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Barbara Hershey in "Black Swan"

any chance for a nomination? why so little fuss?

by Anonymousreply 6303/13/2014

She's not young and sexy.

She did get a BAFTA nom so there's a chance she'll get in instead of Kunis.

by Anonymousreply 101/22/2011

people blame her for starting the plumped lip trend.%0D %0D young and sexy doesn't exactly describe Melissa Leo by the way.

by Anonymousreply 201/22/2011

Her character made me wonder how a woman with no visible means of support could afford so much bad plastic surgery. %0D %0D I mean, was it actually done in a back alley for cash, or did she inject her problem areas with cooking oil herself?%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 301/22/2011

R3, that's shocking. I've never had surgery or chemical injections.

by Anonymousreply 401/22/2011

that is why M gets all the older women roles...she is one of the few believably old women out there

by Anonymousreply 501/22/2011

It's too bad that her plastic surgery is her running theme, because she actually gave a good performance. It's funny how someone mentions something, and then everyone else has to add their twist to it - the cultural meme for BH is her bad plastic surgery, nothing else. It's been said already. Can we just be done with it and move on? You're not making any unique observations by continually bringing it up.

by Anonymousreply 601/22/2011

R6 = Barbara Hershey's agent, proud and angry

by Anonymousreply 701/22/2011

I'm sure having a much younger boyfriend had something to do with it. As others have noted, it's a shame she fucked up her face since she is a very good actress.

by Anonymousreply 801/23/2011

If she'd left her face alone, I'm sure she'd be an attractive older woman. AND would probably get a lot of work offered since she's a very good actress. As she looks now, her deformed looks make it difficult to cast her.

by Anonymousreply 901/23/2011

" the cultural meme for BH is her bad plastic surgery, nothing else. It's been said already"%0D %0D But I didn't know who she was when I saw the film. I sat there thinking "Who's the woman with the bad plastic surgery? She looks kind of familiar, I wonder who she used to be..."%0D %0D I didn't recognize her until about an hour into the film, so there.

by Anonymousreply 1001/23/2011

I'm gonna steal that nomination.

by Anonymousreply 1101/23/2011

it's important to call out these vain women for destroying their real faces. let them be cautionary tales.

by Anonymousreply 1201/23/2011

"the cultural meme for BH is her bad plastic surgery"

It's true. First thing anybody says when her name is mentioned is, she's the one her got those lip injections, right? It's a shame, because she really is a good actress. I think Nicole K. is eventually going to escape having the same fate, because she still looks good and she (so she says) is laying off the botox.

by Anonymousreply 1301/23/2011

What's the category: Best Impersonation of Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest? She was so far over the top, like a sledge hammer.

by Anonymousreply 1401/23/2011

Posters like R6 who use expressions like "cultural meme" should be banned from DL for their "cultural asswipery."

by Anonymousreply 1501/23/2011

Her character was written and directed as a cartoonish caricature, like Winona Ryder, the French guy, and most of the others. I guess she did what she could with it, but it's probably too ham-handed even for an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 1601/23/2011

Love the scene where she is threatening to put the pink cake in the bin in a huff, "Then it's garbage" fave scene!

by Anonymousreply 1701/23/2011

James Franco is in talks for a remake-with a gay theme.

by Anonymousreply 1801/23/2011

[quote]First thing anybody says when her name is mentioned is, she's the one her got those lip injections, right?

Only Marys like you.

by Anonymousreply 1901/23/2011

She looked ghastly in Black Swan. I hadn't seen her in films for a while and was taken aback. Oh well, can't be 21 forever... Here she is in a better light (wig?).

by Anonymousreply 2001/23/2011

Well, we'll always have that first shot in HANNAH & HER SISTERS of her old face, if we have nothing else to remember her former glory by.

by Anonymousreply 2101/23/2011

"It's funny how someone mentions something, and then everyone else has to add their twist to it - the cultural meme for BH is her bad plastic surgery, nothing else. It's been said already. Can we just be done with it and move on?"

Deep breaths, Mary.

Deep breaths.

by Anonymousreply 2201/23/2011

Like Jessica Lange she got herself a set of new pretty large chiclets, too big for her face.

by Anonymousreply 2301/23/2011

Sorry, R17, gargoyle Hershey stole that cake moment direct from Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People - "You can't save French toast! I'd sue the bitch if I were MTM.

by Anonymousreply 2401/23/2011


by Anonymousreply 2502/21/2011

It actually made sense that BH's character had had a lot of plastic surgery done. She was obviously conflicted about giving up her career, witnessed in how she often switched off from being her daughter's coach to being her daughter's competitor. Of course she would try to preserve her "youth," quixotic though the quest was.

by Anonymousreply 2602/21/2011

Remember 1973?

by Anonymousreply 2702/21/2011

Hershey for SuBo?

