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11-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Stu Macher
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Originally Posted by kihei View Post
Daniel Day Lewis. How good is he in Lincoln ? It seems sometimes all he has to do is show up and people rave about him. He almost seems beyond scrutiny. I think he gives a fine performance in Lincoln, but I'm not sure that it is one of the five best of the year. Why is that a great performance, rather than just a good performance?
I really do agree with you. I think if it was anybody else giving the exact same performance, they would get credit for a fine performance, but not lauded as the favorite to win like Day-Lewis is. He's going to end up walking up to pick up his 3rd Oscar, while guys like Joaquin Phoenix and Bradley Cooper sit down and politely applaud, and that is frustrating to me.

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