Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-07-2009, 12:59 AM   #196
DonDadda59
Lord High Executioner
 
DonDadda59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Killing Fields
Posts: 10,166
Default Re: Hugh Grant - Worst Actor Ever?

And Russia is the birthplace of the modern schools of acting- method, meisner technique, etc all owe their principles to Stanislavski.
DonDadda59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 03:49 AM   #197
Jackass18
The Iron Price
 
Jackass18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Carcosa
Posts: 13,887
Default Re: Hugh Grant - Worst Actor Ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ukplayer4
endlessly rewatching wild wild west

Come on now, nobody has ever rewatched Wild Wild West.
Jackass18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2009, 11:11 AM   #198
spree43
High School Varsity 12th Man
 
spree43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 710
Default Re: Hugh Grant - Worst Actor Ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonDadda59
Like I said before, he wasn't very good in 6 degrees but it was his first major role so he gets a pass. But in Bad Boys, Independence Day, MIB, Wild Wild West (one of the worst movies ever), Enemy of the State, Hitch, I Robot he played the same exact character- himself. Hancock was downright terrible and Will wasn't at all believable as an alcoholic anti-hero. Ali was decent, and the others were his attempt at real drama that were passable. So in most films he's just Will Smith with his character having a different name. Versatility, to me, means having the range to convincingly play different characters no matter how different, bizarre, etc they are. Gary Oldman is versatile, Daniel Day Lewis is versatile, Johnny Depp (very underrated) is versatile. Will Smith just plays different versions of Will Smith, but that's not a slight on him because the same can be said about Humphrey Bogart, Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise... basically all the movie stars, different from character actors.

I do realise that a heap of his early roles he was hired to be the Fresh Prince, but in my mind 1 great acting performance makes you a credible actor, 2 makes you a good actor, 3 makes you great

And I rate Ali, 7 pounds, pursuit of happiness and i am legend as great performances
When watching those I wasn't thinking, thats will smith, I believed he was the character, which is hard for an actor of Will Smiths fame to achieve, a lot harder than it is for Daniel Day Lewis
spree43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2009, 02:10 AM   #199
DonDadda59
Lord High Executioner
 
DonDadda59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Killing Fields
Posts: 10,166
Default Re: Hugh Grant - Worst Actor Ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by spree43
I do realise that a heap of his early roles he was hired to be the Fresh Prince, but in my mind 1 great acting performance makes you a credible actor, 2 makes you a good actor, 3 makes you great

And I rate Ali, 7 pounds, pursuit of happiness and i am legend as great performances
When watching those I wasn't thinking, thats will smith, I believed he was the character, which is hard for an actor of Will Smiths fame to achieve, a lot harder than it is for Daniel Day Lewis

I've seen all of those movies except a part of 7 pounds and I personally didn't find them 'great'. All decent, not bad by any stretch, but nothing special. And there's a ton of actors who have comparable fame who are more capable and accomplished actors. Denzel Washington (before he got lazy), Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt... very commerical actors who convincingly disappear into the characters they are portraying. It's not a question of name/face recognition, it's a question of talent.
DonDadda59 is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 PM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy