Oh, Time Magazine. Will this proclamation become an annual affair, or is this a one-time deal? Because I've got something to say about this, either way.
Self-congratulations season Awards season hasn't even started yet--in fact, I thought it just ended, and already Daniel Day-Lewis has been given every single award? Now listen, DD-L is a fine actor. Yes, indeed. But I never seek his films out, like I do for say, Christian Bale. (And I'm not referring to any of the Batman movies.) There is something about DD-L that makes me forget he's even around. Maybe that's it: I find Daniel Day-Lewis dull. Slightly (?) pretentious and definitely holier-than-thou in interviews.
Remember when he went off to become a gotdamn COBBLER in Florence after winning an Academy Awards? (My Left Foot is smaller than my right--maybe he could make me a decent fitting shoe.)
My point is, just because a dude is tall, thin and ALREADY LOOKS LIKE LINCOLN, does not 'World's Greatest Actor' make. Why wasn't Helen Mirren given this accolade after her astounding representation of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen? I love the story she told of how she learned walk like The Queen by studying her CORGI'S little trot.
And might I mention Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE didn't already resemble the mighty woman she portrayed. As we well know, she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2006. Where was her TIME Magazine cover?
Who do you think is 'The World's Greatest Actor'? I say there are many...not just one dude.
Written by: Diva Julia