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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: Actors who make or mar..... Reply with quote

.....a film

I have recently watched a couple of films where an actor in each case has stood out for different reasons ..

In The Lincoln Lawyer Matthew McConaughey...the lead role in it ...nearly spoilt it for me with his awful acting whilst Gene Hackman turned in another, seemingly effortless performance in The Firm (a film for whatever reason I haven't caught up with until now)

Are there any actors who have made or marred a film for you?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now. I was willing the Vietcong to kill him, after ten minutes or so.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked .. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..and Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a great favourite of yours by the sound of it,Raver. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now. I was willing the Vietcong to kill him, after ten minutes or so.


Reminds me of the little girl in the remake of War of the Worlds a few years ago..... she screamed and screamed incessantly throughout the whole film. I would have handed her over to the aliens about half way through.

They reckon the aliens died of some earthly virus that they had no immunity to, but I think they didn't bring ear plugs and just ran out of paracetamol.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stand Daniel Craig. It's not that he's a bad actor or anything, I just don't like him.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
the little girl

Talking of child actors,unclebuck ...in Danny Boyle's film Millions I was absolutely enchanted with the little boy Damian played by Alex Etel .....he made the film for me.......what a little star he was in it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen it, but I will now you've mentioned it.

Kids in particular seem to have the power to make or break a film. They are a really crucial casting decision.
Natalie Portman was great in Leon.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
I can't stand Daniel Craig. It's not that he's a bad actor or anything, I just don't like him.


Me too, in fact I don't think he's a good actor.

The only good film Tom Cruise is any good in.... Rain Man
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was younger I admit to not fully appreciating the acting talents of the not so conventionally,handsome looking actors because I was too busy being dazzled by the looks of their handsome co-stars Embarassed but watching an old Hitchcock film (I Confess) the other night although I was still dazzled by the mesmerisingly handsome face of Montgomery Clift (no shabby actor,either) I was able to more than appreciate the superb acting talent of Karl Malden ...both had enormous presence on the silver screen...you just have to be a bit (?) older to appreciate these things,I guess.Very Happy

The film is dated but it is worth a watch just to see the above two at work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:


The only good film Tom Cruise is any good in.... Rain Man


Far and Away was quite good too, but yes Rain Man is a wonderful film.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of either Daniel Craig or Tom Cruise, but Tom, apart from being good in Rain Man, was quite brilliant in Magnolia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_IYTdrQVGY
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