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2011-12-14 06:00:32 PM
Aren't there supposed to be zombies in that film?
 
2011-12-14 06:07:15 PM
'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....
 
2011-12-14 06:08:19 PM
"play"...etc..
 
2011-12-14 06:09:36 PM
Looks like Kramer.
 
2011-12-14 06:11:40 PM

ManThatHurts: In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to play Lincoln.....


I don't give a rat's ass if he's actually a lizard-drone from the mining strata of the planet Gormulax-7. The man is a master of his craft, and I'd pay ten bucks to watch him read the bloody yellow pages.
 
2011-12-14 06:15:32 PM

ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....


What possible difference could it make what nationality the actor is? He's an actor.
 
2011-12-14 06:20:24 PM
If he isn't careful someone might shoot him in the head.

Mugato: What possible difference could it make what nationality the actor is? He's an actor.


Tell that to Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October.

Or was every Soviet submarine commander from Scotland?
 
2011-12-14 06:24:50 PM
MaxxLarge: I don't give a rat's ass if he's actually a lizard-drone from the mining strata of the planet Gormulax-7. The man is a master of his craft, and I'd pay ten bucks to watch him read the bloody yellow pages.

Mugato: What possible difference could it make what nationality the actor is? He's an actor.

Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.
 
2011-12-14 06:25:00 PM

Sid_6.7: If he isn't careful someone might shoot him in the head.

Mugato: What possible difference could it make what nationality the actor is? He's an actor.

Tell that to Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October.

Or was every Soviet submarine commander from Scotland?


Yep, so are all the Egyptian Spaniards
 
2011-12-14 06:28:47 PM

ManThatHurts: Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


OCCUPY THE CATTLE CALL!!

/wow you are dumb.
 
2011-12-14 06:30:48 PM

ManThatHurts: MaxxLarge: I don't give a rat's ass if he's actually a lizard-drone from the mining strata of the planet Gormulax-7. The man is a master of his craft, and I'd pay ten bucks to watch him read the bloody yellow pages.

Mugato: What possible difference could it make what nationality the actor is? He's an actor.

Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


Which American actor is (1) as talented as Lewis and (2) is physically made for the role of Lincoln?
 
2011-12-14 06:31:34 PM

ManThatHurts: Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


No problem.
 
2011-12-14 06:35:35 PM

ArkAngel: Tell that to Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October.

Or was every Soviet submarine commander from Scotland?

Yep, so are all the Egyptian Spaniards


And Englishmen. And Irishmen. And aliens.

And why did Indiana Jones' dad have a Scottish accent? I know some douchebags who pick up the accent from where they went to college but I don't think Henry went to the University of Scotland College of Archaeology.

But I digress.
 
2011-12-14 06:36:45 PM
Lucky LaRue: Which American actor is (1) as talented as Lewis and (2) is physically made for the role of Lincoln?

Again, you're right. Of course, we have NO tall and talented actors anywhere between Maine and California. I hang my dumb head in shame....
 
2011-12-14 06:40:55 PM

ManThatHurts: Lucky LaRue: Which American actor is (1) as talented as Lewis and (2) is physically made for the role of Lincoln?

Again, you're right. Of course, we have NO tall and talented actors anywhere between Maine and California. I hang my dumb head in shame....


No.. you mistook the mechanics.. that was a question, not an insinuation against your opinion. Maybe I shouldn't have used "talented" - let me try again: What American actor fits the "Lincoln" bill as well as Lewis and has the skills/visibility to pull in the box office necessary to make a Hollywood movie? Honestly. I am curious. I would agree with you in principle if I could think of a better actor for the job.
 
2011-12-14 06:44:12 PM

ManThatHurts:
Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


www.agathoune.com
 
2011-12-14 06:49:16 PM

ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....


You sound like someone from the UAW. "Don't hire the right man, hire an American I choose!"
 
2011-12-14 06:58:44 PM

ManThatHurts: Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


Right on, man! I can't imagine WHY they would think Daniel Day Lewis could not only portray an American from that era, but do it with such gravitas that the whole world would take notice and guarantee boffo box office.

4.bp.blogspot.com

Oh wait...

I guess Daniel Day Lewis is maybe - just MAYBE - a brilliant choice for the role. Maybe.

/duh.
 
2011-12-14 06:59:49 PM
That farking site gave me epilepsy.
 
2011-12-14 07:02:19 PM

ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....


There aren't 300 million actors in America.
 
2011-12-14 07:05:50 PM
Jeff Goldblum is tall and lanky and American.

