Eminem oscar calliber actor?

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  1. paul_v

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    Looks like bad-boy rapper Eminem may have some acting skills
    http://www.drudgereport.com/em.htm
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2002 10:20:29 ET XXXXX
    GRAZER: EMINEM LOOKS LIKE 'BEST ACTOR'
    **Exclusive**
    Fresh off his Academy Award for Best Picture this year, superproducer Brian Grazer is now quietly telling associates he's found a new candidate for Oscar: shock-rapper and controversialist, EMINEM!
    "He's turned in a performance that reminds me of Stallone in ROCKY," Grazer told a studio executive touting the lead of his production 8 MILE.
    "I think the audience is going to be blown away, so will the Academy. I think we've got a good shot at getting nominated," declared Grazer, producer of A BEAUTIFUL MIND, who has publicly called Eminem a "sweet guy".
    UNIVERSAL has set a November release for the EMINEM/GRAZER project -- on the doorstep of the heavy award-nominating season.
    For Your Consideration: A young rapper in Detroit struggles with his anger through music. Can a white kid with a hardcore blue vocabulary and lots of hate in his heart transcend his meager beginnings and attain global success?
    Meanwhile, sales of Eminem's THE EMINEM SHOW continue to be more than 50% higher than all the competition. The release, which has sold more than 3.3 million copies to date, holds on to No. 1 at BILLBOARDSOUNDSCAN for a fifth consecutive week.
    Developing...
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    Filed By Matt Drudge
    Reports are moved when circumstances warrant
    http://www.drudgereport.com for updates
    (c)DRUDGE REPORT 2002
    Not for reproduction without permission of the author
     
  2. Paul_D

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    Regardless of the quality of his performance, there is no way on this earth that Eminen will even be nominated for an Oscar. He's simply offended too many people already.
    I'm looking forward to the film though. [​IMG]
     
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    interesting nonetheless
     
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    Never say never. If the Hollywood hype machine gets behind it I'd say it is a sure thing *Cough* rigged balloting *Cough*!
     
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    In the trailer he looked much more believable than all the other fucknuts of his profession put together.

    Looking forward to this one.

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    I'd put more stock in it if a third party without a specific interest in it made these comments. As it stands, it sounds like a producer hyping his film. That said, there's more gloss on this film than might otherwise been when you consider that Curtis Hanson is directing.

    Still, no matter how good the performance, Eminem's image is going to be a big obstacle to overcome for him to get a nomination.
     
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    Put me in a movie of my life and I'm sure that I could pull it off pretty well.
     
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    Were talkin OSCAR noms. sight unseen based on the words of a producer?!?
     
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    If Russel Crowe can continue to get nominations three years running with all the various offensive things he's said and done, I don't think Eminem will have a problem. Of course, Russel Crowe just so happens to be, IMHO, one of the best actors working today and Eminem's never acted before in his life.
     
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    Grazer is full of it. We're talking about the same guy who thought he was doing the world a favor with the Psycho remake. Oscar? Please. This reminds me of Glenn Close's cameo in In & Out: "...and Steven Seagal for Snowball In Hell."
     
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    I hate to prejudge, BUT
    I just don't think so, Grazer. I'll glady eat these words if I'm wrong, though. I keep thinking of the last white rapper who was given a starring role in a Hollywood film. You can find info on it here: http://us.imdb.com/Details?0101615
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if he was good. I despise rap, but have to admit a lot of rap performers seem to be natural actors (Queen Latifah and Tupac spring to mind). And oddly, country performers too (like Dwight Yoakum and Reba McIntire), another music genre I can't listen to five mintues of.
     
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    Holadem, it seems silly because it's a guy acting as himself in a movie about his life. It sounds like Glitter.

    Btw, Will Smith is an example of a rapper-turned actor who the Academy accepted. Of course, he is so distgustingly inoffensive, the anti-Eminem.

    I think I would see an Enimenem movie for kicks, though.
     
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    If not an Oscar, he'll probably win an MTV Movie Award.
     
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