I would be shocked if he doesnt get a nod for his roles in Looper and The Dark Knight Rises.
JGL in Looper was amazing and deserves a shot at the Oscar. Dude has PAID his dues and finally deserves recognition.
He's "PAID his dues"? How, exactly, has he PAID his dues?
I like the dude, and he's a good actor, but the fawning all over him around here is laughable sometimes. You really think he'd get a nomination for TDKR? He was a minor character in that. Hardy, Caine, Hathaway, Oldman, and Freeman (maybe even Cotillard) would all deserve it more than JGL...and I'd be surprised if any of them got nominated (except maybe Michael Caine..he's awesome).
Looper was really good, but nothing JGL did was spectacular or anything. It was a fun sci-fi movie. I'm not up on how the Academy comes up with the nominations, but I'd be surprised if he got a nod for Looper, and absolutely shocked if he got anything for TDKR.
Anyone else agree?
Not even a little bit.
ETA: I'm talking about specifically to this thread...I'm sure if JGL stays in the business that he'll eventually win some awards. He's a good actor, sure. But Looper and TDKR aren't the best examples of why he's good. I agree with whoever it was that said that if he didn't win awards for 50/50, then these two movies certainly shouldn't win him anything.
This post was edited on 11/16 at 8:01 am