For me, no actress is making more interesting choices than Tilda Swinton.

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    Scottferguson
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    <<To be honest I think that some of Clint’s really recent films have been below standard.
    I mean J. Edgar?>>

    Trouble With the Curve is not a Clint Eastwood film. He is only an actor in it.

    I agree his last three films have been weak, but his last two performances were perhaps the two greatest of his career, and arguably both Oscar worthy. This time around, he apparently doesn’t want the distraction of potentially contending in other categories to get in the way of the Oscar he still wants to win.     

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    Carbon Based Lifeform
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    Not sure what criteria you’re looking at, dannyboy. For me, no actress is making more interesting choices than Tilda Swinton.

    I’ve “pre-ordered” but haven’t seen WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN yet so I can’t speak with 100% authority but I agree with you.

    Amy Adams has played a barmaid and a princess — how interesting (not).

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