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Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 12, 2003, 08:46:42 PM
sorry to always start the negative threads...

My first nomination: Andie MacDowell.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Xixax on January 12, 2003, 08:53:32 PM
Jim Carrey (quit making those faces)
Woody Harrelson (cut back on the ganga and shut your liberal mouth)

Honorable Mention:
Robin Williams (may potentially redeem himself after "One Hour Photo")

Oh, man. I could get down on this thread.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 12, 2003, 09:08:10 PM
Kathy Bates, for some reason I cant stand her.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: picolas on January 12, 2003, 09:27:39 PM
THIS MAN.

(http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0246460/D-1169_011453.jpg)

he should consider a career in, like, dying...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: ©brad on January 12, 2003, 09:58:33 PM
Wow, Kathy Bates? Really? I think she is remarkable, one of my favorite actresses- great in Fried Green Tomatoes and Primary Colors. Have you seen those?

An actor that kind of gets on my nerves- John Cusack. I dig most of his movies, and think he's a good actor, but there's something about him that gets under my skin. (I can't wait to see Max though) However, I really like Joan Cusack.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 12, 2003, 10:24:51 PM
Quote from: cbrad4d
Wow, Kathy Bates? Really? I think she is remarkable, one of my favorite actresses- great in Fried Green Tomatoes and Primary Colors. Have you seen those?


No, I was just saying that because I wanted to post  :roll:  ..... Yes, she gets on my nerves for some reason. I think she is a very good actress, and maybe that has something to do with me being annoyed by her. I think its her face, not saying it is ugly or bad looking, just the structure and nature of expressions irritates me. I have seen those movies.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: bonanzataz on January 12, 2003, 10:40:40 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Kathy Bates, for some reason I cant stand her.


YOU CACA-DOODIE!



...




That was from Misery.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Tiff on January 13, 2003, 01:08:16 AM
That annoying little girl that plays Hermoine in Harry Potter! OMG I could kill her. She overacts everything. I know I sound like a child-hater, but this kid is like 15 or something, so it's okay...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Newtron on January 13, 2003, 04:47:32 AM
Quote from: cbrad4d
Wow, Kathy Bates? Really? .


Don't worry, Duck Sauce has recently made a habit of saying stupid shit, and generally being wrong.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: life_boy on January 13, 2003, 12:07:25 PM
Ryan Phillippe gets on my nerves.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: ©brad on January 13, 2003, 12:19:57 PM
Quote from: Newtron
Quote from: cbrad4d
Wow, Kathy Bates? Really? .


Don't worry, Duck Sauce has recently made a habit of saying stupid shit, and generally being wrong.


Ouch! That was below the belt. I'm staying out of this one.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Pedro on January 13, 2003, 12:51:28 PM
Russel Crowe.  Not acting wise (though Gladiator was incredibly overrated) but something about him just gets to me.  I just want to eat his arms?  Not exactly sure  but I think it has to do with his voice?

:?:
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2003, 12:55:58 PM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
Gladiator was incredibly overrated


Yeah, maybe the most overrated movie ever.. and it only makes me love Traffic more...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: ©brad on January 13, 2003, 01:31:42 PM
I don't think the acting Gladiator is over-acting. It's almost impossible to compare Gladiator and Traffic, two completely different movies in every way.

It may seen like they are overacting in Gladiator, but I think it comes with the nature of the piece, which is very dramatic, very theatrical and almost Shakesperean. When you watch Hamlet do you think they are over-acting?

Traffic sides on realism, the actors are more subtle. Doesn't mean that is good acting and the acting in Gladiator is heavy-handed, it's two different styles.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 13, 2003, 01:42:33 PM
Quote from: Newtron
Don't worry, Duck Sauce has recently made a habit of saying stupid shit, and generally being wrong.


Another intelligent post, brought your way by somebody named Newtron. I didnt know you had such a crush on Kathy Bates. Why is being annoyed by Kathy Bates stupid?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 13, 2003, 01:43:17 PM
Quote from: cbrad4d
It may seen like they are overacting in Gladiator, but I think it comes with the nature of the piece, which is very dramatic, very theatrical and almost Shakesperean.


 :shock:

Ok, first of all, I'd like to see you defend Gladiator as Shakespearean. Yes, Shakespearean acting is very melodramatic (who knows if he intended it that way, or if Shakespearean acting really hasn't evolved. There are great Shakespeare films that are completely not overacted. See "Titus") but you need the language to back it up--and Gladiator's writing is some of the most hollow, pretentious fluff that I have ever been exposed to.


Quote from: cbrad4d
Gladiator is heavy-handed


You're right there... And when a filmmaker goes that route and takes that risk, it's all or nothing... and Gladiator is nothing...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 13, 2003, 03:11:43 PM
Michael Douglas...

Plays the same damn person every movie!
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Tommy Both on January 13, 2003, 04:01:42 PM
Tom Hanks is getting on my nerves
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on January 13, 2003, 04:38:46 PM
Melanie Griffith = nails on a chalk board

"I've got a head for business and a bod for sin."

