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September 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm #1204429026
This is so subjective, where is Montgomery Clift? Where is Gary Oldman? i think he’s better than DiCaprio, anyway, here’s another list: https://everydaykoala.com/greatest-actors-of-all-time-pn/14/
Chadwick Boseman at number 1? This list makes no sense.July 27, 2021 at 3:12 pm #1204366508
Actors must be much more selective when it comes to choosing roles as Leonardo DiCaprio does: 3 last films 3 Oscar nominations (2014,2016,2020) at the same level as Pacino in the 70s Godfather, Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon (1973,1974,1975) or Daniel Day Lewis in the 2000s and 2010s (Gangs of New York, There Will be Blood, Lincoln, Phanthom Thread …). I have the feeling that today many actors choose roles that make them feel very comfortable (fast shooting – easy money ) and lose their progression. Timothée Chalamet, for example, his latest roles ( 3 movies in 2021 ) are unremarkable, even pointing to a regression
It’s unrealistic for most actors to be selective like those you mentioned though and maybe many just enjoy making movies and don’t or want need to make masterworks to win awards all the time. And DiCaprio’s last 3 films were with Martin Scorsese, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Quentin Tarantino. Pacino’s was with Francis Ford Coppola and Sidney Lumet. And Day Lewis with Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Spielberg. They work with some of the best working directors which isn’t a thing all actors can constantly do.
Also Timothée Chalamet’s 3 films are films from Wes Anderson, Adam McKay and Denis Villeneuve and are all pretty heavily anticipated so I wouldn’t call it unremarkable. Dune alone could end up being his biggest role and being the lead and carrying a film like that isn’t a role which seems so comfortable or easy.May 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm #1204260889
Bale probably could get a Leading win and DiCaprio probably could get a second sooner than PhoenixMay 18, 2021 at 3:21 pm #1204260883
Honestly looking at who he was up against when he lost the only time I would 100% think he was the most deserving was The Revenant.
He was deserving for The Wolf of Wall Street but I would choose Chiwetel Ejiofor over him. And he was also deserving for The Aviator but Jamie Foxx was undeniably great in Ray.May 8, 2021 at 9:22 am #1204246946
Ingrid Bergman in Anastasia. When she married to comunist Rossellini, Hollywood dumped her. Once she divorced him, they quickly welcome her back with an underserving win. Dont let me starting with “On the waterfront”. That was very political take imho
People always say that Ingrid was undeserving of her win for Anastasia but who else in that group of nominees deserved it more? I agree that it was a political move to welcome her back to Hollywood but I think she also deserved the award too.May 8, 2021 at 9:17 am #1204246942
I do agree that this nomination was really just the Academy giving the finger to Kevin Spacey. That said, what Spacey did isn’t political, it’s criminal.
Yeah what Kevin Spacey did wasn’t political, but the Academy nominating Christopher Plummer for the role he replaced Kevin Spacey in was. It was like you said them giving the middle finger to Spacey and showing how they wanted to look like they were taking a stand against the issues in the industry.May 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm #1204243995
Nominations from passion votes wouldn’t be considered one.
If every typical nom is defined as political then surely any nomination that goes against this is also political too? A demonstration that they wont play into the usual politics and nominate something different would also make it political.May 5, 2021 at 2:31 pm #1204243913
What is your definition of political? For me, political represents the same systems that have been overused by the Academy when it comes to nominations. Just like government politics, the same type of people are nominated for federal or state positions. If you fit the look and have the same resume of former nominees, you are more likely to get nominated. That is where Mank comes in. The film was not well like by many viewers at home, but yet, it made its way to a Best Picture nomination. Why? Because, Mank checks the same boxes that the Academy loves… AKA, had the look and resume. Politics! Seyfried, Oldman, and Fincher were nominated for doing what??? Also, If you guys can say Black Panther was only nominated for Best Picture because it was a story about Blacks, than why can’t you say movies like Mank are nominated because they are stories about Whites?
If that’s how you’re defining political in terms of nominations then couldn’t you just say every nomination is political?May 5, 2021 at 7:40 am #1204243402
Greta Gerwig has literally 2 films she’s not overdue for anything, Park Chan-wook, Claire Denis, David Lynch, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Haneke, Alexander Payne are all way more overdueMay 4, 2021 at 6:31 am #1204242025
Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the WorldMay 3, 2021 at 11:35 am #1204240889
Tatsuya Nakadai – Harakiri
Takashi Shimura – Ikiru
Setsuko Hara – Tokyo Story
Song Kang-hoo – Memories of a Murder
Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki – Shoplifters
Issei Ogata – SilenceNot now