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WHY WAS HE NEVER NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD?
- MARLENE RANTZ
I have seen several movies with Edward G. Robinson, and he always gave a very good performance. Why, then, was he never nominated for an Academy Award? Surely, some of his performances rated a nomination-Little Caesar and Double Indemnity, definitely. Like John Barrymore(see my comment on his page), a very neglected actor!
- Timothy A. Mey
A majestic work with a cast of stars that mesh well on screen to tell the tale of "Jack London's" novel. Robinson's performance and portrayal of "Wolf Larson" commands attention of viewers throughout the film. This is truly a classic from the outset. Wonderful film-making.
One Of the Best
I very seldom watch TV now since most of the Talented have passed. Edward G Robinson had a gift for acting. I have watched hours of his films on end and never feel bored. One of my very favorite is Scarlet Street. He looked like a very mean guy but was just the apposite. What a great guy.
Such a presence!
- Todd M.
E.G.R. takes charge of every picture I ever saw him in, and that's now getting to be quite a few! He is my favorite gangster actor, as I feel he is the one who most personifies on screen, what I think a gangster should act like, although I really enjoy Cagney as well! The power of Edward G.Robinson, when he really wants to show it, is too me, downright frightening! And the man could play more than tough, he was, in my opinion, just as good at showing emotion, real emotion, that made you feel the same way! All in all, he's one of my favorite actors of all time!
My Favorite Tough Guy
- Bruce Reber
I'm a Bogart and Cagney fan and I know they both had a tough guy image, but EGR is to me the greatest movie tough guy of all time. Although he played dramatic and comedy roles (particularly spoofing his gangster characters), I loved him when he was just being what he did best, playing gangsters, tough guys and total SOBs. My favorite EGR films are Little Caesar, Key Largo and any other of his gangster films. I also like most of his non-gangster films. There will never be another one like him. I watch his films on TCM whenever I can. Please have another EGR SOTM tribute soon TCM. The last one was in May 2002. Long live EGR!
What can I add!
- Darren A. Rogers
What hasn't been said about Edward. I feel like calling him Ed so that's what I'm going to do! Since starting to watch TCM I've become a huge fan of Ed's work. Previous to my TCM days I knew him only as the Little Caesar and one of Moses' disciples in The Ten Commandments - who many think he was miscast in this role, I'm not one of them. My yardstick of how good an actor is is RANGE - of which Ed was loaded! He could do it all even though - because of the production quality of many of his 30's films - many times it was difficult to see or here those subtle nuances which are hallmarks of portrayal of range. And how could you not love the way this guy spoke, particularily when he was playing characters a little rough around the edges! You still here people borrowing his snearing nasal tones even though many don't know why they are! (they havent had the opportunity to see his work, they're relying on a hand-me-down delivery from one generation to the next. What a legacy!) A few modern day actors - several of whom I hold in nearly as high a regard as Ed - have done well borrowing bits and pieces of Ed, but the originals are always the best. I look forward to the day someone comes along with an original quality that grabs me like Ed. T'il then I'll just have to make due, and if another Ed never comes along, Ed will have to do!
THE BEST AND I MEAN ONE OF THE VERY BEST
- curtis lee
THE KNOW HE DID IT RIGHT THE BEST IN WHAT HE DID KOVE TO WATCH HIS MOVIES
- Wendy Winkler
One of the great things about TCM is that people can really see the body of work of an actor like Edward G.Robinson. What a great actor! He could play a cold blooded killer, a loving father, and a smart insurance investigator and be convincing in each part. He should have been at least nominated for his part as Keyes in Double Indemnity. Thank you TCM for showing Edward G Robinson movies and all the other performances of some truly great actors.
a true legend
- michael york
what a terrific actor!!! criminally ignored by the academy he turned in one amzing performance after another and he could play just about any kind of role for sheer diversity watch five star final the whole towns talking dr. ehlichs magic bullet our vines have tender grapes key largo the cincinnati kid and so many others he was also a well-known art collector also one of my all-time favorites wish i didnt have to vote on his sex appeal though