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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2010, 07:22:02 AM »

What about this actor



Geez, where is he now?
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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2010, 12:37:41 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on February 25, 2010, 07:22:02 AM

What about this actor



Geez, where is he now?


well he has changed seats in his local cinema if that's what you mean icon_lol


actually,a new Pee Wee film has just been given the go ahead by Paramount

i think i last saw him in Mystery Men
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2010, 03:14:19 PM »

he's doign stand up again, and he was on one of the last Conan Tonight Shows.
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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2010, 03:55:48 PM »

Cary Elwes.

I know he gets a lot of work, but I've never known him to be a big box office draw.
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« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2010, 05:46:49 PM »

Quote from: hispanicgamer on February 25, 2010, 05:48:10 AM

Matthew Modine
I really liked him in Full Metal Jacket and Pacific Heights but he suddenly fell off the map





Didn't Cutthroat Island kill his career along with Geena Davis' career?
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« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2010, 07:42:05 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 25, 2010, 12:37:41 PM

Quote from: kronovan on February 25, 2010, 07:22:02 AM

What about this actor



Geez, where is he now?


well he has changed seats in his local cinema if that's what you mean icon_lol


actually,a new Pee Wee film has just been given the go ahead by Paramount

i think i last saw him in Mystery Men
I think they said he was doing a live version of his Playhouse show at the moment. Not sure if on Broadway or not. It was mentioned on Conan's last show briefly.
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« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2010, 08:03:37 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on February 26, 2010, 07:42:05 PM

I think they said he was doing a live version of his Playhouse show at the moment. Not sure if on Broadway or not. It was mentioned on Conan's last show briefly.

Wil Wheaton also recently saw his show. 
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« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2010, 08:07:20 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 26, 2010, 08:03:37 PM

Quote from: Kagath on February 26, 2010, 07:42:05 PM

I think they said he was doing a live version of his Playhouse show at the moment. Not sure if on Broadway or not. It was mentioned on Conan's last show briefly.

Wil Wheaton also recently saw his show. 

It was running at the Nokia Theater in LA through, I think, Feb 7.  Not sure if it's moving somewhere else.
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« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2010, 02:09:17 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2010, 07:50:36 PM

When looking for extremely talented actors, Hollywood should just put Whedon on speed dial.  Fillion is a perfect example.  However, Enver Gjokaj (Victor from Dollhouse) is my pick for an actor who should shoot to the top.  That man's impressions of Topher, along with the numerous other characters he portrayed, was astounding.  

As for actors who should have been (or should be) bigger?

I would say Oded (as mentioned earlier), Alan Cumming, Paul Reubens (in spite of the theater incident) and...well, i'm sure i'll think of more later.



just read this a bit late slywink

On Dollhouse, when (avoiding spoilers) Victor was not Victor, I thought he very convincingly acted like who he was supposed to be.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The ex-security guy when they took him out of the attic to question him

I'll also give my nods to Nathan Fillion, Paul Ruebens and David Morse.
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« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2010, 02:56:23 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on April 11, 2010, 02:09:17 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2010, 07:50:36 PM

When looking for extremely talented actors, Hollywood should just put Whedon on speed dial.  Fillion is a perfect example.  However, Enver Gjokaj (Victor from Dollhouse) is my pick for an actor who should shoot to the top.  That man's impressions of Topher, along with the numerous other characters he portrayed, was astounding.  

As for actors who should have been (or should be) bigger?

I would say Oded (as mentioned earlier), Alan Cumming, Paul Reubens (in spite of the theater incident) and...well, i'm sure i'll think of more later.



just read this a bit late slywink

On Dollhouse, when (avoiding spoilers) Victor was not Victor, I thought he very convincingly acted like who he was supposed to be.
Spoiler for Hiden:
The ex-security guy when they took him out of the attic to question him

I thought Victor was totally unremarkable until that moment you mentioned.  Then he just blew me away and I started to notice that he was good in the regular scenes, too.  Then
Spoiler for Hiden:
he played Topher in a dead-on impression.

