Movies you like with actors you don't

grrl

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I recently saw 'The Getaway' with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, two actors I don't really like, and was surprised at how much I liked the movie. What movies do you like even though you don't like the lead actors?

I'll also add 'A Perfect World', even though I think Costner is a terrible actor.
 

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Originally posted by: grrl
I'll also add 'A Perfect World', even though I think Costner is a terrible actor.

Watch Mr. Brooks and I can guarantee you will change your mind about Costner
 

grrl

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Originally posted by: Molondo
The untouchables, IMO kevin costner didn't fit the part at all for me.

I forgot that movie. I agree, his role was poorly cast.
 

grrl

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Originally posted by: Quintox
Originally posted by: grrl
I'll also add 'A Perfect World', even though I think Costner is a terrible actor.

Watch Mr. Brooks and I can guarantee you will change your mind about Costner

I think I have that one at home. I'll check it out tonight.
 

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Running Scared with Paul Walker.

He was surprisingly good in that movie. Prolly gonna fuck it up with that new Fast and Furious movie though...
 

Farang

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The Butterfly Effect. I wrote off the movie on Kutcher alone, but ended up liking it a lot and thought he was well cast.
 

grrl

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Originally posted by: Farang
The Butterfly Effect. I wrote off the movie on Kutcher alone, but ended up liking it a lot and thought he was well cast.

Another one I'd forgotten. I wrote it off too, but realized Kutcher can act - if he wants to.
 

zinfamous

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Kingdom of Heaven. Bloom--so poorly cast for that role.

He was perfect in Troy though. He's such a pussy, just like his character. The complete opposite of what was needed for KoH.
 

zinfamous

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Originally posted by: Quintox
Originally posted by: grrl
I'll also add 'A Perfect World', even though I think Costner is a terrible actor.

Watch Mr. Brooks and I can guarantee you will change your mind about Costner

yeah, lot of hate for Costner...I think he does some pretty good stuff, some not so much.

He was great in Mr Brooks, though.
 

zinfamous

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Originally posted by: grrl
Originally posted by: Molondo
The untouchables, IMO kevin costner didn't fit the part at all for me.

I forgot that movie. I agree, his role was poorly cast.

That whole movie was poorly cast/written/directed, etc.... :)
 

zerocool84

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Originally posted by: state 08
Running Scared with Paul Walker.

He was surprisingly good in that movie. Prolly gonna fuck it up with that new Fast and Furious movie though...

I really liked that movie too.

Mine is The Matrix. No matter how much I like that movie I can't stand Keanu Reeves. He has probably the worst acting skills on the planet.
 

zinfamous

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Originally posted by: zerocool84
Originally posted by: state 08
Running Scared with Paul Walker.

He was surprisingly good in that movie. Prolly gonna fuck it up with that new Fast and Furious movie though...

I really liked that movie too.

Mine is The Matrix. No matter how much I like that movie I can't stand Keanu Reeves. He has probably the worst acting skills on the planet.

hehe. He was PERFECT in Scanner Darkly. Who else could best play a vacant non-entity?
 

grrl

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Originally posted by: zinfamous
Magnolia.

....guess.

That made me laugh once I checked the IMDB. :D


Originally posted by: zinfamous
Originally posted by: grrl
Originally posted by: Molondo
The untouchables, IMO kevin costner didn't fit the part at all for me.

I forgot that movie. I agree, his role was poorly cast.

That whole movie was poorly cast/written/directed, etc.... :)

I saw that when it came out, but suspect I'd like it less now. IIRC, Andy Garcia wasn't very good in that either.
 

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Originally posted by: zinfamous
Magnolia.

....guess.

One of my favourite movies.

I hope you mean Tom Cruise as just about everyone else is stellar. Even he wasn't too bad but still managed to be the weakest of the bunch. I still can't get over what an amazing actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is, have yet to see him in a movie where I am not stunned by his performance.
 

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Originally posted by: zinfamous
Originally posted by: Quintox
Originally posted by: grrl
I'll also add 'A Perfect World', even though I think Costner is a terrible actor.

Watch Mr. Brooks and I can guarantee you will change your mind about Costner

yeah, lot of hate for Costner...I think he does some pretty good stuff, some not so much.

He was great in Mr Brooks, though.

Mr. Brooks was an awesome movie.
 

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Top Gun - All of them except Goose and Michael Ironside. Less bullshit acting, more dogfights please.
 

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I like Kubrick's version of The Shining, although I never really liked Shelley Duvall as an actress.
 

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A movie that was on tonight.............. Days of Thunder!
I HATE Nicole Kidman, but it's a decent movie.

 

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Originally posted by: zinfamous
Originally posted by: zerocool84
Originally posted by: state 08
Running Scared with Paul Walker.

He was surprisingly good in that movie. Prolly gonna fuck it up with that new Fast and Furious movie though...

I really liked that movie too.

Mine is The Matrix. No matter how much I like that movie I can't stand Keanu Reeves. He has probably the worst acting skills on the planet.

hehe. He was PERFECT in Scanner Darkly. Who else could best play a vacant non-entity?

Also was perfectly cast in Bill and Ted Excellent Adventure. liked George Carlin in that one too.
 

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I don't like Bruce Willis but I still love The Fifth Element. Ditto for Edward Furlong and Terminator 2 + American History X. I also dislike Oliver Reed but like Tommy.