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Biggest Overrated Actor?

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5th August 2006 13:56  #61

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,164
Gunsprout wrote: 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...

No not same character, same face. There is a difference.

Clooney's characterisation of Doug Ross is miles apart from his character in Syriana. It's as far from Seth Geckko (spelling unsure) as you could hope for (were you watching the same movie). His characterisation in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, yes it's so transparent isn't it? It's Doug Ross with a moustache.

Even characters that on the surface might seem similar say the ones in Three Kings and Peacmaker for example, (both army types) are poles apart. One is highly skilled and motivated (Peacemaker) the other jaded and cynical.

It's acting. It's pretend and the only thing these characters have in common as far as I can see, is that they all look like the actor George Clooney.

Gunsprout, you obviously don't like Clooney much and that's fine. Your not compelled to but this dislike is probably why you see all his parts the same as Doug Ross for ER.

My point of view is the flip side of that though. I'm a fan of Clooney's work particularly the choices he has made recently (compared to the road he could have chosen) and that is why I see more than Doug Ross going on with each new film.

12th August 2006 1:19  #62

juanacate Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: United States Posts: 20
Jim Carrey IMO

15th August 2006 18:47  #63

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Kozinski wrote: I think that Johnny Depp and Ron Perlman are both actually UNDERRATED actors.

Depp is on of the best actors of his generation.

What a bad generation.
There is no Henry Fonda,Spencer Tracey,John Wyane,Harrison Ford
Just pretty boys who like NSYNC

16th August 2006 14:00  #64

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,171 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Yes, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissorhands, Donnie Brasco, Jack Sparrow, Glen (Nancy's boyfriend in A Nightmare on Elm Street), Ed Wood, Cry Baby... they're all identical characters...

24th August 2006 2:50  #65

bigd400 Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: United States Posts: 2
Actually I think Diane Ladd is the most under rated actor/actress. Opinions?

Tony DeFrancisco
Newton, NJ, USA

26th August 2006 2:40  #66

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I m not the only one
I guess Paramount thinks Tom Cruise is over-rated and over-paid.

22nd September 2006 5:43  #67

ESPO Member Join Date: July 2006 Location: United States Posts: 19
some guy at the very first page mentioned robert de niro is one of the best and he is also dedicated...check on his early its all laughs and cries...but it was big time be4...

27th September 2006 15:34  #68

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I m not the only one
stanton heck wrote: I guess Paramount thinks Tom Cruise is over-rated and over-paid.

Overpaid does not equate to overrated.  The whole Tom Cruise thing is probably going to bite Paramount in the ass.  They may have paid him a boatload of money, but he made them even more money.
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