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This guy apparently doesn't like Gary Busey. I disagree, but I generally avoid movies with Kevin Costner or Will Smith...Who's on your Axis of Evil?
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posted by Blake at 12:44 PM on August 9, 2002


I wish I could read the tiny type...
posted by me3dia at 12:47 PM on August 9, 2002


I'm not much of a Charlton Heston fan.

Or am I?

Sorry. Wrong thread, still tasteless.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:47 PM on August 9, 2002


I generally avoid any movie with Jim Carrey in it. Guy gives me the heebie jeebies. I tell a lie, I like the serious movie he did...um...named after a president...oh, yeah Truman show. But other than that...he's just creepy.
posted by dejah420 at 12:50 PM on August 9, 2002


Let's see:
>Sarah Jessica Parker
>John Travolta
>Dana Carvey

What no love for Charlton Heston? Omega Man rocked!
posted by patrickje at 12:53 PM on August 9, 2002


we won't see sean connery films (which i do tend to enjoy) because he likes to slap his bitch up.
posted by mooseindian at 12:56 PM on August 9, 2002


I seem to have a thing against actors who became huge stars in the 70s. Hoffman, Redford, DeNiro, Pacino, etc. Hate 'em all.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:56 PM on August 9, 2002


And there was The Cable Guy. I thought that was pretty good. But you're right. Jim Carrey gives me the creeps.
posted by seanyboy at 12:57 PM on August 9, 2002


I know, I was just being tasteless. Forget Omega Man- get your hands on a copy of Captain Blood with Heston playing... oh dear God... President Andrew Jackson.

"I swear by the almighty I'll kill the next man that moves..." Chuck. You're evil. Stop it
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:57 PM on August 9, 2002


Pauly Shore.

Ugh.
posted by Darryl at 12:57 PM on August 9, 2002


Stephen Soderbergh gives me the hives. The man can ruin a Spalding Gray monologue for sweet f‘ck's sake!

Th' wife won't watch anything with Billy Bob Thornton in it.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:58 PM on August 9, 2002


I can't do Adam Sandler.... Annoying as all get out!
posted by bmxGirl at 12:58 PM on August 9, 2002


Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas (until Traffic), Demi Moore, Chris Tucker. ugh.
posted by whatnot at 1:00 PM on August 9, 2002


Tom "Insincere" Hanks, Robin "Smarmy" Williams
posted by Fabulon7 at 1:06 PM on August 9, 2002


Any former SNL star does not an actor make.

Freddie "One Note" Prinze Jr.
Kiefer "Check Out My Dad" Sutherland
They're both human Fast Forward buttons.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:07 PM on August 9, 2002


wow, Fabulon7, those are the exact two i was going to put in. The last Tom Hanks movie I saw was "A League of Their Own" (and yes, that means I haven't seen Gump, Castaway, or Saving Prv. Ryan). Last Robin Williams was "Jack", not by choice. Some group thing.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:11 PM on August 9, 2002


Drew "Yes, Beauty is All Hype" Barrymore
Leonardo "Nancy Boy" Dicaprio
John "I've Been Doing the Same Character for 20 Years" Travolta
Christian "My Entire Career Is A Nicholson Impression" Slater
posted by owillis at 1:12 PM on August 9, 2002


tom cruise, russell crowe, julia roberts. talentless shit wrapped up in glittery gift paper.
posted by t r a c y at 1:12 PM on August 9, 2002


Isn't this one of those "destined for MeTa" threads? A bunch of people submitting linkless conversation about unfavourite actors?
posted by websavvy at 1:15 PM on August 9, 2002


I generally avoid everything with Charles Grodin. I don't like him, even when he's "funny." Oh, and I can't forget Mariah Carey... Anne Heche... Chris Tucker... Vin Diesel...
posted by fredosan at 1:18 PM on August 9, 2002


1. Harrison Ford
2. Brendan Fraser
3. Harrison Ford again
posted by edlundart at 1:20 PM on August 9, 2002


1. Jean-Claude Van Damme
2. Steven Seagal
3. Patrick Swayze
posted by birdsong at 1:25 PM on August 9, 2002


This guy just pisses me off. Gary Busey's performance in DC Cab was pure genius.

