Very powerful fan vid: My Confession by OlerySt
Has anyone else noticed the recent flood of internet articles declaring American actors can no longer play superheroes. Well! Huh! Hmmmm,,,the topic seems to have struck a chord with this red-blooded American female:)
Don't get me wrong - I'm all for the current surge of all talent from every nationality unto our screens - simply defending the qualified hometurf variety that's come to my attention. Competition is always healthy and productive--whether athletically, economically in a capitalist sense or by global artists of every genre.
IMO, many of the hot Brits(UK, AU, CAN) mentioned in the articles are indeed delectable, BUT it's not as though Hollywood doesn't have a fertile field of strong home-grown contenders it could use in current films IF it was not so intent on foisting boring, blah inspiring long-time creatures of LaLaLand on us - despite the fact they are in no way superhero material. I'm referring to the following so-called 'stars' who I find devoid of any reason to ever reserve at NetFlix, let alone pay a hefty ticket price at the boxoffice. They are Robert Downey Jr, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Geo Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp (sorry if that last one offends but I've still not identified what's sexy about tons of makeup and Alice in Wonderland fantasies;). What can possibly account for this stupid business strategy by the LA film industry--are unionization rules to blame? Do they consider only senior actors in the Screen Actors Guild as qualified for the numerous superhero roles? Couldn't believe the way they stuffed Robt Downey into the Ironman costume..haha..he looks hilarious. We need to be strongly under the influence of some of his 'former' fav recreational drugs in order not to laugh:)
That type of unionized restriction usually, IMO, results in mediocre results for everything it touches. When will the powers that be in Hollywood finally admit the aforementioned actors have had their day, and move on to the next more exciting generation - here represented by my first choice of 2011 American superhunk/hero - Channing Tatum.
In the film DEAR JOHN he sensitively played a member of the military who's helped by his love interest to understand his autistic father. It's a very romantic story with a stunning twist to the plot. Channing is not only a good actor, but also provides an abundance of eye candy(always very much appreciated) for audience females. Do you agree? [True confession time:...although a fine actor and gorgeous man, Mr Tatum has in no way replaced RA in my affections...Richard is still numero uno as my virtual mesmerizing male. Of course my beloved hunky hubster is, as always, #1 in RL:] Channing is currently starring in The Eagle...
January 2010 Past Post of the Day: Discussing the announcement that RA's agent had moved to LA, etc--Hindsight:
One year later and he's scheduled to appear in his first major big-screen movie as well as about to start filming(Feb 21) The Hobbit..
Guy of Gisborne Version...
Ooops! Deleted -- Had not watched the GoG version of Gimme, Gimme in quite awhile - forgot that it's one of the few RA fan vids, due to some content, that I'd never post to this blog. It's available on youtube if you want to compare the acting range between the Guy and John roles..John Standring
In the following video, THE HOBBIT director, Peter Jackson, makes interesting comments (in 2009) about casting, etc. His timeline was off by one year; however, in fairness to him we need to keep in mind the global financial meltdown that occurred during that period. It inevitably delayed all epic movie plans for an extended period of time...