Consider how difficult it must be for lesser known actors, some who would give anything to get their foot in the door in one of these girlfriend-y/sidekick roles, who have to now compete with big name actors even for those. Here are just five roles this year that could have gone to less experienced actors:
|At least we got to see Christian Bale to cry in this scene. That's something.|
|She's trying to disappear so fast that this picture is a blur.|
Andrea Phillips (Catherine Keener) in Captain Phillips: Keener has been acting for nearly thirty years and has two Oscar nominations under her belt. Yet here she is in one of only two brief scenes as Tom Hanks' wife. She doesn't even get to cry and run off a bridge like Saldana did above. She is is just drop-you-off-at-the-airport-to-never-be-seen-again wife.
|This is pretty much her only facial expression throughout the entire film.|
|Thought bubble: "This is the easiest money I've ever made."|
Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in Gravity: I kinda love that the woman was the main focus in this brilliant movie, and that superstar Clooney played second fiddle to her. But, thinking back, all he did was Cloonify (yes, a homemade word) the few scenes he was in to take the edge off a bit and faded to black. A charismatic first year theater student could have done just the same.
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