John C. Reilly. Damn, that guy looks like a caveman. And do you know he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the 2003 Academy Awards?
“OH BQB THEN THERE IS NO ANTI-UGLY BIAS, A GUY THAT LOOKS LIKE A CAVEMAN GOT A NOMINATION!”
Sure, he got a nomination, but only because he pulled off the exceptional hat trick of starring in not one, not two, but three of the movies that were nominated for best picture that year – Chicago, Gangs of New York, and The Hours.
The Academy was probably all like, “Well we better nominate this caveman looking bastard or else our pro-attractive person bias will be exposed when people start asking why a guy who starred in three of the best pictures of the year didn’t get nominated.”
Naturally, he didn’t win. Chris Cooper won for his role as John LaRoche in Adaptation.
WELL THERE YOU GO, BQB. CHRIS COOPER IS SO UGLY.
I saw Adaptation a long time ago. I remember it was very funny and witty but other than that I don’t remember much else. I don’t remember if LaRoche was good or bad or what he did in the movie.
BUT generally speaking, Chris Cooper built his career on playing bad guys and Hollywood is always happy to cast ugly people as villains, thus perpetuating the stereotype that all ugly people are secretly villains and everyone should run away screaming and flailing their arms wildly in the air whenever they see an ugly person.
What I’d really like to see is an ugly person nominated for playing a really nice person, like a beloved father or mother figure, or a respected leader or an astronaut or something.
Ugly kids really need to be made to believe that they have options in life and that their only career options are to become the sassy assistant to a romantic comedy style woman with romantic problems or….dun dun dun…a super villain.
John C. Reilly. He’s played bad guys. He’s played good guys. He’s played dumb guys. John C. Reilly needs to win an Oscar so that modern day cavemen and cavewomen have a role model they can look up to…from their caves.