Swank has not had the worst post 2 win career. Look at the other 2 time winners.
For a LEADING actor, of course and way to unquestionable. Not only she was capable to be really mediocre but also as the worst element in some of her films like “The Black Dhalia” or “Amelia”. Only a blind fan would deny that reality.
Glenda Jackson, Luise Rainer, and Vivian Leigh all went downhill after their 2nd win. Not just Swank. But all delivered good performance after their wins. They simply did not gave a Bette Davis career after 2nd win.
Like you said, all of them gave excellent performances at the end, and that’s not counting all of these three were acclaimed stage actresses, even if one of them was left out of Hollywood system (Rainer), other faced health problems (Leigh) and the other became a member of the Parliament (Jackson)
Oh, and just in case Jackson has actually 4 Oscar noms, an Emmy win and theater awards. For being an actress with a blink of career like you mention, Swank would wish that legacy.
Swank is still young. Plus she gave great performances in Conviction and Homesman. You act as if Swank is 70.
Btw, this bland actress gave one of the greatest performances in cinema history. Boys Dont Cry legacy will last forever die to the subject, and it’s impact. Swank was just awarded by the LGBT community for her performance in the legendary film. While some may disagree on her 2nd win, Million Dollar Baby is another film that will have a long lasting legacy.
Hilary Swank two-time Oscar winner makes perennial nominee Annette Bening an Oscar martyr.
Swank is still young. You act as if Swank is 70.
She’s 43 years old currently and she had 25 years of career. She had enough time to prove her versatility and talent and still she had mixed results (Even with some terrible and pathetic efforts in genres like comedy and horror).
Plus she gave great performances in Conviction and Homesman.
When someone used that basic-rate performance mixed with a lame attemp of character as high standard of an actress, it’s definetely blind stanning. You can replace Swank with Witherspoon, Theron, Watts and any other competent actress and you have similar effort. It’s not an improvement of defense.
Boys Dont Cry legacy will last forever die to the subject, and it’s impact. Swank was just awarded by the LGBT community for her performance in the legendary film
Too bad the film in recent years has suffered cinematic bump for aging badly and her competition (Oscar nominated or not) has been more appreciated in different cinephile circles. Anyway, great for the meaning of the subject while leaving the artistic value behind or as a second-rated comment.
While some may disagree on her 2nd win, Million Dollar Baby is another film that will have a long lasting legacy.
Well, the bold part explained perfectly the point. You even consider Swank’s legacy as inconsistent.
Anyway, if you want to be her fan, be my guest, but don’t expect results for the other side to respond better an average actress like Swank.