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post #76 of 203
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Originally Posted by Violinist
Dicaprio has gotten props for a number of films, The Aviator, Basketball Diaries etc...

Well, 'cuz he's homely.
post #77 of 203
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Originally Posted by Alter
I cannot believe this thread has gone for 5 pages without anyone mentioning Keanu Reeves. That guy has ruined so many films that he should have his actor's union card shredded.
Keanu doing Shakespeare was a particular low point.
post #78 of 203
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
Keanu doing Shakespeare was a particular low point.

OMG - which movie was that? The mind boggles with the possibilities!

To be, or uhh, not to be
Friends, Romans, and other excellent dudes!
Something is bogus in the city of Denmark.

I can't believe I missed that!
post #79 of 203
Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth BrannAAAUUUGH!

"I know Yorick."
post #80 of 203
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Originally Posted by Quirk
Well, 'cuz he's homely.

I wasn't aware that he's considered to be ugly.
post #81 of 203
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth BrannAAAUUUGH!

"I know Yorick."
Sort of indirectly in My Private Idaho, too, with the whole Falstaff/Henry V thing they had going on.
post #82 of 203
Being John Malkavich is underrated, IMO. Does it count if I say that the Lost in Translation SOUNDTRACK is way overrated? Loved the movie, hate everything else Scarlett Johansson has done (except her body), but the soundtrack is truly mediocrity posted up on a throne and revered as though it's a masterpiece collection. Kill Bill, and everything else Quentin Tarintino has touched in recent years (not counting HERO cause all he did was slap his name on the box), are extremely overrated. I can't believe how much acclaim I hear about Kill Bill - #2 was interesting at best, boring at worst, #1 was mediocre at best, vomit-inducing at worst (so pre-packaged it's not even funny). I could not call Jim Carrey overrated after Eternal Sunshine, and I could not call Adam Sandler overrated after Punch Drunk Love. Will Ferrel is hilarious but definitely overrated. So is Vince Vaughn (minus Swingers). People who think Ben Stiller is a good actor should be punched in the face. Luke & Owen Wilson have my respeck due to Bottle Rocket and the other Anderson movies they acted in after (though I didn't like Life Aquatic especially... too slight). I guess I'll just take this moment to name those who I think are still producing excellent work: Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, Science of Sleep among others) Ed Norton Min-Sik Choi (Crying Fist, the Revenge trioly – I love all his movies, though I'm not sure if it's right to include him here because he's Korean) Ryan Grosling (I know he's a heartthrob but he made Half Nelson an amazing picture)
post #83 of 203
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Originally Posted by JBZ
I agree with this. Pitt has often tried to stretch himself in his roles. I'm not saying that he's the second coming of Lawrence Olivier, and he's certainly been in some duds, but I think he does have a genuine respect for his craft. His problem (his curse, if you will) is that he's so disgustingly good looking, it's hard for him to play any character without the audience just seeing Brad Pitt. Sometimes being a little more ordinary looking (see David Straitharn, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, etc.) works to the favor of an actor. No matter how good an actor Brad Pitt is, it would be kind of hard seeing him play Truman Capote.

When I first started hearing about him in the 90s I wrote him off as just another pretty boy actor. It didn't take long for me to realize that he was actually quite good. I agree that a lot of the people taking shots at him do so because he's so incredibly good looking and they can't get passed that. On the same note, Fight Club was probably the best decision he ever made because it allowed regular guys to come-out and say they liked Brad Pitt. I think in our homophobic world a lot of them probably would have been afraid to do so before that movie.

He's actually become one of my favorite actors. The others are Depp (whom I've had the pleasure of meeting), De Niro, DiCapprio, Michael Caine, Ed Norton.

So my vote for most over-rated actor goes to Sidney Poitier. Yes, yes, how un-pc, but he always seems stiff to me. The most over-rated actress is Rene Zellweger. God, I just want to stomp on her face every time I see it in a movie.

Most over-rated movie: Forest Gump. I hated that thing. Who wants to watch a retard fumble around screen for 2 hours?
post #84 of 203
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Originally Posted by Thomas
OMG - which movie was that? The mind boggles with the possibilities!

To be, or uhh, not to be
Friends, Romans, and other excellent dudes!
Something is bogus in the city of Denmark.

I can't believe I missed that!

and
post #85 of 203
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Originally Posted by Violinist
I wasn't aware that he's considered to be ugly.

Not ugly -- just not much of a looker, poor fellow.
post #86 of 203
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Originally Posted by Brian SD

I could not call Jim Carrey overrated after Eternal Sunshine, and I could not call Adam Sandler overrated after Punch Drunk Love.


I haven't seen 'Eternal Sunshine', but the first dramatic part I ever saw Jim Carrey do was a TV movie years ago called "Doing Time On Maple Drive" or something like that. I was really impressed, because back then I just knew him as an idiot sketch comedy actor from "In Living Color". I'd love to see that movie again to see if he's really as good as I thought he was, or whether I overrated him out of pure shock that he could actually play something straight.
post #87 of 203
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Most over-rated movie: Forest Gump. I hated that thing. Who wants to watch a retard fumble around screen for 2 hours?

I agree. Were it not for the fact that I like Gary Sinise, I would have never made it to the end. And wasn't it like 3 hours? (Sure felt like it...)
post #88 of 203
Im sure I've mentioned this before but Julia Roberts does this yelp/scream thing in every one of her movies. Like someone just surprised her with a better script. Outside of Closer (which has the best dialogue in any movie about couples I've ever seen) I dont like her. I dislike most "It" actors since they wind up being talentless eye candy. Actors past their prime who consistantly play the same character in every movie also deserve mention but most have already been listed here.
post #89 of 203
I thought Jim Carrey delivered an great performance in "The Majestic." I also think that both Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are excellent actors.

I think there's such a wide variety of opinions on these things because different people are looking for different things in a movie. Some people are looking for a Ken Pollack orgasmic experience. Some people are just looking to be told an interesting story and have a chance to relax.

By the way, I though Lost in Translation was horrible. Movies like Lost in Translation or the Squid and the Whale are the most overrated. Just because it's different doesn't mean that it's good. Both of those movies were a huge waste of time. That's what I see a lot of you latching on to. People want to show how sophisticated they are because they like things that aren't mainstream - but, just because something isn't mainstream doesn't mean that it's good and just because something is mainstream, doesn't mean that it's bad.

The way I evaluate movies is like this: if halfway through the movie I'm saying to myself "when the hell is this thing going to end" then the movie is bad; if not, it's probably decent.
post #90 of 203
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Originally Posted by odoreater
Some people are looking for a Ken Pollack orgasmic experience.

That is both a horrific mental image and a great band name.
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