As for me, I cannot stand.....Ashley Judd. or Robin Williams..... or Julia Roberts.
posted by bradth27 at 1:25 PM on August 9, 2002


Also, anyone who's a $cientologist is an honorary member of my Axis.
posted by edlundart at 1:26 PM on August 9, 2002


1. Penelope Cruz - she ruined Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and need I mention Vanilla Sky?
2. Brendan Fraser - granted, I can't think of a better actor to be Dudley Do-Right
3. Britney Spears - cause she's EVIL!!!!
posted by dicaxpuella at 1:26 PM on August 9, 2002


on preview - russell crowe is too butt ugly to be seen as wrapped in glittery gift paper, but you get my drift.

Isn't this one of those "destined for MeTa" threads? A bunch of people submitting linkless conversation about unfavourite actors?

oops you're so right...! but i've spent all day living in freedom, with no rules or regulations to follow so i completely forgot to become self-censoring when i clicked my mefi bookmark.
posted by t r a c y at 1:27 PM on August 9, 2002


Jean-Claude van Damme. He's good at what he does, I suppose, but I'll keep my money.
posted by alumshubby at 1:29 PM on August 9, 2002


1. Matthew McConaughey (14:59 of 15:00)
2. Rosie Perez (not even a one trick pony)
3. Holly Hunter/Amy Madigan (same person)
4. Leo DeCaprio (do i need to explain?)
5. Barbara Striesand (hide the coke!)

Yeah, I'm petty and small... so?
posted by Hugh2d2 at 1:44 PM on August 9, 2002


oh god, I'll bite:
1) Ben Afleck
2) Matt Damon
And somebody please stop Ethan Hawke before he writes again.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:47 PM on August 9, 2002


Watching Hollywood stars makes "suspension of disbelief " more difficult and movie-going less magical.

Just my opinion.
posted by mooseindian at 1:48 PM on August 9, 2002


1) John Travolta -- so glad to see many people share my hatred.
2) Nicolas Cage -- even Sean Penn accused him of being a personality, not an actor.
3) Kevin Costner -- and not just because he kept me out of the center circle on WWTBAM.
posted by MikeB at 1:55 PM on August 9, 2002


Kevin Bacon... why?
posted by devon at 1:59 PM on August 9, 2002


Isn't this one of those "destined for MeTa" threads? A bunch of people submitting linkless conversation about unfavourite actors?

Sorry. So lets get back to talking about the Oslo Summit, and why it failed to broker a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.
posted by octavius at 1:59 PM on August 9, 2002


Octavius seems rather serious for a Friday afternoon!
posted by Hugh2d2 at 2:01 PM on August 9, 2002


My wife and her family have been boycotting the works of Gerard Depardieu ever since the stories about him participating in a gang rape as a teen and then glibly treating it as a youthful indiscretion when he was asked about it later.
posted by rcade at 2:01 PM on August 9, 2002


Let's go back to our normally scheduled thread about the Israelis and Palestinians, which, coincidentally, is also called "Who's on your Axis Of Evil?"
posted by websavvy at 2:02 PM on August 9, 2002


Exactly what whatnot said...plus:

Lou Diamond Philips (around here we call him the kiss of death)
Penelope Ann Miller (spectacularly bad actress)
Eric Stoltz (pretentious jackass)

And for some reason the SO has a dislike of Jeff Bridges, which I've never understood. Beau, I can understand.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 2:04 PM on August 9, 2002


Julianne Moore
Adam Sandler
Danny Devito
posted by rushmc at 2:08 PM on August 9, 2002


is also called "Who's on your Axis Of Evil?"
touche'

I thought Brendan Fraser was good in "Gods and Monsters."

I'm also surprised that nobody mentioned the likes of Tom Green (or Sandra Bullock).
posted by octavius at 2:12 PM on August 9, 2002


mel gibson, richard gere, tom cruise
posted by goneill at 2:20 PM on August 9, 2002


Wow. Lotta vitriol on this thread.
Don't playa hate, playa participate!

I don't like Nicolas Cage, but I liked him in "Wild at Heart."

I don't like John Travolta, but I liked him in "Grease."

Tom Cruise is not my favorite guy, but he was great in "Magnolia."

Adam Sandler can be grating, but I still can't wait to see that new Paul Thomas Anderson movie with him.

