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    Two words: Luise Rainer.

    I believe that Rainer herself blamed her post-Oscar lack of career on her then-husband Clifford Odets.

    However, I also thought I had read that she experienced the same thing that Bette Davis experienced: Win an Oscar and the studio will put you in any crap and expect it to be a hit because you are in it. Davis had to sue Warner Brothers in 1937 to get better roles because after having won for Dangerous, they continued to cast her is lousy films. Rainer probably just figured it wasn’t worth it to sue MGM.

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    CitizenBlake
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    Also, it’s surprising, but F. Murray Abraham gave one of the finest performances of all time in Amadeus, winning him a richly deserved Oscar. But he’s not been in anything good as of note aside from silly Tv dramas like Homeland, minuscule parts in good films or just appearing in shit films altogether. You’d expect a Lead Oscar to propel one to stardom.

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    AwardsConnect
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    Well, like Homeland co-star Mandy Patinkin, Abraham has had a reputation of being a supreme pain in the ass to work with.

    In Julie Salamon’s book on the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Abraham is seen having a hissy fit over not getting top billing (despite having a modest supporting role) with Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis. Basically, he comes off looking like he thinks he’s the greatest actor to ever grace the screen.

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    Well, like Homeland co-star Mandy Patinkin, Abraham has had a reputation of being a supreme pain in the ass to work with. In Julie Salamon’s book on the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Abraham is seen having a hissy fit over not getting top billing (despite having a modest supporting role) with Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis. Basically, he comes off looking like he thinks he’s the greatest actor to ever grace the screen. COMING SOON to The Awards Connection: The 100 Greatest Oscar-Nominated Performances

    Well.. people have behaved worse, particularly Oscar-less people. I’m not saying that Abraham is some saint or that his behavior should be excused. It’s just that lower level actors with even worse temperamental issues have survived far longer than Abraham.

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    Mo’nique apparently was blacklisted after winning the Oscar for Precious due to her unwillingness to campaign for the award. Explains why she ghosted future Oscar nominations and movie prospects, because she believed in the work. That’s how it should be.

    That was the first instance that came to mind. Her reluctance to campaign for the award (allegedly) so angered Steve McQueen that after the Oscars he (allegedly) resolved to make sure she never worked in Hollywood again, and went around to all the other producers and told them to not cast Mo’nique in anything. And according to Mo’nique, this smear campaign worked. After her win for Precious — which was released in 2009 — she wasn’t cast in another film until 2014, and since Precious she has only done three films to date.

    Precious isn’t a McQueen production. Her collaborator was Lee Daniels.

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    Mo’nique apparently was blacklisted after winning the Oscar for Precious due to her unwillingness to campaign for the award. Explains why she ghosted future Oscar nominations and movie prospects, because she believed in the work. That’s how it should be.

    That was the first instance that came to mind. Her reluctance to campaign for the award (allegedly) so angered Steve McQueen that after the Oscars he (allegedly) resolved to make sure she never worked in Hollywood again, and went around to all the other producers and told them to not cast Mo’nique in anything. And according to Mo’nique, this smear campaign worked. After her win for Precious — which was released in 2009 — she wasn’t cast in another film until 2014, and since Precious she has only done three films to date.

    Precious isn’t a McQueen production. Her collaborator was Lee Daniels.

    WHOOPS. My bad. I get those two confused all the time. Not only are they both Oscar-nominated directors whose signature films are about the struggles of an African American protagonist, but the two also look a lot a like (though Daniels is 10 years McQueen’s senior).

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    Neither man favors the other. McQueen is heavyset and dark skinned with glass. Daniels has a lighter complexion. Not as thick as McQueen and a variety of hairstyles associated with him while Steve keeps his hair close cropped.

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    Neither man favors the other. McQueen is heavyset and dark skinned with glass. Daniels has a lighter complexion. Not as thick as McQueen and a variety of hairstyles associated with him while Steve keeps his hair close cropped.

    They look more alike when they have fuller hair, beards, and glasses. Now that I’ve done a Google search and seen other pictures where McQueen has less hair and is more clean-shaven, as well as pictures where Daniels doesn’t wear his glasses, maybe they don’t look as much alike as I thought. lol

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    Aint2Proud2Beg
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    So have people forgotten Roberto Benigni, Jean Dujardin and Adrien Brody?

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    So have people forgotten Roberto Benigni, Jean Dujardin and Adrien Brody?

    Roberto Benigni also had very polarizing responses to his film and win, so I’m not surprised that he didn’t find much work after.

    Brody went on to book King Kong, so I wouldn’t say he had it too shabby. I do agree that Dujardin never seemed to launch into Hollywood.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Has Julianne Moore been in a good movie (or movie at all) since her win?

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    Gain
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    Julianne Moore is way too established to have her career ruined.

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    Has Julianne Moore been in a good movie (or movie at all) since her win?

    She has appeared in eight movies after Still Alice and two more films starring her are to be released this year. At least a handful have been bona-fide critical successes. Some have also been runaway hits at the box office.

    To me, the most baffling enigma – possibly in the history of Oscars – is Hilary Swank, one of the edgiest and ablest actors of her generation and a two-time winner whose career choices have been consistently miserable between her wins and ever since her second win. Is her agent really that bad or what gives?

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    Moore’s win was a career acknowledgement. Whatever she does from here on out is irrelevant to her being an Oscar winner.

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    Gain
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    Is her agent really that bad or what gives?

    Isn’t Hylda Queally her agent? Or at least used to be her agent? Blanchett and Cotillard have the same agent so I guess that’s not it?

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