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Biggest Overrated Actor?

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18th March 2006 16:35  #31

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
thalo wrote: ron perlman was also in a french film the city of lost children.  after beauty and the beast this was the film that I recall most that he was in.  also in the name of the rose, which I like.

i dont think that mr pitt and mr depp are over rated in that they are versatile and can play many rolls convincinly.  mr. pitt in spy games and then contrast his roll in snatch.  a yank pulling off a total incoherent gypsy.


City Of LOst Children is a complete clasic

18th March 2006 19:10  #32

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Not as good as Delicatessen, or Amélie.

24th March 2006 15:30  #33

Numanoid Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2
Biggest Overrated Actor?
And don't forget Ron Perlman was Johner in Alien Resurrection and Reinhardt in Blade 2.

24th March 2006 19:46  #34

Tricky Dicky Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 121
Al Pacino, Tom Cruise an Nicholson post 1990!

28th March 2006 22:32  #35

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Bruce Campbell
Totally loved by his fans, but also totally over rated.

28th March 2006 23:28  #36

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
Stephen Etherton wrote: Bruce Campbell
Totally loved by his fans, but also totally over rated.


soooooooooooooooooooo.
He still kicks soooooooo much ass

29th March 2006 7:36  #37

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
John Travolta

29th March 2006 8:30  #38

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Donnie_Darko wrote: Stephen Etherton wrote: Bruce Campbell
Totally loved by his fans, but also totally over rated.


soooooooooooooooooooo.
He still kicks soooooooo much ass


And that's just with his chin.

29th March 2006 16:27  #39

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Stephen Etherton wrote: Bruce Campbell
Totally loved by his fans, but also totally over rated.


How can Bruce Campbell be overrated?  He knows that he is just a B actor and he is totally happy with that.  You won't see Bruce going out and making Shakespeare movies.

6th April 2006 15:20  #40

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Jennifer Aniston

4th May 2006 3:19  #41

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Tony DeFrancisco wrote: Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep
Jim Carrey
Ron Perlman


wtf??? tony did you even watch saving private ryan, and any other movie of his for tht matter???tom hanks is an acting genius. same thing with jim carrey.

11th July 2006 22:13  #42

ESPO Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 19
depp acts like jack sparrow in all of his movies...even the ones be4 potc...he doesnt change the style..and he never fits the character ..........................................................................hes good..but..........................you decide..

11th July 2006 23:33  #43

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
ESPO wrote: depp acts like jack sparrow in all of his movies...even the ones be4 potc...he doesnt change the style..and he never fits the character ..........................................................................hes good..but..........................you decide..

Have you ever seen another Depp movie?  Doesn't sound like it to me.

12th July 2006 3:40  #44

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
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12th July 2006 4:53  #45

CheeseRH Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Philippines Posts: 22
GEORGE CLOONEY!!! Argh!!!

He's not a good actor at all!

12th July 2006 9:23  #46

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
I think that Johnny Depp and Ron Perlman are both actually UNDERRATED actors.

Depp is on of the best actors of his generation.

12th July 2006 10:10  #47

CheeseRH Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Philippines Posts: 22
Kozinski, I absolutely agree about Depp. He is very good.

12th July 2006 12:25  #48

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Hey now.... knocking Bruce Campbell...

Them's fighting words.... look out.

12th July 2006 15:56  #49

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
CheeseRH wrote: GEORGE CLOONEY!!! Argh!!!

He's not a good actor at all!


Clooney is really one of the better actor's out there.  Now, he is making better choices in what roles he played.  The whole Batman debacle was not Clooney's fault, other than for taking on the role.  Besides, that the only other really bad acting job by him was Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

29th July 2006 22:21  #50

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
ESPO wrote: depp acts like jack sparrow in all of his movies...even the ones be4 potc...he doesnt change the style..and he never fits the character ..........................................................................hes good..but..........................you decide..

Absolutely correct. Jack Sparrow is exactly the same character as Ed Wood, Willy Wonka, JM Barrie, Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands, Hunter Thompson.....the list goes on and on. Depp is such a one trick pony.

30th July 2006 5:51  #51

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
Dustin wrote: Hey now.... knocking Bruce Campbell...

Them's fighting words.... look out.


I totally agree.

