PKMKII wrote:Arkaeon wrote:While artistic audience members much prefer real actors, the Oscar Awards prefer to give prizes out to Movie Stars. Even a legendary great actor will often have to wait until they reach their cameo-stage "with...as..." phase to get recognized by the Academy. I know that sounds like the Oscar has no meaning, but Johnny Depp still hasn't gotten one, so there's proof for you.
And on the rare occasion they do give it to a real actor, there's inevitably a celebrity media backlash against it going to someone who, like, hasn't even been on the cover of People magazine.
They have to make a certain type of movie though. You wont get an Oscar for playing a pirate...
For example Ray Milland was an action hero (he was Welsh by the way) and later in horror films when he lost his looks, but he won an Oscar for 'Lost Weekend' in which he played an alcoholic.
Johnny Depp was in one of my favourite films of all time 'Ed Wood' in which he played the title role but the Oscar went to Martin Landau for his portrayal of a drugged up Bela Lugosi.
I think there's a clear message there...Johnny Depp needs to play an aging drugged up, alcoholic Pirate at the end of his career struggling with the demons of his past and a huge sense of failure.