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Oscar Nominee – Robert Downey Jr.

Best Supporting Actor in “Tropic Thunder

There’s a metaphor in here looking to get out.

WARNING!!!!

If anyone mentions any member of the Kennedy family in this thread they will be thrown to the trolls.

206 Responses

  1. LOVE THAT MOVIE!
    Saw it in theaters, it is one of my favorites.

  2. Yikes!!!!! no..no… not to the TR0LLS

  3. robert downey jr is a cutie pie!

  4. ouch! deleted……. 😦

  5. (giggle) Just ’cause it’s party time doesn’t mean we’re just kidding around!

  6. I liked George Kennedy in “Cool Hand Luke”. I think the guy with the blue eyes that Angie likes was also in that movie.

  7. well, nobody can come close to paul newman! but downey is cute!

  8. I’m completely out of it. I haven’t had any time to go to movies this year. I do like Robert Downey, Jr. a lot.

  9. (choking) That guy with blue eyes!

  10. Is the bar open? I could really use a Bloody Mary (I don’t care if it’s 10pm!)

  11. katiebird, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:11 pm Said:
    (choking) That guy with blue eyes!
    *************************
    exactly, how many other men can you think of who were still incredibly handsome and hot in their 80’s

  12. the guy with the blue eyes

    Strother Martin?

  13. hey, wait a minute….George WHO? in Cool Hand Luke?

  14. SHV snuck one in!

  15. myiq2xu, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:14 pm Said:
    the guy with the blue eyes

    Strother Martin?
    *************************

    LOL

  16. Robert Mitchum was pretty handsome up to the end, IMO.

  17. Cary Grant?

  18. Also Burt Lancaster. Ever see “Local Hero?”

  19. bostonboomer, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:16 pm Said:
    Robert Mitchum was pretty handsome up to the end, IMO.
    ***********************************

    he wasn’t my type, a bit too rugged looking, but he did look pretty much the same his whole life.

    cary grant was gorgeous until the end.

  20. And, yes — Robert Mitchum died right before his 80th birthday so he counts too.

  21. I LOVED Local Hero — I watch it every chance I get.

  22. I love Robert Downey Jr – and for some twisted reason I think Ben Stiller is really sexy…….I might need to adjust my meds. Haven’t seen that film, will have to get it.

  23. Well, now we will never know how famous people look when they are old as they all keep themselves from aging. The physical differences between celebrities and regular people is so much more striking I think, from the unaturally white teeth to the 68 year old wrinkle/jowl free faces.

  24. econsmed, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:20 pm Said:
    I love Robert Downey Jr – and for some twisted reason I think Ben Stiller is really sexy…….I might need to adjust my meds. Haven’t seen that film, will have to get it.
    ************************

    heh, I have always thought stiller was cute too, could I borrower some of your meds?

  25. Paul Newman and Ricardo Montalban (, James Brolin, Dick van Dyke,and Richard Dean Anderson) are my heartthrobs. I still remember having a picture of Richard Dean Anderson on my binder during middle school. Yay! So sexy.

  26. *taps* Moderation! Mod-er–moderation!

  27. Can we use the thread to talk about the disparity between Downey Jr’s treatment for drug addiction and the millions of others that didn’t have his resources.

    with liberty and justice for all seems trite when we have the number of people incarcerated that we do

    http://www.november.org/stayinfo/breaking06/RooseveltStudy.html

  28. ainnj, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:20 pm Said:

    What I don’t get is why some have to have their eyelids lifted.

    Look how cute Robert Redford is before,

    compared to after an apparent eyelid lift.

    He is smiling more in the first picture, but still….

  29. Ricardo Montalban

    KHAN!

  30. Cwaltz:

    Here in California the prosecutors bend over backwards trying to avoid sending anyone to prison for possession, even sales in small amounts.

  31. But this is supposed to be a “lighter” thread

  32. No one likes Jimmy Sewart??? He is perhaps the only actor/celeb. whose “real life” is more amazing than his acting career.

  33. Most overrated actor – James Dean

    Most overrated actress – Renee Zellweger (Meryl Streep was a close second)

  34. SHV, we call Jimmy Stewart “that crabby guy”

  35. firelight, I could see myself getting an eye-lift someday.

  36. firelight:

    Didja know they almost made Coppola fire Pacino and replace him with Redford in The Godfather?

  37. I used to avoid Meryl Streep like the plague, because she was so pretentious. But she seems to have gotten a sense of humor in her later years.

  38. worst actor making a ton of dough in movies – Will Ferrell

    worst actress making a ton of dough in movies – Jennifer Aniston

  39. ainnj – always happy to share meds, it’s the american way. And glad I’m not the only one.

