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polkablues

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on: January 24, 2003, 02:41:14 PM
Best actress of her generation?

Discuss.


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Reply #1 on: January 25, 2003, 07:22:11 AM
what generation is she in again?


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Reply #2 on: January 25, 2003, 11:39:38 AM
Great in Requiem, good in Dark City, ok in Pollock, mediocre in A Beautiful Mind. Haven't seen Waking the Dead (sorry).
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Reply #3 on: January 25, 2003, 03:05:44 PM
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Dude, you totally forgot "Labyrinth".


Dude, you also totally forgot "Once Upon A Time In America."  :wink:
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Reply #4 on: January 25, 2003, 08:01:56 PM
When did talk come up of her being the best? I thought she was the cutest maybe.........

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Reply #5 on: January 28, 2003, 06:16:11 PM
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When did talk come up of her being the best?


When I said so.   8)

It sounds like none of you people have seen "Waking the Dead" or "Inventing the Abbots", so I suggest you hop to it.  My intense admiration for her acting ability comes mainly from those films and "Requiem".  And she is the cutest, too.  So she's got that going for her.[/b]


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Reply #6 on: January 28, 2003, 09:57:42 PM
Well, then I advertise the question:

"Is Samantha Morton the best actress of her generation?"

Sweet and Lowdown, Jesus' Son and Minority Report all feature great performances by her that have set the bar for acting by a female for today, in my humble *laughs* opinion.

Also, who could forget her in the pretentious music video for U2's "Electrical Storm" where she was able to act with the drummer, who pretended to be an actor and summed up the experience by saying, "She was yelling at me really loud." She just happened to be the only watchable thing for in that video.

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Reply #7 on: January 29, 2003, 04:33:10 AM
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Dude, you totally forgot "Labyrinth".


Dude, you also totally forgot "Once Upon A Time In America."  :wink:


What about The Rocketeer?

I loved her in Requiem.  It disappoints me that all the attention she recieved was for her performance in A Beautiful Mind which hasn't got shit on Requiem for a Dream either in movie terms or in terms of her performance (in my opinion).  It would be nice to see her pick up some more great roles.

I do appreciate her taking the path of doing more 'serious' films rather than the shitty 'teen comedy' path she could have easily gone down (being as beautiful as she is).


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Reply #8 on: January 29, 2003, 06:32:37 PM
I'm going to revise my original statement.  Rather than calling her the best actress of her generation, maybe it's safer to say "best actress at her level of attractiveness."

I would fight to the death to make the point that there is no actress who is as attractive and as good an actress as Jennifer Connelly.

Well, maybe not to the death, but at least until somebody hurts their eye.


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Reply #9 on: January 30, 2003, 10:38:07 AM
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I would fight to the death to make the point that there is no actress who is as attractive and as good an actress as Jennifer Connelly.


Naomi Watts.
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Reply #10 on: January 30, 2003, 02:35:41 PM
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Naomi Watts.


Equally hot.  Granted.  Not quite as good an actress, though.  Seriously, go see "Waking the Dead".

Good call, regardless.


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Reply #11 on: January 30, 2003, 03:09:56 PM
Naomi Watts is way hotter


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Reply #12 on: January 30, 2003, 03:29:09 PM
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Naomi Watts is way hotter


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Reply #13 on: January 31, 2003, 06:41:02 PM
Let's just say I wouldn't turn either one away.


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