Sorry, honey, only if that business imports/exports air, and having that much plastic surgery done to a body is a sin.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Pwaybloe on January 14, 2003, 12:16:42 PM
Sandra Bullock.

She's sucked "the girl next door" schtick dry.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: RegularKarate on January 14, 2003, 12:27:01 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Melanie Griffith = nails on a chalk board

"I've got a head for business and a bod for sin."

Sorry, honey, only if that business imports/exports air, and having that much plastic surgery done to a body is a sin.


Oh yeah... I'm definately seconding that one.

She gets me angry.

Also Denzel Washington.  Very annoying.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Xixax on January 14, 2003, 01:02:02 PM
Denzel lost me in that stupid "John Q." mess. Were we expected to believe that nonsense? I've totally written him off, and I see no redemption in the near future.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: xerxes on January 14, 2003, 08:27:08 PM
'john q' was a horrible, but i still think mr. washington is one of the best actors working today... didn't you see 'training day'... not much of a movie, but that guy was fucking amazing in it
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 14, 2003, 09:34:09 PM
funny, I don't mind any of these actors and like most of them.

~rougerum
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: budgie on January 15, 2003, 06:58:57 AM
I, too, found this tough...

But Ben Affleck (never seen a movie because the trailers are enough), Matt Damon and Josh Hartnett.

Don't like those football types oh no.

And yes, Sandra Bullock is really mediocre.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Tommy Both on January 15, 2003, 07:25:39 AM
too much is what's his name again....uhhh oh yeah of course how could I forget: Richard Gere. God can somebody please shoot him?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 15, 2003, 08:52:47 AM
Helen Hunt. Overused and obnoxious.

Damon Wayans. Marlon Wayans* at least cancels him out, though.

*"Requiem" = redemption
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: swimmingly on January 21, 2003, 03:15:55 PM
Robin Williams is so damn annoying and so in need of validation that its sad and pathetic.  Did anyone see him on the critic's choice awards.  He virtually hijacked Jack Nicholson's acceptance speech.

Also, Russell Crowe is pretentious and not that talented, in my opinion.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 21, 2003, 05:11:01 PM
Quote from: swimmingly


Also, Russell Crowe is pretentious and not that talented, in my opinion.


Pretentious is thrown around too much now a days. I hate Russell Crowe as next as the next man, but there is no doubting he is talented go rent "The Insider", the movie he should have won the Oscar for and then tell me how he isnt "that talented"
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: RegularKarate on January 21, 2003, 05:56:30 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce

Pretentious is thrown around too much now a days. I hate Russell Crowe as next as the next man, but there is no doubting he is talented go rent "The Insider", the movie he should have won the Oscar for and then tell me how he isnt "that talented"

Well, you can be talented and pretentious at the same time.
RC's pretty full of himself.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: ©brad on January 24, 2003, 07:32:22 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: cbrad4d
It may seen like they are overacting in Gladiator, but I think it comes with the nature of the piece, which is very dramatic, very theatrical and almost Shakesperean.


 :shock:

Ok, first of all, I'd like to see you defend Gladiator as Shakespearean. Yes, Shakespearean acting is very melodramatic (who knows if he intended it that way, or if Shakespearean acting really hasn't evolved. There are great Shakespeare films that are completely not overacted. See "Titus") but you need the language to back it up--and Gladiator's writing is some of the most hollow, pretentious fluff that I have ever been exposed to.


Quote from: cbrad4d
Gladiator is heavy-handed


You're right there... And when a filmmaker goes that route and takes that risk, it's all or nothing... and Gladiator is nothing...


The dialogue is very much hollow and pretentious fluff. I was referring more to the acting style and the plotline itself. Come on! How many Shakespeare plays have a father/son revenge ghost storyline to them?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Raikus on January 30, 2003, 11:50:22 AM
Affleck's getting on my nerves. And I'll always hate Reese Witherspoon (with the exception of Election). I think she'd have a perfect part in a future Omen movie.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on January 30, 2003, 02:32:53 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Affleck's getting on my nerves.


Agreed.  Why is Ben Affleck this massive star, while Casey Affleck, infinitely more talented, is practically an unknown?

To be fair, though, I thought Ben was pretty good in "Changing Lanes".
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: bonanzataz on January 30, 2003, 03:35:54 PM
I love Witherspoon, but I hate Affleck. With him and J. Lo it's like that annoying couple that walks through the high school and is always making lovey dovey faces at each other only they both have a bajillion dollars and can afford to go on lovey dovey mercedes benz shopping sprees. Enough already! And J. Lo herself could have had a respectable movie career (Out of Sight was awesome, she was good in Selena), but now she's in crap that just makes me feel like she's more annoying than ever (Maid in Manhattan, Enough).
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on February 02, 2003, 11:06:34 AM
I think I might have to change my vote:

Entertainment Weekly reports that producer Lee Daniels, who helped Halle Berry transform from mere hottie to Oscar winning with Monster's Ball, will reinvent songbird Macy Gray as a movie star.

