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Re: Overrated actors and actresses

Originally Posted by K.W.H. View Post
Laurence Fishburne is vastly underrated. He has many good movies and plenty of good performances, yet never gets any praise at all.
Always like him. Another actor that I didn't realize that I liked? Jude Law. Several times, I've watched a movie of his, and half-way through, I'm like, "Wait, that's Jude Law."

Originally Posted by eyebrowmorroco View Post
I’d say anyone who has clue. Tarkovsky has been nominated how many times? Fassbinder? Dreyer? Pasolini? Tarr? Herzog? Lubitsch? Bergman has won how many? Kurosawa? Fellini? Luc-Godard? Bunuel? Leone? How about Chaplin for either acting or directing? Hitchcock? Okay, Okay, let’s try the Americans; the great Stanley Kubrick has won one AA! He won it for best special effects! King Vidor? Orson Welles? Howard Hawks, one nomination! Lumet? Peckinpah? Anthony Mann? Fuller? How about actors? Oldman? How many times has the incomparable Alfred Molina been nominated? Turturro? Kilmer? Harry Sean Stanton? I mean Harry Dean Stanton: Paris, Texas - never nominated! Dustin Hoffman doesn’t win for Midnight Cowboy? Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon? Brando doesn’t even get nominated for Apocalypse Now? Marcello Mastroianni? The legendary Edward G. Robinson? Kinski? Joseph Cotten? Charles Bickford? Quite possibly the greatest actress ever, Liv Ullman, has never won? Barbara Stanwyck nominated 4 times, never won? Hanna Schygulla? Joan Bennett? Let’s see who has won: Tom Hanks 2; Spielberg's resume suggests he is a superior filmmaker to Tarkovsky? Are you kidding me? Other winners include: Jamie Foxx, Nic Cage, John Wayne, Clooney, Cuba Gooding Jr, Mo’Nique, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Hudson, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Cher. Meryl Steep has 17 nominations? 17! Need I go on?
Whoopi Goldberg has an Oscar.

You mentioned Gary Oldman. . . he has one nomination, I believe. Clooney, on the other hand? Four nominations with one win.

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