Hopefully someone noticed him (and Sierra, if that was her name).  He deserves to make it big.  He's still got a shot, of course.
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« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2010, 03:41:46 PM »

Will Patton, although his involvement in Armageddon might disqualify him. slywink
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« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2010, 04:45:58 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on February 23, 2010, 06:52:52 PM

Quote from: madpeon on February 23, 2010, 06:42:12 PM

Damian Lewis.

He was phenomenal in both Band of Brothers and Life.

Yeah, he's awesome.  He's got a movie with Zooey Deschanel coming up:  Your Highness

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A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.

Another to add to my list: Neal McDonough



I apparently stopped watching Desperate Housewives before he moved over there.  I remember him most from the lead on Medical Investigation and the captain from Flags of Our Fathers

There's a good reason Neal McDonough hasn't made it big, and it might have to do with the fact he refuses to do sex scenes in his projects because he's staunchly Christian.

And, Oh! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a fantastic actor, and yes, he's gonna be huge!
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« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2010, 04:50:23 PM »

I respect his decision.  I do like the unnamed source's reaction, though.  "I thought these things only happened to women in L.A.!"
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« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2010, 05:06:28 PM »

I think Neal McDonough is plenty big already. he seems to be in everything...
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« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2010, 05:14:29 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 12, 2010, 05:06:28 PM

I think Neal McDonough is plenty big already. he seems to be in everything...

he's not Garret Dillahunt big yet.

I think it's been scientifically proven that there's a 90 percent chance when watching ANY movie or television show that there's going to be some Dillahunt at some point.
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« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2010, 05:17:43 PM »

Ten years ago, I was convinced Guy Pearce was poised to become the next superstar. (Memento, L.A. Confidential.) I know he still works, but he hasn't been in much that's been popular or interesting. Seems to have a lot in production right now, though I'm not sure how big his roles are.

But I really enjoyed him around that time. Ravenous, Rules of Engagement, The Count of Monte Cristo.... They weren't all perfect films or starring roles for him, but they seemed to be something you could build a career from. Then he starred in Time Machine.... Most recently I saw him in Traitor, but it was a pedestrian role. And I know he was in this year's Oscar winner. Can anyone tell me how good/large his part was?
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« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2010, 05:20:32 PM »

Quote from: The Myoclonic Jerk on April 12, 2010, 05:17:43 PM

And I know he was in this year's Oscar winner. Can anyone tell me how good/large his part was?

he was in hurt locker for literally 5 minutes or less.

i think pearce has eschewed hollywood in favor of films made in his native Australia, like the fantastic "The Proposition". 
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« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2010, 09:55:13 PM »

You know who seems to show up on every show? Mark Sheppard. Guy was Badger on Firefly and seems to have been on every show every made since.
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« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2010, 03:40:26 AM »

I thought I remembered him from playing Jack the Ripper on Babylon 5, but that was apparently someone else.  It would have to be from the X-Files episode where he's the pyro dude. 
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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2010, 04:35:25 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 13, 2010, 09:55:13 PM

You know who seems to show up on every show? Mark Sheppard. Guy was Badger on Firefly and seems to have been on every show every made since.

wow, I always recognize him but never knew his name.
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« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2010, 03:10:43 PM »

I was hoping Ryan Phillipe would get the Captain America role, and then become bigger, but he didn't. I still think he makes a better fit for Steve Rogers than Chris Evans.
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« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2010, 07:44:16 PM »

Emmanuel Lewis? Gary Coleman? Verne Troyer?

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« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2010, 08:03:11 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on April 14, 2010, 07:44:16 PM

Emmanuel Lewis? Gary Coleman? Verne Troyer?

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you left Warwick Davis off the short list.
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« Reply #63 on: April 14, 2010, 08:57:57 PM »

How could I have forgotten Willow!