Daniels has cast the psychedelic singer in a musical titled Donkey Skin. "It's about a princess and a donkey that poops gold," says Daniels. "It's based on a classic fairy tale by the same writer of "Puss in Boots" and "Cinderella".

If it sounds familiar, that's because it's already been made into a film, 1970's Peau d'ane, starring Catherine Deneuve.

Gray could also be seen briefly in Spider-Man last year during the World Unity Festival scene.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Ernie on February 14, 2003, 07:53:32 PM
Steven Segal, Vin Diesel, Jean Claude Van Damme, Kevin Costner, Kirstie Alley...that's about it...hopefully.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: av8raaron on March 02, 2003, 08:27:15 PM
The fact that the American viewing public actually pays to see Martin Lawrence films is a great obscenity.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Vile5 on June 06, 2003, 12:04:06 PM
Jim Carrey, Jim Carrey and Jim Carrey,
...and i would say Adam Sandler but after Puch Drunk Love i just say RESPECT!
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: SoNowThen on June 06, 2003, 12:12:12 PM
Vin Diesel, Anthony Hopkins (only sometimes), Susan Sarandon (all the fucking time), Rebecca Pigeon, Joe the host of retarded Fear Factor...more to come...
Title: re
Post by: pookiethecat on June 06, 2003, 01:03:03 PM
penelope cruz and jennifer garner...i have a problem with overhanging  lips.  and cruz just plain sucks as an actress.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: modage on June 06, 2003, 02:54:44 PM
halle berry.  "this goes out to all who came before".  uhh, isnt your mom white?

jennifer lopez.  too obvious, but she would certainly be on my plane.  


(the plane of the people that would probably be better off crashing into a mountain).
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: SoNowThen on June 06, 2003, 02:58:46 PM
When Gwenneth Paltrow was on Conan one night, she said: "Halle Berry stole that whole "crying at the Oscars" thing from me. Also, "the first black woman to win", she stole that from me, too.
Title: re
Post by: pookiethecat on June 06, 2003, 07:19:37 PM
She's dating Chris Martin from Coldplay.  Wonder if they'll be some Gwenyth-inspired music on their next album.     :?:
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 06, 2003, 07:41:33 PM
sandra bullock
hugh grant
woody harrelson
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 07, 2003, 02:43:01 AM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: MacGuffin
Gray could also be seen briefly in Spider-Man last year during the World Unity Festival scene.


She was in Training Day as well.



mogwais new pic is one the best i have seen so far
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 07, 2003, 11:49:07 AM
Russell Crowe sucks ass (except for The Insider)
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 07, 2003, 12:15:34 PM
I'll agree with Russel Crowe. He really is an actor who is trying his hardest to be that leading man type, but he really lacks all the charisma of that man when trying to play that part. But he tries so hard to be suave and have that kind of look when his vocal abilities and look and appearance in general just keep him back. Watching A Beautiful Mind is to watch someone trying so hard to play that kind of part with little success.

The other that comes to mind is Renee Zelwegger. As hard as she tries too, she doesn't seem comfortable in her own skin. Her acting is her just trying to say a line without giving a twitch or glance that something is wrong and she is freaking out over nothing. And as Stanley Kauffmann once said, Neil Labute's greatest achievement may in fact be that he made her bearable to watch.

~rougerum
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: children with angels on June 07, 2003, 12:37:51 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
as Stanley Kauffmann once said, Neil Labute's greatest achievement may in fact be that he made her bearable to watch.


Yeah, I thought she was really good in Nurse Betty. The scene where she's on set and Greg Kinnear is asking her to improvise, and she just has a nervous breakdown... I thought that was impressive.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Newtron on June 07, 2003, 12:50:54 PM
Quote from: mogwai
Can you guess which movie it is taken from?

P, T, & A.

Heh, look at that.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on June 08, 2003, 03:10:57 AM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: SantaClauseWasA BlackMan
mogwais new pic is one the best i have seen so far

Can you guess which movie it is taken from?



plain trains and automobiles

i double compliment your choice, its so fucking cool
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 08, 2003, 11:21:22 AM
Let's not forget Keanu Reaves who IMO is quite possibly the worst actor ever to disgrace our presence.  :-D
Title: re
Post by: pookiethecat on June 09, 2003, 11:21:50 PM
you know, i used to think that, until my own private idaho.  i mean he's not great in that movie, but it definitely proves the notion that he is the worst actor ever wrong.  have you seen it, punchdrunk?  it might change your mind a bit.

oh, and uh, between you and me, what does IMO mean?   :oops:
Title: Re: re
Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2003, 11:31:47 PM
Quote from: pookiethecat
you know, i used to think that, until my own private idaho.  i mean he's not great in that movie, but it definitely proves the notion that he is the worst actor ever wrong.  have you seen it, punchdrunk?  it might change your mind a bit.

oh, and uh, between you and me, what does IMO mean?   :oops:


In My Opinion.


