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Film Discussion => In Front of the Camera => Topic started by: mister mister on September 25, 2003, 07:28:32 AM

Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: mister mister on September 25, 2003, 07:28:32 AM
I think there's some mainstream actors out there that have more potential than they're given credit for.

This is just the first I thought of, seeing someone's wonderboys avatar..
 
Anyway, I thought Katie Holmes was good  in The Ice Storm and Wonderboys..and Go. not brilliant, but good. But then, she puts her self through series after sickening series of dawsons creek..

can you think of any other mainstream actors that would be cool in independant type films?
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: Duck Sauce on September 25, 2003, 10:30:58 AM
Marlon Wayans
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: mutinyco on September 25, 2003, 10:32:53 AM
Katie is cute in Pieces of April.
Title: Re: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: Sigur Rós on September 25, 2003, 10:39:30 AM
Quote from: heather
Anyway, I thought Katie Holmes was good  in The Ice Storm and Wonderboys..and Go. not brilliant, but good. But then, she puts her self through series after sickening series of dawsons creek..


I agree that she's a talented actor, but she is always type casted.
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: aclockworkjj on September 25, 2003, 12:01:32 PM
She is typecasted as the cute girl next door.  I really like her...but her role in The Gift was not believable for me.  I do not see her as a naughty rich girl slut.  Thou it was nice seeing a little of her skin...

No matter what, when it come to Holmes...I see this:
(http://www.simplykatie.com/images/main_right.jpg)
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: MacGuffin on September 25, 2003, 12:06:22 PM
You're spying on her through a telescope?
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: SoNowThen on September 25, 2003, 12:11:04 PM
no that was me... I just sent him copies...
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: mister mister on September 26, 2003, 11:16:58 PM
I actually watched the gift yesterday for the first time, after i'd made that posted about katie. Yeah, she was weird in that.

Cate was good.. good 'ol cate.
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: Gold Trumpet on September 27, 2003, 10:51:36 AM
If you want to talk about a kick ass Hollywood movie, then I think George Clooney is the greatest thing alive now. His presence reminds me of Orson Welles and his coolness is the best going today. Thing is, I could see him playing so many other roles out there. He was the best thing in Solaris and his character in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind kept on reminding me of Orson Welle's entrance in The Third Man. I think he is the best person to affect someone right now by just looking into their face or seeing their most minor way of communicating. I am more likely to trust and be swayed by Clooney than anyone. Just this allows him a world of roles in indie world that he could dominate.

~rougerum
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: ©brad on September 27, 2003, 01:24:49 PM
gold trumpet & clooney, sittin' in a tree. k-i-s-s-i-n-g...
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: Ghostboy on September 27, 2003, 01:38:05 PM
I agree about Clooney, although he reminds me more of Cary Grant than Orson Welles.
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on September 27, 2003, 08:53:20 PM
denzel . washington.
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: Banky on September 27, 2003, 09:53:31 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
denzel . washington.


always  .   plays the same  .   character
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: ono on September 27, 2003, 10:32:42 PM
Quote from: Banky
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
denzel . washington.


always  .   plays the same  .   character

Training Day
Malcolm X
John Q
Glory
He Got Game
Mo' Better Blues
Out of Time
Antwone Fisher
Philadelphia
The Pelican Brief
The Bone Collector
The Hurricane

Oh yeah, he sure plays the same character all the time, alright.  ;)
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on September 27, 2003, 10:39:54 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
Quote from: Banky
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
denzel . washington.


always  .   plays the same  .   character

Training Day
Malcolm X
John Q
Glory
He Got Game
Mo' Better Blues
Out of Time
Antwone Fisher
Philadelphia
The Pelican Brief
The Bone Collector
The Hurricane

Oh yeah, he sure plays the same character all the time, alright.  ;)



..thanks for that i agree.

and i was just answering the question:"..which mainstream actor would be cool in independant type films?"..no one can deny that he is a great actor and it would be  cool to see him in independant films..
Title: Abandon hollywood if you're smart?
Post by: Pas on September 27, 2003, 11:13:46 PM
Hugh Grant should do indepedent stuff. I like him a lot, and it's hard to like an actor who only does sentimental comedies and still be socially acceptable. That would help me, psychologically.

I like George Clooney too, but I think he chooses his role really well.

God Damn I'm the Man should switch to indepedent too. I really liked him in the E-Snizzle chronicles but I tought his role could have been more developed in an indepedent effort.