People are shitting all over Dana Carvey, but we loved him on "Saturday Night Live."

Remember the good times, people.
posted by ColdChef at 2:31 PM on August 9, 2002


Oh, except for Parker Posey. Fuck that bitch.
posted by ColdChef at 2:32 PM on August 9, 2002


Jus' playin'. I lurve Parker Posey.
posted by ColdChef at 2:32 PM on August 9, 2002


I thought Brendan Fraser was good in "Gods and Monsters."

He is. He is also quite good in a film called The Passion of Darkly Noon, quite an odd film (also with the aforementioned Ashley Judd, but both are quite interesting to watch in this. Viggo Mortensen (aka Aragorn) also stars

Hoffman, Redford, DeNiro, Pacino, etc. Hate 'em all.

Hoffman has to be seen in Rain Man and Tootsie.
As for Redford, All The Presidents Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have to be viewed.

I guess it's up to personal perference if you like those two or not.

But as for Pacino and DeNiro, arguably two of the finest actors of the latter half of 20th centry cinema - Pacino in Godfather, Godfather II, not to mention some of his other work, and DeNiro for Godfather II and Taxi Driver, as well as the Deerhunter...how you can find something to dislike about their work is amazing.

Just my humble opinion.

And my most hated actors are....Seann William Scott (aka Stifler in American Pie) and his "Dude Where's My Car" cohort Ashton Kuchner win it every time.
posted by tomcosgrave at 2:50 PM on August 9, 2002


on my "ugh" list:

julia roberts (that mouth. she's so...ugly.)
adam sandler (annoying as all hell.)
jim carrey (see previous)
matt damon (he's just...not attractive.)

and for sheer inability to act her way out of a paper bag:

jennifer lopez
posted by amandaudoff at 2:54 PM on August 9, 2002


JUst because you were good in one medium doesn't mean you're immunized from criticism in others. The fact that Carvey was good, sometimes Very good on SNL is all the more reason why he should be ashamed of himself in film. Same for Mike Meyers. As for Adam Sandler, he always was unbearable.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:56 PM on August 9, 2002


All right -- now to balance your karma, since you're being so chatty about who you hate? Who do you love? Who makes a movie that you must, must see, regardless of what the reviewers say?
posted by crunchland at 3:10 PM on August 9, 2002


By the way, as for me, I guess Johhny Depp seems to always make a good movie these days, so I try to always catch his flicks... though Crybaby was unwatchable. And I really can't stand to watch Ben Affleck.
posted by crunchland at 3:22 PM on August 9, 2002


(thanks, crunchland, that's what I was attempting)
I'll see Paul Newman in anything. An amazing actor and (based on all accounts I've heard) a damn good guy.
JUst because you were good in one medium doesn't mean you're immunized from criticism in others.
Of course not, but taking whacks at "Master of Disguise" is like shooting fish in a barrell.

Also, it's silly to criticize movies and actors that you would not normally watch. Such as, I don't like Steven Segal, but he's welcome to make all the movies he can, because SOMEONE out there likes him.

I don't like the "American Pie" kids, but I normally don't watch those kinds of movies.
posted by ColdChef at 3:22 PM on August 9, 2002


I like movies with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Eddie Izzard and Luis Guzman. I wish, oh, wish, they were in one movie together.
posted by ColdChef at 3:24 PM on August 9, 2002


Who makes a movie that you must, must see, regardless of what the reviewers say?

Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Coen Brothers. Carrie-Anne Moss. Gene Hackman. Patrick Stewart can read the phone book for all I care. I'd still pay money for it. Wish Whoopi Goldberg would do more dramatic roles. Ditto Mike Myers. Brian Cox.
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:33 PM on August 9, 2002


Oh, and Will Smith was good in "Six Degrees of Separation." He kissed a boy in it. Anthony Michael Hall, if memory serves.
posted by ColdChef at 3:34 PM on August 9, 2002


Mike Myers was good in "54."
posted by ColdChef at 3:35 PM on August 9, 2002


Yeah, I agree with you about the Coen Brothers, WolfDaddy.
posted by crunchland at 3:35 PM on August 9, 2002


Who makes a movie that you must, must see, regardless of what the reviewers say?

