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(Den Of Geek)   Celebrating the many underappreciated film roles of James Woods. And there are lots of them   (denofgeek.com) divider line 74
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2013-03-27 08:35:45 AM
List fails without Lester Diamond. Great portrayal of a big loser in life.
 
2013-03-27 08:37:46 AM
Is there any nudity?
 
2013-03-27 08:39:55 AM
Ooo piece of candy...ooo piece of candy...
 
2013-03-27 09:35:04 AM
He was also good in Shark; unfortunately, that was cancelled.  Loves me some James Woods.
 
2013-03-27 09:36:52 AM

SurfaceTension: List fails without Lester Diamond. Great portrayal of a big loser in life.


He does great work when he's paired with DeNiro. Also: Once Upon a Time in America.
 
2013-03-27 09:41:47 AM
LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!
 
2013-03-27 09:42:18 AM
Always been partial to True Believer, where woods plays a dope smoking, burned out, civil liberties/criminal defense attorney...
 
2013-03-27 09:43:31 AM
Small-time crook doing liquor store heists in "The Onion Field"
 
2013-03-27 09:43:50 AM
*scans

Ok, Best Seller is on there

List is approved
 
2013-03-27 09:46:06 AM
OOOO!  Piece of candy!
 
2013-03-27 09:47:16 AM
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Do not be a farking smart-ass with me. I work for a government agency. It is not important which one. I will try not to confuse you. Yes, when we last met, I was involved in battling threats in Latin America, by any means necessary! That does not make me a drug dealer. Now, the money that we raised, the friends that we won over, have helped us immeasurably in our overseas interests.

 
2013-03-27 09:49:47 AM

SurfaceTension: List fails without Lester Diamond. Great portrayal of a big loser in life.


It's not in the list because nobody under-appreciates that performance.
 
2013-03-27 09:53:51 AM
I remember seeing an interview with Dolly Parton one time, and the interviewer asked her who was the best kisser out of all of her co-stars.  Without hesitation, she said "James Woods."  So he's got that going for him.
 
2013-03-27 09:57:32 AM
Woods as The Joker in Burton's Batman? While that may seem awesome at first blush, Woods would have underplayed that role, rather than take it over the top like Nicholson. And an over-the-top villain is what the film needed, to contrast with the absolute cipher that was Michael Keaton's Batman.
 
2013-03-27 10:09:37 AM

RyansPrivates: Always been partial to True Believer, where woods plays a dope smoking, burned out, civil liberties/criminal defense attorney...


Was trying to think of this movie. All I remember about it was Woods' acting and that they had to get the "through and through" just right.
 
2013-03-27 10:09:56 AM

puckrock2000: Woods as The Joker in Burton's Batman? While that may seem awesome at first blush, Woods would have underplayed that role, rather than take it over the top like Nicholson. And an over-the-top villain is what the film needed, to contrast with the absolute cipher that was Michael Keaton's Batman.


What's most amusing about that, is that Jack over played it because he thought the movie would be a total flop. One of the only reasons they were even able to get Jack was the profit sharing written into his contract, something not widely done at the time.

So really we got to see not Jack playing the Joker, we got to see Jack being Jack.

Which really means, if you want to party, you party at Jack's place
 
2013-03-27 10:21:50 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: *scans

Ok, Best Seller is on there

List is approved



Absolutely.
 
2013-03-27 10:24:11 AM
Got Diggstown, The Hard Way, and Best Seller, but unfortunately no True Believer. Good to see RyansPrivates has already got it covered.
 
2013-03-27 10:30:39 AM
Whar Salvador?
 
2013-03-27 10:35:34 AM
Nice to see some love for Cat's Eye on the list. I have fond memories of watching it growing up. My girlfriend recently suggested we watch it and I expected a cring-fest only to be pleasantly surprised how well it still holds up.
 
2013-03-27 10:40:13 AM
Man, this thread is giving me mahogany.

/teak
//possessed by demons
 
2013-03-27 10:40:55 AM
Meh. What's stupid about all of these movies is that they treat the President as a king, that the entire nation  grinds to a halt when he's captured. We have a very long line of succession precisely so something like this won't happened.
 
2013-03-27 10:46:44 AM

lectos: OOOO!  Piece of candy!


Okay, Brian, next time let's remember this right away, because he's done this twice.
 
2013-03-27 10:58:03 AM
No "Class Holes"?!?

Come on!
 
2013-03-27 11:00:23 AM

kronicfeld: Ooo piece of candy...ooo piece of candy...


Came for this.

Leaving happy.
 
2013-03-27 11:01:29 AM
Some points for Cat's Eye.

But a big FAIL for no Salvador.
 
2013-03-27 11:18:08 AM
 
2013-03-27 11:28:24 AM
Happy for the inclusion of Diggstown, which is a personal fave. Also, the first time I can remember seeing Oliver Platt in a movie.
 