"Um, Four score and uh, seven... seven years? Seven years ago our uh, our FATHERS..... our forefathers all four of them uh, brought forth on this um, I want to say, continent? Continent. A new NATION. Conceived in, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the prop-o-sition that all men are created, they're created equal and they did that and they did their thing but uh, should they have been created? Is, is what I'm saying."

I can see it.
 
2011-12-14 07:13:53 PM

Mugato: Jeff Goldblum is tall and lanky and American.

"Um, Four score and uh, seven... seven years? Seven years ago our uh, our FATHERS..... our forefathers all four of them uh, brought forth on this um, I want to say, continent? Continent. A new NATION. Conceived in, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the prop-o-sition that all men are created, they're created equal and they did that and they did their thing but uh, should they have been created? Is, is what I'm saying."

I can see it.


That. was. awesome.
 
2011-12-14 07:18:45 PM
Wow. In 2 posts I went from being labeled a Right wing reactionary to being labeled a socialistic big gubmit union thug. All because I pointed out that there are literally thousands of skilled and talented American actors who you will never hear of because American producers consistently overlook them and instead cast cheaper, state supported non-American talent.

Was there really no actor in America who could have mumbled the word "Sookeah" or play a vampire loving fairy's stupid southern brother? Was there really no one in America who could play a Georgia sheriff running from zombies? Was there really no one in America who could play a young lawyer butting heads with Glenn Close? The list goes on...

I guess, according to WTF Indeed, the part of ManThatHurts could only be played by Ryan Kwanten....
 
2011-12-14 07:23:36 PM
mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.


Re-read the statement. Check the math again. Turn it in by the end of the period. Don't forget to show your work.
 
2011-12-14 07:31:51 PM

ManThatHurts: mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.

Re-read the statement. Check the math again. Turn it in by the end of the period. Don't forget to show your work.


I'm just saying, the total population has nothing to do with finding an actor to fill the role. I bet England has more actors per capita than America does.

Here's an idea, say who would you have play the role. Name an actor, bring something to the conversation. Don't say crazy shiat just to stir the pot, there's a name for that, and nobody likes it.
 
2011-12-14 07:37:15 PM

mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.


But there a helluva lot of Lincoln reenactors.

www.dailyyonder.com
 
2011-12-14 07:44:51 PM
CitizenTed: I guess Daniel Day Lewis is maybe - just MAYBE - a brilliant choice for the role. Maybe.

I never said anything about his ability as an actor or whether he'll do a brilliant performance (he will). I'm just saying that it is almost certain (in my opinion) that there are American actors who can play this American part with brilliance but you will never know that because American producers never looked for one.

One reason that Day-Lewis is "Boffo Box-office" is because:
1) Daniel Day Lewis got a lot of opportunity that American actors rarely get. When he was young he received state supported training and worked in state supported production.
2) Britain and Ireland pour lots money into theatre film and television production; giving British and Irish actors far more opportunity hone their skills while making a living as an actor. (same for other arts)
AND 3) Britain and Ireland's film industry RARELY ever hire American actors. They protect their industry (why not since they are, after all, paying for it with their taxes). But, they write a lot of American roles so British actors become very good at American accents. Those films and television shows get a lot of play in America and American audiences get to know those actors. So, when American producers are looking for well trained, experienced, recognizable but inexpensive actors they go shopping in Britainirelandcanandaaustrailianewzelandia.
 
2011-12-14 07:45:53 PM
You're right; that WAS amazing! It looked exactly like someone popped a stovepipe hat on a scruffy Daniel Day Lewis. Here I was expecting it would look like Abraham Lincoln, or at least Daniel Day Lewis suffering Marfan's Syndrome, so when I saw it was just a guy in a hat I was amazed.
 
2011-12-14 07:48:08 PM

DarthBrooks: mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.

But there a helluva lot of Lincoln reenactors.

[www.dailyyonder.com image 540x304]


Is that Frederick Douglass in the middle, or just a terrible Lincoln impersonator?
 
2011-12-14 07:50:47 PM

DarthBrooks: But there a helluva lot of Lincoln reenactors.


But only one Frederick Douglass reenactor, apparently.
 
2011-12-14 07:52:13 PM

ManThatHurts: Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


I am sorry the casting agents didn't return your calls. You will get your big break one day. Keep your chin up.
 
2011-12-14 07:53:20 PM
mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.

Re-read the statement. Check the math again. Turn it in by the end of the period. Don't forget to show your work.

I'm just saying, the total population has nothing to do with finding an actor to fill the role. I bet England has more actors per capita than America does.

Here's an idea, say who would you have play the role. Name an actor, bring something to the conversation. Don't say crazy shiat just to stir the pot, there's a name for that, and nobody likes it.

