Talk:Abbie Cornish

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The Picture[edit]

This picture sucks. It's practically from the back showing no features of the actors face. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:09, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

I came to say the same thing. I came here from an article about a movie she is in. I still have no idea what she looks like. -- (talk) 23:22, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Pic from the same event but a frontal: (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:51, 29 July 2011 (UTC).

 Done — Better now? Three years later, the portrait-picture is from July 2013, with a great smile! — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 04:56, 18 April 2014 (UTC)


We should watch this page for vandalism, since it seems Abbie's name is going to be sucked into the tabloid stories involving the Ryan Phillippe/Reese Witherspoon divorce. 05:29, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. misanthrope 10:38, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Request to use Australian English[edit]

User:Dl2000 has added the tag demanding one should use Australian English, at the beginning of the source code page.

I would say this is not justified, here, any more. In the according subsection of the Manual of Style, there is ruled that

[except] in content with a local focus or where specific localized grammar or spelling is appropriate, or when an established precedent has been established and no clear reason has been accepted by a consensus to overturn it, content should be presented from a global view without bias towards any particular culture or group.

— Wikipedia:Manual of Style / Global view

One could have demanded the use of Australian English, in this article, when Abbie Cornish had not yet got as much into the very most prominent realms of Hollywood, as she now definitely has, already since quite a time. Yes, the article still has a rest of a local focus. But I`d say, on the basis of common sense, this should not be a reason to use Australian English, in this article, any more. Just consider that Abbie Cornish plays a main role in Madonna`s film W.E.!

What about that? --Hans Dunkelberg (talk) 16:04, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

The "Global view", however, defers to established precedents, which in this case means WP:ENGVAR and specifically WP:TIES. As Cornish is declared as an "Australian actress" in the lede, this was merely a logical conclusion following the primary strong national tie and what would be appropriate under ENGVAR in this case. Although she is recently involved in international film projects, there is no evidence presented that she has become American per se. Also, your bit about "demanding" is a bad faith assumption. Dl2000 (talk) 03:25, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
I have not doubted Your good faith, but was under the impression You wanted to further the article to live up to the necessities of a certain decency toward Cornish`s Australian ties. I, therefore, wanted to encourage the view that one might contribute to a decent approach, in this case, also by changing the linguistic principles, because Abbie Cornish seems to me to be a woman who has a rather liberal attitude and a rather international approach to many things. This case could, therefore, help to overcome certain anxieties regarding nations and nationalities, which could, otherwise, get quite problematic, over time. The examples on Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Strong national ties to a topic (=WP:TIES) include:
   * Great Fire of London (British English) or Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (which uses another variant of British English)
   * American Civil War (American English)
   * Institutions of the European Union (British or Irish English)
   * Australian Defence Force (Australian English)
   * Vancouver, B.C. (Canadian English)
   * Usain Bolt (Jamaican Standard English)
This are topics that seem to me to be tied to the related nations more clearly than Abbie Cornish seems to me to be tied to Australia. They are topics of a certain crucial, traditional national sensibility, which — as it seems to me — might not be so much the case regarding Cornish and Australia. Please, excuse me if I should have chosen the wrong expression — I have changed it from "demand" to "request", now! --Hans Dunkelberg (talk) 10:52, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Are You the first major contributor to this article in the sense of Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Retaining the existing variety? --Hans Dunkelberg (talk) 11:08, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Abbie Cornish as "MC Dusk"[edit]

Suprisingly, actress who played in Madonna's movie was before rapper in a group called "Blades". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:25, 21 November 2013 (UTC)