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Did winning an Oscar go to Helen Mirren's head?

Instead of continuing in quality movies, theatre and TV she started accepting the big bucks to do shite movies such as National Treasure, Collateral Beauty, Fast and Furious, Arthur, Winchester etc.

She also became a fixture on red carpets and American chat shows.

Would she have been better off if Dame Judi had rightfully won the Oscar for Notes On A Scandal? Did her taste leave her?

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by Anonymousreply 16March 19, 2023 2:33 AM

Why not cash in when you get the chance Judi Dench did it too

by Anonymousreply 1August 4, 2022 7:19 PM

The Oscar helped finance The Tempest, she got nominations across various organisations for The Last Station, Hitchcock, Trumbo, The Hundred Foot Journey and Woman In Gold.

And she won an Olivier and a Tony for The Audience.

And Golda looks like Oscar bait.

by Anonymousreply 2August 4, 2022 7:30 PM

Yes but she loves the attention and having out with A-listers and going to fashion galas.

by Anonymousreply 3August 5, 2022 12:22 PM

She learned from DeNiro

by Anonymousreply 4August 5, 2022 2:16 PM

Well she's got another big flop on her hands playing Golda Meir

by Anonymousreply 5March 18, 2023 7:19 PM

It left her calling “Gloooooooooooria!”

by Anonymousreply 6March 18, 2023 7:27 PM

Helen needs to do some serious roles

by Anonymousreply 7March 18, 2023 7:56 PM

It could be the only reason she's wearing her hair the way she does lately.

by Anonymousreply 8March 19, 2023 2:13 AM

She wanted to share those big floppy titties with the lessers.

by Anonymousreply 9March 19, 2023 2:15 AM

She's done so many terrible movies since. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and especially Vanessa Redgrave kept their integrity. They never sold out to not only one, but two mediocre, CGI-infested action franchises.

by Anonymousreply 10March 19, 2023 2:19 AM

You're mocking the career viability of a 77-year-old actress who has worked steadily her entire life?

by Anonymousreply 11March 19, 2023 2:19 AM

Let's be honest, Mirren made some trash even early on in her career. Can any of her contemporaries claim to have starred in one of the worst movies of all time that was literal pornography, Caligula?

by Anonymousreply 12March 19, 2023 2:20 AM

Maggie Smith once said something about doing the Harry Potter movies because she didn’t have a pension. I loved her before that, and more after she said it.

Old people don’t know how long they’ll be paying bills, or be able to pay bills. I’m sure the impulse to get it while the getting is there (lofty or not) is very strong.

by Anonymousreply 13March 19, 2023 2:26 AM

What? Go to her head? She's in her late 70's, what roles do you expect her to be holding out for? Leave Helen alone, FFS.

by Anonymousreply 14March 19, 2023 2:29 AM

She's been in some unremarkable movies but she's not a soulless hack like The Rock

by Anonymousreply 15March 19, 2023 2:32 AM


John Gielgud and Peter O'Toole were both in Caligula, why pick on Helen?

by Anonymousreply 16March 19, 2023 2:33 AM
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