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Old 03-20-2018, 10:21 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Kathy and Cloris had nice attributes in their glory days. Kathy's lips and bum=nice. And Cloris was quite pretty, and shapely, even after becoming the mother of five.

Tyne? Great example. Average at best.
Colleen? Great example. She was borderline homely.
Cloris Leachman was actually quite a looker in her day, keep in mind she turns 92 next month.

Cloris Leachman was a finalist in the 1946 Miss America pageant.

Imo she looked very attractive right up to the mid 1970s....then in her late 40s
she was at her peak professionally then too...
won an academy award for “The Last Picture Show”...
was on “The Mary Tyler Moore”, and her own show “Phyllis”.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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Cloris Leachman was actually quite a looker in her day, keep in mind she turns 92 next month.

Cloris Leachman was a finalist in the 1946 Miss America pageant.

Imo she looked very attractive right up to the mid 1970s....then in her late 40s
she was at her peak professionally then too...
won an academy award for “The Last Picture Show”...
was on “The Mary Tyler Moore”, and her own show “Phyllis”.
Again, this just "proves" how beauty is so much a matter of personal opinion. I, for one, don't think that Angelina Jolie is at all beautiful,, but then I think that "skinny" women are not usually very attractive; I think slender-to-medium is actually more appealing.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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Good looking actors have to be good looking and stay that way. If they start going bald and don't/can't treat it, you'll see former in-demand actors disappear or take supporting roles. Brendan Fraser, Jude Law for some examples. Starting their own production company to make their own movies helps extend their careers beyond their 20s and 30s.

Character actors and actresses stay in demand for a very long time and can look like anything, to lend authenticity and balance to movies starring impossibly good-looking lead actors and actresses.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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Good looking actors have to be good looking and stay that way. If they start going bald and don't/can't treat it, you'll see former in-demand actors disappear or take supporting roles. Brendan Fraser, Jude Law for some examples.
Great point. The only time baldness doesn't really affect a male actor's appeal or perception is if he is Black, since bald/shaved heads has long been a style for Black men.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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I think actors and actresses who are known or cast for their good looks first and their acting second don't usually last long. As they get older and their looks start to fade or change, they get fewer and fewer roles. Especially female actors who are known for their looks first and foremost rather than for acting ability. For example, actresses like Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, Mila Kunis, and Jessica Alba used to be EVERYWHERE in their 20s/early 30s, but how many big roles do they get now? The list is a lot longer, but those are just a handful who come to mind.

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Old 03-21-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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No and a lot of the "hot" actors and actresses are not that good looking in real life. Men have to be fit (jacked) to be leading role materials and women need to be skinny. For character roles, you can be anything. Just be good. There is more competition for character roles. Everyone seems to think that they are an actor or actress, there are not that many "beautiful people."
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Cloris Leachman was actually quite a looker in her day, keep in mind she turns 92 next month.

Cloris Leachman was a finalist in the 1946 Miss America pageant.

Imo she looked very attractive right up to the mid 1970s....then in her late 40s
she was at her peak professionally then too...
won an academy award for “The Last Picture Show”...
was on “The Mary Tyler Moore”, and her own show “Phyllis”.
Huh?!

It sounds as though you read/thought I said the opposite of what I said?! Am I understanding your response correctly?

I agree with you 100%!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:52 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Huh?!

It sounds as though you read/thought I said the opposite of what I said?! Am I understanding your response correctly?

I agree with you 100%!!!!!!!!!!!
I quoted your post by mistake, I meant to quote the other poster that
thought Cloris Leachman wasn’t attractive...which is crazy...she was a
Miss America pageant contestant.

She’s lost her looks but is still full of zest, now over 90...we should all be so lucky.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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No but you need to have some talent or have someone on the inside helping you get roles.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:35 PM
 
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Most definitely. But talent has to be there as well. Looks can only get you so far.
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