  40. SHV:

    Can you name the movie with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Lauren Bacall?

  41. myiq2xu, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:41 pm Said:

    Most overrated actor – James Dean
    *************
    But he sure liked nice cars.

  42. SOD:

    But Jennifer is “perky”

  43. The Shootist?

  44. BB:

    I agree on Streep. Back in the 80’s she was insufferable.

    “The dingoes ate my baby!”

  45. I always liked Renee Zelwiger, but I really like Natalie Portman. She’s really becoming a great actress.

    Prayers for Bobby is so good! I’m still crying from that last scene with Weaver. She is great in this film.

    Another good actress. I liked her in Dave.

  46. myiq2xu, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:45 pm Said:

    SHV:

    Can you name the movie with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Lauren Bacall?
    ***********
    I don’t know anything about movies but one of my favorite actors was Ira Gossel.

  47. worst actress making a ton of dough in movies – Jennifer Aniston

    I don’t like her that much either.

  48. Oh, I agree too about Streep AND that she’s gotten tolerable recently. We just watched The Devil Wears Prada and Streep was VERY good in it.

  49. SOD:

    Yep

    It had Henry Morgan, Scatman Crothers, Richard Boone, Ron Howard and Hugh O’brien too.

    But who was originally supposed to play J.B. Books?

  50. Wasn’t that the Duke’s last movie?

  51. I saw an article once on acting parts that were originally planned for someone else than the person who made them famous.

    Columbo – They wanted Bing Crosby, not Peter Falk

  52. Devil Wears Prada is one of the few movies that I will watch over and over. Turns out Meryl decided to channel Hillary in that movie. In hindsigh, that may in fact be more of an insult than anything. Regardless, she looked fab and she was fab in that movie.

    I love La Streep. I do not regret it. I don’t see every movie with her in it but some of hers are my favorites, Devil and The Hours among them.

    Sigourney is right up there as well. Mary McDonnell, Kate Winslet, and Cate Blanchett as well. Amazing actresses.

    Can I be the first to say that I am over Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Halle Berry?

  53. SOD – yes, he was (ironically) dying of cancer when it was made.

  54. myiq2xu, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:45 pm Said:

    SHV:

    Can you name the movie with Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Lauren Bacall?
    ***********
    The GF is the movie guru..I went to ask her and she is snoring…just because she get up at 5:30 and ran 20 miles, what a wimp!

  55. Regency — I Love Kate Winslett. She is so consistently great in films.

  56. I like actors and actresses that disappear into their roles. Every movie they do they seem like completely different people.

    Alec Guiness, Johnny Depp, Vincent D’Onofrio

    Charlize Theron too

  57. I love Meryl Streep. I think she’s always had a great sense of humor. Her performances in movies like “Death Becomes Her” and “Postcards from the Edge” are hilarious! I saw “Doubt” (awful movie) with a friend who hates Streep in anything and when it was over she said: “Hmm…that’s the first Streep movie I have not hated her in.”

    I like Jennifer Anniston mostly because she doesn’t come across as pretentious. She seems to know her limits.

    I detest hate loathe Winona Ryder. What an awful actress.

    I’ve never understood the appeal of Jimmy Stewart. Except in “Rear Window” and “Vertigo,” but I give the credit for that to Hitchcock.

  58. I’ve never liked Denzel Washington. He’s just Denzel, never the character he plays. Even Tom Cruise has managed once or twice to get lost in a role. And I’ve heard from several people who have worked with Denzel that he’s a major r@cist.

  59. Why does spammy keep eating my posts?!?!?! Grrrr!

  60. Tom Cruise of all people is better as supporting actor In Tropic Thunder than Downey imo. His scenes were by far the best scenes in the movie. Downey getting a nomination for playing a white guy imitating a black guy, though done humorously, just reminds me of Jolson. Maybe I’m oversensitive.

    Without mentioning the K*nn*dy word, I gather most here do not give much weight to Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh. He wrote for the New Yorker, but the book is a bit trashy. Still, what was Seymour’s agenda then.

  61. Going way back (in recent times), Stockard Channing is my girl. Ouisa Kitteridge was phenomenal for me. I really, really liked Six Degrees of Separation. “Chaos, control. Chaos, control.” with the double-sided Kandinsky.

  62. myiq> Johnny Depp lost in his roles? Really? He’s an awful actor! He’s been in some good movies, but he’s one of the most stiff actors with one facial expression ever!

    Now, Christian Bale – fabulous actor.

  63. Tommy Lee Jones — Coal Miners Daughter, No Country for Old Men, The Fugitive, The Three Buriels of Melquiades Estrada, etc, etc, etc,…he is the quintessential actor

  64. DYB, I don’t know. Keep letting us know when it happens and we can set you free. Eventually, Spammy will stop misbehaving.

