Discussion in 'The Pub' started by shane88, Dec 10, 2017.
I've never seen him cry on-screen.
I just don't get why he's morphing into E.T.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Sorry. Never saw the whole movie.
A part where Russian terrorist (Oldman) is going to kill his family if he didn't order the release of some International terror leader.
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?
I need to watch it through, IIRC it got pretty good reviews.
He worked with Brad (and went to the high school).
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
Nicholas Cage in anything, but especially “Peggy Sue Got Married”.
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.
I agree, but I really enjoyed him in Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, and Adaptation.
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.
Richard Gere as an Irishman in The Jackal stands out for me. Definitely lots of LOL moments throughout that flick.
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.
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.