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Old 06-13-2009, 05:39 PM   #41
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Another for the list: Manhunter. This was the first movie adaptation of the novel Red Dragon, but because it was the 80s the producers didn't want a Kung Fu sounding title. A bit of Michael Mann 80s directing cheese, but I found this to be much better than the 2002 remake with Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins (that time actually titled Red Dragon). This is particularly true of the way Dr. Lector was portrayed, with him not being the English gentleman madman (and overdone idea), but more inherently off putting. Brian Cox did a fantastic job with the role.

Imdb: 7.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 94%.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:58 PM   #42
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yes, but Hopkins is by far the best actor in either of the makes.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:00 PM   #43
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Most of the reason Lector was better was director approach. Cox has definitely done some mediocre work, although I think Hopkins gets a bit too much praise sometimes. Norton was terrible in Red Dragon. Yeesh.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #44
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i'll grant you that Cox is prolly underapprecited.

he plays a good "bad guy" even when it's not a decisive role. he was great in the Bourne movies, as well as X-Men and Troy. i'd like to see him in a leading role, now that he's more seasoned.

i was REALLY disappointed when he was not made-up as a young Stryker in the new X-Men! his replacement, well...
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:15 PM   #45
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The Bourne movies really surprised me. I didn't care for the books much (didn't read past the second), but really enjoyed the films. I imagine a lot of bad acting from good actors is the result of bad scripts and directing.
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The Shield is the first one that comes to mind...it was in some ways a lot deeper than it looks on the surface.
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The Shield is really great, but it's gotten a lot of fairly recent publicity. That's why I haven't been adding a lot cult stuff to the thread, since I figure people will've already heard of it most likely. Apparently when they were first casting for The Shield, FX had such a bad reputation that actors the producer had never even heard of were refusing to audition for it.
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if you HAVE to site fight club, then i must site 12 monkeys. brad pitt in my view is a terrible actor, but he was phenominal in that one.

the scene in the asylum when he meets bruce willis is NO QUESTION the funniest of any movie EVER, not considered a comedy, PERIOD!
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Pitt can be pretty good IMO, I also liked The Mexican and Seven years in Tibet. Didn't appreciate his more "commercial" films that much... I think when he does a script because it's "interesting" he's a lot better than ones he does for the $$$ or because the studio says so.
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