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Re: Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2014, 11:09:55 AM »
I'd question whether anyone can be a "great actor". I don't think acting is a difficult enough skill for anyone to be great at it. Singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, hurling, darts,cooking and even accountancy are all things you can be great at. But in acting, it just comes down to whether or not someone is believable enough in the role they're playing to make you forget you're watching an actor at all.

The squillions of terrible Hollywood blockbusters, starring the highest-paid and most vaunted actors in the world, versus the numerous, brilliant, low-budget movies starring bunches of nobodies testify to the fact that almost anyone can act.

This is nothing against Philip Seymour Hoffman who does as good a job as anyone. This post would have been more appropriate in a thread about, say Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise or Daniel Day-Lewis who seem to be paid inversely to how believable they are.

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« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2014, 12:00:26 PM »
It has already been established addiction and creativity are often intertwined!
Or maybe that's just creative people coming up with a creative cop out.

There are so many creative people who aren't addicts and so many non-creative people who are addicts, that my opinion anyway is that its BS.

Plus the definition of "creative" is wide open to interpretation. There are plenty of media celebrities out there who haven't a creative bone in their body and just follow scripts written by others.

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Re: Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
« Reply #77 on: February 05, 2014, 12:05:16 PM »
George Best was creative and an alcoholic.
Neil Lennon was not creative and not an alcoholic.

Point proven. Simple.


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« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2014, 03:12:46 PM »
It has already been established addiction and creativity are often intertwined!
Or maybe that's just creative people coming up with a creative cop out.

There are so many creative people who aren't addicts and so many non-creative people who are addicts, that my opinion anyway is that its BS.

Plus the definition of "creative" is wide open to interpretation. There are plenty of media celebrities out there who haven't a creative bone in their body and just follow scripts written by others.

I was being flippant, I am in total agreement with your sentiments. :)

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« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2014, 10:31:14 AM »
George Best was creative and an alcoholic.
Neil Lennon was not creative and not an alcoholic.

Point proven. Simple.

This is great.

I may become a creationist!

Fck ye boring Darwanists.
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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2014, 12:44:35 PM »
George Best was creative and an alcoholic.
Neil Lennon was not creative and not an alcoholic.

Point proven. Simple.

Man Utd could do with a few alcoholic midfielders!!

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Re: Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2014, 12:57:28 PM »

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Re: Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2014, 03:10:28 PM »
This is a good link to a Rolling Stones article that has 15 short clips of his acting career.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/pictures/peter-travers-on-philip-seymour-hoffmans-brilliant-roles-20140203
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« Reply #83 on: February 06, 2014, 05:34:01 PM »
This is a good link to a Rolling Stones article that has 15 short clips of his acting career.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/pictures/peter-travers-on-philip-seymour-hoffmans-brilliant-roles-20140203
Is there a bad link to that article?

Acting ability apart, the overriding image I have of him is a guy who looks as if he could do with a few good nights sleep.