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  • Tye-Grr
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    ^I feel just the same way about Waltz’ wins. ‘Inglorious Basterds’ was PERFECTION. He absolutely killed it. And though there are some similarities, I think he brings a different tone and flavor to his role in ‘Django Unchained’. He’s brilliant in both, and very good in ‘Water For Elephants’ and ‘Carnage’ as well. I can’t wait to see him in all of the other very different films he has coming up soon.

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    [quote=”GrayLeBlanc”][quote=”MarkAlexisB”]I see what’s going on here…

    And I am not impressed.  I’ll leave it alone, though.  Oh and –

     

    This just made my day!  That Faye Dunaway GIF is perfection and exactly how I viewed you to be upon seeing Jessica Lange mentioned in this post!  I loved Silence of the Lambs, and I don’t know who i would have recast for Clarice.  I liked Jodie in it decently, but i’ve never uttered in all of my days to anyone, ”Guys, when I look back in the last 20 years of cinema, Jodie Foster in SOTL ranks a the top.”  I may end up having to stick with Michael Caine.  [/quote]

    You should see me do that nod in real life, lol 

    The Dunaway clip looks scarily like Streep playing Dunaway playing Crawford

    What’s funny is that Streep actually gives a very similar little nod like this in “August: Osage County”.  The moment is in the trailer, at around approx. 1 minute and 20 seconds.  It’s when her character is sitting at the dinner table and asks “Is there a younger woman involved?”.  She nods her head in almost exactly the same way, lol.  It’s nearly imperceptible, though.  I love it.  (I’m way too neurotic, looking up 2-3 second moments from scenes, lol…) 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwcRrgmoeAY[/quote]

    You are 100% SPOT ON with the 1:20 mark on your YouTube video.  I never saw the resemblance until just now.  I didn’t realize Sam Shephard was in this.  Is it just me, or did everyone else with Jessica Lange would have played McAdam’s mother in The Notebook, considering Shephard was his father??  

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    Actriz
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    No contest, Tom Hanks. Absolutely no range as an actor at all, has never pulled off a single Oscar-worthy performance (Big and Cast Away maybe came close).

    Everyone is knocking off Christoph Waltz, but I’d put him in the top 5 from this list. 

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    Laactingnyc
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    What actresses and films are those 2 gifs from?

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    Christoph Waltz and Sean Penn

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    Seven
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    Walter Brennan. Absolute trash

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    Aint2Proud2Beg
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    JODIE FOSTER… way over rated by her peers and the academy

    Bitch lemme buy you a ticket for Hotel Artemis so you can be schooled on how good Jodie Foster is. Sit your ass down.

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    I haven’t seen all their movies but the one that strikes out is Sean Penn. Didn’t like him at all in both Mystic River and Milk. Hilary Swank is pretty bad too.

    Maggie Smith and Vivien Leigh have the most deserving wins.

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    Christoph Waltz and Sean Penn

    Penn deserved it for Milk. Fuck his Mystic River win though.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    Christoph Waltz delivered one of the best winning performances for Best Supporting Actor for Inglorious Basterds. His win for Django Unchained, however, was far inferior to both his previously turn and his competitors in 2012, and should not have won. His performance itself showed that he has a limited range as an actor and was essentially a nomination for a nearly identified portrayal. DiCaprio (who was egregiously snubbed), TLJ in Lincoln, or Hoffman in The Master gave better performances that year.

    Hilary Swank gave a heart-wrenching performance in Boys Don’t Cry and deserved the win, especially with a somewhat over-the-top Annette Bening being her only actual competition that year. However, 2004 was a different story. Swank gave another great performance in Million Dollar Baby, but it should not have beat the likes of Imelda Staunton, who was absolutely devastating in Vera Drake. Her being a two-time winner is not terrible and her success in these two specific fields should not be overshadowed by her poor choices in film roles in the years following.

    Luise Rainer deserved the win in 1936 (albeit in Best Supporting Actress, not Lead). Her win in 1937 for The Great Earth should have gone to Irene Dunne or Greta Garbo.

    Helen Hayes was exceptional in The Sin of Madelon Claudet, but her 1970 trophy for Airport should have gone to Lee Grant in The Landlord. This would subsequently open the door for Lily Tomlin to win in 1975 for Nashville.

    Shelley Winters should have lost to Juanita Moore in 1959, but was richly deserving of her second win. She could have won for The Poseidon Adventures in 1972 as well, but Eileen Heckart’s work in Butterflies are Free was of similar caliber and the Academy’s decision was valid.

    Jodie Foster was awarded too soon. The Accused is not a fairly great film to begin with and Glenn Close probably should have taken this one for Dangerous Liaisons. She was a knockout win in 1991, but should be a one-time winner.

