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Old 09-01-2010, 08:44 AM   #61
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I think this thread proves how subjective the art of acting is. One person's Oscar caliber performance is another persons dreck. It's actually fascinating, probably a rorschar (msp?) blot of a personality test for those involved.
good observation psb. btw, i wasn't directing my thoughts as an attack on your post. this whole internet thing and who follows who; it gets quite muddled at times... anyway, thought i should clarify to be fair.

rorschach test, yes, that's a good analogy. i agree; personal likes and dislikes are quite involved with whether an audience member likes an actor, a role, or a film. one man's bacon is another man's steak sort of thing. hmmm, food. need breakfast...
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #62
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I think this thread proves how subjective the art of acting is. One person's Oscar caliber performance is another persons dreck. It's actually fascinating, probably a rorschar (msp?) blot of a personality test for those involved.

As I said before, I really liked his performance in Ridley Scott's film where he played an elf - and I really liked some of his performance in Far and Away. Otherwise, I cringe when I see him on screen - his acting just doesn't work for me. But, I'm fine with other's liking his work.
Like I think I've mentioned before, his casting in Legend as the mouth-breathing fratboy elf is what put him on my radar... and made me resent his career. He's too quintessentially 20th century American dude for a lot of the roles they've shoehorned him into. Sure, he's fine in stuff that fits him (like Top Gun), but casting out of his narrow range has ruined many a project I otherwise might have really enjoyed.

But then, I'm not the ideal demographic, so mileage definitely varies.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:19 PM   #63
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Like I think I've mentioned before, his casting in Legend as the mouth-breathing fratboy elf is what put him on my radar... and made me resent his career. He's too quintessentially 20th century American dude for a lot of the roles they've shoehorned him into. Sure, he's fine in stuff that fits him (like Top Gun), but casting out of his narrow range has ruined many a project I otherwise might have really enjoyed.

But then, I'm not the ideal demographic, so mileage definitely varies.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:25 PM   #64
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I really liked the role he played in Collateral. I am still shocked at how believable he was in that movie.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:24 PM   #65
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good observation psb. btw, i wasn't directing my thoughts as an attack on your post. this whole internet thing and who follows who; it gets quite muddled at times... anyway, thought i should clarify to be fair.

rorschach test, yes, that's a good analogy. i agree; personal likes and dislikes are quite involved with whether an audience member likes an actor, a role, or a film. one man's bacon is another man's steak sort of thing. hmmm, food. need breakfast...
Very true, and no hard feeling here. And food, yes, that sounds good!
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #66
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LEGEND came out in 1985. Let it go, already!
But... but... then I might have to re-evaluate Reagan!
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:06 PM   #67
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Well one things's for certain... he shouldn't do a rom-com with Jennifer Aniston.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:43 AM   #68
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Well one things's for certain... he shouldn't do a rom-com with Jennifer Aniston.
i just threw up a little in my mouth.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:51 PM   #69
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Scientology happened to Cruise. Nuff said.
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