  65. Prayers for Bobby is over.
    Love that movie! It was amazing!

  66. Regency> About “Six Degrees of Separation.” First, Will Smith – when he was cast in the movie – agreed that he would do a kissing scene with Anthony Michael Hall. It was part of the agreement to get the job. And then just before they were to shoot it he got nervous and called his idol Denzel Washington. Washington told him to a man on the screen. Smith told them he wouldn’t do it and they shot the scene from the back of their heads, so they never had to kiss. Smith later expressed regret that he chickened out.

    Two, and his says something about the ratings board: they banned a trailer for the movie from being shown because the trailer showed a penis. Whose penis you might ask? Well, Adam’s penis, the one on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Michaelanelo’s “The Creation.” Seriously – they objected to that and banned the trailer!

    For a great expose documentary on the ratings board rent the documentary “This Film Is Not Yet Rated.” It’s a great film.

  67. Aniston does not know my limits. I really can only stand so many romantic comedies. That goes for you, too, Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaghay (butchered that right up there).

  68. Kay Bailey is running for TX state gov. No, you cannot haz, Kay!

  69. Okay, the above should read: “Washington told him to under no circumstances to kiss a man on the screen.”

  70. Regency,

    Meryl Streep was also funny in “She-Devil.”

  71. Yay, racists and homophobes. America, these are your legends. Enjoy.

  72. Oops, used the R word. Moderation song, all!

  73. DYB,

    The penis is still in the movie though. I love Six Degrees of Separation. I especially like Stockard Channing.

  74. Yes, “She-Devil” is another hilarious Streep movie!

  75. I suppose anything is better than Rick Perry, but come on now! *sigh* 51% is something, I guess.

  76. SOD:

    Tommy Lee Jones just gets better every year.

    He started out as an average “B” movie actor, did that for years, then hit his stride with “The Fugitive”

    (for you young’ins who don’t know what a “B” movie is, that’s the pre-VHS equivilent of “straight to video”)

  77. bb> Yes, but the MPAA banned the trailer because one of the most recognizable works of art in the history of the world was featured! I’m kind of reminded when a David Bowie that pictured Michaelangelo’s “David” on the cover was banned from Walmart because of the penis. I think he label eventually agreed to package the CD in a paper bag for Walmart.

  78. Devil Wears Prada is one of the few movies that I will watch over and over. Turns out Meryl decided to channel Hillary in that movie. In hindsigh, that may in fact be more of an insult than anything. Regardless, she looked fab and she was fab in that movie.

    I love La Streep. I do not regret it. I don’t see every movie with her in it but some of hers are my favorites, Devil and The Hours among them.

    Sigourney is right up there as well. Mary McDonnell, Kate Winslet, and Cate Blanchett as well. Amazing actresses.

    Can I be the first to say that I am over Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Halle Berry?

    I bet if Streep actually met Hillary she would probably ask for her forgiveness, as many people who previously trashed her have. In any case, I don’t care about actors/actresses political views or their personal lives. As far as I’m concerned, they’re entertainers, and their purpose is to entertain me. I could care less who they like or endorse, who they have affairs with, marry, divorce, ect because don’t pay for their movies or pay for their albums to be subjected to their opinions, I pay to be entertained, and I could care less what they dribble about or support, unless they really use their unfairly earned time or money to promote or tout important causes.

    With that said, I love Streep! She’s a great actress. She and Goldie Hawn were Hilarious in Death Becomes Her and I loved Streep in Mama Mia, since I love Musicals.

    Love Jonny Depp. Hale Berry is over rated, but I absolutely love Will Smith. I heard he tanked in his new movie, Seven Pounds.

    Love Kate Winslet, because I first saw her in Titanic when I was ten, but she was also fabulous in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which is one of my all time favorites. (Jim Cerry was in that movie too, Loved him in that, especially since it was one of his more serious roles).

  79. Hell – a movie with Owen Wilson and Steve Zahn

  80. Are you sure Streep was channeling Hillary? I thought she was doing an Anna Wintour!

  81. David Bowie played a professional killer in a movie with Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer called “Into the Night”

  82. I like Johnny Depp. I thought he was wonderful in Don Juan DeMarco. And I loved Donnie Brasco. Of course my all-time favorite Depp movie is Ed Wood–one of the funniest movies of all time!

  83. Y’know who I didn’t always love but adore in later life? Clint Eastwood. I loved him in In the Line of Fire.

    I also watched Stockard again in The Matthew Shepard Story today. She never fails to break my heart. That was such an unnecessary death. All because, what, somebody didn’t teach their child to live and let live. Matthew was a good kid. He struggled with his identity. He sulked. He moped. He faced his hometown. Then, he was killed. It was pointless and needless. I will never understand the kind of hatred that can lead you to murder.

  84. Bowie’s been in a few big movies. Most recently “The Prestige.” A very good movie and he’s great in it. I’m not sure I like what director Christopher Nolen does with Bowie’s character…but Bowie’s very good.

  85. OK, so Denzel Washington plays himself. I still like him. My favorite is Training Day. I love that movie.

  86. Regency, you escaped from spammy!

    Yes, “She-Devil” is another hilarious Streep movie!

    I have heard of that movie, but I never saw it!
    I want to see Streep in Heartburn, because I just learned of that book today, and it is all about stupid Carl Bernstein’s ex wife, Nora Ephron, writing a thinly veiled book/autobiography about how he was a sleazy creep and ruined their marriage. Supposedly Bernstein filed a lawsuit against her because of it! HA!
    *points and laughs at Bernstein*

  87. Regency:

    My Grandma had a major crush on Clint Eastwood back when he was playing Rowdy Yates on “Rawhide”

    They told him he was too tall to make it in movies.

  88. I think Tommy Lee Jones was Al Gore’s roommate in college. You would think Al would have learned something about acting from Tommy.

  89. “She-Devil” also features Roseanne Barr (still Barr) at her most garish! It’s great.

  90. Yes, Gore and Jones were college roommates.

  91. I saw Heartburn. It was all right. I saw it for Meryl and Stockard. Meh.

    Miranda Priestly is based on Anna Wintour but regarding who Meryl channeled, I only have the Confluence as a source on that. She was fantastic either way and my Les!Yay radar went off.

    Kay Bailey Hutchison for Texas Governor. I don’t know if I can live with this.

  92. DYB, I agree with you on Prada. You didn’t show up tonight.

    My favorite Owen Wilson movie is Minus Man, where he plays a complicated serial killer. He’s got more range than people give him credit for.

  93. ThreeWickets> I never got an invitation for tonight. Don’t know why…

  94. Actor who has come back from the dead (career-wise) the most:

    John Travolta

  95. Oh come on, I love Owen Wilson! Though I agree that he is not the sort of Actor that expands his horizens or roles. I feel the same way about that guy from Knocked Up. I cannot even remember what his name is, but he annoys the f*ck out of me because, while his movies are funny, they are all about some loser (usually played by him) managing to score some hot girl.

    And you know, this is the problem with Hollywood. Where are the movies/comedies about some loser girl scoring a hot guy? Huh? Where are those?

    Nowhere, and you wanna know why? Because there will be no disgustingly skinny supermodels that think they are attractive, and no sexualized High School girls. Therefore, none of the creepy old white producers cannot kid themselves thinking a young woman will come within a sixty foot radius of their underpreforming p*nises.

  96. Three Wickets — that’s some interesting trivia.

  97. DBY, that’s a cop out. Everyone was looking for you, including me. I was really upset.

    Inclined to agree with IQ on Travolta. He’s got nine lives.

  98. My favorite John Travolta flick (besides Grease of course) is Pulp Fiction.

    Favorite scene — gun goes off in the car by accident…

  99. I remember when Tommy Lee Jones was on One Life to Live.

  100. John Travolta

    Edna!

    I feel for his family right now though. First they lose their son, then one of their close family friends tries to extort them in their grief. What’s the world coming to?

    Wait, is Owen Wilson the one with the nose or that the other one? I mean the one with the nose. The other one, I like.

    Kate Hudson, I could do with less of.

  101. I remember when Tommy Lee Jones was on One Life to Live.

    Really? When? What role did he play. I’ve never heard that before!

  102. They made a lot of movies about loser chicks scoring hot guys in the 1980s; most of them starred Molly Ringwald.

    But I agree about all those “Knocked Up” type movies. They’re quite lame and the actor, Seth Rogen, isn’t very good. I liked him on “Freaks and Geeks” (hello James Franco!), but all of his movies have been the same. (That might have something to do with the fact that they are all written, directed, and produced by the same group, and largely feature the same actors.)

  103. I saw Heartburn. It was all right. I saw it for Meryl and Stockard. Meh.

    What about Nicolson? I love Jack Nicolson!

    I was going over customer reviews on Amazon and they said that the book, Heartburn was much funnier and better and heartwarming, particularly because of the yummy recipes in it.

  104. ThreeWickets> I can’t see why I’d lie. I’d simply say I couldn’t make it. No explanation necessary. But I didn’t get an invite.

  105. I’m in moderation at 11:27.

  106. An invite to what?

  107. DYB, I think I already found it.

  108. I have to give a nod to Paul Newman and Audrey Hepburn as my favorites (I know, I am old). Of the new crop, I really like Kate Winslet and Russel Crowe, and I don’t know in what category to put Robert De Niro, agewise,but he is also one of my favorite: Cape Fear still gives me nightmares…

  109. I loved John Travolta in Hairspray and Grease but I suppose that is my musical obsession coming through.

    While we’re on the subject of musicals, I am really starting to develop a thing for Emmy Rossum. I find her to be extremely attractive for some reason, and she is really a beautiful singer.
    Also, being a musical fanatic, I am obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera and thing she did a great job in that film.

  110. SOD, I’m getting to know you better. My favorite Pulp Fiction scenes are the ones where Samuel Jackson recites the passage from Ezekiel. That’s when I stopped going to church.

  111. katiebird> There was a PUMA gathering in NYC tonight. I was told I’d get an invite and never did. Apparently nobody believes me.

  112. KB — he played a young doctor having an affair with Dorian waaaaaayyyy back when.

  113. {{{{ sniff }}}}

  114. Oh, DYB — I’m so sorry.

  115. Three Wickets…come to think of it, that whole darn movie is great. It’s just a series of great vignettes. I love how Tarentino put it together Picasso-style so you need to watch it again…

    Great movie…

  116. KB: I think it was back in the 70’s, when I was young and used to watch soaps.

  117. I’m pretty indifferent to Jack Nicholson as a whole. I don’t hate him. I like him a fair bit when I run across him but I’m certainly not gonna go see a movie just because he’s in it. He was pretty good in Heartburn though, if I recall correctly. (Fantastic in Something’s Gotta Give!)

    Over-rated “icon” ever: Beyonce/Sasha Fierce. Look, she makes some great songs. I admit, I downloaded “Single Ladies (Should Have Put a Ring On It)” and “If I Were A Boy,” and blasted them like who but please stop sticking her in every musical biopic ever. She is NOT Etta James. Kthxbye

  118. SOD – OOOO — we’ll those guys sort of came and went. I might have missed him completely in one of the off years. I saw it from the first year (My Great Aunt came for a visit and got us all addicted to it) but I haven’t watched a soap since the late 80’s at all. Sometimes I miss them….

  119. They made a lot of movies about loser chicks scoring hot guys in the 1980s; most of them starred Molly Ringwald.

    Yes but they were always poor, unpopular, albiet extremely attractive loser girls, and if they were ever fat or ugly or hairy or generally repulsive like Seth Rogen, they end up getting a make over and magically become supermodel material within three or four days.

    (Case in point, She’s All That)

    Besides, they were all considered “chick flicks” and not taken seriously.

    Though I have to admit, I am obsessed with the movie House Bunny with the girl from the Scary Movies, what’s her name?

  120. Speaking of soap operas in the 70s … any Dark Shadows fans in the group?

  121. lil isis — you’re right…the “loser chick” of the 70s was Carrie,..and we all know how that turned out.

  122. *sigh* Moderation, it is my location.

  123. KB, sorry. Didn’t mean to start anything. Just heard DYB was coming and I was excited because boys should stick together. I’ll shut up.

  124. A PUMA party?

    *huffs*

    apparently none of us got an invite! *pouts*

  125. SOD, sure, I watched it! Didn’t ALL 14 year old girls watch it?

  126. SOD: I used to come from school, and watch Dark Shadows. It was my favorite show.

  127. Anna Farris.

  128. Oh, and Clint Eastwood…how could I forget Clint? I attended a town meeting when he was the Mayor of Carmel By the Sea (friends residing there): He was so charming I remember thinking “what a shame he is a Republican”. Little did I know….

  129. birdgal, on January 24th, 2009 at 11:27 pm Said:
    I remember when Tommy Lee Jones was on One Life to Live.
    ********************

    ack, so do I, we are old!

    I LOVE Johnny Depp. Also love Jack Nicolson, I wouldn’t say he was hot looking but that guy has charisma! Also loved Marlon Brando, even when he was hugely obese. That was a guy who was fantastic. I remember seeing him and Johnny Depp in Don Juan de Marco and thinking how sexy brando was, in his 70s, totally overweight but still, he gave off those hot waves. ahhhh.

  130. Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins!

  131. Was I crazy or did all young girls have a crush on Barnabas Collins?

  132. Here’s a little story about Tarantino and “Pulp Fiction.” Tarantino was at the Cannes Film Festival with “Reservoir Dogs” and saw Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “The Double Life of Veronique.” He loved the film and developed a major crush on the film’s star Irene Jacob. So much so that he wrote the role of Bruce Willis’ wife for her. By the time they got to making “Pulp Fiction,” though, Jacob was not available. She was filming Kieslowski’s “Three Colors: Red.” They all reunite at Cannes where “Pulp Fiction” and “Red” are both in competition. After Tarantino saw “Red” he leaned over to producer Harvey Weinstein and said: “This movie is going to win the Palm d’Or.” When the festival ended “Pulp Fiction” took the top prize. Tarantino, apparently, felt a little guilty.

    This story was told by Harvey Weinstein a eulogy he wrote for Kieslowski in Premiere magazine.

  133. Well, I’m way out in Kansas so I didn’t pay any attention to talk of it (if I ever knew anything) but, I’m still sorry…

  134. I actually think Clint Eastwood is much more handsome now then when he was younger. I always thought Paul Newman got hotter as he got older too!

  135. SOD, the only movie where Tarantino showed somthing, imo. Course he had great actors, but it was his screenplay.

  136. Me likey Angelique the vampire

  137. lil isis — you’re right…the “loser chick” of the 70s was Carrie,..and we all know how that turned out.

    Exactly! And in horror flicks, it is either the extremely unattractive girls or the supermodel hot girls that end up dying some horrible, bloody death.

    It is like some kind or creepy blood porn. Guys love it, particularly if said hot girls are topless while they die said horrible, bloody deaths!

  138. Geez isis

  139. Yes! Angelique and the Werewolf guy — what was his name?? Quentin or something??

  140. Angelique was beautiful. She had the biggest blue eyes.

  141. Anna Farris was also in “Brokeback Mountain.” So was Linda Cardellini, the star of “Freaks and Geeks,” which also featured Seth Rogen. See, it’s all connected….

  142. I think it was Quentin.

  143. Angelique – Lara Parker

  144. Barnabas Collins

  145. A step back in time: Angelique

  146. My best friend has a thing for dead, troubled actors and she read Brando’s autobiography. She showed me passages and he seemed like a really funny guy. And he was so sexy when he was younger. I mean, it should be illegal to be that damned sexy.

    (Same can be said of young Big Dawg. Phwoar! If I ever meet Hillary, I will throw myself at her feet and scream, “TEACH ME!”)

  147. There is a bunch of Dark Shadows stuff on YouTube

  148. DYB, well the “replacement” wife for Willis turned out to be great, just as quirky as the rest of the film.

    Harvey Weinstein btw, is the raging Hollywood producer maniac that Cruise imitates in Tropic Thunder. Film is worth it, just for those scenes.

  149. I find Clint Eastwood incredibly attractive now.

    Everyone knows that Johnny Depp is playing Barnabas Collins the remake of Dark Shadows, right?

  150. ainnj,
    and don’t forget Sean Connery…another guy who was like wine! I haven’t seen him recently, though…

  151. Geez isis — wonder what you need to do to get invited to a Puma party?

    Fuh REAL! I mean, I am so lovable, why not invite me??? How can enyone resist my charm?

    *shuffles around, grumbling*

    Same to you SOD!

  152. I was too young (7-8 yrs) for erotic fantasies but Angelique made me feel “funny”

  153. Regency — no way!! when is that due out?

  154. I liked John Travolta in “Welcome Back Kotter.”

  155. On the second thought, how could Angelique have blue eyes, when we had a black and white TV?? LOL.

  156. I haven’t seen “Tropic Thunder,” but Harvey Weinstein is known for his temper. I once worked at Miramax, back in the day when Harvey and Bob ran it. The stories about Harvey are infamous.

    The only person who is supposed to rival the Weinsteins’ madness is Scott Rudin (producer of “The Hours,” “Wonder Boys, “No Country For Old Men,” and “Doubt,” among many others) who is now at Miramax.

  157. And the last thing I liked Tom Hanks in was “Bosom Buddies.”

  158. Well, I was gonna say it but it’s already been said above….Clint Eastwood got sexier in his 70s! I am watching The Outlaw Josey Wales (History channel, West Coast) and Clint is not nearly as good as he was in Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and Bridges of Madison County.

  159. birdgal — Barnabas always talked about them…we used our imaginations!

    I think it went to color in the later years though. Anyone remember?

  160. birdgal,

    Lucy had red hair in black and white TV.

  161. birdgal:

    The movie “House of Dark Shadows” was in color – and they had pictures of the stars in Tiger Beat

  162. Connery! That voice, it’s like buttah–hot, melting, dripping butter.

  163. (Same can be said of young Big Dawg. Phwoar! If I ever meet Hillary, I will throw myself at her feet and scream, “TEACH ME!”)
    **********
    I suspect there were many times over the past 30 years where she would have said “You can have him”.

  164. littleisis> Perhaps no one knows you’re in NYC? I’m sure my e-vite got lost in transit. (Actually, I once got an e-mail from a friend almost 3 months after he sent it. Seriously! So I can know it can happen.)

  165. I don’t think the get-together in NY was invitation only. MadamaB posted that it was happening and anyone who wanted to come could e-mail her.

  166. Travolta was hot in that, boston boomer. I thought I could never be that cool, and I was right.

    My favorite film of all time is Eraserhead, and I’m guessing that’s IQ’s too, else I’m totally misreading him.

  167. Oh, oops, I guess Clint was in his 60s for Unforgiven and Bridges of Madison County..

  168. OK, Eraserhead? That’s even too sick for me, and I love horror movies.

  169. Thanks BB and others. I knew she had blue years, but I had a black and white tv. Yes, Barnabas did talk about them

    LOL! Lucy did have red hair on black and white tv. How funny.

  170. DYB: Go see Tropic Thunder! Best comedy of the year, in my opinion. Weren’t some people getting offended by Downey’s role as a white guy pretending to be black?

    I didn’t find anything offensive about it…
    did anyone here?

  171. “Lucy did have red hair on black and white tv. How funny.”

    Did you also know that Lucille Ball had no eyebrows? She shaved them off for some movie or other in her youth and they never grew back. So she drew them on for the rest of her life.

  172. Seriously, check imdb.com to see for certain but it’s either sometime this year or the next.

  173. I’m totally misreading him.

    You said it

  174. From Wikipedia:

    Upcoming film

    In July 2007, Warner Bros. announced they had purchased the film rights of the Dark Shadows television series from the estate of Dan Curtis (the creator, producer and director of Dark Shadows). Warner Bros. teamed with Johnny Depp to star and produce (with his Infinitum Nihil production company) in the film. Depp had a childhood obsession with Dark Shadows, calling it a “childhood dream” to portray Barnabas Collins. Depp and Graham King will produce with David Kennedy, who ran Dan Curtis Productions until Curtis’ death in March 2006.[3] The following November, John August said he was working “with Tim Burton on a live action project which I almost certainly will be writing post-strike. And yes, I’d love to tell you what it is. But I can’t.”[4] By June 2008, Burton was signed on as director with August writing the script.[5] Filming will begin in London in mid-2009.[6]

  175. littleisis> I’ve been told to see “Tropic Thunder.” I’ve been avoiding it because it features two of my least favorite actors: Ben Stiller and Jack Black.

  176. Ok…new thread….

    time for some full disclosure!

  177. I suspect there were many times over the past 30 years where she would have said “You can have him”.

    Tee hee! Well, Big Dawg is so magnetically sexy, I suppose it’s no wonder he had a few lapses in judgment over a span of thirty years.

    littleisis> Perhaps no one knows you’re in NYC? I’m sure my e-vite got lost in transit. (Actually, I once got an e-mail from a friend almost 3 months after he sent it. Seriously! So I can know it can happen.)

    Oh, I was only kidding! Wish I was in NYC though…

  178. DYB, the other psychotic megalomanic is Joel Silver, producer of all three Matrix movies at Warner among other things. He once had a meltdown infront of me and my staff that was so shocking, that one of my PAs went out to call the police. Hollywood is like the dark ages.

  179. Lucy’s hair’s nothing.
    Edgar Bergen was a ventriloquist on the radio.
    I could do that.

  180. I’m not a really big fan of the horror genre, but one movie I really want to see is “Teeth”

    aka: vagina dentata

  181. I’ve got an inexplicable crush on Donald Sutherland. Pray for me.

    Owen Wilson made a fan of me for life with “Darjeeling Limited” and “Life Aquatic,” both of which are fab.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman. Although the new Charlie Kaufman vehicle featuring him, ‘Synecdoche New York,’ is so postmodern it’s incomprehensible. Subtract a half hour from it and you’d have genius, though.

  182. I like Ben Stiller, but Jack Black is pretty annoying. Yes, they are two actors that can’t really play more than one type of role. Two other Seth Rogens, but I love Jim Carrey. he is hilarious but he does really well in serious roles too.

    My bff and I love the movie Dumb and Dumber. We quote it all of the time.

  183. Li for some reason I’ve seen heartburn like 9 million times. It has meryl and this really catchy carly Simon song that gets stuck in your head–that’s all you need

  184. Myiq,

    Rawhide was OK, but the sexiest westerns on TV back in those days were Steve McQueen in “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” and the homely but charismatic Richard Boone in “Have Gun Will Travel.”

  185. ThreeWickets> I can believe it. And the truth is: I’d work for any of them! Or at least try to; not sure how much abuse I can take before I snap. I think my fuse is pretty short for that kind of stuff. When I worked at Miramax I applied to work as Harvey’s assistant and didn’t get it. Perhaps it was for the best.

