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Old 01-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Status: "Kind is right every time." (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Kevin Kostner in anything. Tom Cruise in anything. Everybody in Philadelphia - no, wait, maybe it was just the worst movie, not the worst performances.

As for Brokeback Mountain, sorry KathrynAragon, but it was Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger and I think it's the best thing Heath Ledger did.
LOL we'll just have to agree to disagree on that last one!

We can agree that Tom Cruise is irritating in anything though. Gack, that guy - what a terrible actor he is!
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:19 PM
Status: "We're Not Alone" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Central England, UK
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Al Pacino, as good an actor as he is, can sometimes become extremely loud, shouty and confrontational.

I recently watched "Glengarry Glen Ross". A very, very good film, but Pacino resorted to the above and it became rather distracting and not overly warranted.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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What are some of your picks?

One that comes to mind is Heath Ledger as Joker (Dark Knight). I'm not saying it's a bad performance by any means, but I never thought it was that spectacular or great as some think.

I agree with some on this list, including Pacino and Begnini:

https://www.thecinemaholic.com/overr...ces-in-movies/

Another list:

The 10 Most Overrated Movie Performances of The 21st Century Taste of Cinema - Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists
Anything with Meryl Streep, Barbara Streisand or Gweneth Paltrow. I simply do not understand why these three keep getting all the praises and awards that they do. They are nothing special to me.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
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Well, well~~

I think both Julia R and Jennifer L are very over blown in everything they've done. Sandra Bullock is my girl, though, and always does a great job.

I agree with Jack N - have never understood that one - the same for DiCaprio (what's with this short guy and his fetish for models????). He was all wrong for Gatsby.

Now Colin Firth - I rarely get crushes on actors but I wouldn't kick him out of my bed for eating crackers. He was perfect for King's Speech.

Pierce Brosnan in Mama Mia - terrible singer - just absolutely terrible. He's great eye candy but singing isn't a talent of his.

B Streisand was absolutely perfect for Funny Girl - I can't think of anyone that could have done it as well or better.

Totally agree with Pacino an Scent of a Woman - I have never been able to watch that movie in it's entirety. Pacino was excellent in all 3 Godfather movies but can't say I've liked him since.



So that's my 2 cents worth.

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:22 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Jack Nicholson in any performance he ever had. Nothing but outrageous mugging and way over the top leering and eyebrow arching.
He was phenomenal in "Chinatown" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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...it was Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger and I think it's the best thing Heath Ledger did.
Agree...those were breakthrough roles for both of them. One has to consider the time that film (Brokeback Mountain) came out.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:53 PM
Status: "Kind is right every time." (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Didn't do a thing for me.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Nick Cage and Harrison Ford in anything.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:44 PM
 
Location: East Flatbush, Brooklyn
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1. The "thespians"--Glenn Close, Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. I have never been impressed with any of their performances.
2. Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs. Could not believe she won an Oscar for that performance. Astounded.
3. Kevin Spacey in any of his performances, especially The Usual Suspects and American Beauty. He comes across as so artificial to me or just imitating someone else in his performances; I don't understand why he's seen as a great actor.
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