Because I've seen a handful of her later films - The Notebook, Playing By Heart, Paris Je T'aime, and in every one of them I'm flabbergasted by how bad of an actress she is. Totally dull and uninteresting, unlike the effervescent Meryl Streep.
Maybe if I saw one of her earlier films, I'd be a bit more convinced.
Gena Rowlands then:
And Gena Rowlands now: