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Let's create a surefire Oscar-winning role for Annette Bening!

We need to come up with a role that's sure to win her an Oscar

by Anonymousreply 73May 28, 2024 6:09 AM

Annette could play a transgender drag queen with Aids who, while trying to save her farm from unscrupulous bank foreclosure, has to sell a kidney on the black market in a parallel universe in order travel back in time again to the Holocaust in order to save her kidnapped children from Nazis.

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by Anonymousreply 1March 11, 2024 5:43 AM

Annette could try playing fellow loser G in "The Eternal Bridesmaid" and split the Oscar with her. Desperate times...

by Anonymousreply 2March 11, 2024 5:53 AM

A remake of Mildred Pierce in which her child is trans.

Played by her actual trans child.

Co-starring CGI de-aging.

by Anonymousreply 3March 11, 2024 6:02 AM

She's sort of a bizarro-world Sally Field, in that Annette is 65 but looks 75.

Sally played Mary Todd Lincoln at 65 and passed for 45.

Maybe Annette could star in a remake of Harold and Maude with Tim O'Tay?

A racially recharged remake of Rosemary's Baby, starring Zendaya and directed by Jordan Peele?

by Anonymousreply 4March 11, 2024 6:11 AM

[quote] Sally played Mary Todd Lincoln at 65 and passed for 45.

Might I recommend cataract surgery?

by Anonymousreply 5March 11, 2024 6:15 AM

For Annette:

"Alyson of Bath"---The Tale of Chaucer's Bawdy Wife.

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by Anonymousreply 6March 11, 2024 7:21 AM

We need to put Glenn in it, too

by Anonymousreply 7March 11, 2024 6:58 PM

A spin-off film in the airplane universe based on the singing nun

by Anonymousreply 8March 11, 2024 7:01 PM

Cast Cillian Murphy as the male lead and I’ll line up to see whatever the group comes up with.

by Anonymousreply 9March 11, 2024 7:39 PM

We tried it for poor Glenn. It didn’t work.

Some things just aren’t in the cards. Not every fine actress can be beloved by her peers.

by Anonymousreply 10March 11, 2024 7:48 PM

A dramatic Golden Girls type film starring Annette, Glenn Close, Sigourney Weaver and Angela Bassett.

by Anonymousreply 11March 11, 2024 7:51 PM

The Hillary Swank Story!

by Anonymousreply 12March 11, 2024 7:54 PM

R9, Mother and son in a re-make of "Juno and the Paycock"?

Annette is 65, Cillian is 47.

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by Anonymousreply 13March 11, 2024 8:03 PM

R11, I'd actually love to see that!

by Anonymousreply 14March 11, 2024 8:05 PM

She has a miniseries coming up shortly.

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by Anonymousreply 15March 11, 2024 8:30 PM

A sequel to American Beauty where she's out of her mind and no longer cares about anything. Now it's HER turn to give up on life.

by Anonymousreply 16March 12, 2024 1:31 PM

The lead in a RuPaul biopic.

by Anonymousreply 17March 12, 2024 3:13 PM

She needs to play a disabled person.

by Anonymousreply 18March 12, 2024 3:18 PM

Don’t try playing a man. It doesn’t work.

by Anonymousreply 19March 12, 2024 3:20 PM

A blind and deaf woman who solves a mystery.

by Anonymousreply 20March 12, 2024 3:26 PM

The Katherine Hepburn part in Suddenly Last Summer. Seriously.

She'd be better than Hepburn was, and they could do a remake closer to the original intent of the play.

Whaddya think?

by Anonymousreply 21March 12, 2024 3:32 PM

We need to get Diane Warren to write a theme song for the movie

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by Anonymousreply 22March 12, 2024 5:29 PM

And I'll sing the fucking heart out of that theme song!

by Anonymousreply 23March 12, 2024 5:36 PM

Harriett Tubman

Lena Horne

Paul Lynne


by Anonymousreply 24March 12, 2024 5:41 PM

Harriet Tubman is MY role, not Annette's!

by Anonymousreply 25March 12, 2024 6:58 PM

Bradley, you can direct. Then give a bunch of interviews about how the spirit of Leonard Bernstein was guiding you

by Anonymousreply 26March 12, 2024 6:59 PM

Maybe, a Nancy Pelosi biopic.

by Anonymousreply 27March 12, 2024 7:05 PM

^ Bradley can play the MAGA freak who beat Nancy's husband with a hammer

by Anonymousreply 28March 12, 2024 7:07 PM

Annette Bening as Hilary Swank in “The Hilary Swank Story.”