the coen brothers. they've owned me since blood simple. altho' i may be harbouring a slight resentment due to their temporarily making me love george clooney. o brother! ;-)

performers i always enjoy include helen mirren, william h. macy, parker posey, frances mcdormand, helena bonham-carter, phillip seymour hoffman... and i absolutely adore everyone from hedwig and the angry inch
posted by t r a c y at 3:55 PM on August 9, 2002


OMG, nobody's mentioned
Whoopie Goldberg,
Dan Akroyd,
Elliot Gould.
posted by pekar wood at 4:08 PM on August 9, 2002


i watch all sorts of trash that has rutger hauer in it.
and he's done a lot of really bad stuff.
posted by juv3nal at 4:10 PM on August 9, 2002


hm, missed WD's Whoopie accolade above.
posted by pekar wood at 4:11 PM on August 9, 2002


OMG, except for Wolfdaddy.
posted by websavvy at 4:13 PM on August 9, 2002


jennifer lopez
but it is my duty to tap that booty.
posted by owillis at 4:17 PM on August 9, 2002


After Melvin Douglas it was all downhill.
posted by Postroad at 4:20 PM on August 9, 2002


I hate people who write about hating people but don't take the time to put in a single goddamn period or something like that to make the thing a little easier to read for crying out loud you gotta be an idiot to put that much text onto a screen at such a small font and think that someone is going to read it I mean really get a grip you psycho althoughididliketheideaofthewoodlandspiritstakingtheevilofBuseyinsidethem...
posted by Busithoth at 4:32 PM on August 9, 2002


Who makes a movie that you must, must see, regardless of what the reviewers say?

Guy Ritche...

And the Evil Doers that should be destroyed are:

--Keanu (I have only one expression) Reeves
--Rick (type cast) Moranis
--Antonio (too sexy for my shirt) Banderas
posted by dasibiter at 4:37 PM on August 9, 2002


Julia Roberts. You can simulate one of her movies by running through a supermarket checkout line really fast.

Ben Affleck. Too smug; never gets into character.

Jennifer Lopez. Exceptions: Out of Sight, Anaconda.

Whitney Houston. Because you know she'll sing.

Freddie Prinze Jr. No personal animus toward him, but he's a reliable indicator of a bad film.

And t r a c y speaks the truth :-)
posted by kurumi at 5:07 PM on August 9, 2002


Ben Stiller and Mike Myers.

Sorry, I just don't think they're all that funny.
posted by fpatrick at 5:28 PM on August 9, 2002


Two Words: Bronson Pinchot.
posted by Danelope at 5:29 PM on August 9, 2002


Gotta See list:

Films by David "Fuck Reality" Cronenberg
Anything Tim "What else can I put Johnny Depp in" Burton does
Most of Kevin "Let's hear it for Dick Jokes" Smith's stuff.

Actors:

Three actors that remake themselves for every part they do.
Johnny Depp
Gary Oldman
Vincent D'Onofrio

The hate list:

Almost every singer/rap artist that feels they have to Branch out. But especially:

Jennifer "Shakin' That Ass" Lopez
Brittany "I swear, these are real" Spears
Mariah "Check out the trunk space" Carey

Just my $0.02
posted by lasthrsman at 5:30 PM on August 9, 2002


Keanu, Jack Black, Jennifer Love Hewitt, or Sylvester Stallone. Mizz Paltrow's kind of bad, too.
posted by GirlFriday at 5:31 PM on August 9, 2002


Wow. With the exception of WolfDaddy putting Pacino and DeNiro on the list, I'm in total agreement with every name mentioned.

I didn't see Haley Joel Osment hasn't been mention. I hate that little bastard.
posted by birdherder at 5:40 PM on August 9, 2002


Hate hate hate:

Russel Crow and Angelina Jolie could disappear for all I care. Also dislike Tom Cruise, though I liked Rain Man and Vanilla Sky.

