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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 06:58:07 AM »
Nicholas Cage -  :( - terrible

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 10:44:54 AM »
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Nicholas Cage -  :( - terrible
Yeah. He's a guilty pleasure though--I know I'll see something completely ridiculous when he's performing.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 11:11:45 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 #18 on: January 24, 2013, 11:29:21 AM »
Huge fan of both personally, they've both been in some incredible films (Eastwood more so though). Don't really understand the comparison to be honest, is it like a stupid Beatles/Stones thing?




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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 11:31:50 AM »
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hugh grant.. always plays the same type of person

At least he recognized his persona works well in a villainous role. He was one of the few good things about Cloud Atlas, plus he stretched himself a little in that film.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 11:34:25 AM »
If you want to see Brad Pitt acting beyond expectations, check out The Assassination of Jesse James...

As for the original question, I think typecasting and star appeal makes even talented actors seem overrated after a while.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 11:47:30 AM »
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Nicholas Cage -  :( - terrible

Leaving Las Vegas? Raising Arizona? Bad Lieutenant?

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If you want to see Brad Pitt acting beyond expectations, check out The Assassination of Jesse James...

As for the original question, I think typecasting and star appeal makes even talented actors seem overrated after a while.

Exactly.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2013, 11:52:17 AM »
Nicholas Cage - the absolute worst actor Ive ever seen and everyone seems to love him.

Close second and third - Pierce Brosnan and Brad Pitt

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2013, 12:11:42 PM »
But what did you see him in? The role is as important as the actor, did anyone think Heath Ledger was capable of what he did in 'Brokeback.....' and 'Dark Knight' after watching 'Knight's Tale'? Not disputing that Cage has been in an awful lot of crap but he didn't make those films or write them, he's rubbish in them because he knows they're rubbish.

Brosnan! I forgot Brosnan! If anyone can name 2 good Brosnan films not called Goldeneye I'll buy you a pint.



Brad Pitt -

Moneyball
The Tree of Life
Inglourious Basterds
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Burn After Reading
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Babel
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Snatch.
Fight Club
Seven Years in Tibet
Sleepers
Twelve Monkeys
Se7en
Legends of the Fall
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
True Romance
Kalifornia


Obviously, a really terrible actor.


Can't believe in light of some of the names mentioned nobody's put these fevered egos to the sword -

Tom Cruise
Will Ferrell
Halle Berry
Matthew Broderick
Jason Statham
Will Smith
Travolta (immense in Blow Out though)


 



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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2013, 12:41:50 PM »
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But what did you see him in? The role is as important as the actor, did anyone think Heath Ledger was capable of what he did in 'Brokeback.....' and 'Dark Knight' after watching 'Knight's Tale'? Not disputing that Cage has been in an awful lot of crap but he didn't make those films or write them, he's rubbish in them because he knows they're rubbish.

Brosnan! I forgot Brosnan! If anyone can name 2 good Brosnan films not called Goldeneye I'll buy you a pint.



Brad Pitt -

Moneyball
The Tree of Life
Inglourious Basterds
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Burn After Reading
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Babel
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Snatch.
Fight Club
Seven Years in Tibet
Sleepers
Twelve Monkeys
Se7en
Legends of the Fall
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
True Romance
Kalifornia


Obviously, a really terrible actor.


Can't believe in light of some of the names mentioned nobody's put these fevered egos to the sword -

Tom Cruise
Will Ferrell
Halle Berry
Matthew Broderick
Jason Statham
Will Smith
Travolta (immense in Blow Out though)


 





I just think Pitt is overrated. Yes, he has made some great films, but I just don't rate him as highly as others do. I agree with every name on your second list though. Brosnan is utterly useless.

You are also right about the role being important. Costner is a good example of an actor who, if he puts his mind to it and picks a great script he can be very good. But then he chooses roles like the Bodyguard and Waterworld! Travolta's another one - Pulp Fiction and Battlefield Earth. The lesson endeth here with that comparison!

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2013, 01:50:18 PM »
Meryl Streep
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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2013, 01:57:36 PM »
Nicholas Cage is So. Bad.

Brad Pitt is awesome though, IMO.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2013, 02:07:24 PM »
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Meryl Streep
Daniel Day Lewis

You are kidding right?

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2013, 02:11:20 PM »
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Nicholas Cage is So. Bad.

Brad Pitt is awesome though, IMO.

NOT THE BEES.

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Re: most overrated actor or actress of all time
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2013, 03:53:10 PM »
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Meryl Streep
Daniel Day Lewis

You are kidding right?

Yes, Zoost, honey, I was being ironic. Just seeing if people were paying attention.