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 3 weeks ago '20        #1
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MrDarkCloud  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Which actress would you say is Meryl Streep's Black equivalent??
 

 
I know there are a lot of people that consider Streep to be the greatest living actress. While she is talented, a lot of that has to do with the opportunities provided to her to showcase her range and skill. She has A LOT of work to reference. I definitely do think there are Black actresses out there that are just as talented but just haven't been given the same opportunities and there is very little to pull from and very little substantial work to reference.

Viola Davis seems like the obvious choice of today's working actresses and she seems to be building up a nice little diverse catalog of work for herself.
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 3 weeks ago '04        #2
1000bluntz 
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Frances McDormand is better than Meryl Streep if you ask me. As for your question I have no clue.
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 3 weeks ago '20        #3
MrDarkCloud  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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 1000bluntz said
Frances McDormand is better than Meryl Streep if you ask me. As for your question I have no clue.
Funny you say that.

Word on the street is that there was once a legendary actress named Katharine Hepburn, who couldn't stand Streep. Lol. Said Streep was her least favorite actress of the modern era and everything. But Bette Davis was a known Streep admirer.

I can see why people think Streep is overhyped, though. But, she's definitely skilled.
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 3 weeks ago '04        #4
1000bluntz 
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 MrDarkCloud said
Funny you say that.

Word on the street is that there was once a legendary actress named Katharine Hepburn, who couldn't stand Streep. Lol. Said Streep was her least favorite actress of the modern era and everything. But Bette Davis was a known Streep admirer.

I can see why people think Streep is overhyped, though. But, she's definitely skilled.
She’s definitely very good but I like the part McDormand played in Fargo far more than anything I’ve ever seen Streep in and in general I like the movies she chooses to be in more than what Streep does.
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 3 weeks ago '17        #5
bmf24eva  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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A respectable answer that the majority of the world would/will say (when they dont say Viola Davis)....









The right answer to those who actually know what the fu*k they talking about...


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 2 weeks ago '04        #6
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They're really isn't one only because of how highly regarded Streep is. Streep is regarded by many as the best actor ever regardless of gender or race. She's dominated awards and nominations the way Serena Williams dominates woman's tennis with all the majors she's won. Serena is just way ahead of the rest of the field. So is Streep.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #7
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They're really isn't one only because of how highly regarded Streep is. Streep is regarded by many as the best actor ever regardless of gender or race. She's dominated awards and nominations the way Serena Williams dominates woman's tennis with all the majors she's won. Serena is just way ahead of the rest of the field. So is Streep.
They don't give those awards to black ppl. Don't compare her to Serena. Serena wins in objective competition not some subjective award.

Anyway, Viola Davis for me.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #8
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 Pythagoras said
They don't give those awards to black ppl. Don't compare her to Serena. Serena wins in objective competition not some subjective award.

Anyway, Viola Davis for me.
There's been a good number of black Oscar winners. Probably not enough but it's getting better. A week from today we could see Viola Davis win her second Oscar and Daniel Kaluuya win his first.

Guys like Kaluuya, Aldis Hodge, LaKeith Stanfield are gonna run sh*t soon.

 2 weeks ago '20        #9
MrDarkCloud  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3 OP
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They're really isn't one only because of how highly regarded Streep is. Streep is regarded by many as the best actor ever regardless of gender or race. She's dominated awards and nominations the way Serena Williams dominates woman's tennis with all the majors she's won. Serena is just way ahead of the rest of the field. So is Streep.
True. I guess this goes back to the fact that she has just had a lot of opportunities. Her catalog of work is insane. There's a lot of diversity there and so much to reference.

I really wonder how someone like Angela Bassett, who is definitely just as talented, would have thrived if quality leading roles for Black actresses weren't such a rarity.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #10
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 MrDarkCloud said
True. I guess this goes back to the fact that she has just had a lot of opportunities. Her catalog of work is insane. There's a lot of diversity there and so much to reference.

I really wonder how someone like Angela Bassett, who is definitely just as talented, would have thrived if quality leading roles for Black actresses weren't such a rarity.
If Streep and Bassett were young in todays Hollywood I would imagine they'd be 1A and 1B in the field.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #11
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Yeah its Viola Davis. She seems to nominated every award season.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #12
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honestly Viola Davis immediately came to mind when I saw the title
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 2 weeks ago '16        #13
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Ava Addams

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 2advanced said
Ava Addams

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 2 weeks ago '13        #15
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 2 weeks ago '16        #16
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Who's in the thumbnail?

 2 weeks ago '14        #17
worldwide202  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Viola Davis for now. I'm rooting on Regina King to there.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #18
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 bmf24eva said
A respectable answer that the majority of the world would/will say (when they dont say Viola Davis)....









The right answer to those who actually know what the fu*k they talking about...


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 2 weeks ago '05        #19
Stuart Scott  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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Angela Bassett Easily


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 2 weeks ago '12        #20
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 MrDarkCloud said
Funny you say that.

Word on the street is that there was once a legendary actress named Katharine Hepburn, who couldn't stand Streep. Lol. Said Streep was her least favorite actress of the modern era and everything. But Bette Davis was a known Streep admirer.

I can see why people think Streep is overhyped, though. But, she's definitely skilled.
Bro talkin bout Katherine Hepburn like she was a shadowy enigma


No problem with it and not a diss, the way you worded that sh*t made me laugh, reminded me of when the one Wayans sister used to do them skits on In Living Color like "You aint heard this from me...but"
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 2 weeks ago '19        #21
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 MrDarkCloud said
I know there are a lot of people that consider Streep to be the greatest living actress. While she is talented, a lot of that has to do with the opportunities provided to her to showcase her range and skill. She has A LOT of work to reference. I definitely do think there are Black actresses out there that are just as talented but just haven't been given the same opportunities and there is very little to pull from and very little substantial work to reference.

Viola Davis seems like the obvious choice of today's working actresses and she seems to be building up a nice little diverse catalog of work for herself.
Halle Berry.
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 2 weeks ago '06        #22
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Yeah its Viola Davis. She seems to nominated every award season.
she calls herself the black meryl streep
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 2 weeks ago '04        #23
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 1000bluntz said
She’s definitely very good but I like the part McDormand played in Fargo far more than anything I’ve ever seen Streep in and in general I like the movies she chooses to be in more than what Streep does.
Yea that movie put me on to her and the coen brothers....

Viola Davis is the only answer


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 2 weeks ago '04        #24
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 bmf24eva said
A respectable answer that the majority of the world would/will say (when they dont say Viola Davis)....









The right answer to those who actually know what the fu*k they talking about...


Yea I completely forgot about her.....
Ruby Dee....
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 2 weeks ago '10        #25
Nautilus O  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Meryl Streep is everything they say she is when it comes to acting

I respect her work
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