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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Worst "Accomplished" Actor?

Donald Sutherland? What does he ever do but semi-mumble in that exact same Donald Sutherland voice? That's acting?! To appear as the exact same person every time you get on screen?

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  1. He is often given the indifferent person style performance for many scenes.

    In Nicholas Roeg's Don't Look Now, he is studying church architecture while completely butt naked. An Italian housekeeper arrives into his room, and he swings towards her, shocked.

    He moves to cover his crotch, but seeing that the lady has already seen his junk, he doesn't bother and goes back to his relaxed pose and turns back to his studies.

    Like I said, quite indifferent sort of person he plays.

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  2. "That's acting?! To appear as the exact same person every time you get on screen?"

    This describes most of the big name American actors, I think. Jack Nicholson always plays himself. Ditto De Niro. Pachino, same thing. Maybe that wasn't true before they got big (then again, maybe not).

    Honestly someone like Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio has a lot more range.

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  3. Edward, at first I was offended and was going to point you to Dog Day Afternoon, Scent of a Woman, And Justice for All, and Sea of Love, and then ask you to tell me Pacino plays the same guy in all of them.

    But then I realized you were referring to "Pachino," with whom I am unfamiliar.

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  4. You're blaspheming again. I don't have to work with a blasphemer.

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