BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Up next: Nicolas Cage's 10 Weirdest Film Choices (if we can narrow it down to 10).JeffPS - Was Gentleman Broncos for real? Because I never heard of it. I have seen (I will admit) a number of the others on the list, include the classic ANACONDA.
I think they're all for real. And ANACONDA is indeed a classic that repays repeated viewing.
It appears that all of these roles were taken with financial interests trumping artistic ones, so I would replace the words "weirdest film choices" with "most mercenary film choices." Unlike the rest of us, when an actor takes a job simply for the paycheck, the results are right there on-screen for all to see.BTW, "The Swarm" is one of the cheesy greats!
Gentleman Broncos was for real. The fans of pulpy sci-fi seemed the ideal audience.
I haven't seen some of these, but the Grand Prize has to go to Brando. Whether he's explaining Schoenberg to half-humans or wearing an ice bucket on his head, it's a performance for the ages.Art Scott
I give old actors a lot of slack on this stuff. Some might actually need the money, some are bored and don't have anything else to do, and most probably really like acting so much that they'll take just about anything (and probably feel they don't have much choice). Now, I won't plunk down much money, but I do enjoy watching people like De Niro, Connery, Caine, and Voight act, even in crappy movies. Sometimes there are great scenes that really work in otherwise through-away movies.
1. NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE was one of the most overrated movies of the decade.2. I'm not a fan of Sam Rockwell's.3. there is no #3Jeff
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