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Which Actors Benefited Most From the 'Prestige' of Boardwalk Empire?

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Buscemi was just miscast. I don't think there's any getting around that.

But also, the shows conception of Nucky Thompson as a grim businessman trying to be a major player instead of the boisterous glad-handing local operator he actually was turned out to be wrongheaded, IMHO.

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For the record, I fucking LOVED "Boardwalk Empire".

 

Even "We're-pretending-we-weren't-as-good-as-cancelled-and-forced-to-wrap-this-shit-up-in-eight-episodes", aka Season Five, was better than it had any right to be.

 

"Vinyl" looks like a bag of ass, though. And Gyp Rosetti was one of the weakest story arcs on BE, Bobby Cannavale Emmy or no.

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I never even though about Gretchen Mol before watching this show. Her performance was shattering. Of all the actors on the series, I think she was the one who really nailed her role.

 

Jack Huston comes in very close second.

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Ah, yes, I remember that Vanity Fair issue with Gretchen Mol on the cover. "...a tournament rose dipped in whipped cream" has to be one of the silliest descriptions of a person I've ever read. And her career went pretty much nowhere back then, even though it looked at the time like she was poised to be Woody Allen's next muse. That she was one of the best things about BE was a pleasant surprise.

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