31st July 2006 13:41  #52

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: ESPO wrote: depp acts like jack sparrow in all of his movies...even the ones be4 potc...he doesnt change the style..and he never fits the character ..........................................................................hes good..but..........................you decide..

Absolutely correct. Jack Sparrow is exactly the same character as Ed Wood, Willy Wonka, JM Barrie, Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands, Hunter Thompson.....the list goes on and on. Depp is such a one trick pony.


I can not agree with the comparison of the overly flamboyant Captain Jack Sparrow is played the same as Edward Scissorhands, or Donnie Brasco.  He may play many goofy character pieces (like Wonka or Wood), but he does have a differant approach to them.  I understand this is just some opinions here, and I am not his biggest fan out there, but I think he can do more then one way to act.

31st July 2006 15:06  #53

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
Stephen Etherton wrote: Intergalactic Ponce wrote: ESPO wrote: depp acts like jack sparrow in all of his movies...even the ones be4 potc...he doesnt change the style..and he never fits the character ..........................................................................hes good..but..........................you decide..

Absolutely correct. Jack Sparrow is exactly the same character as Ed Wood, Willy Wonka, JM Barrie, Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands, Hunter Thompson.....the list goes on and on. Depp is such a one trick pony.


I can not agree with the comparison of the overly flamboyant Captain Jack Sparrow is played the same as Edward Scissorhands, or Donnie Brasco.  He may play many goofy character pieces (like Wonka or Wood), but he does have a differant approach to them.  I understand this is just some opinions here, and I am not his biggest fan out there, but I think he can do more then one way to act.


Stephen, I was joking. I believe Johnny Depp is a fantastically unorthadox actor and as such, extremely watchable in just about every role he takes on. My previous post was in reaction to ESPO's post that Depp is like Jack Sparrow in all his movies. A statement that I believe as cock of the highest order.

But I respect ESPO's right to make it of course.

31st July 2006 21:19  #54

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Stephen, I was joking. I believe Johnny Depp is a fantastically unorthadox actor and as such, extremely watchable in just about every role he takes on. My previous post was in reaction to ESPO's post that Depp is like Jack Sparrow in all his movies. A statement that I believe as cock of the highest order.

But I respect ESPO's right to make it of course.


Unfortunately, sarcasm rarely plays out in text very well.

31st July 2006 21:34  #55

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
Really? You don't say?Happy

Sorry. See Final Destination thread to get joke.

31st July 2006 21:44  #56

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Really? You don't say?Happy

Sorry. See Final Destination thread to get joke.


Whew... good, I was glad you were joking, and I missed the sarcasm...  I don't normaly totally disagree with many around here, but I thought that one was way off.  Glad that got cleared up.  

We need a 'sarcasm' bullit or something.

2nd August 2006 18:58  #57

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
George Clooney is a one character actor!

Batman = Doug Ross does superheroing
The Peacemaker = Doug Ross does Action Man
From Dusk Til Dawn = Doug Ross being bad (although I did actually like this film!)
Three Kings = Doug Ross does Action Man again
The Perfect Storm = Doug Ross does sailing

The guy perfected his form of acting in ER (ie: being smug or having a strop) and hasn't changed character since.


2nd August 2006 19:10  #58

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Gunsprout wrote: George Clooney is a one character actor!

Batman = Doug Ross does superheroing
The Peacemaker = Doug Ross does Action Man
From Dusk Til Dawn = Doug Ross being bad (although I did actually like this film!)
Three Kings = Doug Ross does Action Man again
The Perfect Storm = Doug Ross does sailing

The guy perfected his form of acting in ER (ie: being smug or having a strop) and hasn't changed character since.




Other than the actor, those characters have almost nothing in common nor does Clooney's portrayal of them have anything in common.  I love how people knock actors and say that all their roles are the same.

2nd August 2006 23:03  #59

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
The point that I was trying to get across was that in all of his films, it's like ol' George's characters (whatever they may be called) are basically all Doug Ross. So in The Peacemaker it's ike he's still playing Doug Ross but after he's quit being an ER doc and has joined the army.

Same character, different job...

4th August 2006 19:33  #60

KeeneNH Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 11
I'm with Jaded, I never really understood the whole Johnny Depp craze. sure..he's a good actor..but he always plays the creepy guy...fairly the same roles all the time
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