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April 24, 2020 5:19 AM   Subscribe

Oh wow. Looks like my day is planned! Thank you for posting this!
posted by pushing paper and bottoming chairs at 6:24 AM on April 24, 2020 [1 favorite]

This is very cool. At the same time, I hate to be a curmudgeon, especially in times like this, but there are 6 women on this list and 52 men and it's pretty depressing.

I haven't bothered counting white actors vs. anyone else but it doesn't look much better.
posted by trig at 6:44 AM on April 24, 2020 [32 favorites]

I thought this was a double (of this) but it looks like one is GQ and the other is Vanity Fair so I guess not? Also I guess one is breaking down their movies and another their characters.
posted by RustyBrooks at 6:49 AM on April 24, 2020 [2 favorites]


That's a good observation. It makes you wonder where on the scale the thumb is being placed. Did GQ bias the results based on who they invited? Was there a layer of skew in who accepted, and if so what shaped the decisions of any who declined? Or is it "just" a reflection of the inequality that has long coursed through the veins of Hollywood?
posted by Godspeed.You!Black.Emperor.Penguin at 7:31 AM on April 24, 2020 [2 favorites]

...you need look no further than the quote that makes up the thread title.
posted by fairmettle at 7:44 AM on April 24, 2020 [5 favorites]

Well, GQ originally stood for "Gentleman's Quarterly" and I've always considered it a "men's magazine" (not sure if GQ still presents itself as such, though) but it's still stupid that so few women are represented on this list.
posted by SoberHighland at 8:09 AM on April 24, 2020 [2 favorites]

On the plus side, I finally get why everyone's in love with Oscar Isaac. What a cutie.
posted by Beardman at 8:42 AM on April 24, 2020

I was a bit disappointed that the Forrest Whittaker one isn't 30 minutes about ghost dog... But the Last King of Scotland discussion was really fascinating, so I'll allow it.
posted by kaibutsu at 9:18 AM on April 24, 2020 [2 favorites]

Reassuring to find that Caleb Landry Jones is as profoundly unsettling out of character as he is in.
posted by eugenen at 9:33 AM on April 24, 2020 [1 favorite]

No Christopher Walken? You miss all of the shots you don't take.
posted by Splunge at 9:52 AM on April 24, 2020

I too came here to point out the lack of women, but I see that's been taken care of so I'm off to watch some of these, probably starting with Willem Dafoe and Jeff Bridges.
posted by WalkerWestridge at 11:07 AM on April 24, 2020

I count 9 POC actors on the list, which is a little fraught so assume that's plus-or-minus 2.Still quite a bit better than the male/female skew (which should be about 50-50). The US census puts the country at 76.5% white and while I realize not all of these actors are American certainly Hollywood and GQ are, so white folks are at least about 8% overrepresented. Honestly I expected that to be worse, but it still sucks.
posted by axiom at 11:10 AM on April 24, 2020

I don’t usually like media about entertainment, but these are quite good! Thanks.
posted by Sterros at 11:18 AM on April 24, 2020

I love so many of these actors and their performances are worth recognition. But all of that being said, I'd love to see a woman, queer, poc-focused version of this.
posted by Fizz at 11:56 AM on April 24, 2020

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