by Anonymousreply 2802/21/2011

Is their anyway we can complain to the Academy about asking for a last minute nomination for Hershey? I think it's valid, who do we talk to?

by Anonymousreply 2902/21/2011

She's a fruitcake. Barbara Seagull, she names the Carradine kid Free. She messes up her face. Nut job.

by Anonymousreply 3002/21/2011


by Anonymousreply 3102/21/2011

Oh, I forgot for a while she was Barbara Hershey Seagull. Wasn't it because she said she said a seagull die and felt its spirit enter her?

by Anonymousreply 3202/21/2011

[quote]YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT%0D %0D I agree, the Academy does have some nerve for not nominating Barbara Hershey.

by Anonymousreply 3302/21/2011

BARBARA HERSHEY has played a variety of interesting roles. She is terrific, i like seeing Barbara in a movie.

I absolutely adored her in 'The Portrait of a Lady'. What a villain! A very very very interesting one, full of charm and mystery...

She also gave incredible performances in 'A Killing in a Small Town' and in 'Shy People'

I also liked her a lot in 'Lantana'. She has played in many good movies actually. I'll mention the 'Hannah and Her Sisters', 'Falling Down' and 'Beaches' as well.

She is charming in her movies.

And yes, i liked her in 'Black Swan' too!

by Anonymousreply 3412/12/2012

Fuck you for bumping this dead thread, r34.

by Anonymousreply 3512/12/2012

Saw her and Bonnie Franklin on an episode of "Gidget" the other night. Both very pretty, of course, Jewish girls with good nosejobs.

by Anonymousreply 3612/12/2012

Won't you make a curtsy to Barbara R35? Lame you!

by Anonymousreply 3712/12/2012

[quote]that is why M gets all the older women roles...she is one of the few believably old women out there

Was it CGI that gave the character of Albert Nobbs that slightly feminine edge? There were a couple scenes I actually believed the part was being played by a real woman! Amazing work, G.

by Anonymousreply 3812/12/2012

Barbara in 'The Portrait of a Lady' is one of my favourite villains. She amazed me!

by Anonymousreply 3912/12/2012

Have you ever seen Hershey in 'Last Summer' (1969) in which she helps hold down Catherine Burns as her two males friends rape her?

by Anonymousreply 4012/12/2012

More Republso ... was she nominated?

by Anonymousreply 4112/12/2012

R40, no i haven't but i have read about that movie. Have you seen it? What's your opinion of it?

by Anonymousreply 4212/12/2012

I liked her as Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 4312/12/2012

R42, it's a rather disturbing film, especially that scene. But Catherine Burns' (in an Oscar-nominated performance) does extraordinary character work that is well worth the watch. She has a very haunting monologue. I think it's on YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 4412/12/2012

Oh, ok R44.

Eh R43...maybe you mean you liked her as Mary Magdalene in 'The Last Temptation of Christ',right?

by Anonymousreply 4512/12/2012

I also enjoyed her in 'The Stranger Beside Me'.

by Anonymousreply 4612/12/2012

She was also delightful as Keanu Reeves' aunt in 'Tune in Tomorrow'

by Anonymousreply 4712/12/2012

r36, Bonnie Franklin is not Jewish. And why anyone would think she is Jewish is curious.

by Anonymousreply 4812/12/2012

Whoops, sorry. I just looked it up and Bonnie Franklin is Jewish.


by Anonymousreply 4912/12/2012

Barbara is fine. She has been absolutely fine. Period.

by Anonymousreply 5012/12/2012

She creeped me out in Black Swan, she looked evil, has mean eyes.

by Anonymousreply 5112/13/2012

Barbara is not Jewish. Her father was, her mother was not.

by Anonymousreply 5212/13/2012

I liked her in the Last Temptation.

by Anonymousreply 5312/13/2012

Barbara: R53, keep on liking me baby.

by Anonymousreply 5412/14/2012

54 posts and no mention of Beaches.

DL has gone to the dogs.

by Anonymousreply 5512/14/2012

Her face is distracting. Is she still with that hot Indian actor? I don't know how he can still look at her.

by Anonymousreply 5612/14/2012

R56, she is still charming.

by Anonymousreply 5712/14/2012

Barbara: R56, i could fuck you and you would love it.

by Anonymousreply 5812/14/2012

Barbara: R56 i could fuck you and you would love it. Come closer, i dare you.

by Anonymousreply 5912/14/2012

R56, they are not a couple anymore. Wake up meanie.

by Anonymousreply 6012/14/2012


by Anonymousreply 6112/16/2012

I thought she was pretty scary. And the plastic surgery just added to the menace.

by Anonymousreply 6203/13/2014

R30, that kid would be more popular if it's middle name was Beer.

by Anonymousreply 6303/13/2014
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