But you can watch Keanu in something like "Idaho" or "The Gift" and be surprised, but then you watch "Dracula"  wonder 'what the hell?'
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: phil marlowe on June 10, 2003, 06:41:02 AM
i think that johnny mnemonic or what its called takes the price. hes a lousy actor in everything i've seen except bill and ted where he was bad in a beautiful way.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 12, 2003, 03:00:01 PM
I liked Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, but other than that Tom Cruise just dosen't appear to be all that talented.

I also dislike Russel Crowe and pretty much any child actor.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Pedro on June 12, 2003, 05:06:40 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob


I also dislike Russel Crowe

Most of the time I'm with you on this, but have you seen LA Confidential?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: jokerspath on June 13, 2003, 02:16:02 PM
For the longest time, I found Laura Linney to be a remarkably bad actress.  That is, up until I saw (of course) You Can Count On Me...

aw
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on June 13, 2003, 03:29:11 PM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob


I also dislike Russel Crowe

Most of the time I'm with you on this, but have you seen LA Confidential?


Have you two seen "The Insider"?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: SoNowThen on June 13, 2003, 03:34:09 PM
Yeah, I used to barely tolerate Crowe (LA Confidential excepted), until I saw the Insider. Now I think he's great.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: SoNowThen on June 13, 2003, 03:40:15 PM
Agreed
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Pedro on June 13, 2003, 05:08:23 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Agreed

Seconded
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: godardian on June 13, 2003, 05:12:01 PM
Quote from: jokerspath
For the longest time, I found Laura Linney to be a remarkably bad actress.  That is, up until I saw (of course) You Can Count On Me...

aw


She's very good in The House of Mirth, in my opinion...

Crispin Hellion Glover is a phenomenally annoying actor, but somehow I don't mean that as a criticism. I can't wait for Willard to come to DVD...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 16, 2003, 12:23:33 AM
Quote from: Phil Marlowe
i think that johnny mnemonic or what its called takes the price. hes a lousy actor in everything i've seen except bill and ted where he was bad in a beautiful way.



 :lol: man that was a bad film I actually saw "it" in the theatre...almost as bad as a L. Clark film :wink:
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 19, 2003, 08:53:23 AM
I just saw this movie with Russell Crowe where he plays a gay man taking care of his father after the father has a stroke....and he was REALLY good.  I'm shocked.

Does anyone know the name of the film??? If not, I could always go on IMDB......
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on June 19, 2003, 09:02:08 AM
Thanks man.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Duck Sauce on June 19, 2003, 12:39:49 PM
John Cusack
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: pilgrim on June 20, 2003, 06:51:18 PM
Bill Paxton

Renee Zellweiger
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 03, 2004, 10:18:08 PM
Robin Williams
Crispin Glover
Rob Schneider
Salma Hayek
Ben Stiller (recently)
Jon Lovitz
That redhead waitress from Cheers that's married to Danny DeVito
Danny Devito
Harrison Ford (recently)
Bill Paxton
Dennis Quaid
Jim Caviezel
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: cine on May 03, 2004, 10:20:39 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
That redhead waitress from Cheers that's married to Danny DeVito

Rhea Perlman. No relation to Ron Perlman.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 03, 2004, 10:22:20 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: El Duderino
That redhead waitress from Cheers that's married to Danny DeVito

Rhea Perlman. No relation to Ron Perlman.


thanks
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: cine on May 03, 2004, 10:24:15 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: El Duderino
That redhead waitress from Cheers that's married to Danny DeVito

Rhea Perlman. No relation to Ron Perlman.


thanks

Cheers........
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 03, 2004, 10:29:08 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
Robin Williams
Crispin Glover
Rob Schneider
Salma Hayek
Ben Stiller (recently)
Jon Lovitz
That redhead waitress from Cheers that's married to Danny DeVito
Danny Devito
Harrison Ford (recently)
Bill Paxton
Dennis Quaid
Jim Caviezel


man..some of those people are phucking awesome...GLOVER(jingle dell..hahahaha)..!!! and  Caviezel.....why  you hate Caviezel...he s most widely known  as playing Jesus which doesn't annoy me...maybe if you worship satan then i guess  you be annoyed by Caviezel.....but i  liked this guy since the thin red line...

quaid is cool also...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 03, 2004, 10:34:39 PM
i thought he was fine as Jesus, though that movie didnt really do much for me. i chose him because of "frequency" "bobby jones, stroke of genius" and that new one that's coming out about remote control boats. i chose quaid because of "frequency" "dragonheart" and "cold creek manor"
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 10, 2004, 09:51:44 AM
also: mary kate and ashley, john travolta, and of late, eugene levy.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: cine on May 10, 2004, 01:35:55 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
and of late, eugene levy.