2013-03-27 11:33:19 AM
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Been a fan of his ever since I saw it.
 
2013-03-27 11:40:49 AM
And no one has mentioned 'Fast Walking'?
 
2013-03-27 11:51:30 AM
Well, what about "Chaplin"? He had a little cameo in that.  To research the role, he actually traveled back in time, back to the twenties, where...Well, i've said too much.
 
2013-03-27 11:57:42 AM
Owlman. Yes
 
2013-03-27 12:00:27 PM
One of my favorites is "Another Day in Paradise".  It's a lot like his character from Casino.
 
2013-03-27 12:02:55 PM
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rka
2013-03-27 12:08:01 PM
Citizen Cohn
 
2013-03-27 12:12:58 PM

RyansPrivates: Always been partial to True Believer, where woods plays a dope smoking, burned out, civil liberties/criminal defense attorney...

 
2013-03-27 12:19:23 PM
I love Diggstown.  It's bad, I know, but it's just  a fun movie to watch.
 
2013-03-27 12:21:53 PM
I kinda liked The General's Daughter.
 
2013-03-27 12:26:39 PM
"Well, I'm off to battle aliens in an intergalactic war..."
"That sounds like an interesting movie!"
"Yes... yes... A movie..."
 
2013-03-27 12:38:55 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: puckrock2000: Woods as The Joker in Burton's Batman? While that may seem awesome at first blush, Woods would have underplayed that role, rather than take it over the top like Nicholson. And an over-the-top villain is what the film needed, to contrast with the absolute cipher that was Michael Keaton's Batman.

What's most amusing about that, is that Jack over played it because he thought the movie would be a total flop. One of the only reasons they were even able to get Jack was the profit sharing written into his contract, something not widely done at the time.

So really we got to see not Jack playing the Joker, we got to see Jack being Jack.

Which really means, if you want to party, you party at Jack's place


Unless you're his number one guy

/alas poor Bob
 
2013-03-27 12:44:54 PM
HIs best work was doing Tom Snyder's show.

I can't the pic of him his brother took one Christmas at his mother's house. His brother grabbed their mother's camera and took a pic an adult James Woods standing next to the tree with a large pair of golden Christmas balls hanging from his crotch.

Snyder loved it.
 
2013-03-27 12:52:52 PM
salvador is a pretty damned good movie

i'd forgotten about cat's eye and I saw that when it came out even
 
2013-03-27 01:10:25 PM
No Against All Odds?

That was a big movie when I was a kid (neither of us has aged well).
 
2013-03-27 01:55:23 PM
Didn't he play a vampire hunter in some John Carpenter movie?  The name escapes me.  I only saw the first scene or two as part of an English lit class (we just read Dracula and the teacher was bored).
 
2013-03-27 01:59:33 PM

SN1987a goes boom: Didn't he play a vampire hunter in some John Carpenter movie?  The name escapes me.  I only saw the first scene or two as part of an English lit class (we just read Dracula and the teacher was bored).


How about now, Padre? You got wood? I got mahogany.
 
2013-03-27 02:02:52 PM

Jster422: Man, this thread is giving me mahogany.

/teak
//possessed by demons


SN1987a goes boom: Didn't he play a vampire hunter in some John Carpenter movie?  The name escapes me.  I only saw the first scene or two as part of an English lit class (we just read Dracula and the teacher was bored).


"Can I ask ya somethin, Padre? When I was kickin? your ass back there... you get a little wood?"

Under-appreciated John Carpenter masterpiece.
 
2013-03-27 02:09:35 PM
I hope he fired his farking agent.
 
2013-03-27 02:16:30 PM

Dinobot: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 225x225]

Do not be a farking smart-ass with me. I work for a government agency. It is not important which one. I will try not to confuse you. Yes, when we last met, I was involved in battling threats in Latin America, by any means necessary! That does not make me a drug dealer. Now, the money that we raised, the friends that we won over, have helped us immeasurably in our overseas interests.


Can't believe they didn't mention Mike Toreno in the voice work section.
 
2013-03-27 02:21:55 PM

puckrock2000: Woods as The Joker in Burton's Batman? While that may seem awesome at first blush, Woods would have underplayed that role, rather than take it over the top like Nicholson. And an over-the-top villain is what the film needed, to contrast with the absolute cipher that was Michael Keaton's Batman.


I always thought he would have been great as The Joker... then they would just have had to recast Batman and given the film to someone other that Burton, and everything would have been awesome,
 
2013-03-27 02:58:28 PM

Uncle Pooky: "Well, I'm off to battle aliens in an intergalactic war..."
"That sounds like an interesting movie!"
"Yes... yes... A movie..."


"And for the movie Chaplin, I actually travelled back in time where I...  I've said too much already."
 
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