Jessica Chastain (August 2010 - February 2013)
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Saw Zero Dark Thirty the other night, and while her performance is not the most showy, or obvious Oscar fodder, it's still very good and poignant, and perhaps all the more commendable for its subtlety. I have to admit, while I was first watching it I kept wondering why on earth she was sweeping the awards. I've seen her better. Or so I thought. But as you get deeper into the film, it becomes slowly clearer. Honestly, though, I think she deserves an Oscar for the film's final shot alone. It's an incredible, beautiful scene where she doesn't say a word, but it's perhaps the singularly most powerful shot from this film year (2012).
So true, she made all the right decisions in how to approach this role. Others might have made it more showy but her subtle approach gave the film another layer and completely different edge. She let it out at just the right times and just enough for the character to not go overboard.
While the character development wasn't as in your face as in other films the final scene definitely sealed it for her.
I can also see why Rooney Mara was previously considered and could have seen her do a good job as well, but not sure if she could ever deliver the way Chastain does here.
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