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    Oleageoun
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    So, this is The Ringer’s 35 actors over 35 list from February this year. What do you guys think?

    35. Chris Evans

    34. Anne Hathaway

    33. Matt Damon

    32. Mahershala Ali

    31. Steven Yuen

    30. Lupita Nyong’o

    29. Amy Adams

    28. Oscar Isaac

    27. Tessa Thompson

    26. Daniel Craig

    25. Ryan Reynolds

    24. Chris Hemsworth

    23. Emily Blunt

    22. Joaquin Phoenix

    21. Scarlett Johansson

    20. Ben Affleck

    19. Jamie Foxx

    18. Adam Sandler

    17. Melissa McCarthy

    16. Bradley Cooper

    15. Viola Davis

    14. Samuel L Jackson

    13. Adam Driver

    12. Will Smith

    11. Robert Downey Jr.

    10. Tom Hanks

    9. Cate Blanchett

    8. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

    7. Keanu Reeves

    6. Meryl Streep

    5. Brad Pitt

    4. Tom Cruise

    3. Denzel Washington

    2. Charlize Theron

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio

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    I would remove Evans, Hemsworth and Reynolds. They’re not good actors and aren’t bankable outside their respective comic book franchises.  Why is Tom Cruise above Brad Pitt and Adam Driver? He doesn’t have a career outside the Mission Impossible movies. I would put Driver at 1 or 2. The man jumps from one film to the next without breaks and has worked with some of the best directors in the industry. Unlike some of his peers, he’s also not afraid to take risks.

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    Stefania
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    They disqualified some actors who didn’t work much in the last few years (Clooney), so that you know. This list is definitely more about popularity and momentum than talent,

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    Also, where are Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman? They should’ve been included instead of Reynolds, Hemsworth and Evans. Witherspoon and Kidman produced Big Littles. Kidman was in The Undoing, Nine Perfect Strangers, Bombshell, Destroyer and will soon be seen in Being the Ricardos.

    Witherspoon was in Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show. She also has two rom-coms in development at Netflix. She has a popular online book club and created her own media empire with her company, Hello Sunshine.

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    Elsa Korr
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    The Ringer already clowning themselves with Under 35 list, they create an even bigger joke with this. The exclusion of Jake Gyllenhaal (dude got 10+ project in production), Tom Hardy and Christian Bale for Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Reynolds is beyond me lol.

    FYC:
    Best Director: Edgar Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jane Campion
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog
    Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Thomasin McKenzie, Rooney Mara, Tessa Thompson
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper
    Best S. Actress: Cate Blanchett, Diana Rigg, Anya Taylor Joy
    Best S. Actor: Kodi Smit McPhee, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins

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    What a mess. At least this list gets #1 100% right cause no one is a better balance between prestige and commercial than Leo. Fact of life.

    That said, the list can’t decide whether they just want boxoffice or prestige or both. For example, RDJ is completely irrelevant boxoffice-wise without Marvel (see Doolittle and that failed Oscar bait before it) and he hasn’t been in awards conversation since Tropic Thunder (13 years ago).

    I’d say Scarlett and Driver are too low since they are in high demand with famous directors and auteurs, and people know them even if their arty movies don’t have wide viewership as expected of arthouse.

    Charlize is too high. Blanchett definitely has a better mix of comercial and prestige. I get that Charlize was recently nominationed but Bombshell was a forgettable bomb. And she’s slumming it in F&F movies where the star is Vin Diesel and cars not her.

    Lol Matt Damon at #33. What joke. The list clearly has recency bias (his comments). He has to be Top 10. Everyone in the world knows who he is. He has better balance between boxoffice and prestige than some other actors on the list. He should be hihger than RDJ for sure.

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    I listened to this February 2021 Ringer podcast and WOW was it annoying.  One of the most ridiculous things about their choices is that they identified the loose criteria for their selections but then didn’t consistently or accurately apply those criteria.  For example, they said that they omitted certain actors, such as Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and George Clooney, (allegedly) because none of them are currently making movies– they claimed that in the last several years, all have either chosen to act primarily on TV, or were focusing on directing and/or producing, or were taking a break from acting.  Also, they noted that they had excluded three people– Gal Gadot, Carey Mulligan, and Janelle Monae– because all that been included on their “under 35” list, and had just aged out this year, but would be considered for next year’s list.

     

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    Tessa Thompson???

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    Top 3 Movie Stars working today:

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio

    2. Denzel Washington

    3. Brad Pitt

    4. Tom Hanks

    5. Will Smith

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    Also, where are Reese Witherspoon

    They excluded people without a film in the last three years (like Witherspoon), those who are retired/semi-retired as actors (Clooney, Diaz, DDL, Paltrow etc) and those who have mostly worked in tv recently (Kidman etc).

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    Lol Matt Damon at #33. What joke. The list clearly has recency bias (his comments).

    The list was published in February.

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    so why is it recycled in September? Either way, ridiculous to have Damon at #33 when eevryone knows who he is and he’s super active. His career is in better shape than Jamie Foxx who is at 19 or RDJ who is at 11.

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    Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Where is Frances McDormand?

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    This list is a complete mess… There is clearly no way that they’ve calculated this in a coherent fashion…

    There is clearly no balance between popularity and actual talent here…

    Yes, Leo is No. 1.

    But from there… right, so Charlize Theron is 2? but Denzel who is a bigger star and has been nominated for more awards in the last ten years is 3?

    Joaquin Phoenix – the star of Joker and arguably one of the five most well-regarded actors on the list – and Scarlett Johansson – the biggest female movie star, who was just nominated for 2 Oscars – are behind Jamie Foxx – the mediocre actor of such hits (in the last few years) as Sleepless and Robin Hood + the weakest actor in Baby Driver and Django Unchained, who hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since 2004.

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    Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Where is Frances McDormand?

    This is a good point. She’s literally at the peak of her career, right now…

    unlike Meryl Streep (#6), who is very clearly on a downward spiral in her career. She hasn’t given a great performance, since……. over ten years ago, let’s just say that.

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