Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Betty vs. Nicole

OK, I know this is old news, but now that Lauren Bacall is back deploring Tom Cruise's behavior (with good reason), I am reminded of her comments about Nicole Kidman not being a legend so early in her career. Let's see how the numbers stack up:

Nicole Kidman is presently 38 years old. In that time, she has completed 26 films beginning with her breakthrough role in "Dead Calm" (she had appeared in 8 before that). She has been nominated for 2 Academy Awards, and won 1 of them. She has been nominated for 7 Golden Globe awards and won 3 of them. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

By the time Lauren Bacall was 38 years old, she had completed 16 films. During that time, she received no awards other than a 3rd place showing for the now-defunct Golden Laurel award. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bacall's "legendary" status exists for two reasons: she was married to a real screen legend (Humphrey Bogart), and she hasn't died yet.

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