a thread about bad acting

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  1. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    I've never seen him cry on-screen.
     
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    I just don't get why he's morphing into E.T.
     
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    I think people often equate "good acting" with the idea of range. Likewise, persona tends to be treated more along the lines of elements of "movie stardom."
     
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    I think part of the problem is that we get saturated with the same faces. If we want to take a character seriously and achieve an adequate suspension of disbelief, it doesn't help if we get the same old crowd showing up on our screens, unless they're an Anthony Hopkins or a Meryl Streep. But most times they aren't, and what we get is So-and-so ... again ... attempting to extend his or her unspectacular talents over a range of roles with too much similarity between the various performances.
     
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    I think i get it, and maybe related: there is a real joy in seeing an unknown in an outstanding performance. They become that character moreso than any well known actor could. Like seeing someone who eventually became a superstar in their first role.
     
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  6. mattball826

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    AF-1
     
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    Yeah, and that's a shame. Sure an actor who can do many diff things or types of characters well should rightly be held in high regard, but it's not the be all/end all of being a good actor.
     
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    Sorry. Never saw the whole movie.:(
     
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    A part where Russian terrorist (Oldman) is going to kill his family if he didn't order the release of some International terror leader.
     
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    I think he played a fast food cook in one of Brad's restaurant jobs....or maybe a movie ticket taker that worked in the movie theater?
     
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    I need to watch it through, IIRC it got pretty good reviews.
     
  12. A-Bone

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    He worked with Brad (and went to the high school).
     
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    Great Flick! One of my Fav's

    I guess Ann Archer was a choice for the Pres Wife, but they didn't want the movie to have a Patriot Games feel for it
     
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    Nicholas Cage in anything, but especially “Peggy Sue Got Married”.
     
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    That's kinda what makes "Mr. Brooks" work so well. He's still that normal guy he always plays but is secretly a serial killer that has an "invisible friend" (Wm. Hurt) that urges him to kill.
     
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    I agree, but I really enjoyed him in Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, and Adaptation.
     
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    Pete Postlethwaite in the Usual Suspects for an example of a great actor in a good film being awful. Totally undone by being blacked-up and having a bizzaro Welsh/Pakistani accent. He appears to have stumbled in from one of the less enlightened 70s UK comedies.
     
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    Richard Gere as an Irishman in The Jackal stands out for me. Definitely lots of LOL moments throughout that flick.
     
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    I don't recall seeing him. I thought he was in the pre cut movie - but
    when it went to editing he wasn't in any scenes - but he still got paid
    the higher rate because of his Uncle.
     
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    He's still floating around in at least a couple of scenes. You can see him in the film and he's listed in the credits.
     

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