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(Contact Music)   Robert De Niro warns his fellow Screen Actors Guild members not to strike, since actors are expected to have enthusiasms... enthusiasms... enthusiasms   (contactmusic.com) divider line 18
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2008-07-07 09:57:18 AM
Does it really matter? TV sucks and most movies suck. I think a few people discovered the outdoors (or the AOLs) during the writer's strike and are less than enthusiastic about TV anymore.
 
2008-07-07 09:58:33 AM
God, does Costner ruin that movie. Great acting all around, and then this douche just kills it.

It's like finding a pube in a Mrs. Fields cookie. You know, the fresh mall-made ones - not that made-for-grocery stores crap.
 
2008-07-07 10:02:59 AM
He's got a good point about the trade unions suffering
 
2008-07-07 10:02:59 AM
Nemo's Brother

Does it really matter? TV sucksis a multi-billion dollar industry and most movies suckare a multi-billion dollar industry.

Thought maybe you could use a little less personalized perspective.
 
2008-07-07 10:04:55 AM
I read his quotes in TFA like he was going to jump into a Renault and chase a BMW. It rocked.
 
2008-07-07 10:06:42 AM
It's a shame that Robert DeNiro went from being one of the greatest actors to being himself in movies. At what point did he become lazy and stopped trying?
 
2008-07-07 10:09:23 AM
Hes gonna make them an offer they don't refuse.
 
2008-07-07 10:18:54 AM
He should know that a man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part-of-a-team. Teamwork.

But good for him. These strikes only fark over the little guy. The writer's strike was certainly a failure and put a lot of the people who work for a living in the industry out of work.

An actor's strike would be even worse. At least they had a stockpile of scripts to work with last time around.

too bad someone didn't take a cue from the Naked Gun3 and nuke the Oscars. GEt rid of all the big stars in one stroke and start anew.
 
2008-07-07 10:19:26 AM
An tSaoi:It's a shame that Robert DeNiro went from being one of the greatest actors to being himself in movies. At what point did he become lazy and stopped trying?


When he saw the box office returns for Meet the Parents.
 
2008-07-07 10:19:26 AM
Mangoose:Nemo's Brother

Does it really matter? TV sucksis a multi-billion dollar industry and most movies suckare a multi-billion dollar industry.

Thought maybe you could use a little less personalized perspective.


So a bunch of drugged-out high school dropouts will have more time telling us who to vote for on TV instead of filming remakes of old tv shows and sequels. Boo farking hoo.
 
2008-07-07 10:35:33 AM
Neil McCauley: You see me doin' thrill-seeker liquor store holdups with a "Born to Lose" tattoo on my chest?

Cool!
 
2008-07-07 10:35:51 AM
Mugato:
An actor's strike would be even worse. At least they had a stockpile of scripts to work with last time around.


Also, it would be far less effective, as

1. Actors are much easier to replace than writers, especially for movies which do not require full years of work or continuity of actors.

and

2. TV already has about a billion and five reality shows lined up and more on the back burner from the writers' strike.

and

3. Actors are known for living unwisely, financially speaking. Drugs, sex, rock & roll, parties, and all that. Even the poorer ones. Public sympathy = not yours. (Personal note: the stereotype is well-earned in my experience, for the most part.)

and

4. Most of the well-known actors who would be the public face of the strike are near billionaires, and they're the ones who will get the media coverage. Another hit to public sympathy.

and

5. Another result of the near proximity of the last strike: we're used to the breakup of production, and largely no one has started to care again yet.


There you go, that's what I'm seeing before factoring my personal feelings and opinions into it. Not a good time to strike. Renegotiate the contracts quickly and quietly and move on, because a bunch of game-show spinoffs already have pilots taped and independent film is already having a banner year.
 
2008-07-07 10:54:35 AM
Nemo's Brother

I'm sorry. I mistook you for a rational person that could converse. My bad.
 
2008-07-07 11:01:50 AM
This is this. This ain't nothin' else.
 
2008-07-07 11:20:25 AM
Jim_Callahan:

1. True. What actors would you really miss if they were no longer allowed to work? People love to read about their movie stars, that is one drawback. But I've lived in LA. There are hundreds of good, good looking talented actors out there. The people would adjust and start obsessing about them within a couple years.

2. Unfortunately, yes. Reality TV is inexplicably still popular. Most networks could get by on just reality and game shows, at the expense of you, me and anyone else with a brain who can't watch that shiat. That's a big reason why the writer's strike had so little leverage.

3. While I know you're right about the lives of even minor celebrities, I don't think public opinion plays any role in any of this.

4. True. Keanu Reeves is only making $30 million for the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still"? Joe 12-pack is really going to be outraged at that.

5. I don't know that "no one" cares about the breakup of production. Like I said before, there are people who actually work for a living. The editors, sound guys, FX artists, all the way down to the PAs who get farked with these strikes.

I really don't even know what the actors are striking about. I understood the writer's strike to some extent but I don't know what the actors are biatching about.
 
2008-07-07 11:36:35 AM
If I was a struggling actor in Hollywood I'd be at least a bit peeved (or is it miffed?) that there's no cap on the money the big stars make even when the movies flop. I mean if those people really cared about the little guy they'd be willing to have that money spread around a bit more, right?
 
2008-07-07 08:15:14 PM
i chuckled out loud, subby.
 
2008-07-07 08:51:20 PM
teamwork
 
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