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PRO: With two wrenching roles as a discontented housewife in Revolutionary Road and an accused Nazi in The Reader her Best Actress Oscar win this year was all but guaranteed. And though the "greatest actress of her generation" tag seems hyperbolic, can you name any other contenders?
CON: Her overly awestruck Golden Globes acceptance speech came off as insincere a rare poor performance.
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