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most overrated actor or actress of all time
« on: January 14, 2013, 05:09:06 AM »
 :o  not sure but sometimes i think john wayne looks very wooden :-\ maybe im wrong ducks



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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 08:18:45 AM »
actor...a toss-up between Humphrey Bogart and Michael Douglas. They've both done more crap than good, although a lot of that good is legendary for a reason.
actress: Joan Crawford or Diane Keaton...probably Joan.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
Russell Brand

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 05:48:13 PM »
Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts


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Russell Brand

Who the hell rates Russell Brand as an actor?
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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 06:29:10 PM »
Adam Sandler and Sarah Jessica Parker probably. I can't think of any classic actors that are overrated.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 08:06:50 PM »
Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. While I don't dispute that Hanks is talented, I do think he's wayyyyy overrated. But Julia Roberts is not an actress by any stretch of the imagination. She's just Julia Roberts playing dress up on screen.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 04:12:49 AM »
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Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts

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Russell Brand

Who the hell rates Russell Brand as an actor?

I do ... just a weak one, and principally due to his most recent roles.

As soon as he did movies, his status as an actor became fair game. It's also possible that some of his acting in UK-acting roles might have been good. Fortunately, you've both challenged and proven my point.

For reference, here's the first paragraph from his Wikipedia profile and a link to his acting efforts.

Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975)[4] is an English comedian, actor, radio and television presenter, singer, columnist, and author.  In 2004, Brand achieved mainstream fame in the UK as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian's. He became known in the United States in 2008, after his major role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to a starring role in Get Him to the Greek in 2010. He also worked as a voice actor for animated films Despicable Me in 2010 and Hop in 2011. He starred in the 2011 remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore film Arthur.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 04:50:35 AM »
But if nobody rates him then how can he be overrated? I've never seen praise for him as an actor so I struggle to see how he's overrated as one, may as well say the Spice Girls or Ringo Starr, but what the hell, go ahead and grind that axe.


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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 07:52:34 AM »
Brad Pitt.....

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 10:43:44 AM »
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But if nobody rates him then how can he be overrated? I've never seen praise for him as an actor so I struggle to see how he's overrated as one, may as well say the Spice Girls or Ringo Starr, but what the hell, go ahead and grind that axe.
So we agree that he's an actor but perhaps not a very good one. But to your second point about being overrated, I agree with your opinion. I haven't seen many instances of him being praised for his acting prowess. You can grind yourself if you want but it seems that we agree more than disagree.
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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 11:41:48 AM »
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But if nobody rates him then how can he be overrated? I've never seen praise for him as an actor so I struggle to see how he's overrated as one, may as well say the Spice Girls or Ringo Starr, but what the hell, go ahead and grind that axe.
So we agree that he's an actor but perhaps not a very good one. But to your second point about being overrated, I agree with your opinion. I haven't seen many instances of him being praised for his acting prowess. You can grind yourself if you want but it seems that we agree more than disagree.


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:o  not sure but sometimes i think john wayne looks very wooden :-\ maybe im wrong ducks

Wayne could be seen as quite wooden in comparison to what came post-Brando, but in certain films (Rio Bravo/The Searchers especially) he is undoubtedly worthy of any and all accolades, he had amazing presence on screen. A true movie star rather than 'actor'.

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Brad Pitt.....

Personally I'd call Pitt one of the most underrated. Like Di Caprio he could easily coast by on his physical appearance but you can't deny the guy's got an extraordinary and varied filmography with very little fat on it.




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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 04:54:23 PM »
hugh grant.. always plays the same type of person

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 06:15:44 AM »
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hugh grant.. always plays the same type of person

I know what you mean, some of these actors, no matter how their costumes change or hair or
type of roll it is, you just cannot get into the character, it looks like the same person each time.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 07:17:12 AM »
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:o  not sure but sometimes i think john wayne looks very wooden :-\ maybe im wrong ducks

I agree, never been a John Wayne fan --Always been an Eastwood fan

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 05:56:55 AM »
I always like Robert Redford in Jeramiah Johnson...