Tom Cruise (Read 1036 times)

     Uber-douche Kevin Costner is the master of this.

     

    I notice Jackie Chan always plays himself

      I thought Daniel Day-Lewis did an incredible job as Lincoln.  One of the few times I've forgotten that somebody is acting.  I'm going to see the movie again, after I brush up on my Civil War / 13th Amendment history.  I'm going to drag my three kids to see it, too.

      mab411


      Proboscis Colossus

        I watched Adventures in Babysitting a few weeks ago for the first time in about 20 years.  A pivotal (if anything can be pivotal in such a movie) scene involves the group encountering the tall, muscular, gruff owner of the body shop.  He looks like Thor.  This is a big deal since the little kid in the movie loves Thor***.

         

        And holy shit, it's Vincent D'Onofrio.  This is a total WTF, especially for those who got to know him in Full Metal Jacket.

         

        See also: The Cell, Men In Black.  That last one is kind of one of those makeup/effects-driven roles mentioned earlier, but it's still a looooong way from Private Pyle.  As is his character in NCSI: Whatever City.

         

        +1 to the praise for Mr. Cruise in Born On the Fourth of July, even though that was one of my most uncomfortable theater experiences ever.  I don't remember why, but it was just me and my grandfather.  The scene with the hooker was...well, almost as embarrassing for me as it must have been for Mr. Kovic.

         

        And Jeff Bridges is both The Man, and The Dude.

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          Vince Vaughn is the WORST when it comes to people not stretching at all. I find Wedding Crashers unwatchable because of him. Old School is borderline unwatchable. 

           His commercial stuff is all very formulaic, but check him out in "Made" or "Clay Pigeons".

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          Ultra Cowboy

            Daniel Day Lewis made quite a stretch from Last of the Mohicans to There will be Blood.  Haven't seen Lincoln yet though.

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            zonykel


              Geoffrey Rush does all kinds of characters. Even after winning an Oscar, he still did supporting actor jobs. As far as actors with a small bag of tricks, most of the cast from "friends" does the same thing over and over. And when they try to do something different, they suck and they are not believable.
              MrNamtor


              DON'T TREAD ON ME

                Daniel Day Lewis made quite a stretch from Last of the Mohicans to There will be Blood.  Haven't seen Lincoln yet though.

                 Seriously worth seeing.

                 

                The difference between DDL in There will be blood or Gangs Of New York and Lincoln is incredible.

                 

                In defense of Tom Cruise though, did anyone mention "Born on The Forth of July"? Because he was amazing in that movie.

                  I won 2 tickets to see the latest Tom Cruise movie b/4 it actually is released.   I am considering going only because there is free snacks and beverages.

                  John Rustle


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                    So I just happened to be perusing Tommy's list of movies on IMDB and was blown away by the amount of AMAZING directors that he's worked with.  Pretty impressive.  Just add Fincher and Aronofsky to make it complete. Big grin

                    noraW


                    Part-time Ninja

                      I actually really like Minority Report. Not a personal favorite but I did find it entertaining.

                       

                      One of my favorite actors is Edward Norton.  Loved Primal Fear, loved Red Dragon, and who can forget Fight Club? He doesn't play the same role over and over again.

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                        He was also the best Bruce Banner.

                         

                           

                           

                          contentious, but how's about Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs 98.2% of other Jim Carrey flicks?

                          My wife says i have a short attention spanners are great, aren't they?

                            One of my favorite actors is Edward Norton.  Loved Primal Fear, loved Red Dragon, and who can forget Fight Club? He doesn't play the same role over and over again.

                             

                            He was amazing in American History X!

                            And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                             

                            Rob

                            mab411


                            Proboscis Colossus

                               

                               

                              contentious, but how's about Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs 98.2% of other Jim Carrey flicks?

                               

                              I can go with you on that one.  A couple of other big surprises along those lines for me were Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction and Steve Carrell in Little Miss Sunshine.  Must be something to do with the double "r"s.

                               

                              You know, the discussion so far has sort of focused on dramatic acting, but how about comedic actors with decent range?  I would not put Jim Carrey in that discussion, but I always like Hank Azaria when he comes out from behind the mic.  And Christopher Guest is not only a genius director, IMO, but he always comes up with great characters in his and others' movies.

                              "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                                You know, the discussion so far has sort of focused on dramatic acting, but how about comedic actors with decent range?  

                                 

                                 

                                perhaps that could apply to Sasha Baron Cohen (look, no "rr"s) in the not too distant future, as he's to play the lead in the Freddie Mercury biopic.  

                                My wife says i have a short attention spanners are great, aren't they?