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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2006, 12:56:04 AM »
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As far as I'm concerned, despite their disparity in looks, Drew Barrymore is Renee Zellweger's equal in annoyance. They're not great, but their mediocrity is no big deal to me.

The person whose "acting" style I have found most annoying by far is that Madonna, who apparently does not understand that acting involves much more than posing and mugging your way through a music video ever will. I was sent to a press screening of The Next Best Thing, and I've seen my share of awful movies and terrible performances, but--I just wanted to throttle her and her horrible character. I think I was more traumatized than annoyed. Just . . . horrible.

A distant second is Ryan Reynolds in Waiting. I hated the movie, and I especially hated the thick layer of smarm in which Reynolds was coated every second he was onscreen.

On the tendency to mistake lack of sexiness for annoying acting: As far as I'm concerned, John Goodman is just as fucking good an actor as George Clooney. But because he's fat, he's too often been consigned to shit like King Ralph. That's one example. Another is Kathy Bates, who is also very good (she's the main reason to watch the underrated Primary Colors), but ditto on the preponderance of "wacky" parts she's stuck with because of age/body. Much of the commentary on About Schmidt and the hot tub scene confirmed some of my worst suspicions about our culture's thinking. Hence, I go out of my way to avoid equating lack of magazine-spread hotness with absence of talent. I think that it's a tremendous deficiency in judgment if you're seriously annoyed just because someone onscreen isn't going to be occupying your wet dreams. I mean, "Renee Zellweger annoys me because she's ugly . . . " I have to say I find comments like that much more annoying than I'd ever find the relatively harmless Renee Zellweger.
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2006, 01:06:01 AM »
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The person whose "acting" style I have found most annoying by far is that Madonna, who apparently does not understand that acting involves much more than posing and mugging your way through a music video ever will. I was sent to a press screening of The Next Best Thing, and I've seen my share of awful movies and terrible performances, but--I just wanted to throttle her and her horrible character. I think I was more traumatized than annoyed. Just . . . horrible.

Good news! - seems like she stopped acting.

Bad news - http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=402.msg210367#msg210367
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2006, 01:13:52 AM »
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Hence, I go out of my way to avoid equating lack of magazine-spread hotness with absence of talent. I think that it's a tremendous deficiency in judgment if you're seriously annoyed just because someone onscreen isn't going to be occupying your wet dreams. I mean, "Renee Zellweger annoys me because she's ugly . . . " I have to say I find comments like that much more annoying than I'd ever find the relatively harmless Renee Zellweger.

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Another is Kathy Bates, who is also very good (she's the main reason to watch the underrated Primary Colors), but ditto on the preponderance of "wacky" parts she's stuck with because of age/body. Much of the commentary on About Schmidt and the hot tub scene confirmed some of my worst suspicions about our culture's thinking. Hence, I go out of my way to avoid equating lack of magazine-spread hotness with absence of talent. I think that it's a tremendous deficiency in judgment if you're seriously annoyed just because someone onscreen isn't going to be occupying your wet dreams. I mean, "Renee Zellweger annoys me because she's ugly . . . " I have to say I find comments like that much more annoying than I'd ever find the relatively harmless Renee Zellweger.

So true. I'm vice president of the Kathy Bates fan-club. "Primary Colors," "Misery," "About Schmidt," and "Delores Claiborne" are all great performances, but don't get me started on "Unconditional Love."

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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2006, 01:23:06 AM »
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A distant second is Ryan Reynolds in Waiting. I hated the movie, and I especially hated the thick layer of smarm in which Reynolds was coated every second he was onscreen.

 :yabbse-sad:

I like Ryan Reynolds' smarm...



Anyway, the Most Annoying Actor in the History of Everything award goes to... <drum roll>... ANDIE MACDOWELL!  Seriously, her voice is like shaving your testicles with a cheese grater.

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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2006, 01:32:07 AM »
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Another is Kathy Bates, who is also very good (she's the main reason to watch the underrated Primary Colors), but ditto on the preponderance of "wacky" parts she's stuck with because of age/body. Much of the commentary on About Schmidt and the hot tub scene confirmed some of my worst suspicions about our culture's thinking. Hence, I go out of my way to avoid equating lack of magazine-spread hotness with absence of talent. I think that it's a tremendous deficiency in judgment if you're seriously annoyed just because someone onscreen isn't going to be occupying your wet dreams. I mean, "Renee Zellweger annoys me because she's ugly . . . " I have to say I find comments like that much more annoying than I'd ever find the relatively harmless Renee Zellweger.

So true. I'm vice president of the Kathy Bates fan-club. "Primary Colors," "Misery," "About Schmidt," and "Delores Claiborne" are all great performances, but don't get me started on "Unconditional Love."

