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bonanzataz

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on: January 11, 2003, 05:18:08 PM
THE greatest performance of this man's career was in Eyes Wide Shut. His 5 minutes in this 3 hour movie is truly stand-out, I really think he should have gotten an award. I love Eyes Wide Shut, I think it's especially important to watch for the standard Kubrick black humor in the whole situation. Cummings's scene is the best part of the film, however.

I decided to label this thread Alan Cummings, so it's not limited just to his Eyes Wide Shut performance.

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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2003, 02:06:27 PM
Funny, I didn't even remember him in EWS, but I have come to really enjoy Alan.

I admit, I couldn't stand the site of his mug when I first saw him a few years ago in that Flintstones movie. But I was able to get past that when I encountered him in several other films I enjoyed like Spy Kids, Josie and the Pussycats, and (especially) The Anniversary Party.

I know, I have some cheeseball movie picks, but I have kids so I appreciate a good tongue-in-cheek movie like Josie...
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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2003, 02:24:02 PM
please don't forget the classic 'goldeneye'.

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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2003, 02:54:11 PM
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please don't forget the classic 'goldeneye'.

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fo sheezy!
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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2003, 05:49:47 PM
Yeah, he definately deserves props, he's truly a great actor and has the ability to just make people smile even when he's not necessarily being funny.


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Reply #5 on: February 25, 2003, 11:16:41 AM
Yeah, I think he's pretty great, even in bad movies. That's when you know an actor is great. I don't know if I liked Eyes Wide Shut, I need to see that again. I didn't like the whole mask party scene, it was weird but it went on a little too long or something. I need to see that movie again.


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Reply #6 on: February 25, 2003, 05:01:20 PM
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Reply #7 on: February 25, 2003, 05:03:41 PM
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Cumming will play a flamboyantly gay West End


Do you think he'll be able to pull it off?
It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.


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Reply #8 on: February 25, 2003, 05:35:14 PM
cumming stated that he took the role in x-men 2 because
a.) his agent said he needed the money
b.) he thought it would be fun.

those facts are taken from a news article on countingdown.com