Will see anything with Edward Norton in it. Also will give a flick a chance if it has Johnny Depp or Ewen Mcgregor (minus the Star War flicks). Also partial to Cameron Diaz and Gweneth Paltrow when it comes to the ladies (based solely of "Being John Malcovich" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" and I know I spelled that wrong.)
posted by Windigo at 5:52 PM on August 9, 2002


Sometimes it's just so difficult to define an actor -- Take Sean Connery:

Bond, action hero : Superb

aging action hero : Pure class, good chemistry

Mid to post life crisis action hero: oily hair and wet acting don't mix...
posted by DaRiLo at 5:59 PM on August 9, 2002


must see:

1. robert carlyle

2. james gandolfini

3. renee zelwigger

must flee:

1. ewan macgregor

2. sly

3. akroyd.


i loved eli wallach in the good the bad..

also the guy who played hedley lammar

in blazing saddles is one of my faves....

plus:

am i the only person who enjoyed the flash gordon movie

more than star wars?
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:01 PM on August 9, 2002


I'm sure he's a nice guy and all, but Bill Pullman is not an actor.
posted by davebush at 6:03 PM on August 9, 2002


sauron, sauraman, and Peter Jennings.
posted by clavdivs at 6:40 PM on August 9, 2002


sgt.serenity, nice this-and-that set-up, so...

must see:
Kenneth Branagh (yes, sometimes over the top, but dedicated to the details)
Sean Bean (pre- and post-Boromir; he knows the bad-guy roles are the juiciest)

must flee:
Danny DeVito (both nasty and mean, and about as subtle as a bed of nails folded up with the occupant inside)

Kevin Costner (one can never name him too often in this context -- one-note actor, and not even on key; special flip-off to him and his director in "Robin Hood" for letting the English accent fade over the course of the movie like early morning mist)

Julia Roberts (big eyes don't mean good acting)

...and everybody who thinks yelling = good acting. Have a throat lozenge and go to a job center, please.
posted by datawrangler at 7:20 PM on August 9, 2002


Enemies List:

Meg Ryan (dear god, woman, get a different part)
John Travolta (never forgive Battlefield Earth or Swordfish)
Penelope Cruz (is that my SKIN crawling?!)
Richard Gere (dear god, man, get a different part)
Dana Carvey (retire already)
Adam Sandler (dear god, man, get a different part)
...
OK. Too many to continue.. I'm getting dizzy.

And who couldn't love Holly Hunter in Always?!
posted by morningbit at 7:21 PM on August 9, 2002


Uncontrollable Dislike:
Andie MacDowell - i cringe every time she comes onscreen.

But I wholheartedly agree with Coldchef about Philip Seymour Hoffman - he generally gives a great performance..
posted by scribblative at 7:46 PM on August 9, 2002


Who doesn't ? Christopher Walken?

And did you know we have flocks of wild parrots in Seattle? S'truth--now where did the appropriate post for that go?
posted by y2karl at 7:47 PM on August 9, 2002


That was who doesn't ♥ Chrsitopher Walken?
posted by y2karl at 7:49 PM on August 9, 2002


OK, for the block, I'm picking Gilbert Gottfried--


Who doesn't ♥ Christopher Walken?
posted by y2karl at 7:51 PM on August 9, 2002


Yay!
posted by y2karl at 7:52 PM on August 9, 2002


Ok. Here is the current score (no shit. I need a life).

Top Four Most Hated Actors By Mefi Members:

John Travolta
Julia Roberts
Tom Cruise
Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler? Anyway.

All are clocking in with 5 votes each. All others are blips on the radar screen of vitriol.

Oh and y2karl? I'm with you on Christopher Walken all the way man. He could be in "Police Academy 24" and I'd pay money to see it.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:10 PM on August 9, 2002


Jim Carrey.

I'm sorry, but 3rd rate Jerry Lewis impersonations do not a comic genius make.

Side note: People get kind of upset when you publicly dislike something popular. Some chick I used to work with asked me what I thought of Carrey and I told her homestly that I found him about as funny as the plague. From the reaction she gave me, you might have thought that I'd said that in my spare time I liked to strangle kittens or something.

People are awful protective of their celebs.
posted by jonmc at 8:20 PM on August 9, 2002


For the likes:

I adore Kenneth Branagh. Anything he directs, adapts or stars in is seemingly sheer genius.