First thing, yes, simple math, America is going to have more actors than Britain.

But, I'm not trolling here, you're just not getting the point. I can't at this moment name a boffo box office American actor. That's the point! They're out there, you just don't see them because they are not supported in America like they in Britain.

And, I have to go pick up my kid. So, have at me....

Just because you don't get doesn't mean I'm trolling.
 
2011-12-14 07:54:53 PM

ManThatHurts: Just because you don't get doesn't mean I'm trolling.


True. You could just be dumb.
 
2011-12-14 07:57:24 PM

DarthBrooks: mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.

But there a helluva lot of Lincoln reenactors.

[www.dailyyonder.com image 540x304]


i44.tinypic.com

Thirty Lincolns agree...
 
2011-12-14 07:59:04 PM
In other news, people can be butthurt about where great actors are born.
 
2011-12-14 08:03:00 PM

ManThatHurts: One reason that Day-Lewis is "Boffo Box-office" is because:
1) Daniel Day Lewis got a lot of opportunity that American actors rarely get. When he was young he received state supported training and worked in state supported production.


So, because some countries are more enlightened about the arts, they are unfair?

2) Britain and Ireland pour lots money into theatre film and television production; giving British and Irish actors far more opportunity hone their skills while making a living as an actor. (same for other arts)

See above.

AND 3) Britain and Ireland's film industry RARELY ever hire American actors. They protect their industry (why not since they are, after all, paying for it with their taxes). But, they write a lot of American roles so British actors become very good at American accents. Those films and television shows get a lot of play in America and American audiences get to know those actors. So, when American producers are looking for well trained, experienced, recognizable but inexpensive actors they go shopping in Britainirelandcanandaaustrailianewzelandia.

Britain and Ireland hire American and Canadian actors when they need actors portraying Americans or Canadians and they do so with regularity. (Just watching the Brit TV comedy Peep Show is a good indicator). They rarely hire American or Canadian actors to portray Brits or Irish because those accents are far more difficult to convincingly master than the American accent is for Brits and Irish. If you don't believe this, you're a retard.

You seem to see a conspiracy where there is none. I wonder why...
 
2011-12-14 08:03:48 PM

ManThatHurts: mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: mitchcumstein1: ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....

There aren't 300 million actors in America.

Re-read the statement. Check the math again. Turn it in by the end of the period. Don't forget to show your work.

I'm just saying, the total population has nothing to do with finding an actor to fill the role. I bet England has more actors per capita than America does.

Here's an idea, say who would you have play the role. Name an actor, bring something to the conversation. Don't say crazy shiat just to stir the pot, there's a name for that, and nobody likes it.

First thing, yes, simple math, America is going to have more actors than Britain.

But, I'm not trolling here, you're just not getting the point. I can't at this moment name a boffo box office American actor. That's the point! They're out there, you just don't see them because they are not supported in America like they in Britain.

And, I have to go pick up my kid. So, have at me....

Just because you don't get doesn't mean I'm trolling.


George Clooney, Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Toby McGuire to a lesser extent, Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner, Tom Cruise somewhat even still, Justin Timberlake has been in some really good, and really big movies, Will Smith, Josh Brolin.That's off the top of my head without thinking about that much.

Hell those first three kick the everliving shiat out of anybody England has to offer as far as star power. There are big time American actors out there, you just have to pay attention.
 
2011-12-14 08:23:55 PM
i would just like to take this moment to point out that using the word "boffo" doesn't make you sound like an industry insider or some sort of authority on film-making. mostly it just makes you sound like an asshole.
 
2011-12-14 08:27:14 PM

ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....


American actors who have played Lincoln in the past (not including voices):

Benjamin Walker
Kevin Sorbo
Kurt Kelly
Brian McCann
Matt Besser
Will Ferrell
Sam Waterston
Kevin Shinick
Chris Sarandon
Gerald Bestrom
Peter Holland
Tom Katsis
Fritz Klein
Hank Azaria
Pete Antico
Michael Rapaport
Tom Hanks
Ryan Stiles
Jason Robards
Robert V. Barron
Hal Holbrook
Gregory Peck
John Anderson

But have a big-name English actor portray him in a major Spielberg picture? Oh noes! They're takin' our jerbs!
 
2011-12-14 08:28:09 PM

thomps: i would just like to take this moment to point out that using the word "boffo" doesn't make you sound like an industry insider or some sort of authority on film-making. mostly it just makes you sound like an asshole.


To be fair, there's pretty much a perfect overlap on that Venn diagram.
 
2011-12-14 08:48:14 PM
wow.
 
