Whoever mentioned Dane Dehaan, I second you. Excited to see more from him. Also, Robert Pattinson is a great example of someone who actually got screwed by early success. The whole Twilight thing has definitely stunted his development as an actor and, to be honest, he looks scared shitless most the time. That's why Leo was so smart to disappear for a while after Titanic. Also, this is a little random but what do folks think of James Marsden? I swear to god he's got the potential to be great. Annnnnnd lastly, Andrew Garfield was brillz in that scene in Social Network when he confronted Zuckerberg at the end. Other than that I just can't bring myself to give a shit.
Wow! What an awesome conversation. I think I agree with the thought that in the sea of cookie cutter barbie teens clamoring up that so called ladder that there are a few diamonds in the rough and some are shining more brightly than others, and will continue to get brighter and brighter. I have been watching a lot of the cookie cutter wannabes and they actually make me nauseated. Why anyone would want the same 'type' of person over and over again is beyond me. Yes, they are pretty, and handsome and whatever, but they lack depth and any character what-so-ever. I think Robert can be a great actor, if he tears himself away from the Twilight thing. Michael Fassbender is one of my Favs, as is Tom Hiddleston. But, I don't think they are 'new,' per-say. I think the cream will eventually float to the top, and those wannabes will sink like stones over the long haul. They just don't have the stamina and drive for the long haul. They want the quick, fast ride to 'fame.' I don't want to be famous, I just want to act and get paid and make a living, if the fame thing happens it will be because of my talent, not the latest 'charity' blitz, I show up at promoting to 'feed the poor' while I stand in Louis Vuitton, and Jimmy Choo shoes and pretend to care. Those types will fade out, more will replace them and the true talent and stars of the future are doing an Indie somewhere in North Dakota, or a play off Broadway. 'All in good time my pretty, all in good time.'
Originally posted by maemidwest: Listen, the bottom line is that eventually ALL of this will go away...just like the opera did...just like live theatre is doing. Somewhere in the distant or not-too-distant future, movies will go away too. Everything will be interactive virtual reality. Mae
The big difference being that movies are preserved, so that those who want will be able in future centuries to go back and see the performances that impress people now. No doubt some other medium will triumph, just as film has triumphed over the novel as the main story-telling medium. But people still read novels, even if these don't have the same urgency in the culture they once did.
Stanislav Meiner author of "Acting In Hollywood: A Newcomer's Guide"
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