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July 7, 2020 at 6:05 pm #1203573020
Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Denzel Washington, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Day-Lewis, Javier Bardem.
All actors with deep, rich tones and/or the ability to do very convincing accents. Toni Collette’s voice definitely is not deep or rich but she colors her words very well.June 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm #1203545235
Of course Hillary won’t be a major role in this… they’re probably afraid to portray her with any negativeness lolJune 19, 2020 at 10:05 pm #1203543216
To elaborate on why I’ve felt Stewart would be a great pick as Princess Diana, I in large part echo a lot of what has been said.
Regarding physicality, it seems that similarities in face shape in particular is the most crucial part of facial structure for an actor and their real-life character for a biopic. Stewart and Princess Diana boast the same pointed but rounded jaw, sunken cheeks, sunken eyes, narrowing of the forehead as you ascend the face…
Regarding behavior, Princess Diana made a big statement when she began squatting down to meet children on their level (of height) to talk to them. This was a huge display of humility for one of such high status, and I can picture Stewart giving this moment its full gravity. Stewart does not conform to a lot of society and Hollywood’s standards, be they in terms of what is perceived as classic femininity or heteronormativity or fashion. She has managed to become what we could call “an outsider who is on the inside” of Hollywood, much like Princess Diana herself was with the royal family in the public eye. I think Atypical nails it upthread when describing the “aloofness, awkwardness, and etherealness” that these two women share. You get the sense from hearing Princess Diana talk that there is a lot that is unsaid. She is deliberate about what she shares in conversations. Stewart as a person–and therefore in a lot of her performances–has this same sense of privacy or self-protection. I also add that I think Stewart is a very classy–for lack of a better word–person, though nonconforming.
I haven’t seen too many biopics in my lifetime but I think biopics succeed most when the casting director prioritizes finding actors with similar inner lives or spirits to their subjects as opposed to searching for an actor who best physically resembles the subject. They did that with Stewart.June 17, 2020 at 10:19 pm #1203539889
This is a weird one… but trust me on it. Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana.
from January 2nd, 2019 on this thread. https://www.goldderby.com/forum/movies/biopics-that-should-be-made/page/8/
Stewart is the perfect choice.June 10, 2020 at 9:07 am #1203525620
I haven’t seen Opening Night or A Woman Under the Influence and I really need to. I hear nothing but raves for Gena Rowlands’ performances.
They’re both outstanding, and the two together showcase her versatility. Gena Rowlands’ acting redefines what realism on film can be, and I don’t think she has been matched nor met in that regard.June 9, 2020 at 11:07 pm #1203524891
I’ve yet to see a mention of Gena Rowlands in Opening Night, so here it is.June 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm #1203519886
Merging then would be a terrible idea. About non-binary actors, I couldn’t even name five popular ones. I don’t really care where they would fit.
Well that’s because it’s not considered popular to be non-binary in the world, thus non-binary people are given less opportunities.June 4, 2020 at 2:09 pm #1203516427
I think that academy has finished with Phoenix, sadly. They gave him an oscar just because “they had to”, just because they couldn’t avoid rewarding the greatest actor of his generation (along with di DiCaprio). But i’m sure they won’t reward Phoenix aGain even if he delivers a great performance because he didn’t spend beautiful words about the accademy in the past, he almost never takes part to oscar bait movies and he is not a ceremony friendly person. I’m sure DiCaprio will win his second actually even if in my opinion the academy now has those priorities that i list here in order : 1) give Bale his first leading role oscar (second overall) 2) Give B.Cooper his first leading one 3) Give DiCaprio his second leading one. 4) Give Driver his first leading one
The Academy nominated Brando the year after his The Godfather acceptance speech delivered by Sacheen Littlefeather, so I doubt that they’re really affected. Joker was such a popular film that I bet a lot of people tuned in to the Oscars just to see Joaquin. The Academy surely cares about $ and viewers more than perceived optics.May 30, 2020 at 3:01 pm #1203509412
The term character actor isn’t about performance technique but how Hollywood evaluates an actor’s marquee value. “Ugly” people are usually defaulted into supporting / character roles.
That’s not how actors use the term, though. The general public sees it that way, sure.
Good catch about Huppert ^May 29, 2020 at 5:38 pm #1203508199
I’d say keep an eye out for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. We know the industry loves her and she probably was 6th or 7th for Enough Said. People keep talking about Lisa Kudrow being the next Laurie Metcalf but I think it could easily be JLD.
It’s interesting to me how many people associate Metcalf with TV. She has done a lot, but she’s a total theatre animal. I had the pleasure of seeing her in 2017 and she was extraordinary, even from the balcony.May 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm #1203508095
Yeah, I hear you, but I’m not convinced. I knew it would be considered insulting to suggest that people are rooting for her to win in part because of her looks, but that’s truthfully how I see it, with all due respect. I’m sure it subconsciously plays into why I enjoy watching Kidman so much; she’s stunning, and I’ve been very conditioned into believing she’s stunning. Again, don’t get me wrong, Byrne did a lot with a little and really elevated the material, but I don’t think anyone’s performance in this role could justify a win over the other candidates because the material simply didn’t offer her enough to do. You don’t need to tell me acting isn’t always screaming and crying.