    Jessica Lange should have lost to co-star Teri Garr in 1982 for Tootsie. I would argue that she could’ve tied with Meryl but her win in 1994 is deserving, unless one cared to award Jodie Foster for Nell, which was of similar caliber. I prefer her having at least one win, rather than Foster with another.

    Peter Ustinov’s Spartacus win in 1960 was deserving. His win for Topkapi in 1964 is debatable, but was in a somewhat weak field. I would’ve awarded Stanley Holloway.

    Glenda Jackson gave stellar performances both years she won. Ellen Burstyn could have won in ’73 for The Exorcist, but Gena Rowlands would probably have won in ’74 if that were that case.

    I like Elizabeth Taylor in both of her winning films, but we all know they awarded her for Butterfield 8 because they thought she was gonna die young. I would’ve awarded Greer Garson that year and given either Ingrid Bergman or Bette Davis another win in 1942. It could be argued that Taylor should’ve beat Susan Hayward in 1958 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

    Ingrid Bergman should’ve won for Anastasia, Casablanca, and Autumn Sonata, but not for Murder on the Orient Express nor Gaslight. She could’ve even added a fourth for Notorious.

    Deserving of their wins: (bold = top performances)
    Bette Davis (should have more)
    Cate Blanchett (should have three)
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Denzel Washington (should have three / four)
    – Dianne Wiest (her ’94 could go to Mirren, but it’s fine)
    – Dustin Hoffman
    – Frances McDormand
    – Frederic March
    – Gary Cooper
    Gene Hackman
    – Glenda Jackson
    Ingrid Bergman
    – Jack Nicholson
    – Jane Fonda
    – Jason Robards
    – Katharine Hepburn
    – Kevin Spacey (if you ignore his terrible human nature)
    Maggie Smith
    Marlon Brando
    – Michael Caine
    Olivia de Havilland
    Robert De Niro
    – Sally Field (’84 could’ve gone to any nominee really)
    – Sean Penn
    – Tom Hanks
    Vivien Leigh

    Should have won two, but for a different role:
    – Elizabeth Taylor
    – Jack Lemmon
    – Jessica Lange
    – Meryl Streep (should’ve won in ’09, instead of ’11)
    – Shelley Winters
    – Spencer Tracy

    Should’ve won once:
    – Christoph Waltz
    – Helen Hayes
    – Hilary Swank
    – Jodie Foster
    – Luise Rainer
    – Peter Ustinov

    Walter Brennan, considering how horrible of a human he was and how talented his unrewarded competitors were, should not have won an award, let alone three.

    I haven’t seen either of Anthony Quinn or Melvyn Douglas’ performances recently and don’t want to assess them unfairly. The fact that I forget both makes me think they probably didn’t deserve two (or even one).

    Best Multiple Wins: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Worst Multiple Wins: Walter Brennan

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    Ranking only the ones I’ve seen.

    Actors deserving of their wins:
    – Bette Davis (should have more, esp. considering All About Eve, and Baby Jane)
    – Cate Blanchett (one word: Elizabeth)
    – Maggie Smith
    – Ingrid Bergman (instead of Orient Express, maybe Autumn Sonata, and always – Casablanca)
    – Daniel Day-Lewis
    – Marlon Brando
    – Katharine Hepburn (instead of rewarding Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, they could have gone for Philadelphia)
    – Olivia de Havilland (the second movie, The Heiress, particularly its final moments was simply divine)
    – Dustin Hoffman
    – Gary Cooper
    – Denzel Washington
    – Vivien Leigh
    – Glenda Jackson
    – Jack Nicholson (I wish he had won for Chinatown as well)
    – Sally Field
    – Jane Fonda
    – Robert De Niro
    – Kevin Spacey
    – Frances McDormand
    – Dianne Wiest
    – Sean Penn
    – Tom Hanks

    Actors who should have won two, but for different roles:
    – Jack Lemmon (Some Like it Hot)
    – Jessica Lange (Frances – this should have been the Best Actress tie)
    – Meryl Streep (Doubt, in my opinion, was better than the Thatcher biopic, so 2008, instead of 2011)
    – Elizabeth Taylor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) – she hated BUtterfield8 herself)

    Actors who should have won once:
    – Christoph Waltz (he was great in the first one, he was surely the lead in the second one)
    – Jodie Foster (Accused!)
    – Luise Rainer (the second one just didn’t make sense, esp. when they had Greta Garbo for Camille)

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    I thought the thread was about who you feel are the worst overall actors to win multiple Oscars not who deserved their multiple Oscars least.

    That’s why I’m slightly surprised by the amount of Sean Penn mentions. For me he didn’t deserve either Oscar, especially the second. However, his performances in a multitude of films beyond those two (Dead Man Walking, Bad Boys, Colors, 21 Grams, Fast Times…) excludes him from this list. And I actually liked him in Mystic River. I just don’t feel he should have won. The win for Milk is almost inexcusable.

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