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Old 09-26-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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He was also just in the movie "The Longest Ride"
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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He was also just in the movie "The Longest Ride"
I don't think that movies based on Nicholas Sparks books count.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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He played a nozzle in The Tower (a Ben Stiller movie)...hahaha...he's awesome. He really can convince the audience no matter what role he takes on!
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:32 AM
 
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I need to see "The Glass House" so I can see him being menaced by Vic Morrow.

The Glass House (TV Movie 1972) - IMDb
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I don't think that movies based on Nicholas Sparks books count.
why not?


a good actor can play any type of character.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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He's one of the best on this planet.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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He played a sadistic man in this one, too.
And he played a Republican Presidential candidate on The West Wing, which is pretty much the same thing.

(Bracing for the people who take jokes too seriously ... )

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Never liked Alan Alda. I always thought he ruined MASH by turning it into an anti war preaching show instead of the comedy it originally was. He is also not a very nice person. A family member worked on a national talk show and said he was the rudest guest they ever met on the show. He refused to any of the support staff including makeup, wardrobe and hairdressing. He demanded that no one be allowed to walk past his dressing room before the show. He never smiled or talked to anyone he did not have to. He walked from his dressing room to the stage with a scowl on his face but as soon as his name was announced his face lit up with a big smile and he completely changed to a personable funny like able guy that the public knows. The shows producer commented "Now there is a really good actor". As soon as he walked off the stage he went back to what he was before and demanded to leave immediately. Of all the celebrities this family member worked with he was by far the rudest and least likeable. Jay
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Never liked Alan Alda. I always thought he ruined MASH by turning it into an anti war preaching show instead of the comedy it originally was.
Actually, MASH was created to be an "anti-war preaching show".
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Yah, I didn't read the book(s). Getting MASH from movie to network TV meant stripping off the edgy politics, toning down the lechery & boozing, & humanizing the CO & Major Burns. Major Houlihan & Radar O'Reilly were the only TV characters who grew, my opinion. Oh, & they ditched D. Red - the first priest in the TV series, & put in a ringer - an alleged Jesuit priest who never convinced me he had the intellectual chops to make the cut in the Society - but that's Show Biz for ya. (Plus, my experience, he should have been perfectly @ home smoking cigars, drinking rotgut, & he probably would have been the linguist of the crew - the SJ was early [first?] on the scene in Japan, China - & did a lot of the grunt work compiling dictionaries, grammars, histories, translating, setting up & operating universities & hospitals, etc. - See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Societ...ivity_in_China)


Shoehorning a satirical black comedy movie feature view of the Army, politics, football & hierarchies in general into a TV half-hour sitcom based on ratings was a gutsy call. Within its limits, it mostly worked. But it took me years to actually watch the TV version, & more years to tolerate & finally appreciate what they were trying to do.
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