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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Bruce Willis denies selling his bald countenance to a deepfake company   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2022-10-02 2:53:41 AM  
His reps. Which means they might have, but he can't voice a concern. You know, because he has aphasia from doing his own stunts.
 
2022-10-02 2:57:27 AM  
That's a hirsute-faced lie.
 
2022-10-02 2:59:22 AM  
This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.
 
2022-10-02 3:06:06 AM  

Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.


Tupac's hologram chuckles.
 
2022-10-02 3:11:17 AM  

Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.


But you know it's going to happen once the technology becomes more accessible. I can't wait to see Die Hard 27.
 
2022-10-02 3:14:42 AM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.

But you know it's going to happen once the technology becomes more accessible. I can't wait to see Die Hard 27.


I'm sure. That's why I created the Do Nothing Movement and am essentially walking off into the woods to create and live in a hippie commune of some kind. Well, one of the many, many reasons. CGI dead actors was low on the list.
 
2022-10-02 3:17:18 AM  
I bet that company has irrefutable evidence, a video of him saying he sold it to them.
 
2022-10-02 3:25:16 AM  
Whatever happened to that deepfake James Dean movie?
 
2022-10-02 3:25:54 AM  

Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.


Pretty sure it's a Stanislaw Lem book.
 
2022-10-02 3:32:21 AM  

shpritz: Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.

Pretty sure it's a Stanislaw Lem book.


Nah, it isn't whoever does it first it's whoever does it best and has the largest impact. So, in this case, the established creator of the cyberpunk genre, William Gibson.
 
2022-10-02 3:33:28 AM  
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2022-10-02 3:38:17 AM  
Yuppie A.I. mother farker.
 
2022-10-02 3:46:00 AM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.

Tupac's hologram chuckles.


Carrie Fisher pisses herself laughing.
 
2022-10-02 5:33:26 AM  
The rep shouldn't have been moonlighting.
 
2022-10-02 6:27:39 AM  
Fred Astaire dances off into the sunset
 
2022-10-02 6:39:45 AM  

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His name is Willis Bruce.
 
2022-10-02 6:55:49 AM  
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2022-10-02 8:09:01 AM  

Wobambo: This better not become a regular thing. When an actor dies, they need to be dead and not some studio owned CGI insanity from a William Gibson novel.


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At least they're waiting till the actors die on their own and aren't killing them off right after they're scanned.
 
2022-10-02 8:38:13 AM  
"Although reports stated that this made Willis the first Hollywood personality to set up this type of deal..."

Uh, Vader sold his voice.
 
2022-10-02 8:53:35 AM  
Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Which is a wonderful thing.

Because then we won't have to hear about their insipid political views, or whatever drama du jour has taken over their lives.
 
2022-10-02 8:54:54 AM  

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I kept waiting for Patrick Stewart
 
2022-10-02 9:10:31 AM  

robertus: Persnickety: [Fark user image image 450x675]

I kept waiting for Patrick Stewart


I'm still waiting, its been close to half an hour now
 
2022-10-02 9:15:20 AM  

WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Which is a wonderful thing.

Because then we won't have to hear about their insipid political views, or whatever drama du jour has taken over their lives.


No, it just means that instead of a variety, we'll only hear about the political views and personal dramas of Andy Serkis.
 
2022-10-02 9:36:40 AM  

WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.


Movies didn't kill live theater, computers won't kill real human acting as a profession.

Eventually the computer-generated stuff will be orders of magnitude less expensive AND look better (after all, sets, props, costumes, makeup, weather, lighting etc. will be instantly perfect regardless of what's going on in the real world), and they're going to dominate the market.

But I expect movies made with living human actors will remain a somewhat popular niche.
 
2022-10-02 9:54:59 AM  
They have a "quote" from him. I put quote in quotes because the quote sounds nothing like something Bruce would say, probably written by some marketing weasel like most press release quotes are.
 
2022-10-02 10:18:33 AM  

BumpInTheNight: robertus: Persnickety: [Fark user image image 450x675]

I kept waiting for Patrick Stewart

I'm still waiting, its been close to half an hour now


Checking in, still no sign of Picard, but for some reason I don't really mind.
 
2022-10-02 12:02:11 PM  

WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Which is a wonderful thing.

Because then we won't have to hear about their insipid political views, or whatever drama du jour has taken over their lives.


That's a feature though. Lots and lots of people want to feel a personal connection to rich and famous people.

CGI actors won't fill that void in their lives. They need it to be a person.

We will still have famous people, but more and more of their work and appearances will be fake. I mean, more fake than it is now.
 
2022-10-02 12:36:17 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: CGI actors won't fill that void in their lives. They need it to be a person.


If an artificial actor is seamlessly inserted into a video of the Graham Norton show, will they care?  The number of fans who personally interact with celebrities is in the hundreds.  The fans (presumably including the casuals) can number in the hundreds of millions.  They already might as well be computer-generated as far as the average fan is concerned.
 
