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What movie actors movies do you avoid?

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2nd March 2006 4:28  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
What movie actors movies do you avoid?
There are a few people who if they are in a movie I will not see!  Paul Reiser (except for ALiens) Whoppi Goldberg (Except Color Purple Sister Act and Ghost) John Claude Van-Dam, Anything new from Sylvester Stalone, If the movie stars someone that goes by one name! That tells me its a Must avoid!

2nd March 2006 14:57  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Hi Stanton. Don't take this the wrong way but you might want to edit your post. As you've stated in the past that you're in the business, some people might jump all over the fact that the actors you mention could do with a spell check first. Unless these people are (intentionally) the equivalants of Ben Stiller's 'Tom Crooze'. If that is the case then my apologies to you Sir.

2nd March 2006 20:17  #3

Danny Storr Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 161
Martin Lawrence,Martin Lawrence,Martin Lawrence
Sorry got carried away there but that guy just rubs my up the wrong way C**P ACTOR !!!!

2nd March 2006 20:43  #4

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Equivalents. Damn it to the car park, Marjorie!

2nd March 2006 21:04  #5

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Equivalents. Damn it to the car park, Marjorie!

If you are using Firefox, there is an extension called RiteOfTongue.  You highlight a word, then right click on it and it will tell you if the word is spelled correctly or not.

3rd March 2006 0:25  #6

jaded25 Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 39
Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Lindsey Lohan, Any rapper turned actor. I swear anyone could seriously act better then everybody I just mentioned. I'm confused as to how any these so called actors get movie roles.

3rd March 2006 0:32  #7

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Susan Surrandon, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and a few more...

3rd March 2006 0:43  #8

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
It is a difficult task since these are talented actors and they have parts in movies I wish to see. However, I try to avoid them out of protest for their big mouths. There is nothing I despise more than a high school drop-out actor using their celebrity to ram their political agenda down my throat:

Alec Baldwin
Susan Sarandon
Janeane Garofalo
Barbra Streisand
Tim Robbins
Sean Penn
Jane Fonda
George Clooney

3rd March 2006 3:31  #9

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
It's not like they're govener (edit: governor, oops) of California or anything, right?

In all fairness, as a liberal, a lot of these guys do kind of embarass me, with the exception of George Clooney, who I think exercises restraint and carries a certain sense of dignity when it comes to his politics. Usually I don't really care about the artist's personal life, lord knows I'd never have a pleasantly frank political discussion with James Cameron or John Milius, but I still dig their work.

and for the record Barbara Streisand is one of a few "actors" that I plan on avoiding like the plague for the rest of my life.

3rd March 2006 3:48  #10

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez.  Monster In Law was a dream come true!  I could miss them both in one movie!

3rd March 2006 15:32  #11

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: There is nothing I despise more than a high school drop-out actor using their celebrity to ram their political agenda down my throat:


This has to be the worse excuse in history, quite honestly.  Celebrities do use their status to advance causes they believe in.  Take it or leave it, but so does almost everyone else that can.  I'm surprised that their are no actors on there that use their status to support and agenda you agree with Aaron.  Is it just as wrong to support agendas you agree with, or only to support agendas you don't agree with.

3rd March 2006 19:48  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Adrian wrote:  I'm surprised that their are no actors on there that use their status to support and agenda you agree with Aaron.  Is it just as wrong to support agendas you agree with, or only to support agendas you don't agree with.

Dude! ARNOLD!! He's possibly aiming for the highest seat in the land, if that isn't using your stature as a popular actor to push your political agenda, what is? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

3rd March 2006 20:49  #13

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
I tend not to avoid movies based solely on how I may feel about a particular actor's political or social agenda when they aren't in front of the camera, no matter how ignorant their beliefs may be. I watch movies to be entertained, and any actor that gives a good performance in a decent film is worth a watch. That's my opinion and about the closest thing to a political rant that you're every going to hear out of me here.

3rd March 2006 21:05  #14

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
I really respect George Clooney cause he takes the p**s out of himself all the time and people like Sean Penn can't so I respect him and he can act

and Tim Robbins is a brilliant actor same with Sean Penn but I hate him cause his bullsh!t about Team America

3rd March 2006 21:43  #15

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Matt, you rock.

4th March 2006 0:39  #16

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Tom Cruise.  Haven't liked a movie any of his films other then Top Gun and A Few Good Men, and it wasn't because he was in them that I liked both. Not even War of The Worlds.  LOL

4th March 2006 0:42  #17

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Oh, and Adam Sandler's movies.  

4th March 2006 1:25  #18

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
May I ask what about Tom Cruise you dislike?
I ask because, I am not an avid Tom Cruise fan, but this past summer, people have started to hate him for no reason (jumping on the bandwagon so to speak) and it bothers me when people say none of his movies are good because they don't like him. "Rain Man", "Minority Report" to name a few.
I hope I don't come off as attacking and I understand everyone has different tastes in movies and actors.

4th March 2006 2:09  #19

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'd actually argue that Tom Cruise is one of Hollywood's most underrated actors. He has such a persona that people react negativly to, that his skills don't even come into question. His performance in Magnolia alone proves his abilites, he has amazing subtlety to some of his performances. I was blown away by the MI3 trailer.

