Feb. 23rd, 2009


Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:45 pm
seethingheathen: (rents)
I'm sorry if this makes me seem like a heartless cunt, but I have to wonder if Heath Ledger would have even been up for Oscar consideration had he still been living. I mean, really? The Joker was an Oscar-worthy performance? Did we see the same film? You know, the one about the comic book characters? Just checking.

I'm not saying that he was a bad actor, not at all. Or that he wasn't a good person. I'm just saying I don't think he would have even been nominated if he hadn't have topped himself (which is what it was, accidental or not).

And no, I'm not trying to be ~edgy~ or whatever it is the cool kids are saying these days. I honestly don't get it.

Edit: Mostly to avoid comment copy-pasta. I think I'm jaded because I didn't find the performance 'chilling'. I'm not trying to say that it wasn't for some people. Everyone takes away something different when they watch a film. I think part of my problem with not seeing the awesome creepiness of the whole thing is that I've desensitised myself against fictional violence by seeking out so many images of real violence (if that makes any sort of sense). I just didn't see anything particularly chilling or extra-special with the role. I guess he got really into it, and that's what caused his eventual death? Rumours, bah. I have no idea.

Not back-pedalling, because I still stand by my opinion, but perhaps trying to explain why I feel the way I do. Eh.


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