2022-10-02 12:42:14 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Which is a wonderful thing.

Because then we won't have to hear about their insipid political views, or whatever drama du jour has taken over their lives.

That's a feature though. Lots and lots of people want to feel a personal connection to rich and famous people.

CGI actors won't fill that void in their lives. They need it to be a person.

We will still have famous people, but more and more of their work and appearances will be fake. I mean, more fake than it is now.


I think sports is where it will gain traction. Who wouldn't want to see Babe Ruth bat against Roger Clemans?
 
2022-10-02 12:49:32 PM  
Geez, I still have a digital John MacLaine around here somewhere.

Bruce has been in digital form for almost 20 years.
 
2022-10-02 12:51:18 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Fark_Guy_Rob: WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Which is a wonderful thing.

Because then we won't have to hear about their insipid political views, or whatever drama du jour has taken over their lives.

That's a feature though. Lots and lots of people want to feel a personal connection to rich and famous people.

CGI actors won't fill that void in their lives. They need it to be a person.

We will still have famous people, but more and more of their work and appearances will be fake. I mean, more fake than it is now.

I think sports is where it will gain traction. Who wouldn't want to see Babe Ruth bat against Roger Clemans?


We already have plenty of fantasy league videogames based on real player stats. You won't find many sports fans who'd rather play those games over watching their favorite teams actually compete.
 
2022-10-02 1:13:14 PM  
Bruce Willis already sold his likeness to be CGI back in the 1990s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_(video_game)
 
2022-10-02 1:16:22 PM  
In the early 80's there was a horror/science fiction anthology TV series called "Darkroom". Once of the episodes ("Closed Circuit") featured Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman) and was about this very thing (except it was a news presenter, not a movie actor). I remember thinking "someday, this is going to come true". And here we are.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0394437/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_34
 
2022-10-02 1:28:36 PM  
Could do like B5 and hire a lookalike (didn't rtfa)

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2022-10-02 1:59:14 PM  

Unsung_Hero: WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Movies didn't kill live theater, computers won't kill real human acting as a profession.

Eventually the computer-generated stuff will be orders of magnitude less expensive AND look better (after all, sets, props, costumes, makeup, weather, lighting etc. will be instantly perfect regardless of what's going on in the real world), and they're going to dominate the market.

But I expect movies made with living human actors will remain a somewhat popular niche.


You're talking about computer generated SETS, which are completely different.

And we already have that, all the starwars series (minus Andor) uses it, plus some movies and other tv series.  Make the set using a video game engine and then have giant LED screens play it while the actors interact with it, therefore you don't need to do expensive location shooting and you can interact with stuff you can see instead of a giant chunk of green.  Basically a very fancy matte painting.  It's very nice.  Saves millions and the actors love it.
 
2022-10-02 2:01:57 PM  

Windswept and Interesting: Could do like B5 and hire a lookalike (didn't rtfa)

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They would need a deepfake of him as well since Jerry Doyle died in 1998.

That could actually get really meta ...
 
2022-10-02 3:08:28 PM  

jake3988: You're talking about computer generated SETS,


Well... thank you for telling me what I was talking about.  Here I thought the inclusion of costumes and makeup and props and lighting in my list meant I was talking about a 100% CGI production, but hell, if it's just sets that's a done deal.

You're right, you win, and I concede defeat.

/FFS, at least TRY and pretend you're not cherry-picking and misrepresenting what I said.
 
2022-10-02 3:33:15 PM  

Unsung_Hero: jake3988: You're talking about computer generated SETS,

Well... thank you for telling me what I was talking about.  Here I thought the inclusion of costumes and makeup and props and lighting in my list meant I was talking about a 100% CGI production, but hell, if it's just sets that's a done deal.

You're right, you win, and I concede defeat.

/FFS, at least TRY and pretend you're not cherry-picking and misrepresenting what I said.


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2022-10-02 6:01:15 PM  

docmattic: Windswept and Interesting: Could do like B5 and hire a lookalike (didn't rtfa)

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They would need a deepfake of him as well since Jerry Doyle died in 1998.

That could actually get really meta ...


Maybe he was dead to you after Babylon 5 ended in 1998, but Jerry Doyle died in 2016.
 
2022-10-02 6:15:52 PM  
Completely missing the obvious point that a person with aphasia never could have produced the quotes attributed to him. Aside from anything else, it's an insult to him and to his family.
 
2022-10-02 7:18:31 PM  

EdgeRunner: WhippingBoi: Pretty soon we won't need actors at all.

Which is a wonderful thing.

Because then we won't have to hear about their insipid political views, or whatever drama du jour has taken over their lives.

No, it just means that instead of a variety, we'll only hear about the political views and personal dramas of Andy Serkis.


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