4th March 2006 2:46  #20

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Tom Cruise has always seemed pretty average to me. His best performance was Born on the Fourth of July. If he didn't win awards or get his due for that, he never will. Especially not now that everyone has caught on that he's bats**t insane - that tends to throw people too much...hehehe

4th March 2006 3:09  #21

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Darren Russell wrote: Oh, and Adam Sandler's movies.  Think it's a great time to bring up the South Park episode "Awesome-O".

4th March 2006 4:35  #22

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Adrian wrote: This has to be the worse excuse in history, quite honestly.  Celebrities do use their status to advance causes they believe in.  Take it or leave it, but so does almost everyone else that can.  I'm surprised that their are no actors on there that use their status to support and agenda you agree with Aaron.  Is it just as wrong to support agendas you agree with, or only to support agendas you don't agree with.\

Name ONE Republican or Conservative actor that used their celebrity to publicly attack the policies of a sitting Democrat President or Senator or Congressman when they were in office. I am open to being corrected. Enlighten me. I could write a book with the ridiculous rhetoric that constantly spews from the uneducated left wing lips of Hollywood's elite. When you point to Ronald Reagan or Arnold Schwarzeneggar, they legitimately entered politics and were forced to debate the issues in a public forum. There is no comparison. So I beg to differ with you. The left has used boycotts to advance both positive and negative political agendas. It is high time that conservatives flexed our economic muscle and tore a page from the Democrat play book. It is time to fight the propaganda that is transmitted to our homes and projected on to the movie theater screens with our economic muscle. I choose to boycott the big mouths whenever I can. Try harder next time Adrian.

4th March 2006 18:50  #23

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I will not "pay" to see any Tom Cruise movie.  Jenifer Lopez is another.

4th March 2006 20:56  #24

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Jonny "Me You" wrote: Tom Cruise has always seemed pretty average to me. His best performance was Born on the Fourth of July. If he didn't win awards or get his due for that, he never will. Especially not now that everyone has caught on that he's bats**t insane - that tends to throw people too much...hehehe

I would agree.  I didn't jump on the "I Hate Tom Cruise" bandwagon.  It just so happens that I think Tom Cruise manages to get a top notch supporting cast in his films.  In almost all the films he's been in I've enjoyed his supporting cast member's character moreso than his main character.  
I will say I didn't care for Cocktail, Days of Thunder, Last Samaurai though, supporting cast or not. LOL
Very boring movies to me.

4th March 2006 21:05  #25

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron you missed the point.  You don't hate "actors trying to ram their point down your throat."  You despise liberal actors.  Mel Bigson has used his celebrity status to try and ram his ultra-conservative form of religion down people's throat.  Tom Cruise uses his celebrity status to spout off about Scientology.  Sally Strouthers did it to feed kids in Africa.  I am sure there are a lot more, but I tend not to care what people do with their private time.  

And I do remember quite a few celebrities spouting off about Bill Clinton during his impeachment hearings.

I really don't care what an actor does in his private life.  Actually, I have respect for anyone that actually speaks about what they feel passionate about.  You should actually respect someone like Clooney for speaking his mind, even if you don't agree with him.  He believe enough in what he has to say to risk people not liking him and ruining his career.  That takes courage, whether you want to admit it or not, especially in this day and age of the PC police.

5th March 2006 2:24  #26

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Sally Struthers? LOL Isn'ty that seeking donations for charitable purposes. What celebrities attacked Bill Clinton? PLEASE you have to do better than that to make a relevant point.

5th March 2006 7:24  #27

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Dare I say it but Anthony Anderson - a poor comic gone wrong....

5th March 2006 10:38  #28

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Aaron, you kind of skipped Adrian's point again. And Arnold used his celebrity status to win the govenership, no ifs ands or buts about it. What does the argument in a public forum statement have to do with ANYTHING Adrian said. I must be missing the point of that particular statement. Personally, I can't really remember any actors speaking out against Clinton, but think that's besides the point. I happen agree with both your points and Adrian's because they have legitimate reasoning behind them. The actor's you named (with the exception of Clooney, IMHO) do tend to blow hard, but you did glaze over people like Gibson and Cruise (though Cruise seems to have been covered by others here). You are specifically angry at these particular actors because they speak out against your personal beliefs, which is very understandable. This is the relevent point Adrian was making. You can't chose a few of his off the cuff points to react to while ignoring his main point. Prove to him that you truely do despise actors that use their stature to ram political views down the public's throats, not just the ones you disagree with.

My point here is that I do my best to let artist's work speak for itself. I enjoy Cameron films, Arnold films, Willis films, Heston films, Cruise films, Gibson films, etc for what they are, not for whom the people making them are. I'm not a big fan of stachatory (sp?) rape, but think Chinatown may be one of the top 10 films of all time. I'm equally agasint vehicular manslaughter, but think The Hitcher is a great thriller. Child molustation isn't big on my list of "values", but I hated Powder becasue it was a tripe piece of lightweight trash. Despite my political leanings, I tend to avoid Tim Robbins and Sean Penn films, because I tend to think they're both overrated actors.

5th March 2006 21:32  #29

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Mel Gibson - Up his own arse

Tom Hanks - vanilla actor

Harrison Ford - Hasn't starred in a good film since Air Force One.

Hugh Grant - plays the same person in EVERY film

Any British actor/ress in period costumes or in a Richard Curtis movie.

6th March 2006 0:07  #30

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Worst Nightmare wrote: Dare I say it but Anthony Anderson - a poor comic gone wrong....I can agree that his comedy sucks ass, but I think he should stick to serious roles, like Hustle and Flow.
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