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(Some Guy)   An exhaustive list of all 44 Academy Award nominees who have appeared in a Star Wars film   (affotd.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Star Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Academy Award, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Candidate, Obi-Wan Kenobi  
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2020-08-03 2:33:21 PM  
44 Oscar Nominees who were in way better films than anything JJ Abrams' has done but slummed it to be in Star Wars.
 
2020-08-03 2:36:57 PM  
Interesting (?) they didn't get John Williams a cameo until the very last minute
 
2020-08-03 2:53:42 PM  
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2020-08-03 3:33:50 PM  
Interesting, but wow, what a poorly written article.
 
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2020-08-03 3:33:51 PM  
List fails without Art Carney.
 
2020-08-03 3:41:35 PM  
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2020-08-03 4:04:35 PM  
1) JJ Abrams is amazing at casting. Godlike. If he were half as good at everything else to do with filmmaking as he is at that, he'd be one of the most celebrated directors of all time. Instead, he's... JJ Abrams.

2) Linda Hunt is amazing in The Year of Living Dangerously, and was also Shadout Mapes in Lynch's Dune, which is where I knew her from before watching that. Didn't know she'd done A Thing in A Star Wars.

3) Oscar Isaac is criminally underused in his Star Wars role. Damn is that guy a good actor, though you could be forgiven for not noticing that if you'd only seen him in Star Wars.
 
2020-08-03 4:23:24 PM  
Okay, but how many actual winners were there? Clearly Star Wars is no Batman. With the exception of the original Adam West outing, which only had nominees (for other movies, naturally), every Batman movie has boasted one or more Oscar winners. (An interesting bit of trivia is that the movie which featured the most Oscar-winning actors, Dark Knight Rises, was not nominated for a single Oscar itself.)

Of course, this is totally a "So what?" metric. No matter how many career Oscar wins George Clooney collects, his version of Batman will never be any good.
 
2020-08-03 4:32:51 PM  

fallingcow: Oscar Isaac is criminally underused in his Star Wars role. Damn is that guy a good actor, though you could be forgiven for not noticing that if you'd only seen him in Star Wars.


Everyone was criminally underused. Adam Driver was able to deliver an impressive performance despite the nothing role he was given, but John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Kelly Tran were given even less. I really hope those three get cast in projects that allow them to truly put their talents to use, because they were utterly wasted in those films and they deserve so much better.
 
2020-08-03 5:50:04 PM  
And still, only the even-numbered ones are worth watching.
 
2020-08-03 5:59:01 PM  

EdgeRunner: fallingcow: Oscar Isaac is criminally underused in his Star Wars role. Damn is that guy a good actor, though you could be forgiven for not noticing that if you'd only seen him in Star Wars.

Everyone was criminally underused. Adam Driver was able to deliver an impressive performance despite the nothing role he was given, but John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Kelly Tran were given even less. I really hope those three get cast in projects that allow them to truly put their talents to use, because they were utterly wasted in those films and they deserve so much better.


That's a great point. Daisy Ridley especially did great work considering all the nothing she had to work with. None of what went wrong with those films was the actors' faults, and in fact their effort and talent is the only reason much of it's even watchable, to any degree. And to be fair whatever actual directing-of-actors went on must have at least been decent, and maybe even good (see the Prequels for what happens when that's also a problem). I wouldn't count those films as a strike against any of them when deciding whether to watch other films they're in. Good work all around.

/ VIII tried, but it was too little, too late. That one gets the "an attempt was made" star. And everyone hates it for trying, so, there's that.
// IX is at least accidentally entertaining. I've had fewer laughs watching comedies. Very at-not-with, though.
 
2020-08-03 6:31:52 PM  
I gotta say, I was completely f*cking exhausted by the end of the third paragraph.
 
2020-08-04 12:35:55 AM  

HighOnCraic: And still, only the even-numbered ones are worth watching.


So is Empire, the 2nd one released, good? Or is it part 5, bad?
 
2020-08-04 1:18:23 AM  

mcmnky: HighOnCraic: And still, only the even-numbered ones are worth watching.

So is Empire, the 2nd one released, good? Or is it part 5, bad?


Forget it, man. Sometimes they forget which franchise they're trying to act all knowledgable about. I even do it myself sometimes. I was flipping channels last night, got pulled into watching something, and for awhile I was thinking "Maybe I misjudged Last Jedi, this doesn't seem so bad." But then I sobered up a little and realized I wasn't watching a movie, I was looking out my window into the neighbor's house.

Definitely wasn't lightsabers they were sticking each other with either.
 
2020-08-04 1:53:54 AM  

EdgeRunner: Sometimes they forget which franchise because it's one of the longest running jokes in the entertainment tab.

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2020-08-04 7:18:56 AM  
If it was George Lucas and your gran on bongos, it would still be Star Wars.
 
2020-08-04 12:35:22 PM  

HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: Sometimes they forget which franchise because it's one of the longest running jokes in the entertainment tab.

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"Only the ____ numbered ones are good" predates the Entertainment tab. It predates Fark by at least a decade. And it's always funny when someone tries applying it to Star Wars because A) the numbering system is broken (is Rogue One an even number? An odd one? A fraction?), and B) there isn't a 50/50 split of good and bad. Star Wars has waaay more bad than good.
 
2020-08-04 1:01:37 PM  

EdgeRunner: HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: Sometimes they forget which franchise because it's one of the longest running jokes in the entertainment tab.

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"Only the ____ numbered ones are good" predates the Entertainment tab. It predates Fark by at least a decade. And it's always funny when someone tries applying it to Star Wars because A) the numbering system is broken (is Rogue One an even number? An odd one? A fraction?), and B) there isn't a 50/50 split of good and bad. Star Wars has waaay more bad than good.


I meant using it as a "Use the Force, Harry!" --Gandalf joke.  How long has that been around?
 
2020-08-04 2:14:34 PM  

HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: Sometimes they forget which franchise because it's one of the longest running jokes in the entertainment tab.

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"Only the ____ numbered ones are good" predates the Entertainment tab. It predates Fark by at least a decade. And it's always funny when someone tries applying it to Star Wars because A) the numbering system is broken (is Rogue One an even number? An odd one? A fraction?), and B) there isn't a 50/50 split of good and bad. Star Wars has waaay more bad than good.

I meant using it as a "Use the Force, Harry!" --Gandalf joke.  How long has that been around?


Probably since at least the 60s or earlier. I remember my grandfather used to rile up one of my great uncles by pretending to get Star Trek confused with Lost in Space and other things.

"What was that line the pointy-eared guy always had? 'Danger, Will Robinson, danger!' You always knew Captain Buck was in trouble then!"
 
2020-08-04 2:43:46 PM  

EdgeRunner: HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: Sometimes they forget which franchise because it's one of the longest running jokes in the entertainment tab.

[i.imgflip.com image 666x500]

"Only the ____ numbered ones are good" predates the Entertainment tab. It predates Fark by at least a decade. And it's always funny when someone tries applying it to Star Wars because A) the numbering system is broken (is Rogue One an even number? An odd one? A fraction?), and B) there isn't a 50/50 split of good and bad. Star Wars has waaay more bad than good.

I meant using it as a "Use the Force, Harry!" --Gandalf joke.  How long has that been around?

Probably since at least the 60s or earlier. I remember my grandfather used to rile up one of my great uncles by pretending to get Star Trek confused with Lost in Space and other things.

"What was that line the pointy-eared guy always had? 'Danger, Will Robinson, danger!' You always knew Captain Buck was in trouble then!"


And yet he eventually ended up in the Star Trek universe...

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2020-08-04 3:08:46 PM  

HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: HighOnCraic: EdgeRunner: Sometimes they forget which franchise because it's one of the longest running jokes in the entertainment tab.

[i.imgflip.com image 666x500]

"Only the ____ numbered ones are good" predates the Entertainment tab. It predates Fark by at least a decade. And it's always funny when someone tries applying it to Star Wars because A) the numbering system is broken (is Rogue One an even number? An odd one? A fraction?), and B) there isn't a 50/50 split of good and bad. Star Wars has waaay more bad than good.

I meant using it as a "Use the Force, Harry!" --Gandalf joke.  How long has that been around?

Probably since at least the 60s or earlier. I remember my grandfather used to rile up one of my great uncles by pretending to get Star Trek confused with Lost in Space and other things.

"What was that line the pointy-eared guy always had? 'Danger, Will Robinson, danger!' You always knew Captain Buck was in trouble then!"

And yet he eventually ended up in the Star Trek universe...

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Huh? That's not Robinson or Captain Buck. This is Robinson and Captain Buck:

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