Oh, yeah, Unconditional Love was strictly Lifetime. Great Don't Look Now joke, though. But totally, beyond cliche for Kathy Bates to play that role. Rupert Everett's blandness paled in comparison to the now-auteur (*shudder*) Madonna in Next Best Thing, but it was more noticeable there. His blandness doesn't really annoy me that much, but yeah . . . he's bland.
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #110 on: March 04, 2006, 01:36:35 AM »
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Anyway, the Most Annoying Actor in the History of Everything award goes to... <drum roll>... ANDIE MACDOWELL! Seriously, her voice is like shaving your testicles with a cheese grater.
:yabbse-sad:

I never thought her voice was annoying. Trust me, I'd join you in the bashiing if I thought so. An annoying voice is one of my (most extreme) pet-peeves. The most beautiful woman on earth will immediately be reduced to the Duchess of South Flanders in my eyes if she's got an exceedingly annoying voice.

Whatever, I like Andie.  :salute:

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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #111 on: March 04, 2006, 11:54:44 AM »
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A distant second is Ryan Reynolds in Waiting. I hated the movie, and I especially hated the thick layer of smarm in which Reynolds was coated every second he was onscreen.

 :yabbse-sad:

I like Ryan Reynolds' smarm...

I didn't like it for a non-stop two hours in Blade 3.
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2006, 05:45:21 PM »
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Jake Gyllenhaal -  The guy has like two facal expressions.
Maggie Gyllenhaal - She looks like a monchichi.
Ryan Phillipe & Josh Hartnett - What douchebags. They want to be hearthrobs so bad.
Kevin Spacey - I can't stand his smirky face
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #113 on: March 05, 2006, 08:25:57 PM »
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NEON, you crossed out your entire list.

yeah, i fucked up the code....suffice to say that from that list i only own 67 of those films now....and shitcago was on e of the first to go.....

Hence, I go out of my way to avoid equating lack of magazine-spread hotness with absence of talent. I think that it's a tremendous deficiency in judgment if you're seriously annoyed just because someone onscreen isn't going to be occupying your wet dreams. I mean, "Renee Zellweger annoys me because she's ugly . . . " I have to say I find comments like that much more annoying than I'd ever find the relatively harmless Renee Zellweger.

Another is Kathy Bates, who is also very good (she's the main reason to watch the underrated Primary Colors), but ditto on the preponderance of "wacky" parts she's stuck with because of age/body. Much of the commentary on About Schmidt and the hot tub scene confirmed some of my worst suspicions about our culture's thinking. Hence, I go out of my way to avoid equating lack of magazine-spread hotness with absence of talent. I think that it's a tremendous deficiency in judgment if you're seriously annoyed just because someone onscreen isn't going to be occupying your wet dreams. I mean, "Renee Zellweger annoys me because she's ugly . . . " I have to say I find comments like that much more annoying than I'd ever find the relatively harmless Renee Zellweger.

it has nothing to do w/looks....i'm not one of those douchebags that hate on her b/c she's ugly...besides the fact that she is really ugly...she sucks as an actress...and she has a horrible sounding voice...




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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #114 on: June 30, 2006, 01:03:03 AM »
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Jar Jar Binks So Annoying
Beating out characters played by Pauly Shore and Rosie O'Donnell, Jar Jar Binks has been voted the most annoying movie character ever.
Source: FilmStew.com

Despite the nails-on-the-blackboard quality of the character played by Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element, and disregarding the entire careers of Pauly Shore, Rosie O'Donnell and Andy Dick, the most annoying character in film history is digital.
 
Daily Variety quotes a poll conducted by the LoveFilm.com website that crowns Star Wars: Episode I character Jar Jar Binks as the most annoying character in the history of film. Maybe they missed Spice World.

In any case, 5,000 fans chose the clumsy Gungan as the most annoying film character of all time, beating Andie MacDowell's character in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Rowan Atkinson's character Bean was named third, followed by Ace Ventura, who was brought to life by Jim Carrey, and Ben Stiller's character in Dodgeball.
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #115 on: June 30, 2006, 01:34:28 AM »
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Andie MacDowell's character in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Other people are annoyed by Andie MacDowell, too!  I thought I might be the only one...
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #116 on: June 30, 2006, 01:35:34 AM »
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Other people are annoyed by Andie MacDowell, too!  I thought I might be the only one...

All you had to do was go to page one, post one.
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #117 on: June 30, 2006, 01:06:03 PM »
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...followed by Ace Ventura, who was brought to life by Jim Carrey...

say what? i thought everyone loved ace.

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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #118 on: December 23, 2009, 05:01:41 PM »
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Can you believe we don't have a dedicated Brendan Fraser thread???

Brendan Fraser: A Career in Pictures
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Re: most annoying actors
« Reply #119 on: December 23, 2009, 05:35:26 PM »
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Haha. But Brendan is good. Okay, he's not, but he tries! He's picked some killer roles a few times. Plus he seems like a really nice guy.
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