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Old 05-26-2023, 12:10 AM
 
Location: SCW, AZ
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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).
Did he come off as an intelligent person to you? If so, how?
I didn't watch the whole thing, just bits and pieces. From what I have seen, he didn't even talk all that much.

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There are so many remarkable actors (both genders) and I think they were likely very intelligent too.
How exactly do you determine if someone is intelligent or not? I am really curious because it is such a hard thing to do without having various proper tests and interactions with that subject.
If you were just making a general statement, then there should still be a point of reference, so what/who would you be basing your comparison on?

For example: When I compare myself to Einstein, I would probably seem like an idiot. I am OK with that as at least 95% would say the same, at least is they were being honest.

There has been quite a few cases where someone said that person X was very smart.
Now, first of all, what kind of smart? Street smart, book smart, common sense or were their education or knowledge on a topic was perceived as being smart?
Secondly, when I met those so-called "intelligent" people, some seemed average and some less so.
Now, what should I think of the person who referred to them as "intelligent"?
Were they being nice or, made an error in their assessment or, they are not that smart themselves (if they're using themselves as their point of reference?
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Old 05-26-2023, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I am not sure if they are or aren't highly intelligent.
They have to have a good memory though, to remember all their lines.
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Old 05-26-2023, 06:51 AM
 
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The writers are brilliant. The actors/actresses are empty shells. Just listen to how stupid most of them sound when they are out of character on talk shows or award shows - pretending like anyone who watches them on TV has any reason to want to their opinion on politics, government or human relations.
Yeah. The wife and I are always talking about how "dumb" a lot of celebrities are. IMO, a lot are detached from reality and are only used to having "yes people" around them. Even though she is beautiful, I am always making fun of Beyonce'. She reminds me of the typical "dumb blond" (even though she is AA). Her husband Jay-Z sounds way more intelligent than her and he came from a totally different background than her.
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Old 05-26-2023, 08:20 AM
 
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The writers are brilliant. The actors/actresses are empty shells. Just listen to how stupid most of them sound when they are out of character on talk shows or award shows - pretending like anyone who watches them on TV has any reason to want to their opinion on politics, government or human relations.
With all due respect, that is not what I was asking about. My opinion is that it takes a certain type of talent and intelligence to play a complicated role.

This thread isn't about actors on talk shows. Just because they share their views, or they disagree with you doesn't mean they are unintelligent.
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Old 05-26-2023, 08:21 AM
 
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Yeah. The wife and I are always talking about how "dumb" a lot of celebrities are. IMO, a lot are detached from reality and are only used to having "yes people" around them. Even though she is beautiful, I am always making fun of Beyonce'. She reminds me of the typical "dumb blond" (even though she is AA). Her husband Jay-Z sounds way more intelligent than her and he came from a totally different background than her.
Beyonce is not an actress. She is an entertainer. This thread is about acting, not singing or entertaining.
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Old 05-26-2023, 08:23 AM
 
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Beyonce is not an actress. She is an entertainer. This thread is about acting, not singing or entertaining.
wow...excuse me then! Just an FYI, she has appeared in a handful of movies (Austin Powers: Goldmember to name one).
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Old 05-30-2023, 05:02 AM
 
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Ryan Reynolds just sold Mint—his phone company—for a nice chunk of change
George Clooney sold Casamigos (w/2 partners) for $1billion
Here is list of other actors who are entrepreneurs who have created wealth outside their acting
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...preneurs-2022/

Jessica Alba is not someone I would immediately think is high IQ but she has a tidy little business mind
Reynolds = up to 25% owner, not the sole owner.
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Old 05-30-2023, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Sharon Stone.
Kevin Costner.
Kate Hepburn
Geena Davis.
Emma Watson
Tilda Swinton
Colin Firth
David Duchovny
Meryl Streep.'
Quentin Tarantino.
Jodie Foster
Sylvester Stallone.
Tommy Lee Jones
Ashton Kutcher.
Steve Martin..
Dolph Lundgren.
Cindy Crawford.
Lisa Kudrow.
James Woods.
James Franco.
Goldie Hawn.
Chris Pine
Will Smith
Hugh Laurie.
Rowan Atkinson.
Hedy Lamarr.
Sacha Baron Cohen. and probably many more...
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Old 10-05-2023, 09:22 PM
 
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The late Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks: The Return) was a member of the high-IQ (99.9th percentile) Triple Nine Society.
Good 'ole Max Cherry was a genius, eh? No wonder he's so good in that. That's Pam Grier's movie but his also.

He based his Breaking Bad character off of Max Cherry.

Personally, I think you have to be smart to be able to memorize a script and lines? I'm a decently intelligent guy, maybe above average just a bit. I could never memorize scripts and lines let alone act it out and pretend a camera (and set, set people, mics) wouldn't be in my face. That's why, no matter how much Hollywood makes me sick, I just have this admiration for good actors.

James Woods is a genius, and that figures because he's an A+ actor.

I think you have to be smart to be a good actor, with exceptions.

Brad Renfro was a really good actor but clearly dumb as rocks with the petty things he got in trouble with with the law. Anyone ever see Bully?
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Old 10-10-2023, 06:43 AM
 
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In general, I think theatrical actors have to have a certain talent or intelligence for their craft. They really do have to memorize lines. Movie stars, however, can depend on the directors, cinematographers, and writers to make them look good and appear intelligent. They may or may not be intelligent people. Experience enables an actor to ignore the distractions of the stage (audience) or screen.
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