2011-12-14 09:13:17 PM

GAT_00: In other news, people can be butthurt about where great actors are born.


Indeed. There's more butthurt in here than a Penn State locker room.
 
2011-12-14 09:18:29 PM

jbuist: There's more butthurt in here than a Penn State locker room.


3432-philly.voxcdn.com
Too soon!
 
2011-12-14 09:20:52 PM

ManThatHurts: 'cause, you know. In a country of only 300+million people there was no way they could find an American actor to Lincoln.....


Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious, junior.
 
2011-12-14 09:20:57 PM

jbuist: GAT_00: In other news, people can be butthurt about where great actors are born.

Indeed. There's more butthurt in here than a Penn State locker room.


And I'd be willing to bet they think Charlie Chaplin was born and raised in the Good Ol' U S A!
 
2011-12-14 09:21:12 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

"HA! You call THAT a beard? I'LL show you a beard!"
 
2011-12-14 09:25:52 PM

thomps: i would just like to take this moment to point out that using the word "boffo" doesn't make you sound like an industry insider or some sort of authority on film-making. mostly it just makes you sound like an asshole.


Actually, it makes him sound a little like Kermit T. Frog...

images.wikia.com
 
2011-12-14 09:29:41 PM

ManThatHurts: CitizenTed: I guess Daniel Day Lewis is maybe - just MAYBE - a brilliant choice for the role. Maybe.

I never said anything about his ability as an actor or whether he'll do a brilliant performance (he will). I'm just saying that it is almost certain (in my opinion) that there are American actors who can play this American part with brilliance but you will never know that because American producers never looked for one.

One reason that Day-Lewis is "Boffo Box-office" is because:
1) Daniel Day Lewis got a lot of opportunity that American actors rarely get. When he was young he received state supported training and worked in state supported production.
2) Britain and Ireland pour lots money into theatre film and television production; giving British and Irish actors far more opportunity hone their skills while making a living as an actor. (same for other arts)
AND 3) Britain and Ireland's film industry RARELY ever hire American actors. They protect their industry (why not since they are, after all, paying for it with their taxes). But, they write a lot of American roles so British actors become very good at American accents. Those films and television shows get a lot of play in America and American audiences get to know those actors. So, when American producers are looking for well trained, experienced, recognizable but inexpensive actors they go shopping in Britainirelandcanandaaustrailianewzelandia.


It's not that complicated.
Let's say you're a producer, and you're about to put in $100 million or more to make a movie about Lincoln.
Would you rather hire an American actor no one has heard of that's a good actor and kind of looks like him, or a multiple Oscar winner who not only looks like him, but is a box-office draw and is well known for throwing himself into the parts he plays?

Do you think Spielberg made a mistake casting Irish and Brits for the leads in Schindler's List? I'm sure there were plenty of good German actors that could have done those parts.

It's not a conspiracy. It's just trying to make the best decisions to get back a lot of other peoples' money.
 
2011-12-14 09:31:27 PM

ManThatHurts: MaxxLarge: I don't give a rat's ass if he's actually a lizard-drone from the mining strata of the planet Gormulax-7. The man is a master of his craft, and I'd pay ten bucks to watch him read the bloody yellow pages.

Mugato: What possible difference could it make what nationality the actor is? He's an actor.

Sorry guys. I was out of line. I forgot about the fact that there is sooo much work for American actors these days that we are forced to import talent from much smaller countries. And, of course, I also forgot the fact that among those milions of happy gainfully employed American actors there is, for some reason, not ONE who is a master of his craft. Weird. My bad. Sorry.


I don't know why you're butthurt over the fact that other actors aren't playing this one role. Most I imagine, struggle mightily in an industry based on Kardashians and Tyler Perry.

Whether you want to admit it or not...throughout his career, DDL has proven time and again that he takes it to an entirely different level...whether it being camping in the woods to learn hawkeye, or spending months learning a basic trade to understand another character. This man has no equal.

Now as the above has stated, go take your butthurt elsewhere...I too would gladly blow 10 bucks to watch him sit there and read the yellow pages.
 
2011-12-14 09:36:16 PM

DamnYankees: Mugato: Jeff Goldblum is tall and lanky and American.

"Um, Four score and uh, seven... seven years? Seven years ago our uh, our FATHERS..... our forefathers all four of them uh, brought forth on this um, I want to say, continent? Continent. A new NATION. Conceived in, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the prop-o-sition that all men are created, they're created equal and they did that and they did their thing but uh, should they have been created? Is, is what I'm saying."

I can see it.

That. was. awesome.


Just wanted to second that. I could hear Jeff Goldblum while I read that and I lol'd.
 
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