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You know who I really like is Giovanni Ribisi. It seems the majority of the movies he's in, he's kind of just tucked into the background...small roles. He really impressed me in Saving Private Ryan, especially his delivery of this line, in the church...

Yeah. She'd stand in the doorway looking at me... and I'd just keep my eyes shut. And I knew she just wanted to find out about my day - that she came home early... just to talk to me. And I still wouldn't move... I'd still pretend to just be asleep. I don't know why I did that.

Fucking heartbreaking.

And can we say that Benicio Del Toro is underused? I don't know if that's applicable.


Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:10 pm
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You know who I really like is Giovanni Ribisi. It seems the majority of the movies he's in, he's kind of just tucked into the background...small roles. He really impressed me in Saving Private Ryan, especially his delivery of this line, in the church...


I love it. He's another great actor that, like Steve Zahn, has apparently done Friends. Which leads into one of the most significant problems with Friends: every single supporting actor they hired was invariably more talented and funnier than every single core cast member.

This? This is what happens when you buy your spouse a Friends Box Set that features every single episode. I think I've seen the first four (maybe five) seasons in their entirety at this point. I eventually lost interest completely but, as I stupidly watched all of those episodes fly by night after night, I never stopped saying to myself "I'm wasting my time. I'm wasting my time."

Thin Chandler was funny, though. He's like the Samson of comedy: when he fattened up, got off the drugs it was like someone chopped all of his funny-making hair off.


Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:35 pm
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Yeah Ribisi is good at doing dramatic roles, though he's not so great at comedy, anyone remember his performance in that Mod Squad film?


Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:52 pm
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I love it. He's another great actor that, like Steve Zahn, has apparently done Friends. Which leads into one of the most significant problems with Friends: every single supporting actor they hired was invariably more talented and funnier than every single core cast member.


See...I never thought about this until you mentioned it. I didn't watch Friends, you know, but they were and are on TV so damn much that it's pretty hard not to pass over their channel every once in a while. And every once in a while there'd be a, "Hey, isn't that what's-his-face?" moment. Not that the Friends cast needs to work anymore, but, yeah...these people had ways more talent than the six friends.


Here's another guy that I like...maybe it's because of his look, I don't know. Barry Pepper. That boy is good.


Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:10 am
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Ram is killing this thread with those last 2 picks. Just shut it down, it's over. He couldn't have made 2 better choices.

Coincidentally, Barry Pepper is in some Western remake the brothers Coen are supposed to be releasing sometime soon. You may have heard of it.


Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:37 am
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PeachyPete wrote:
Ram is killing this thread with those last 2 picks. Just shut it down, it's over. He couldn't have made 2 better choices.

Coincidentally, Barry Pepper is in some Western remake the brothers Coen are supposed to be releasing sometime soon. You may have heard of it.


Fuck yeah...I saw that. His character's last name is Pepper, too, I think.

Damnit...can there be any more reasons to see that damn film? Let's hope my hype doesn't kill it.


Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:44 am
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Most of the actors that work with the Coen's are underrated and/or underused. I'll offer Peter Stormare aka We fuck you ups, man. We takes the money.


Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:40 pm
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Most of the actors that work with the Coen's are underrated and/or underused. I'll offer Peter Stormare aka We fuck you ups, man. We takes the money.


Or Where is pancakes house?

Great effing choice man. I love that guy. Hell, I even loved him in Armageddon.


Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:35 pm
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ram1312 wrote:
ed_metal_head wrote:
Most of the actors that work with the Coen's are underrated and/or underused. I'll offer Peter Stormare aka We fuck you ups, man. We takes the money.


Or Where is pancakes house?

Great effing choice man. I love that guy. Hell, I even loved him in Armageddon.

Yeah I agree about Stormare, I espeiclaly liked him in the underrated Bad Company


Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:46 pm
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ed_metal_head wrote:
Most of the actors that work with the Coen's are underrated and/or underused. I'll offer Peter Stormare aka We fuck you ups, man. We takes the money.


