Close, But No Cigar (Yet) — Nor for Errol.

19 Feb

What do Errol and the following Hollywood heavyweights have in common with Glenn Close?

Amy Adams – Annette Benning – Johnny Depp – Robert Downey Jr. – Harrison Ford – Liam Neeson – Edward Norton – Joaquin Phoenix – Lana Turner – Sigourney Weaver

ERROL FLYNN: He was the Tom Cruise of the 1930s, a global superstar whose natural charisma and box-office power put him at the tippytop of Hollywood — and he never won an Oscar. Unlike Cruise, Flynn was never even nominated, not for “Captain Blood,” “The Charge of the Light Brigade” or 1938’s still-dazzling “The Adventures of Robin Hood.”…

Will Errol ever receive any meaningful tribute from the Academy? Why no lifetime achievement awards for actors of his immortal caliber? Halls of Fame around the globe regularly commemorate posthumous greats. Why doesn’t the Academy? Or do they?…

— Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    February 23, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Well t’was a n’arrow…

    • Gentleman Tim

      February 23, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      Dear helioheinz:

      The Sun rose early and astronomically fast for Errol of Hollywood, He exploded onto the scene and screen at the very dawn of his Golden State days with a Bloody big bang at box offices around the globe and across the universe. However, Hollywood heads giveth and Hollywood heads taketh away … especially when it involves our Hero from Hobart, the Terror of Tasmania.

      As we Fans of Flynn know well, Errol should be very notably commemorated by the Academy for his cinematic greatness. He was a Megastar, in an orbit of his own.

      Time for the Academy to give Errol credit!