So, what does this mean?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Chest Rockwell on May 10, 2004, 03:44:31 PM
(http://www.fallonfey.com/images/mangoass.jpg)
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 10, 2004, 05:27:50 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
i think he misinterpreted the word "actors" to mean "performances".


correct....sorry, and cinephile, in case you care, i meant "as in late" as in American Wedding and New York Minute
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Just Withnail on May 11, 2004, 06:05:37 AM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
[Pic of the guy whose name I forgot]


Truest thing in the thread.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 11, 2004, 09:38:02 AM
chris penn
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Sigur Rós on May 11, 2004, 11:18:51 AM
(http://www.wchstv.com/abc/thecourt/sallyfield.jpg)

Most annoying actress in the world!
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: SoNowThen on May 11, 2004, 11:22:33 AM
^

Her and Mary Steenburgen are tied.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 11, 2004, 05:58:28 PM
kevin kline
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: cine on May 11, 2004, 06:21:38 PM
(http://www.terencemichael.com/debimazar.jpg)

Debi Mazar
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 11, 2004, 07:30:14 PM
sorry i keep doing these like every other post, but they just come to me.

fairuza balk
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: eward on May 11, 2004, 09:11:12 PM
katie holmes
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: picolas on May 12, 2004, 12:09:34 AM
(http://picolas.jaako.com/annoy.jpg)
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: picolas on May 12, 2004, 12:29:29 AM
(http://picolas.jaako.com/annoy1.jpg)
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: soixante on May 12, 2004, 05:58:10 PM
Robin Williams -- two decades of over-the-top wackiness mixed with unbearable pathos equals the worst actor in film.

Bette Midler -- ugh.

Goldie Hawn -- too cutesy (the male Robin Williams).

Kevin Costner -- so bland that it is hard to get offended by his lack of talent.

Mel Gibson -- how did this guy get to be a movie star?  No one has supplied a reasonable answer to this question after 20 years.

Ben Affleck -- the smirking frat boy routine is getting old.

Bruce Willis -- the smirking middle age man routine is getting old.

Al Pacino -- in the 70's, he rocked.  It ain't the 70's any more.  Hoo-hah!
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: cine on May 12, 2004, 06:00:22 PM
Quote from: soixante
Al Pacino -- in the 70's, he rocked.  It ain't the 70's any more.  Hoo-hah!

Can't act like you're in your 30's forever...
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 12, 2004, 11:36:38 PM
exhibit A:
(http://images.evalu8.org/images/kirsten-dunst.jpg)
> Kristen "saggy tits" Dunst :roll: ..this is the only type of 'award' she will ever win...people keep praising her but i ll let you pimps know now that she is whack....oh, and don t get a brotha started on her  teeth..

exhibit B:
(http://gala.onet.pl/_i/nr41/rene_d.jpg)>rene zelleweger......do i seriously need to comment....?

exhibit C:
(http://entimg.msn.com/i/150/ce/sept/JackBlack_School_150x208.jpg)
>jack black.........this guy in soon to topple robin williams in "saying/acting funny(rather ANNOYING) just to get a laugh out of anyone"..if you find him funny , i  bet you like monty python movies or own a pet gerbil(it s always one of the two)........

exhibit D...... FINAL ONE
(http://image.pathfinder.com/people/images/features/reviews/011126/pink.jpg)>pink..........yeah, i do the shades of joplin......:roll:
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: cron on May 12, 2004, 11:45:10 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: El Duderino on May 13, 2004, 12:10:17 AM
NEON...Jack Black is nothing like Robin Williams. Jack Black is funny. i've never seen a monty python....but i do own a guinea pig. damn.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: SoNowThen on May 13, 2004, 09:24:08 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
exhibit A:
(http://images.evalu8.org/images/kirsten-dunst.jpg)
> Kristen "saggy tits" Dunst :roll: ..this is the only type of 'award' she will ever win...people keep praising her but i ll let you pimps know now that she is whack....oh, and don t get a brotha started on her  teeth..


I thought we established that sometimes a bit of fuck-uppage in the tooth area can help a chick's look...

Also, I will put her to good use in a film in the future, so just hold tight, Neon.
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Chest Rockwell on May 13, 2004, 04:57:57 PM
Quote from: El Duderino
Chris Penn

No, it's Chris Kattan. Chris Penn is Sean Penn's brother, and appeared in Reservoir Dogs.

(http://www.sergioleone.net/dm-112.jpg)
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: kotte on May 13, 2004, 05:13:42 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Also, I will put her to good use in a film in the future, so just hold tight, Neon.


Exactly what I intend to do...it's like one mind :)
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 13, 2004, 11:09:20 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen

I thought we established that sometimes a bit of fuck-uppage in the tooth area can help a chick's look...


the only chick that has them phucked up teeth and still got that beauty is:
(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:oZqwZ_8IgA0J:www.there-4-you.com/binstead/fanart/wall/jewel.jpg)
>Jewel........she s gorgeous

and Pubrick

as for monty pyhton..it s cool.......
but ever since i saw that episode of south park w/ 'lemewinks' and found out its 'based on a true story' i got freaked out by gerbils... :shock:
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: picolas on May 13, 2004, 11:37:29 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
as for monty pyhton..it s cool.......

then why did you say it was for people who found something you find annoying and unfunny funny? for fun?