I'll go out of my way to catch Katherine Hepburn movies. And Cary Grant. And odd British movies that none of my friends want to see.
posted by dejah420 at 9:02 PM on August 9, 2002


Owen Wilson steals the movie he's in Ben Stiller with.
posted by crasspastor at 9:17 PM on August 9, 2002


Hmm. Owen Wilson in Ben Stiller. There is an image that I did not need.
posted by bargle at 9:51 PM on August 9, 2002


My choices: John Travolta, Jim Carey, that crippeled Superman guy, and almost every British, Scottish or Irish actor/actress.

For what it's worth, Tom Cruise is my favourite actor by far. He has a natural charm that could almost (I stress, almost) turn me gay.
posted by wackybrit at 10:10 PM on August 9, 2002


Steven Guttenberg: with the exception of 'the Boys from Brazil'

Kirstie Alley: even her commercials bug me

Since I have one slot left, either one of the Olsen sisters
posted by Alison at 10:27 PM on August 9, 2002


He has a natural charm that could almost (I stress, almost) turn me gay.

Don't get stressed out, now...
posted by y2karl at 10:33 PM on August 9, 2002


I once heard Steve Guttenberg described as "The thinking man's Fred Flintstone".
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:45 PM on August 9, 2002


One more actor who just makes my skin crawl, despite his great line in ALIENS, is Bill Paxton. Yech.
posted by crunchland at 10:59 PM on August 9, 2002


Steven Guttenberg: with the exception of 'the Boys from Brazil'

I've won several bets by citing this as a movie featuring Mr. Guttenberg and Laurence Olivier.

despite his great line in ALIENS

Mr. Paxton has at least one other good line in Aliens: "Express elevator to hell...goin' down!"
posted by kirkaracha at 11:05 PM on August 9, 2002


No! No, absolutely not.
posted by y2karl at 11:16 PM on August 9, 2002


Um...
posted by y2karl at 11:20 PM on August 9, 2002


elizabethhurleyelizabethhurleyelizabethhurley
elizabethhurleyelizabethhurleyelizabethhurley
elizabethhurleyelizabethhurleyelizabethhurley

Yuk.
posted by triggerfinger at 11:24 PM on August 9, 2002


y2karl: Nude pre-teen girls don't really do much for me :-D But thanks for the thought! (I'm sure I missed the point somewhere..)
posted by wackybrit at 11:24 PM on August 9, 2002


One more:

Bob Saget. His role in "Half-Baked" was hilarious, but not good enough to make up for even 5 minutes of "America's Funniest Videos"
posted by triggerfinger at 11:30 PM on August 9, 2002


How about the luckiest actor of all time
Bryan Brown who gets to play himself .... again

Try not to remember Cocktail.
Married Rachel Ward though .... Bastard
posted by johnny7 at 11:38 PM on August 9, 2002


Nude pre-teen girls?

Um, that's a guy? Or am I wrong? MetaFilterians: your vote, please.
posted by y2karl at 12:00 AM on August 10, 2002


save me.
posted by aenemated at 12:06 AM on August 10, 2002


Definitely Mel Gibson. Gives me no pleasure to see a big homophobe playing romantic leads.

Adam Sandler is too easy a pick. Julia Roberts and John Travolta are just fine at times...but neither has any idea how to choose a script that's right for them. (Hint: roles that don't require you to take yourself seriously are good.)
posted by Epenthesis at 1:20 AM on August 10, 2002


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posted by Kodel at 1:33 AM on August 10, 2002


we've come all this way and nobodys

mentioned dennis hopper or harvey keitel....

is there a movie with walken,hopper and keitel in it?
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:26 AM on August 10, 2002


I know we're discussing film here, but it's the entire cast of "Night Court" that makes me cringe. Actors I'd watch in anything: William H. Macy, John C. Reilly and Phillip Seymour Hoffman
posted by btwillig at 5:39 AM on August 10, 2002


You need to talk with this guy, sgt.serenity...
posted by y2karl at 5:45 AM on August 10, 2002


Pet dislike: Melanie Griffith. I can't stand her voice. Actors that I'll watch in pretty much anything: Harvey Keitel, Willem Dafoe, Harrison Ford.
posted by rjs at 6:02 AM on August 10, 2002


is there a movie with walken,hopper and keitel in it?