*The bones tell me nothing*

This may seem like an odd choice, but how about Dan Castellaneta? Sure he's done a ton of voice work, but aside from that he seems to be viewed strictly as a character actor.

Oh, and I'd like to add pretty much the entire cast of Babylon 5.
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« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2010, 09:05:57 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on April 14, 2010, 08:57:57 PM

How could I have forgotten Willow!

*The bones tell me nothing*

This may seem like an odd choice, but how about Dan Castellaneta? Sure he's done a ton of voice work, but aside from that he seems to be viewed strictly as a character actor.

Oh, and I'd like to add pretty much the entire cast of Babylon 5.

not sinclair, i hope.  that actor was so forgettable that I...

...wait...what we're we talking about?
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« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2010, 09:10:08 PM »

doesn't Jerry Doyle have his own whackjob political show.
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« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2010, 09:28:07 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 14, 2010, 09:10:08 PM

doesn't Jerry Doyle have his own whackjob political show.

Yeah, I was seriously bummed when I saw one of his whacko manifestos at the bookstore one day. It's kind of weird when you realize that someone you like as an entertainer, like Doyle or Ben Stein, has political or moral views you find repugnant.
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« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2010, 02:29:58 AM »

Was just watching Law & Order SVU and thought of this thread when I saw Lee Tergesen

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855564/

The guy has been in tons of things, especially all the Tom Fontana/Dick Wolf properties. He's actually been in 2 episodes of L&O, 2 of Criminal Intent and 1 of SVU, playing 5 different characters.
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« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2010, 03:15:48 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on May 04, 2010, 02:29:58 AM

Was just watching Law & Order SVU and thought of this thread when I saw Lee Tergesen

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855564/

The guy has been in tons of things, especially all the Tom Fontana/Dick Wolf properties. He's actually been in 2 episodes of L&O, 2 of Criminal Intent and 1 of SVU, playing 5 different characters.

He was really great in Generation Kill. 
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« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2010, 03:36:26 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2010, 07:50:36 PM

When looking for extremely talented actors, Hollywood should just put Whedon on speed dial.

Reading through this thread for the first time and I just have to say..."please God, don't let this happen". I like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly but I think Whedon generally sucks at finding talent and has just gotten lucky with a few of them. I mean, he casts Elisha Dushku in everything and she might be one of the worst actresses I've ever seen.
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« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2010, 05:10:46 AM »

Quote from: godhugh on May 04, 2010, 03:36:26 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2010, 07:50:36 PM

When looking for extremely talented actors, Hollywood should just put Whedon on speed dial.

Reading through this thread for the first time and I just have to say..."please God, don't let this happen". I like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly but I think Whedon generally sucks at finding talent and has just gotten lucky with a few of them. I mean, he casts Elisha Dushku in everything and she might be one of the worst actresses I've ever seen.

Dushku was perfect for Faith.  She just didn't have the range for Dollhouse.  But on Dollhouse the actors for Victor and Sierra were amazing finds. 
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« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2010, 11:53:31 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 04, 2010, 05:10:46 AM

Quote from: godhugh on May 04, 2010, 03:36:26 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 23, 2010, 07:50:36 PM

When looking for extremely talented actors, Hollywood should just put Whedon on speed dial.

Reading through this thread for the first time and I just have to say..."please God, don't let this happen". I like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly but I think Whedon generally sucks at finding talent and has just gotten lucky with a few of them. I mean, he casts Elisha Dushku in everything and she might be one of the worst actresses I've ever seen.

Dushku was perfect for Faith.  She just didn't have the range for Dollhouse.  But on Dollhouse the actors for Victor and Sierra were amazing finds. 

I suppose she was perfect if Faith was supposed to be completely devoid of emotion and capable of displaying the acting range of a high school freshman, then sure slywink.
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« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2010, 12:51:16 PM »

Well, yeah, we clearly disagree. 
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