 :?
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: Pubrick on August 12, 2005, 01:29:18 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
honerable mention:  john lithgow

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/akalter.jpg)

Oh No You Didn't!
Title: most annoying actors
Post by: 72teeth on August 12, 2005, 05:54:50 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
actors:
john cusack


When plays the same character in every date comedy or just in general, Because when he does anything else (Malcovich, Con Air) i quite like it.
Title: Barbara Striessand
Post by: Escapeism on August 13, 2005, 12:21:35 AM
barbara striesand I hate her acting and singing and nose so much i dont care to waste the time spelling her name right.  I would rather stick my freakin finger down my throat and dry heave then watch her movies.  I would rather eat stale potato chips then watch her movies or hear her sing.  The guys from South Park should be given an award for their honesty toward her.  






Thank you and Im not anti Jew
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 03, 2006, 08:40:42 PM
(http://www.handbag.com/graphics/library4/Rene4.jpg)
renee zellweger
- i hate everything she is in...i dont own a single film b/c i think she is very ugly..has one of the most annoying looking faces in cinematic history...i also hate her voice...her most annoying film would be "jerry macguire" b/c not only is she in it...its a crowe film thats filled w/his trademark cheese...like..."you complete me"..and "show me the money!" and it has cuba and that nasty looking kid that america fell in love with...


(http://us.ent4.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/columbia_pictures/radio/cuba_gooding_jr_/radio.jpg)
cuba gooding jr.
- he has only been in one film that i can watch w/o either masturbating or cutting my tv off, "boyz in the hood"...the rest of his career, which has been fully documented in another thread, is full of shit...its not that he's ugly or that hes not talented...but he has to be a comlete dumbass...i still bring up movies like "boat trip" and "chill factor" b/c it proves his ignorance..how could someone after reading those screenplays, hop aboard?....i'm not saying his needs to do art house shit [i like my tony scott films just like everyone else] but have some respect for yourself, as an actor and as a person..cuba clearly doesnt....his worst film are a tie between "pearl harbor" and "jerry macguire"...he makes the most annoying faces...worst than screech..




i will do two a week both a male and female...next week: kirsten dunst and jamie fox
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: hedwig on March 03, 2006, 08:59:19 PM
i hate everything she is in...i dont own a single film b/c i think she is very ugly..

Yeah right, you own Chicago. See: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=440.msg136705#msg136705
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 03, 2006, 09:29:58 PM
i hate everything she is in...i dont own a single film b/c i think she is very ugly..

Yeah right, you own Chicago. See: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=440.msg136705#msg136705

 :bravo:...good detective work...but alsas, i sold it a LONG time ago...w/ varoius other dvds..here check it:

taxi driver
the texas chainsaw massacre [remake]
terminator 3: rise of the machines
thirteen days
underworld
williard
winged migration
wonderland [limited edition]</S
x-men 1.5
x-men: united
zoolander
21 grams
affliction
master and commander [3 disc]

alien [2 disc]
aliens [2 disc]
all the real girls
american slendor
back to the future trilogy
catch me if you can
8 mile
8 1/2 [criterion]
12 monkeys
barton fink
beverly hills cop
blow-up
25th hour
2001: a space odyssey
bringing out the dead
cabin fever
casablanca [2 disc]
desperado
the last house on the left
capturing the friedmans
chicago
confessions of a dangerous mind
about schmidt
amores perros
artificial intelligence
the devil's backbone
demonlover
black hawk down [3 disc]
die another day
from dusk till dawn [2 disc]
el mariachi
event horizon
the eye
eXistenZ
fargo
almost famous [3 disc]
blue velvet
america: a tribute to heroes
six feet under [season one]
american beauty
swingers
roger waters: the wall live in berlin
basic instinct
the basketball diaries
the beatles anthology
a beautiful mind
blade II
being john malkovich
brazil [criterion]
below
blow
boogie nights
bottle rocket
cast away [2 disc]
fight club [2 disc]
chinatown
the texas chainsaw massacre
a clockwork orange
from hell [limited edition]
crouching tiger, hidden dragon
one hour photo
dogma
donnie brasco
donnie darko
the elephant man
the doors
dune
eyes wide shut
far from Heaven
fear and loathing in las vegas [criterion]
a few good men
final fantasy [2 disc]
the big lebowski
following
any given Sunday
frailty
the french connection
fast times at ridgemont high
final destination II
finding nemo
forrest gump
gerry
gothika
house of sand and fog
hulk
indiana jones trilogy
in the cut
the kid stays in the picture
kill bill vol. I
last tango in paris
looney tunes: golden collection
lord of the rings: fellowship of the ring [extended edition]
lord of the rings: the two towers [extendeed edtition]

lost in translation
the royal tenenbaums [criterion]
the salton sea
rushmore [criterion]
at close range
straw dogs
[criterion]
the score
the shining
frida
snatch [2 disc]
spider

spy game
solaris [remake]
the straight story
talk to her
the thin red line
tigerland
titus

spirited away
bowling for columbine
apocalypse now: redux
28 days later
training day

traffic [criterion]
true romance [2 disc]
twin peaks [pilot]
twin peaks [season one]
twin peaks: fire walk with me
u2: elevation 2001 live from boston
unbreakable
the usual suspects
u-turn
vanilla sky
waking life
best of bowie
roger waters: in the fleash

