Matt Damon deserves an Oscar!

…or so he says anyway, from NetIndia123:

Hollywood star Matt Damon says that his performance in ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ was Oscar-worthy, and soon everybody will agree with him…

…”I still think the only way to judge a movie is like 10 years down the road, away from all the marketing and the Oscar race and all that bulls**t. And you’re just like, ‘Wait, well, who won it that year?’ I think movies have two lives: the initial hype and then it’s got the library value,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

I agree that a movie has many more lives than just the one, but you can see the bitterness in this statement, or perhaps it’s just cold belief I’m not sure. However ignoring any possible ego’s and self belief, did he really deserve an Oscar for The Talented Mr Ripley?

I remember his performance, and I do think he was utterly superb in that movie. Was he better than Jude Law? Let’s face it Law played his role perfectly well too, so I would guess it lies in the diversity of the character. I think it’s there that Damon steals it. Law’s character was a playboy, lounging around, spending money and enjoying women, was that a hard push for him? Damon’s character was a complete sociopath, rapidly turning from emotional and weak to cold hearted killer. Undoubtedly I think his was the far more demanding and stronger performance.

What do you think? Law or Damon?

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