a thread about bad acting

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  1. jomama2

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    I'm always baffled when good actors with both great commercial and critical success do very obviously crappy films. DeNiro and Sean Connery are 2 that come to mind. More than once I thought "WTF were you thinking?"
     
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    :rolleyes:

    He was outstanding in 12 Monkeys and basically carried a not-great but not bad "stylish" film in Legends of the Fall.
     
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    Gee go figure.
     
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    I would place him more in the movie star category that a thespian, but I do not recall him ever being awful (although I have not seen much of his filmography). Fun to watch in 12 Monkeys, Snatch and Fight Club (one of my favorites).
     
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    The worst? Watch "Allan Quartermain and the lost city of Gold" and take your pick. Even James Earle Jones does his best Tonto.
     
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    And he actually did play a fairly good airhead in " burn after reading". I'll just say there are a lot of stinkers higher on the list than Pitt.
     
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    And yet...here it is.
     
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    Nicolas Cage was in Fast Times?
     
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    Although I like Connery - he is a two trick pony. The first half of his career - he had the Bond personality which he
    played repeatedly ( for example - See Bond land on the beach in the Longest Day) - then he had the post Bond trick
    that had him with the same accent (like Costner) in all his films. Such as the spectacular Russian Captain Remus in
    the Hunt for Red October - he must have had some amazing agent.
     
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    The Name Of The Rose vehemently disagrees. See more of his films.
     
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    And yet IMO he is quite amazing in Stranger than Fiction. I'm not saying
    he stretched himself out - more like he didn't act at all - and that worked
    for him.
     
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    Kinda agree, but he was pretty good as a messed up George Reeves in Hollywoodland...
     
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    That's a cool story.

    And honestly, Kilmer was great in that role, so I am glad it worked out for everyone.
     
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    Exactly how I feel about Samuel L Jackson.
    He can never hide the character of Samuel L Jackson behind any of his roles.
     
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    They're not: they're two separate men, since Tyler Labine is the Canadian Zach GaliJackBlackis. :aok
     
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    Harrison Ford is pretty bad too.. IMO
     
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    Watched it last night. It may replace Billy Jack as my all-time favorite kitsch fest.
     
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    The original Thespianus Neandertalinsis. The man has two facial expressions: mild dumbstruck and agitated dumbstuck.
     
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    Dunno if bad acting per se, but I can't suspend belief on strong or iconic personalities or icons from movie to movie:

    Like a Carey Grant, Hepburn, Morgan Freeman, etc.

    Give me a Billy Bob or Phillip Seymour Hoffman type, who get into the character w/o that identity baggage. Meryl Streep too.

    (hope this makes sense!)
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