Jan 31, 2007

Open Announcement to the Academy...

(taps microphone) Ladies and Gentleman of the Academy,


Thank you for your time (and apparently you did NOT see The Good Shepherd this year),



At January 31, 2007 11:16 AM, Blogger Eric said...

But hasn't he won an oscar already?

At January 31, 2007 11:39 AM, Blogger The BLS said...

Very good, astute viewer. Yes, Matt Damon has won an Oscar... for WRITING.

He's been nominated for Best Actor for Good Will Hunting.

But I can name at least three other movies where he was should have been a contender for an Oscar and failed to get a nod: The Good Shepherd, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Saving Private Ryan, and All the Pretty Horses are just a few of his best, in my opinion. I haven't seen The Departed yet, but I've been told his performance in THAT was phenomenal as well.

It just irks me that critics are so bowled over by Leonardo DiCaprio this year and overlook an actor who is constantly turning out quality product. (No, Leonardo, I'm not letting anyone forget your moving turns in Titanic and The Beach.)

But I'm not bitter or anything.

At January 31, 2007 12:40 PM, Blogger M said...

The problem with Damon is he always plays the same role these days.

Although if you are a Damon fan I can't believe you haven't seen the departed. It is freakin amazing. But again, he plays the same guy. The suprise hit in that flick was Alec Baldwin. You need to see it asap.

At January 31, 2007 4:24 PM, Anonymous Thinking Fool said...

Leonardo was great in Titanic, and I proudly admit that I thoroughly enjoyed that movie (even if everyone else pans it these days). Damon is an awesome actor, but did you really like The Good Shepherd? It was so disjointed and boring and non-informative. I blame that on DeNiro, not Matty. His only flaw was not requesting the make-up department to actually make him look older when he was supposed to be older.

At February 01, 2007 7:51 AM, Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Don't worry, Matt will get his...

I thought he should have gotten a nomination for "The Departed" though.


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