"Where is pancakes house?"


Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:40 am
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JJoshay wrote:
ed_metal_head wrote:
Most of the actors that work with the Coen's are underrated and/or underused. I'll offer Peter Stormare aka We fuck you ups, man. We takes the money.


"Where is pancakes house?"


A second and third that!
8mm: the "misunderstood" genius snuff movie/S'n'M porn auteur, who finds everyone boring and ignorant except himself (BTW: they even got the detail right: he exclusively uses a Beauleau 4008 Super8mm film camera)
Constantine: Satan himself,
Minority Report: The crazy illegal eye surgeon
Fargo: Super menacing, yet a self-parody at the same time,
Need to see Bad Company agan. I still have the DVD. (From the time where I bought them just because they were new technology by then...).....

This guy needs a big leading role, Now.


Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:40 pm
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Stormare is amazing in Dancer in the Dark.


Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:37 am
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I know, I know. Stormare is great in everything. That includes commercials for VW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgEvy60bZYI


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Yeah, Stormare usually gets cast roles now that are more caricatures (see "The Brothers Grimm").


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Peter Saarsgard is quite underused. He's one actor who should get more roles and recognition. His performance in Shattered Glass is proof. Too bad he didn't get an Oscar nomination for it.

Tom Berenger is another one who's fallen off the radar.

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Vincent D'Onofrio


Every time I see his horrid acting on Law and Order CI I want to take an ax to my $1000 TV set. Forget shooting the messenger, shoot the fucking TV set!

On that note, I'll add

Jason Isaacs (can't get enough of him!)
Polly Walker (after her excellent acting in Rome, she's reduced to bit parts in the likes of Clash of the Titans? WTF?)
Temura Morrison
Rena Owen
Michael Angarano
Gong Li
Zhang Ziyi
Ben Foster (should have gotten the Oscar for his role in The Messenger...how come JB hasn't reviewed this? I would love to hear his thoughts on it)
Campbell Scott
Colm Feore
CCH Pounder
Diane Venora
Matthew Goode
Emily Mortimer
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Sean Bean
Christian Coulson
Robert Carlyle
Lois Smith

Tim Roth was a good choice as well. LOVE HIM!

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after her excellent acting in Rome,


If this is true then I do pity her and wish her all the best, because no talented actor deserves to be subjected to the unmitigated garbage of a TV show (if you are indeed meaning the HBO series).

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after her excellent acting in Rome,


If this is true then I do pity her and wish her all the best, because no talented actor deserves to be subjected to the unmitigated garbage of a TV show (if you are indeed meaning the HBO series).


Um, many of the TV shows playing on stations like HBO and SHOWTIME are turning out better then many movies that are being released. Have you actually seen Rome or are you just assuming its shit?


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Not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere. If so, I apologize for the redundancy.

For some reason I keep thinking that the following three actors are very talented, charismatic, recognized for that, but heavily underused (including apperaing in very bad films or bad roles, so I talk about both quantity and quality of the roles). By coincidence three British actors:

Tim Curry, Malcolm McDowell and Tim Roth. The former two are definitely completely excentric (to say the least), but now they are way past their prime and only appeared occasionally after one defining film role (The Rocky Horror Picture Show and A Clockwork Orange respectively) Tim Roth, still not exactly past his prime, is great (I think his turn in Reservoir Dogs is not representative of his talent, check for example The Hit to get to know him without bleeding and whining all the time). He seems to be playing mostly bit parts.

Anyone agree with me? Anyone wanting to add actors, actresses who are NOT underrated, but underused.


Curry and McDowell only appeared occasionally after Rocky Horror and Clockwork Orange, repectively? Have you been living under a rock or something? One or the other of them seemed to be in every other movie released between 1985 and 2005.


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It disappoints me that Gary Cole doesn't get more work he always holds my interest even in lesser movies.


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