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« on: June 18, 2003, 02:03:10 PM »
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I have been thinking about this recently. I almost never see him mentioned when favorite actors are being talked about, so i want to know what you guys opinion is about him. Even when The Coen brothers are in the discussion, the main players always are Jeff Bridges, John Goodman or Steve Buscemi, but almost never him.
So do you people rate him as an actor, and if not, why?

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2003, 02:19:12 PM »
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Has he ever NOT been amazing? Pretty much everything he's in, he raises the bar. This man is great.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2003, 02:24:23 PM »
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Even when The Coen brothers are in the discussion, the main players always are Jeff Bridges, John Goodman or Steve Buscemi, but almost never him.


Spike Lee also uses him well. Great parts he played perfectly in "Jungle Fever" and "Do The Right Thing".
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2003, 02:26:57 PM »
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I also like him in Color Of Money and Quiz Show.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2003, 03:13:59 PM »
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I think I like him best in Cradle Will Rock
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2003, 03:54:04 PM »
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One of my favorite actors, one of the many named John. I'm glad to see somebody else mention his part in Jungle Fever. That's one of the saddest parts I've ever seen. I don't think I've ever felt so bad for somebody going through a breakup in a movie...it's really powerful. I love the scenes with him and angie's brothers too, it's a really cool movie.

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2003, 03:57:35 PM »
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Ya, I've always enjoyed his work and as far as I can remember never was really dissapointd...

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2003, 04:19:50 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2003, 04:28:54 PM »
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incredible. Fink is such a vivid character..he's always so different but at the same time so believable and funny and very true to himself it seems..like he's kept a lot of himself a secret and you're never sure which part he's fabricating, or doesn't come straight out of him..i was quite amazed at how good he was in Anger Management, despite the fact it wasn't a great character to start with..

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2003, 04:49:44 PM »
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one of our best actors , he gets so deep into the part its easy to overlook him, since he is not always flashy

but think of this

pete from O brother and pino from do the right thing and barton fink

do those three guys have anything in commen

thats how great he is that he can do so much and so many differnt things

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2003, 04:52:43 PM »
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He's a brilliant actor.

Can he do the tortured-repressed-professor in 13 Conversations AND Jesus in Lebowski??

Yes, indeed, he can. And well.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2003, 06:15:30 PM »
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out of 10, i give him an 11

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2003, 10:29:04 PM »
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on a scale of amazing to fantastic, he ranks a solid unbelievable.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2003, 10:59:04 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2003, 04:04:26 AM »
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picolas. wrote: i was quite amazed at how good he was in Anger Management, despite the fact it wasn't a great character to start with..

Just thinking of him in 'Anger' makes me laugh.

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