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"American History X" - Starring Edward Norton & Edward Furlong

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:43 PM

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Searched a thread for this one and couldn't find it (amazingly). Definite classic. Really sucks to this day Norton never got an Oscar for the job he did in this, probably for some PC reasons unfortunately. He was just insanely impressive on so many levels both physically and mentally.


Highly recommend this to anyone here who possibly still has not seen this yet or never even heard of it. It's a definite must-see.


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:47 PM

I always lol at the basketball scene, first Seth runs his mouth and gets owned and then Norton turns into Steve Nash and goes 1 on 5 lol

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:57 PM

It is indeed a phenomenal film. Definitely a must-see.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 11:09 PM

Norton was incredible in this.

That look on his face after he stomps that kid. Chills.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 11:22 PM

I always lol when he reverse dunks to win the game.

Saw it again tonight.

Idk who he was up against for best actor, will look it up later, but his performance was definitely Oscar worthy IMO.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 09:06 AM

loved this movie...remember watchings this for the first time freshmen year of college at UCSB, the first night my group of friends stayed in and watched movies. this was also the night that david attias (http://en.wikipedia....ki/David_Attias) killed 4 people in isla vista where i would have been had we gone out

also saw fight club for the first time that night...2 amazing movies

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:11 PM

LOL at the conversation in the laundry about the Lakers & Celtics.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Anybody intitially trip out a bit when they first saw who Vinyard's Father was in this? Corey Matthews' Dad, lol.

Also, as if that weren't enough, the fat racist dude also came out in 'Boy Meets World' as well. Big bully with a soft heart, haha. I think his Father was a wrestler too. That fat dude in the red suit with the red mask (mostly red/some yellow), forget his name (if someone could remember it please).

Idk who he was up against for best actor, will look it up later, but his performance was definitely Oscar worthy IMO.

Yeah, don't remember either, but whoever it was, I'll say it again, I guarantee him not getting it had something to do with the material of his role and the Academy being all soft & PC & crap. Bull.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:07 PM

Here we go

Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful Guido Orefice
Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan Captain John Miller
Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters James Whale
Nick Nolte Affliction Wade Whitehouse
Edward Norton American History X Derek Vinyard

Robbed?

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:15 PM

^ Considering the fact that Tom Hanks has won so many already and been nominated so many times, and the fact that Norton has never won, yes, still robbed.

Pisses me off too cause it doesn't always work the way I'm saying/with some of the logic, can go either way.

For example, I feel like Bryan Cranston specifically as well as "Breaking Bad" for the show itself have been getting overlooked now for one of the reasons being because the fact that they've won so many times. That's not exactly fair, but I think it's part of it.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:25 PM

In my top 10 all time. Flat out great movie.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan was money as well. I liked that film better as well.

Haven't seen the other movies where the other nominated dudes appeared in, but if I had to pick between Norton and Hanks, i'd go with Hanks in a real close decision.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Actually I'm mistaken, must've went to a bad source. Apparently it was Roberto Benigni:

Lmao @ Nick Nolte's reaction: 0:55-1:00


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 08:19 PM

Actually I'm mistaken, must've went to a bad source. Apparently it was Roberto Benigni:

Lmao @ Nick Nolte's reaction: 0:55-1:00

lol. Yeah I should have said it was benigni.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:09 AM

Norton has had better performances. Overall classic movie with a great message that transcends race issues.
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Posted January 20, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Norton has had better performances.


For instance?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 08:28 PM

For instance?


Primal fear easily, fight club debatably
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Posted January 20, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Primal fear easily, fight club debatably

Never seen primal fear. Fight Club. ok I might buy that.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 10:40 PM

^ Nor have I, just looked it up on imdb and seems interesting. Solid rating and on the board seems like a lot of people talk about the character Norton played, Aaron. Sounds legit.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 11:49 PM

Haven't seen Primal Fear either.

Just read up on it a bit. Premise sounds alright. It was Nortons feature film debut and he gets an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. Didn't know that.







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