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Jennifer Lawrence

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Coming in at a respectable 51st place is America's sweetheart. Her first big role that I can think of was Winter's Bone, where she showed off her great drama skills. Nominated for an Oscar. Apparently she then did a movie with Anton Yelchin and was in a movie directed by Jodi Foster. After that it was time for her action movies. She was Mystique in X-Men First Class and related sequels. Mystique is probably my #1 comic book character of all time. I thought she was an unusual casting choice but Jennifer's version of Mystique was still very compelling and I'm convinced that it was Jennifer's charisma that inspired the writers to take Mystique in a kind of... team leader direction for the sequels. Obviously, she was also cast in the iconic and blockbusting global phenomenon Hunger Games. It's easy to dismiss Hunger Games because of how big it got. YA novels have pros and cons for both literary value and movie-making potential. I'll leave my specific thoughts about that series for another time but in general I'd say that the themes and political plotlines of Hunger Games, particularly in the final book, are a bit underrated. As for the movies, a lot was action and angst fluff but I do think Jennifer was able to have some genuinely impressive acting moments when she had scenes with some of the adult actors, e.g. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore. So while the movie series was a little bloated with 4 entire films, there were some actual quality moments in there. 


So Jennifer is a good drama actress and could pull off action. But where I thought she shined best was when the drama was mixed with a little bit of comedy. Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle being my examples for that. Obviously the Academy agreed with me and gave her the Oscar for Best Actress for the former and nominated her for supporting for the latter. I liked Silver Linings Playbook a lot and Jennifer basically carried that movie on her back. She was nominated for another oscar for Joy, proving that she was an academy darling. And she actually won the Globes for all of the above. All that and she's only 32. A lot of decades of work left to go if she chooses to stay in this industry. 

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Tilda Swinton



Tilda Swinton is regarded as one of the greatest actors of the 21th Century. Tilda is an actor that I like very much and appreciate for the type of roles she picks but she is ultimately not one of my top favorites. I think the first film I watched from Tilda was the under-appreciated masterpiece that was The Beach where Tilda did a great job imho. Other films that I remember watching from her are Moonrise Kingdom, Snowpiercer, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Doctor Strange, Okja and Uncut Gems (voice). A really strong group of movies if we omit Dr. Strange. Her role in Michael Clayton would give her her first Oscar and Bafta for Best Supporting Actress and she has also been nominated for Golden Globes, Critic Choices, SAG, Independent, Saturn and many other awards. She is regarded as one of the best actors from the 21st century according to the New York Times.

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A household name in the entertainment industry, Sandra Bullock started off her career more than 25 years ago when she appeared in Hangmen. After starring in direct-to-video films, she scored a supporting role in Demolition Man which led to her appearing in Speed in her breakthrough role ; Some of her notable roles in the 1990s included While You Were Sleeping, A Time To Kill, Speed 2 : Cruise Control, Hope Floats, Forces of Nature, and The Prince of Egypt.  She then started the new decade by appearing in more romantic comedies such as 28 Days, Miss Congeniality – one of her more recognizable role, Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality 2 : Armed and Fabulous, The Lake House as well in movies like Crash – Alex’s favourite, Premonition and Murder by Numbers.  She ended the decade on a high with The Proposal, The Blind Side which made her being taken seriously as an actress and went on to dominate the award circuit, and of course, All About Steve where she won the award for the worst actress ; During this time, she was one of the highest paid actress in the world.  For the new decade of the 2010s, she happened in a variety of films but the highlight would be The Heat, Gravity, Bird Box and Ocean’s 8.   Overall, Sandra Bullock is a talented actress and one that I do like but never been a top favourite of mine & at this point of the rankdown, she’s more than a fair cut.

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This is the last cycle before Final Cuts. The format is Save Only. Each ranker will nominate seven actors/actresses. The other five rankers will each save one. The two left behind will be eliminated from the game. The nominator of the eliminated actors/actresses is responsible for the write-ups.

You have 24 hours to make your saves or post your nominations. If you miss the deadline, then anyone can swoop in and take your save (including the nominator). If you miss the deadline as the nominator without requesting an extension, then noms will be randomized.

Each ranker will nominate twice. And you’ll sign up for two of these nomination spots at a first come, first served basis:



1st & 12th:

2nd & 11th:

3rd & 10th:

4th & 9th:

5th & 8th:

6th & 7th: 

@Alex95 @#jeah @*Chris @FrogLenzen @.Rei @~Tom~


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