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Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder) vs. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)

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  • awardskel
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    Choose. Which of these broadly comedic (yet Oscar-nominated) performances is your favorite?

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    Trent
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    RDJ put so much into that role and took a big chance performing in blackface. I genuinely believe that, if the rankings were released, he would have been in a (distant) second behind Ledger.

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    There is no question. Melissa McCarthy, by far!

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    Andrew Eng
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    A close call, but I would pick RDJ over McCarthy. 

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    BamaEd75
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    Agree FNLFan, close call, but went with Downey

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Melissa McCarthy. That performance was just outstanding!!!

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    Laactingnyc
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    #540402

    RDJ

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    Madson Melo
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    Downey Jr., by far!!

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    Henry Zambrano
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    Melissa McCarthy! I found her performance more hilarious. 

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    Macbeth
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    Downey Jr.
    He was excellent and this role gave him an amazing comeback

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    Tye-Grr
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    RDJ… For me it’s no contest. He’s playing an Aussie playing a black man…in a war film.. Who at one point uses an Asian accent while still using the vocal inflections that he created for the black character.. It’s just too funny. And RDJ committed to the role 100% and absolutely nailed it. If not for Ledger’s incredible performance in ‘The Dark Knight’, I’d have picked RDJ that year.

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    Max 2.0
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    Oh lord… RDJr stans coming out to play… lol! Anywho, Melissa was better.

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    Emmyfan
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    No contest – McCarthy.

    I found Robert Downey Jr’s performance to be overrated and I preferred Tom Cruise over Robert Downey Jr.  

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    BamaEd75
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    See I didn’t get the love for Cruise’s performance. I preferred McConaughey to Cruise. The think with Cruise in these roles (Magnolia, Tropic Thunder, Rock of Ages) is that he never seems to let you forget that he’s still Tom Cruise playing the role. He doesn’t quite fully give up the movie star trappings. In Jerry Maguire and Rainman, that was brilliantly effective. In playing character roles, not so much.

    But Rock of Ages had major issues anyway, but that’s another thread.

    Both MM and RDJ were thankfully nominated for their great comic performances.

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    babypook
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    RDJ by a wide margin. Not that Melissa wasnt good. Jr has more range here.

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