According to Google, True Romance came close--maybe the DVD version...
posted by y2karl at 6:06 AM on August 10, 2002


y2karl and wackybrit: That's Cupid. He's male. Son of Venus.
posted by bingo at 6:19 AM on August 10, 2002


Roger Ebert once remarked that at any given moment on cable TV somewhere there's a station playing a movie with either Gene Hackman or Michael Caine in it. Those guys are both great. Zulu absoutely ROCKS.
posted by alumshubby at 6:19 AM on August 10, 2002


...although I'm baffled as to the relevancy...
posted by bingo at 6:20 AM on August 10, 2002


...although I'm baffled as to the relevancy...

And who isn't?
posted by y2karl at 6:22 AM on August 10, 2002


nobody's mentioned Diane Lane--she's great in everything--even when she was a kid

and i lust for Keitel!
posted by amberglow at 7:29 AM on August 10, 2002


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and there for is wing'd cupid painted blind.

In no particular order, I really like the work of Jack Nicholson, Juliette Binoche and Gary Oldman.
posted by Tarrama at 7:31 AM on August 10, 2002


I am so glad to discover that I'm not the only one who hateshateshates Julia Roberts, and who believes that the woman is ugly. Her laugh absolutely makes my skin crawl, and 99 percent of the U.S. population is baffled by my response.

Gimme John C. Riley, Philip Seymour Hoffman ... almost every actor in Magnolia, basically.
posted by Holden at 7:53 AM on August 10, 2002


that crippled superman guy.....................nietzsche?
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:26 AM on August 10, 2002


These are on my avoid list- but not at all costs. Most of them have been in good movies, too...

Rosie Perez
Jennifer Tilly
Melanie Griffith
Dan Hedeya

I don't really have a "must-see" list. There are a lot of actors I really like, but everybody makes obvious stinkers from time to time.

Except Yahoo Serious- every frame with him is a comic gem.
posted by dogwelder at 9:56 AM on August 10, 2002


I would like to take this opportunity to say that I am absolutely horrified that only two other people listed Keanu Reeves. My hope is that it's because he is so bad that the subconscious mind registers him as "furniture" rather than "actor".
posted by eener at 11:56 AM on August 10, 2002


1) Sandra Bullock
2) Sandra Bullock
3) Sandra Bullock
posted by rex at 12:28 PM on August 10, 2002


If were talking shear hatred vs. actors that have been entertaining on one or two occasions:

Kevin Costner (pompous bastard old fart - still trying to play badass parts and failing miserably)
Julia Roberts (is a superstar while talented actresses like Carrie-Anne Moss are ignored)
Parker Posey (always manages to get on my nerves)
Adam Sandler (making the same crap movie for almost a decade)
Russell Crowe (only been in one good movie and couldn't act in that one)
Andie McDowell (ironic that she's from the South but can't do a credible Southern accent)
Drew Barrymore (Yes Drew, I've seen your breasts many times. Enough already!)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Two words. Growing Pains. Some people think he can act. They are wrong.)
Keanu Reaves (Capable of two emotions. Duh? and NOOOOOOOOOO!)
Steven Dorff (the annoying little smartass brother that you can't beat up because you're related)
Meg Ryan (proof that you can base an entire movie career on crying)
posted by mark13 at 1:37 PM on August 10, 2002


Carol Lynley Carol Lynley in any American International flicks
George Kennedyhttp://www.meninmovies.com/george_kennedy.html
posted by Zoraster at 1:58 PM on August 11, 2002


John Goodman- I seriously hate this guy. (please do not bring up "but he was great in the Big Lebowski". I hate that movie too)
Robin Williams- Easy pick but that just shows my level of disgust.
Drew Barrymore- Believe it or not Drew, the whole world doesn't love your happy-go-lucky character you play in every role.
And the top (er, bottom) of my list- Vince Vaughn. Not a lot of movies under his belt, but he made my life unbearable for three two hour spans. Swingers- If he said "money" one more time I was going to throw my tv out the window. Made- worst movie ever "made" (lame pun). The Cell- I cannot believe anyone takes this guy seriously.
posted by LouieLoco at 6:41 AM on August 12, 2002


Speaking of one notes . . .

1. Mel Gibson
2. Nick Cage
3. John Travolta

All three should have stopped a long time ago.

And yeah, Robin Williams. Nothing with Robin Williams.
posted by mikrophon at 7:36 AM on August 12, 2002


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