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Old 07-26-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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This seems like a bizarre criticism to me. Can you give some names of American actors who's teeth are too perfect?

Nicolas Cage is a prime example, imo.

Back in the 80's he had pretty f'd up teeth, but he at least looked human...
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Professional gypsy
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Heavily bleached over sized teeth a la Tom Cruise freak me out! Of course his crazed grin doesn't help out much LOL.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Maybe because people go to the dentist and have good hygiene. It isnt hard to have white teeth if you dont smoke and brush every day.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Maybe because people go to the dentist and have good hygiene. It isnt hard to have white teeth if you dont smoke and brush every day.
No, it's really just the porcelain veneer trend, which is obviously noticable because they look like they popped in your grampa's dentures and said "hey! this looks f___ing awesome, doesn't it!"

with an oversized perfectly square smile popping out their face...
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Name one that doesn't have perfect teeth.
Kirsten Dunst.

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No, it's really just the porcelain veneer trend, which is obviously noticable because they look like they popped in your grampa's dentures and said "hey! this looks f___ing awesome, doesn't it!"

with an oversized perfectly square smile popping out their face...
I love nice straight teeth. Those chiclet teeth are something else though. I know a couple of "real" people that have them, and I have trouble not staring at their freakish teeth while they're talking to me.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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True, but Buscemi is the exception rather than the rule. His "unattractiveness" (for want of a better term) is part of his appeal.
I think he did a good deal of indie/art-house work, at least at the beginning, and they go for a "grittier" look at times. (As explained in "The Simpsons" gritty means "TV ugly, not ugly-ugly." So imperfections and asymmetries, but not necessarily "less attractive than your average American.")

I have to admit on teeth I don't think about it too much. For one I think many average Americans do want their teeth to be white and straight if that's possible. Maybe that's due to commercialism, but it seems sensible. I mean it's occurred to me teeth are often too perfect, but I don't know that I've found teeth of European actors to be different enough to be all that remarkable.

A possibility that occurs to me is that it's cultural, but not in the way you're thinking. I believe Americans are more likely to value toothy smiles than most of the world's peoples. So having our teeth look good might be more important because you're going to see our teeth a great deal more. Maybe I don't notice European films having actors with teeth greatly different because Europeans are culturally less into displaying their teeth in the first place.

That said I do notice that American films are often leery of having their "unattractive" characters actually be physically unattractive. Instead you usually just get a pretty actor or actress who's a bit overweight and/or has their hair worn in an unattractive style. Even the downright fat women in movies sometimes/often have cute faces and stylish attire. You're not getting many who look like the average person who primarily shops at Wal-Mart even if they are playing someone who primarily shops at Wal-Mart. (Some TV shows come close though, maybe because they want you to relate to them more. Many of the characters on "Parks and Recreation" are relatively average looking. I mean Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe obviously aren't average-looking, neither is the actress playing April, but I think the rest of them are mostly plausible looking. It seems like Amy Poehler's teeth aren't even that great, and she's essentially the lead, but I might be misremembering.)
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Maybe because people go to the dentist and have good hygiene. It isnt hard to have white teeth if you dont smoke and brush every day.
Nope, we all have different shades when it comes to teeth, naturally. I go to the dentist twice a year ( and have done since childhood), I don't smoke ( or drink fizzy beverages, coffee or tea) and I brush religiously ( and always have done) as well as floss at least twice a day, more if I am eating between meals.

And to quote my Dentist I have lovely strong, and healthy creamy teeth. They shall never be white unless I try to destroy them with bleaches and I don't really see why I should be expected to , to be honest.


They are not perfectly aligned either, though hardly bubba teeth by any stretch of the imagination. They are just teeth which grew as nature intended but were well looked after.


To imply that having naturally non white teeth ( or not perfecly alingned) teeth is a lack of good hygiene is quite frankly sheer ignorance. Maybe you should have a look at the normal range of natural shades when it comes to teeth before making such statements.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Why do all actors in american movies have "perfect" teeth?


Because we're all stunningly gorgeous, of course. Everyone knows that.

Hollywood is the most self-absorbed and vain city (and industry) in the world. NOTHING that comes out of there resembles reality. Seriously, how many award shows do they need to validate themselves and feel good about what they do? What other business or industry does that?

And, sadly, the world gobbles down celebrities like they were a bowl of Fruit Loops.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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If you are in the spotlight, you have the money to see a dentist/orthodontist. You do not necessarily have to bleach your teeth to have them white. Sometimes, good care brings out a white color in teeth.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I find fluorescent white teeth about as big as a turn off as yellow, stained teeth!
Remember the NATURAL color of teeth is "yellowish".......white teeth are not natural; but another way to make average folks think they need to spend money whitening their teeth to "keep up with the Dental Jones."

Just another sorry aspect of our consumer orientated perfection seeking society and a way to make people think they need whiter teeth than the next person.....it's all an ego trip....IMHO. .
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