  186. DYB – I absolutely sent you an invitation to the PUMA party. It came from Evite. Are you saying you didn’t get it? Check your spam filter, maybe.

  187. KB:

    No matter how good it might be, it won’t be the original.

    (But Jim Varney and Cloris Leachman did a good job with Beverly Hillbillies)

  188. DYB: Lucy’s eyebrows looked like they were drawn in, but I didn’t realize that she had actually lost them.

  189. new thread…c’mon up to the party.

    Bell Bottoms required…

  190. “Synecdoche New York” was literally edited across the hall from where I’m working. I could always look out of my room into the edit and see Philip Seymor Hoffman on the screen.

  191. Okay, it’s late enough

    Q: What do Lucille Ball and Monica Lewinsky have in common?

  192. littleisis, I am not African American, but yes I was feeling a tad squirmish about Downey’s role, in part because I know they were doing it indirectly for political reasons during the electoral season, imo.

  193. dunno.

  194. Li no it was disability rights groups protesting tropic thunder c

  195. madamab> I checked and it never arrived. But contrary to popular belief – mail does get lost in the internet! I’ll be more diligent about attending the next party! I hope everyone missed me terribly. 🙂

  196. A: They both had a little Cuban in them

  197. SHV: Even if Hill was ready to give Bill up these last 37 years, I imagine I’d be hardpressed to make him go. As someone wrote years, “Bill would lay down and kill himself before he let Hillary go.”

  198. MyIQ, I’m just reporting. I don’t have any particular feelings about it one way or the other. I’m kind of not a Johnny Depp fan these days — maybe that’s why.

  199. Uh oh! Poor Monica Lewinsky. What does she have in common with Lucy?

  200. littleisis, I am not African American, but yes I was feeling a tad squirmish about Downey’s role, in part because I know they were doing it indirectly for political reasons during the electoral season, imo.

    Li no it was disability rights groups protesting tropic thunder c

    I don’t think so, Three Wickets, it was a comedy, and they wanted laughs.

    Oh… *feels guilty* I might have almost wet my panties laughing during the “Simple Jack” part in that movie.

    I don’t know. I suppose my sense of humor is pretty crude and inappropriate. Maybe they took it too seriously but I can understand why a disability group would protest.

  201. SHV: Even if Hill was ready to give Bill up these last 37 years, I imagine I’d be hardpressed to make him go. As someone wrote years, “Bill would lay down and kill himself before he let Hillary go.”

    *snuggles Big Dawg*

    Poor Monica! Though that is a really mean joke MYIQ, lol. Though I find it funny. There are much worse things Big Dawg could have done. He didn’t even do that much with Lewinsky, which is why I never thought people should have made a big deal about it.

    But, you know, having a dirty sense of humor and also being a dirty gal in general, I am more inclined to forgive Big Dawg for getting a half dozen BJ’s in a span of two years, especially since Hillary did.

    But, you know how our culture is. Mention “sex” or even something close to it, and people are running around screaming and attempting to smear people and accuse them of sex addictions.

    Particularly when it comes to sexy politicians from Arkansas that don’t belong to “The Village” club.

  202. meh! This thread is too much fun! I don’t want to go upstairs!

    *lets do it on teh kitchen floor!*

  203. Good looking men
    Robert Taylor my father looked like him
    Jeffery Hunter the most beautiful green eyes
    James Garner best sense of fun
    Paul Newman always a star and a good man
    Sean Connery could make reading the telephone book sexy

    Good looking women
    Susan Hayward made redheads look good
    Ava Gardiner Just beautiful
    Susanne Plesette Sexy voice
    Rosalind Russell always played strong women

    Many more I could not think of just now

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  204. Did everyone leave upstairs? We need an intercom system here or something.

  205. bostonboomer, on January 24th, 2009 at 11:16 pm Said:
    I like Johnny Depp. I thought he was wonderful in Don Juan DeMarco. And I loved Donnie Brasco. Of course my all-time favorite Depp movie is Ed Wood–one of the funniest movies of all time!
    =======

    Bennie and Joon was Depp’s best IMHO

  206. I like both Jennifer Aniston and Winona Ryder. Winnona is a very talented actress. She has done plenty of good movies (Little Women, The Age of Innocence , Bittle Juice, Lost Souls, Dracula etc.) and was better than Angelina Jolie’s character in Girl Interrupted.

    bostonboomer, on January 24th, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    Robert Mitchum had charm. There is one movie I watched where he played an evil guy but he was too charming which made his character likeable.

    Robert Donat is another great actor that many don’t know about. He was british and died at a young age(I think he had a heart disease)

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