October 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm #1202399072
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.
LOctober 31, 2017 at 4:53 pm #1202399074
Hilary Swank two-time Oscar winner makes perennial nominee Annette Bening an Oscar martyr.October 31, 2017 at 9:32 pm #1202399171
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.May 27, 2018 at 10:12 am #1202554524
Let’s review their film statuses:
Cate Blanchett (still going strong)
Jane Fonda (not very likely, but most potential)
Jessica Lange (tv focused, still enough acclaim)
Sally Field (inconsistent appearances now)
Dianne Wiest (hasn’t done movies since 2015)
Maggie Smith (hasn’t done a live-action film since 2015)
Hilary Swank (second win probably will keep her from more noms)
Glenda Jackson (hasn’t acted in a movie since 1992)
Denzel Washington (equivalent to Meryl in noms and still great)
Robert De Niro (if he pulls out another good performance)
Tom Hanks (if he finally gets back into the nomination pool)
Michael Caine (could pull a Christopher Plummer)
Christoph Waltz (doesn’t have a huge range for three wins)
Sean Penn (too polarizing)
Dustin Hoffman (#MeToo movement probably ruined his chances)
Gene Hackman (hasn’t acted since 2004)
Kevin Spacey (he will never act again)
Basically, the only one’s capable of winning another one are Cate Blanchett, Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro, and possibly Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, or Michael Caine. The rest are either completely out of the running and/or have reached their peak of acting accomplishments.May 27, 2018 at 9:43 pm #1202554765
Without any doubt.May 27, 2018 at 10:52 pm #1202554786
If Gene Hackman comes out of retirement, it’s pretty much a done deal. But that’s a big IF.May 27, 2018 at 10:59 pm #1202554787
If Gene Hackman comes out of retirement, it’s pretty much a done deal. But that’s a big IF.
His retirement is genuine. Alexander Payne attempted to lure him back with the Dern role in Nebraska. I respect his desire for personal anonymity. Living his last days consumed with living and not how others evaluate and validate his legacy. He could give a fuck.
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