wonder boys
the man who fell to earth
matchstick men
the matrix
the matrix: reloaded
the matrix: revolutions
monster's ball
a nightmare on elm street
wes craven's new nightmare
nil by mouth
o brother where art thou?
you can count on me
yellow submarine
spider-man

ghost world
scarface
what's eating gilbert grape?
pink floyd: live at pompeii

pink floyd: the wall
amelie
pearl jam: touring band 2000
pearl jam: live at the garden

full frontal
once upon a time in mexico
full metal jacket
once upon a time in the west

gangs of new york
ghost dog: way of the samuria
the Godfather trilogy
jackie brown
star wars: the phantom menace
star wars: attack of the clones
reservoir dogs [2 disc]
hard eight
the ice storm
insomnia [remake]
the evil dead
evil dead II: dead by dawn
bruce campbell vs. the army of darkness
panic room [3 disc]
persona
portishead: roseland new york
pulp fiction [2 disc]
risky business

in the bedroom
adaptation.
in the mouth of madness
jacob's ladder
jason x
y tu mama tambien
roger dodger
the rules of attraction
schindler's list
jay and silent bob strikes back

jfk
the limey
magnolia
leaving las vegas
the man who wasn't there
m*a*s*h
memento [limited edition]
monority report

the pianist
mulholland dr.
narc
natual born killers
ocean's eleven
one flew over the cuckoo's nest [2 disc]
out of sight
schizopolis [criterion]
school of rock
secretary
phonebooth.

pi
the pledge
punch-drunk love
seven [2 disc]
red dragon [2 disc]
the ring

requiem for a dream
road to perdition
irreversible
neil young and crazy horse: rust never sleeps
the secret lives of dentists
shattered glass
s.w.a.t.
swiming pool
seabiscuit
>>


.........as you can see i sold alot of dvds and also i've gained alot that i have not updated yet....so, there is no renee in my shit....
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: Chrisdarko on March 03, 2006, 09:50:49 PM
If there ever IS or ever WAS renee in your shit you should probaly see a doctor.....
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: hedwig on March 04, 2006, 12:43:04 AM
NEON, you crossed out your entire list.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: godardian on March 04, 2006, 12:56:04 AM
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.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on March 04, 2006, 01:06:01 AM
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
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: hedwig on March 04, 2006, 01:13:52 AM
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.

Wow, pyramid machine pwned by godardian.  :bravo: This has been a good night.

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." (http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/obscene/eck18.gif)
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on March 04, 2006, 01:23:06 AM
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.

Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: godardian on March 04, 2006, 01:32:07 AM


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." (http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/obscene/eck18.gif)

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.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: hedwig on March 04, 2006, 01:36:35 AM
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:
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on March 04, 2006, 11:54:44 AM
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.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: shinwa on March 05, 2006, 05:45:21 PM
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
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 05, 2006, 08:25:57 PM
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...




Wow, pyramid machine pwned by godardian.  :bravo: This has been a good night.

please dont use that word again...its what 17 year old video game dorks use all the time on message boards..you're above that type of vernacular...




Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on June 30, 2006, 01:03:03 AM
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.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on June 30, 2006, 01:34:28 AM
Andie MacDowell's character in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

 :o

Other people are annoyed by Andie MacDowell, too!  I thought I might be the only one...
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on June 30, 2006, 01:35:34 AM
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.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: ©brad on June 30, 2006, 01:06:03 PM
...followed by Ace Ventura, who was brought to life by Jim Carrey...

say what? i thought everyone loved ace.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on December 23, 2009, 05:01:41 PM
Can you believe we don't have a dedicated Brendan Fraser thread???

Brendan Fraser: A Career in Pictures (http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/12/brendan-fraser-a-career-in-pictures)
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: Stefen on December 23, 2009, 05:35:26 PM
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.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 21, 2010, 12:04:33 AM
Costner's Cleanup Machines to Be Tested in GulfUpdated: 5 hours 48 minutes ago
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AOL News (May 20) -- The "Waterworld" references are already flowing, but actor Kevin Costner's commitment to the BP oil spill cleanup is more than just a celebrity photo op. After investing 15 years and millions of his own money in new oil-separation technology, Costner hopes to help clean the oil from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico at a faster and more successful rate than ever before.

Moved by the catastrophic Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, the Oscar winner and ardent fisherman bought new centrifugal oil separators from the government in 1995, investing $24 million to develop the vacuum-like machines for the private sector.

WDSU-TV
This device, funded by Kevin Costner, is described as a centrifugal processing device that separates oil from water. Costner hopes the device will help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup efforts.
Fifteen years later, BP has approved six of the machines for testing in the gulf, where they will extract the spilled oil, send it back to a tanker and pump 99 percent purified water back into the ocean.

Costner's business partner in Ocean Therapy Solutions, Louisiana trial attorney John Houghtaling, said the machines could be in the water as early as Friday.

"The technology works," Houghtaling told AOL News. "We know the technology works and we know it's really the only solution."