by Anonymousreply 29March 12, 2024 7:09 PM

In “MILF and Dove” Annette stars as Julie, a blind & retired librarian who is forced to take to OnlyFans due to medical bills. Unbeknownst to her, her assistant Dove (Lily Gladstone) has also been posting conversations with Julie at the breakfast table to YouTube, where Julie has been sharing her painful story of abuse and how she persevered. Julie becomes an internet sensation and becomes the first blind woman to host a hit daytime talk show. Costars include Oprah Winfrey and Emma Stone as Julie’s estranged daughter, Honey, who is also blind.

by Anonymousreply 30March 12, 2024 7:16 PM

[quote]Emma Stone as Julie’s estranged daughter, Honey, who is also blind.

No, Emma already has two Oscars. I will play the role of the estranged daughter who is also blind.

by Anonymousreply 31March 12, 2024 7:33 PM

R29, are you also R12?

by Anonymousreply 32March 12, 2024 7:33 PM

Big Gretch- The Gretchen Whitmer Story

With the aid of prosthetics, wigs, makeup, and CGI Bradley plays Big Gretch. Annette will play Big Gretch's mother who died of brain cancer years ago. With Carey Mulligan as Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Winona Ryder as Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Abigail Breslin as Big Gretch's lesbian daughter.

by Anonymousreply 33March 12, 2024 7:44 PM

For their excellent body of work, it’s mind boggling that Annette Bening, Glenn Close, Sigourney Weaver and Angela Bassett have not received an Oscar. These are well trained, experienced, interesting, and accomplished actors.

by Anonymousreply 34March 12, 2024 7:45 PM

Angela Bassett should have tried to star in a Shirley Chisholm biopic years ago.

by Anonymousreply 35March 12, 2024 7:48 PM

The estranged blind daughter is Oscar bait for Nepo Baby Ella Beatty, who will her first, and forget to thank Mom, while Annette loses again.

by Anonymousreply 36March 12, 2024 8:24 PM

*will win*

by Anonymousreply 37March 12, 2024 8:25 PM

Give Annette the Oscar!!

by Anonymousreply 38March 12, 2024 8:42 PM

Glenn Close too!

by Anonymousreply 39March 12, 2024 8:42 PM

It's part popularity contest and Annette apparently just ain't that well liked.

by Anonymousreply 40March 12, 2024 8:56 PM

I also need an Oscar and I can play the estranged blind daughter.

by Anonymousreply 41March 13, 2024 6:39 PM

The Oscars really missed a trick not having Hillary Swank present Bening’s nomination. We’d never stop talking about it.

by Anonymousreply 42March 13, 2024 10:29 PM

Annette Bening in "The Elizabeth Warren Story!"

by Anonymousreply 43March 13, 2024 10:55 PM

Amy Adams could use a boost in one of these projects after six nominations.

by Anonymousreply 44March 13, 2024 11:28 PM

I think the dementia route that has won Streep, Moore & Hopkins Oscars recently would be her best bet. Throw in Bradley Cooper as the son and Amy Adams as the daughter and at least one of them should get an Oscar. End credits will have a tear-jerking ballad by Diane Warren, "Please remember me (and tick my name on the ballot)", co-written and performed by Glenn Close.

by Anonymousreply 45March 13, 2024 11:42 PM

Amy Adams will probably go down the political biopic route for an Oscar. She'll either dye her hair brown to play Gretchen Whitmer or don a short blonde wig to play HIlary Clinton.

by Anonymousreply 46March 14, 2024 12:39 AM

Annette as Muriel, a harried webmistress, in DATALOUNGE.

by Anonymousreply 47March 14, 2024 12:44 AM

[quote] It's part popularity contest and Annette apparently just ain't that well liked

I think Glenn has a slightly better chance of winning an Oscar than Annette.

by Anonymousreply 48March 14, 2024 3:47 AM

This thread is starting to piss me off.

by Anonymousreply 49March 14, 2024 3:48 AM

[quote] Annette Bening in "The Elizabeth Warren Story!"

Well, she played Dianne Feinstein in a movie several years back. Playing another US senator won't hurt her if it could get her the Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 50March 14, 2024 3:53 AM

If should could nail the accent, she could portray Nico from The Velvet Underground, but re-imagined... like Nico she didn't die of an overdose and lived to be an extremely aloof, yet talkative, old lady.

by Anonymousreply 51March 14, 2024 4:02 AM

[quote] Angela Bassett should have tried to star in a Shirley Chisholm biopic years ago.

