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Old 09-05-2022, 09:21 AM
 
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some are smarter than others.once I saw JEAN SEYMOUR with Morgan Fairchild together and the former just come thru as not only beautiful (she is not a dyed blond),but witty and inteligent.
Harrison Ford is smart.
I miss Marlon Brando,but not all of his movies are good.
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Old 09-05-2022, 09:30 AM
 
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Do you mean Jane Seymour? Agreed. I always thought of Morgan Fairchild as intelligent too.
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Old 09-05-2022, 09:35 AM
 
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No, acting ability is highly subjective and has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence at all. I'm not even sure if there is such a thing as "great" acting. I mean as long as you can lie with a straight face and not look directly into the camera any idiot can be considered a "great" actor or actress.
Completely disagree with this! But to each his own.

The excellent ones make it look easy, but it isn't. Some people absolutely bomb at trying to be an actor. Or they'll make it in one field (i.e. music) and they will be pushed in front of a camera, the backers hoping to further cash in. Some make it, most don't.

Acting is much more than "lying with a straight face and not looking directly into the camera"!
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Old 11-06-2022, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Lappeenranta, Finland
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I've been thinking about this issue ever since watching Johnny Depp closely during his recent trial, and also, listening to him in interviews on YouTube videos explain his acting techniques and how he embodied various characters. I found it fascinating. I came to the conclusion that he is highly intelligent, and has a very high emotional quotient as well (compassion, intuition, suspension of reality).

There are so many remarkable actors (both genders) and I think they were likely very intelligent too.

The entertainment world is full of drugs so it's easy to fall into that. But I've also noticed in my personal life that highly intelligent people get bored easily and often like to have altered experiences. I started noticing this back in the days of psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms, etc.) I think that's what people like Johnny Depp end up doing -- along with trying to numb out negative experiences (that's an issue for a different thread).

What do you think?
I agree with everything you said, but I think Johnny Depp use alot of Cocaine and Oxycodone nowadays.

Just my 2 cents..
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Old 12-13-2022, 06:52 AM
 
Location: In The Mountains
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First off, there are all different definitions of intelligent.

For example, Miriam Webster:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intelligence

a. the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : REASON
also: the skilled use of reason

b. the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (such as tests)

What actors comes to mind as intelligent?

Natalie Portman (twice published in scientific journals)

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for writing and acting in Good Will Hunting

Meryl Streep for her ability to learn various accents

I'm sure there are many more but those actors come to mind.
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Old 12-13-2022, 07:13 AM
 
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I forgot to add Orson Welles who wrote, produced, directed, acted in his own movies. I think that takes intelligence.
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Old 12-13-2022, 07:27 AM
 
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Do you think great actors are highly intelligent?

No, they just act like they are.

Their job is to fool you into believing they are a character.........not smart

Last edited by City Guy997S; 12-13-2022 at 07:55 AM..
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Old 12-13-2022, 09:09 AM
 
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I don't feel fooled by actors and I don't believe that acting is about "fooling people" at all.
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Old 12-14-2022, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Kernersville, NC
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I usually just pay attention to actors, or any entertainers, while they are doing their craft.


I love Tom Cruise and all his movies. I do not care in any way what he thinks about politics, current events, really anything. I value his opinion the same way I value the opinion of the guy that vacuums and cleans up my car when getting a car wash.


There are certain actors that I have, just by accident, learned of their political leanings, and they could not be farther from mine. I do not care.


I have a friend that won't listen to Bruce Springsteen because he disagrees with his views on probably everything. Me and Bruce have a deal, I listen when he sings, go to some of his shows, but, otherwise completely ignore him.



My main questions is.....Why on earth does the media report on the musings of ANY celebrities. What is there about standing on a movie set and pretending to be someone else could possibly make your opinion on anything more important than virtually anyone else.
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Old 12-14-2022, 02:10 PM
 
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More people should be like you, BobNC. I feel the same way. If I want to avoid watching a certain actor or actress it's usually because there is something about them that is off putting. It's usually subjective to me, and I believe other people are this way as well. Just something off putting, not really to do with personal beliefs.
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