BP confirmed that it planned to use Costner's machines in the cleanup effort, with spokesman Mark Salt telling AOL News today that "we've agreed to test them."

Costner tapped his scientist brother, Dan, and Houghtaling to aid in the cleanup efforts after the massive spill on April 20, years after Costner first took a keen interest in separation technology.

"He didn't get investors. He did it all himself," Houghtaling said of Costner's multimillion-dollar investment. "His single purpose was that if there was ever going to be another massive oil spill, this machine was going to be able to separate the oil from the water."

That sort of spill came last month, after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig located off the Louisiana coast.

"Kevin didn't get involved with this opportunistically ... he's an environmentalist," Houghtaling said. "We know him as a big movie star, but he's a very big hunter and fisher."

Though oil-extracting machines had been in use for decades, Houghtaling said they are slower and less effective than those developed by Ocean Therapy Solutions. He said the new machines not only clean the polluted water but sift out pure, reusable oil.

"What struck Kevin was that we had this same separation technology for years -- how is it that we can go to the moon in the '60s but we can't advance our separation technology?" Houghtaling said.

Costner and Houghtaling demonstrated the machines for local leaders and reporters at a New Orleans news conference last week.

"I'm very happy the light of day has come to this," Costner said of the technology, telling a reporter that he was "very sad" over the spill, but saying of the machinery, "This is why it's developed."

BP said Wednesday that it will attempt a tactic known as a "top kill" as early as May 23 in an attempt to cement and seal the well. The company has pledged to pay for the rising cost of the spill, estimated at $625 million (and counting).

For Houghtaling, joining Costner's endeavor and funding the advanced centrifuge technology meant recusing himself from potentially lucrative litigation in which he was representing oyster fisherman against BP.


Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: Pas on May 29, 2011, 11:01:14 AM
I just saw Last Night at the theaters.

It is a Closer-wannabe written and directed by a creature lacking any iota of talent. Acted in the worst possible manner by all the cast. Starring Sam Worthlessington, Eva Mendes (why the fuck) and a Guillaume Canet acting so bad he almost seem retarded.

Ive never been so annoyed by a cast.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: modage on May 29, 2011, 11:31:07 AM
Haha, I didn't mind Knightley/Canet but the Mendes/Worthington stuff was AW-FUL.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on May 29, 2011, 01:07:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kR53RydlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I watched this movie on Netflix Instant not too long ago.  Not a very good movie, but watchable enough on a bored afternoon.  It stars Amber Tamblyn, a pre-Social-Network Armie Hammer, and the single worst performance I have ever seen by a professional actor, by Aidan Gillen.  He currently spends his days fucking up every scene he's in on the otherwise excellent Game of Thrones, but in this flick he takes it to a whole new level.  I'm willing to cut a little slack to the fact that he had to do an American accent (he's Irish), but even that doesn't account for the baffling nature of some of his line readings.  I was half-convinced it was going to turn out that his character was secretly an alien from outer space who had just landed a week earlier and took an online course in human behavior, but no, as it turns out, he's just that bad an actor.  I don't even feel like I'm describing this performance in harsh enough terms, so I'll have to make some up: it was the most painfuckular, rapefacetical performance I have ever seen.  Two thumbs way up.  Up my ear canals and into my brain.
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: Pas on May 29, 2011, 09:22:11 PM
Wow I'm curious to watch it because I found that actor pretty good in The Wire. I mean he wasn't the best of the bunch but I definitely rooted for him and thought he had a good face.

Though I am sure he must be rapefacetical so I'd like to see that.

I don't want to change the subject to Sam Worthington but I'll do. Isn't he the worst? How can he have a career all of a sudden? Since the last 5 years or so he's been in huge films and he has always been awful from day one. Who likes him, and how can they?
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on May 30, 2011, 02:40:48 AM
I've still only gotten around to watching the first two seasons of The Wire (don't hit me!), so I can't speak to the quality of his acting in that, but in the two things I've seen him in, he's been terrible. He's not so distractingly bad on Game of Thrones, but he's definitely a weak link in the cast. In Black Out, I don't know how he was even able to cash his paycheck in good conscience.

As for Sam Worthington, I don't think he's that bad. I don't think he's that good. I don't think he's much of anything. He's a Spam sandwich on Wonderbread with low-fat mayonnaise. A beige Subaru Outback going 30 miles per hour in a 35 zone.

Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: diggler on May 31, 2011, 06:13:00 PM
Interesting, I really like Aiden Gillen in The Wire and Game of Thrones. He excels at playing charming yet full of shit characters. That monologue at the end of Season Three of The Wire was so moving until you realized he wasn't saying anything at all.

Leave Aiden Gillen alone!
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: polkablues on May 31, 2011, 06:36:47 PM
His performance in Game of Thrones is growing on me after the last episode, but that doesn't change how I feel about his acting in Blackout.  I really wish Netflix still had it on Instant, because I want everyone to watch it so they know what I'm talking about.  He really was that bad, I swear I'm not making it up!
Title: Re: most annoying actors
Post by: MacGuffin on August 15, 2014, 01:56:45 AM
Shillelagh Woodley