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« Reply #390 on: June 06, 2007, 02:49:47 PM »

He talks?
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« Reply #391 on: June 06, 2007, 04:15:33 PM »

I'm pretty sure that Tom Cruise is a moron, but I've always wondered whether Keanu simply has no desire to appear intelligent or is actually kind of slow on the draw.  He has a fairly flat affect but he holds the camera well enough in movies that aren't about people like "Speed," "The Matrix," "The Advocate," and "Point Break," all *** out of 4 "*" and 3.5 out of 5 * movies, and it's an underrated ability to simply be there and let the movie happen.

The real question is:  Harrison Ford moron yes or no?
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« Reply #392 on: June 06, 2007, 05:28:42 PM »

Interesting question...
He's supposed to be a top-notch (no pun intended) carpenter (designed and "had a hand in" his rather lovely home in Conn.) and he is a pilot, right?  So, moronic, let's hope not.  Acting?  IMHO the best thing about him is his voice, great quality, deep tones...and he seems to be aging fairly well, unlike Mr. Pitt who looks rather worn out as of late...
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« Reply #393 on: June 06, 2007, 05:58:11 PM »

Pitt looks great for 46, I mean he's the same age as George Clooney just about.
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« Reply #394 on: June 06, 2007, 09:05:59 PM »

I'm pretty sure that Tom Cruise is a moron,

jbottle,  Here's the problem. You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do.  Don't be glib, jbottle.

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I tend to agree with Kit that he can't be an idiot and fly a helicopter.  But -- extra casting for the Indiana Jones flick is next Monday and Tuesday.  If I get to go, and get picked (yeah, right!), maybe I can report back.  What's a fair question? --  maybe "What is Pi, to the fifth decimal place? You have three seconds."
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« Reply #395 on: June 06, 2007, 10:36:14 PM »

Harrie, harrie, you don't even know what Ritalin is.....think how many doctors fly small planes into buildings and into the drink, harrie, harrie, look, does a helicopter make you smart.....was T.C. from "Magnum" a genuis.....
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« Reply #396 on: June 06, 2007, 11:05:59 PM »

.....think how many doctors fly small planes into buildings and into the drink,

Not to mention MLB pitchers....so I guess I have to take back the whole "it takes smarts to fly" theory. Though I hear Roger E. Mosley is a MENSA member.  (Me, I'm a DENSA member.)

But I know this guy who builds these amazing barns withouth blueprints for a hobby. And that's got to take smarts of a sort; because you send me to the lumberyard with the instructions to buy what I need to build even a run-in shed, and you just know there are going to be several trips involved for stuff I forgot, to trade stuff I shouldn't have bought for stuff I should have, etc.

And I looked for a few minutes for an appropriate TC quote to bastardize, but just didn't find one.  So there.

 
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« Reply #397 on: June 07, 2007, 12:32:12 AM »

In Ford's case, he can only project one appearance and that is himself, and lately he hasn't done that very well either.  For awhile there, between American Graffiti and Star Wars, he was apparently working as a carpenter in Hollywood.  Talk about getting a big break.
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« Reply #398 on: June 07, 2007, 09:55:52 AM »

To all this Costner bashing, or faint-praising, I can only say see Mr. Brooks.  What might have detracted in earlier roles works to perfection here.

Keanu does the low-key thing pretty well and makes it interesting to watch.  "Holds the camera" as Jbot put it.

Actors who put me to sleep are Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, and Thomas Gibson (who, weirdly, is born on the same day and year as Cruise...).

An actor who I'm really starting to pay attention to is Matt Damon, and not just for the stunning year he has had with The Depahted and The Good Shepherd.  Now there was a role where he took zero affect and made it sing.   Wow.

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« Reply #399 on: June 07, 2007, 10:10:14 AM »

Dillon is OK.  I liked him Drugstore Cowboy and that movie he did set in Seattle, although the movie itself just about put me to sleep.  His directorial skills leave a lot to be desired, judging by,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164003/

I'm curious but leary of his role in Factotum.  Hard to imagine him as Bukowski's literary alter ego.  I thought Rourke did a good job in Barfly, but Hollywood is more fun to read.
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« Reply #400 on: June 07, 2007, 10:28:16 AM »

To all this Costner bashing, or faint-praising, I can only say see Mr. Brooks.  What might have detracted in earlier roles works to perfection here.

Keanu does the low-key thing pretty well and makes it interesting to watch.  "Holds the camera" as Jbot put it.

Actors who put me to sleep are Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, and Thomas Gibson (who, weirdly, is born on the same day and year as Cruise...).

An actor who I'm really starting to pay attention to is Matt Damon, and not just for the stunning year he has had with The Depahted and The Good Shepherd.  Now there was a role where he took zero affect and made it sing.   Wow.



I've always paid attention to Damon (not so much b-o-r-i-n-g Ben).  Other ( personally) appealing males worth watching:
Javier Bardem
Mads Mikkelsen
Depp
Gosling
Bale
Oleg Menchikov
Used to enjoy Cusack's work, not so much lately...
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« Reply #401 on: June 07, 2007, 10:31:32 AM »

Nice to see Oleg Menchikov's name mentioned.  He is so much fun to watch.  I wish he could get a break like Mads got in Casino Royale, so that he would get much more exposure. 
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« Reply #402 on: June 07, 2007, 10:51:32 AM »

I seem to remember reading sometime ago that Oleg M. was not particularly interested in the "work" (so to speak) i.e. being an actor...?
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« Reply #403 on: June 07, 2007, 10:57:01 AM »

Russian actors don't seem to branch out that much.  They get plenty of work at home, splitting time between the stage and the screen, and the money is pretty good these days, although I don't imagine they command 7 figures for a single outing.  Menchikov has a great body of work, including the films with Mikhalkov.  Burnt by the Sun stands out in my mind.
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« Reply #404 on: June 07, 2007, 12:52:36 PM »

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