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  • Bee
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    I want to be petty and I will be petty. He’s the only male to have as close as many nominations as her. His noms are:

    1970 Easy Rider
    1971 Five Easy Pieces
    1974 The Last Detail
    1975 Chinatown
    1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest                                                                   1982 Reds
    1984 Terms of Endearment
    1986 Prizzi’s Honor
    1988 Ironweed
    1993 A Few Good Men
    1998 As Good as It Gets
    2003 About Schmidt

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    Andrew Carden
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    A Few Good Men for sure – I think it’s really his one and only not-great Oscar-nominated turn.

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    Jackson B
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    AGREED! He is the worst thing about A Few Good Men. But i have honestly only seen about half those films

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    Philip
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    Prizzi’s Honor is a terrible movie.

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    Macca
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    The Last Detail is his only nomination that he didn’t deserve, however I think that he should have been nominated for The Departed. So I still think he should have 12 noms.

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    Sasha
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    I have never cared for him. I don’t know why but I didn’t find him exciting or anything.

    He didn’t deserve nominations for Terms of Endearment, Prizzi’s Honor, The Last Detail and he should have won fucking Razzie for A Few Good Men. Probably one of the worst performances ever given by A-list actor.

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    Philip
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    He was whatever in Terms of Endearment. And he was barely in A Few Good Men but they had to give him a scene to ham it up like a motherfucker. To give him an Oscar clip.

    Isn’t this based on a play, so I don’t think it was written as an Oscar Clip.

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    Nicholson is the only reason to watch A Few Good Men — queens. Prizzi’s Honor is his weakest nomination. Have not seen the pre-Chinatown movies.

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    I want to be petty and I will be petty. He’s the only male to have as close as many nominations as her.

    He has a stronger filmography than her.

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    Bee
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    He was whatever in Terms of Endearment. And he was barely in A Few Good Men but they had to give him a scene to ham it up like a motherfucker. To give him an Oscar clip.

    Isn’t this based on a play, so I don’t think it was written as an Oscar Clip.

    I don’t know but still. They knew his acting style and they wanted at least one acting nomination if Tom Cruise failed to get one (which he did) and that scene was sooooo baity. Literally him playing himself but more heightened and “YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH”

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    Bee
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    I want to be petty and I will be petty. He’s the only male to have as close as many nominations as her.

    He has a stronger filmography than her.

    Only thing I’ll give him over her.

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    Mircea Bocioaca
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    I didn’t like him in As Good as it gets. But it might have been because I liked Helen Hunt so much.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    To me, Jack didn’t deserve his nominations for As Good As It Gets (especially a win over Duvall) and A Few Good Men.

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    Nate
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    Unlike Streep, he hasn’t been nominated for a large percentage of his film work, arguably because there are more good roles for men than for women to be recognized. Indeed, all 12 of his Oscar nominated roles are in the top 25 rated of his imdb filmography. Col. Jessup has become such an iconic role largely because of how Nicholson played it, so I’m going with his performance in About Schmidt as the the role that stands out as his worst. He had the good fortune of such meaty roles for which to be recognized over the course of his career that I really can’t see anything else that comes close.

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    About Schmidt is better than Nebraska.

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