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    One of the greatest actors ever, with such great iconic performances. What is your favorite performance from the great Ellen? Personally my favorite is Same Time, Next Year.
     

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    Mrs. Doolittle
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    She was also Amazing in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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    ENGLAND
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    Ressurection by far imo….

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    Jake
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    She’ll be remembered in 2100s for “Requiem for a Dream”.

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    allabout oscars
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    REQUIEM
    RESSURECTION

    stand above the rest…..a wonderful actress….

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    Titanium
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    Easily Requiem For a Dream! Not because she was bad in the others but because she blew me away in that and her performance stayed with me for weeks. I seriously would put it up there as one of the performances of the 21st century so far (with DDL in the three good films he’s done this century, Portman in Black Swan, Ledger in Dark Knight, Bardem in No Country, Adams in Junebug and Mo’Nique in Precious as the only ones on the same level).

    I mean the electroshock scene, I actually thought she was having a seizure! It’s definitley one of the biggest oscar travesties ever that Julia Roberts robbed her of that well deserved oscar for her signature bland, inspid and uninspiring performance in Erin Brokovitch. The only person who I wouldn’t have minded to take the best actress oscar that year besides Ellen Burstyn was Bjork (she blew me away too) and she wasn’t even nominated!!

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    Greg A.
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    Had to go with Requiem. Followed closely by Exorcist, LPS and Alice.

    Definitely one of the most UNDERRATED actresses.

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    Madson Melo
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    I don’t think that a person that is commonly known as one of 5 best actresses of the 70’s, one of the best of all time (I, personally, think she’s), has an Oscar (in six nominations), an Emmy and a Tony is underrated.

    Btw, she’s perfection in The Exorcist and Requiem for a Dream, she should’ve won the Oscar for one of these roles, her win for Alice was completely wrong and it was as robbed as her loss in 2000.

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    black30
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    I don’t think that a person that is commonly known as one of 5 best actresses of the 70’s, one of the best of all time (I, personally, think she’s), has an Oscar (in six nominations), an Emmy and a Tony is underrated.

    Underrated applies to award winners too, except Meryl Streep. 

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    Madson Melo
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    but it’s not the case of Ellen Burstyn

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    I picked “Requiem…” and was happily surprised to see that it is winning the poll.

    Burstyn is great in everything she does.  She’s fiery and tempestuous, just like I like my actresses.

    She was phenomenal in “Alice…”, transcendant in “The Exorcist” and towering in “Requiem…”

    I also love this:

    Darren Aronofsky,
    her director on Requiem for a Dream, describes Burstyn as the ‘greatest
    living American actress’. Burstyn accepts such praise with typical modesty. “When
    I hear that I should apologize to the likes of Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep
    and Jessica Lange, and all the other great actresses who are slighted by high
    praise”, she says.

    [url]http://www.crankycritic.com/qa/pf_articles/ellenburstyn.html[/url]

    Lovin’ it.

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    JayDF
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    Along with Anne Bancroft, Burstyn is my all time favorite.  I could very easily pick Requiem For a Dream or Resurrection.  The Exorcist & The Last Picture too for that matter.  But I Have to go with Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore for my vote.  Not only did I fall in love with her performance but the character she brought to life as well.  She handles every second of humor and sadness to perfection.

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    Miss Frost
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    Hard to say. An Amazing actress indeed! I’ll say Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Always thought Requiem was sort of over the top.

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