Bassett was the right age for that about 20 years ago, when Hollywood was not making movies that starred 40-something Black female actors.

by Anonymousreply 52March 14, 2024 4:18 AM

Annette would be great as the star in a Glenn Close biopic.

by Anonymousreply 53March 14, 2024 1:19 PM


With wigs and prosthetics, Annette plays Dr. Jill Biden.

by Anonymousreply 54April 4, 2024 3:41 AM

Glenn Close and Annette Benning starring in The Whales of August.

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by Anonymousreply 55April 4, 2024 3:55 AM

[bold]Three Shakes[/bold]

Annette stars as Mike Johnson, avoiding congressional pitfalls and preventing crucial aid to Ukraine while he attempts to repair his relationship with his very black adopted son via masturbation apps.

by Anonymousreply 56April 4, 2024 3:59 AM

Serving the Royals

Annette doing a British accent plays Dr. Violet Clark, an oncologist who is tasked with advising King Charles III and Kate Middleton on their cancer bouts while also dealing with her own personal issues. Co-starring Christoph Waltz as the ghost of Violet's husband who was also a doctor, but died tragically in an accident during a medical mission in Africa. Carey Mulligan plays Violet's disabled daughter who was cerebral palsy and speaks with slurred speech (this will help Mulligan win an Oscar in the supporting actress category). Vanessa Kirby in brown wig as Kate Middleton and Michael Fassbender in age makeup and prosthetics as King Charles III.

by Anonymousreply 57April 4, 2024 1:33 PM

I want something that’s physical as well as emotional - with a blurry Summer afternoon glow about it.

“NELL, EVER AFTER” in which an older and world weary Nell confronts her speech therapist - played by Drew Barrymore - as well as her physical therapist - played by Courtney Love. It might veer into Suspiria territory with a song and dance number.

by Anonymousreply 58April 4, 2024 1:48 PM

Annette as Hillz Clinton.

by Anonymousreply 59April 4, 2024 2:08 PM

Agree with above poster who said that Annette’s nepo-daughter Ella will get an Oscar before she does.

by Anonymousreply 60April 4, 2024 2:09 PM

costar with deneuve or hubert. both get nominated and the american wins

by Anonymousreply 61April 4, 2024 3:03 PM

For Annette: Remake of 'Whatever happened to Baby Jane.

For Glenn: Remake 'Sunset Boulevard' before Glenn totally ages out.

by Anonymousreply 62April 4, 2024 7:50 PM

With the help of a wig and CGI Annette takes on the role of Kari Lake in Arizona Conflict.

by Anonymousreply 63April 19, 2024 12:53 AM

Annette Bening is "Elephant Woman."

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by Anonymousreply 64April 19, 2024 1:11 AM

Reassemble the original cast of Grifters and reshoot it exactly, Gus Van Sant style. The actors are directed to play it straight and the question of improbability due to age is NEVER addressed. They must sell the characters, using their career long acting experience and brilliance. And it works! Oscars for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 65April 19, 2024 5:22 AM

"Merkel" Coming in 2026. Annette takes on the role of Angela Merkel.

by Anonymousreply 66May 19, 2024 6:45 PM

Maybe she could play Gloria Grahame.

by Anonymousreply 67May 19, 2024 7:32 PM

Change her name? Wear a bag over her head? Pretend it’s the 90’s? She’s done. Sorry Ann…

by Anonymousreply 68May 20, 2024 1:15 AM

Annette will appear in The Kevin Spacey Story. She plays herself on the set of American Beauty. You'll love the scene where she bitchslaps Kevin after he tries to grope Wes Bentley

by Anonymousreply 69May 20, 2024 1:42 AM

Maybe, if some 2020 election interference movie is made, Annette could play Sidney Powell and that could give her an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 70May 28, 2024 4:44 AM

She could play all the femal parts in an experimental production of Bocaccio's Decameron

by Anonymousreply 71May 28, 2024 4:53 AM

I liked her portrayal of desperate Real Estate brokers, could do a whole deep dive movie on that. She's got that well put together confident sophisticated exterior masking the nutty, petty, desperate, backstabbing undertone most Realtors cloth they all seem to be cut from.

by Anonymousreply 72May 28, 2024 5:37 AM

Perhaps a movie that involves a donkey, soft lighting, and the audience’s willingness to be tolerant of a new kinda of relationships with animals?

by Anonymousreply 73May 28, 2024 6:09 AM
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