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Old 02-11-03, 08:37 PM
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Strongest & weakest filmographies?

Which actor or actress do you think has a really impressive or really unimpressive filmography? Someone who has had next-to-nothing in the way of horrible flops, or next-to-nothing in the way of passable entertainment.

My choices:

STRONG (to QUITE STRONG)
John Cazale - 5 movies in his brief career and all 5 are generally considered masterpieces
The Godfather (1972)
The Conversation (1974)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The Deer Hunter (1978)

WEAK
Bo Derek - 3 films from her short credits list with are on IMDb's Worst 100 List, her film 'career' spans over 35 years with some of the most maligned films of several eras, several of which she produced. The only good one, IMO, is Tommy Boy - a supporting role in a likeable stupid buddy road comedy.

Orca (1977) [Actress .... Annie]
10 (1979) [Actress .... Jenny(Hanley)Miles]
Change of Seasons, A (1980) [Actress .... Lindsey Rutledge]
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) [Actress .... Jane] [Producer]
Bolero (1984) [Actress .... Lida MacGillivery] [Producer]
Ghosts Can't Do It (1990) [Actress .... Katie O'Dare Scott][Producer]
Hot Chocolate (1992) [Actress .... BJ Cassidy]
Woman of Desire (1993) [Actress .... Christina Ford]
Sognando la California (1993)
Tommy Boy (1995) [Actress .... Beverly Barish-Burns]
Frozen with Fear (2000) [Actress .... Katherine Sullivan]
Horror 101 (2000) [Actress .... Miss James]
Life in the Balance (2001) [Actress .... Kathryn Garr]
Sunstorm (2001) [Actress .... Victoria Warren]
Master of Disguise, The (2002) [Actress .... Herself]

Who are some actors/actresses you feel fit into either of these categories? Obviously, they don't have to be to the extreme like these two.
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Old 02-11-03, 08:46 PM
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Sly Stallone seems (in recent years, at least) to have the Reverse Midas Touch - everything he touches turns to....well, you know. It's gotten to the point where, if I was a studio exec, I wouldn't greenlight anything with him in the lead role.

And isn't it conventional wisdom that Burt "Turd Ferguson" Reynolds has made some pretty poor choices?
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Old 02-12-03, 09:19 AM
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For weakest, I would have said Adam Sandler, but no, PTA had to screw that up.
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Old 02-12-03, 10:55 AM
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Alec Guinness has a very strong filmography:

Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
Doctor Zhivago
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lavendar Hill Mob
Great Expectations
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Oliver Twist
The Ladykillers
The Man in the White Suit
Murder By Death
Captain's Paradise
The Horse's Mouth
Our Man in Havana


There are quite a few more that I havent had the chance to see yet, but everything that I have seen him in has been excellent.
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Tom Cruise

Mission: Impossible 3 (2004)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) .... Himself
Minority Report (2002) .... Detective John Anderton
Mission: Impossible II (2000) .... Ethan Hunt
Magnolia (1999) .... Frank T.J. Mackey
Jerry Maguire (1996) .... Jerry Maguire
Mission: Impossible (1996) .... Ethan Hunt
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) ....
Firm, The (1993) .... Mitch McDeere
Few Good Men, A (1992) .... Lt. Daniel Alistair Kaffee
Far and Away (1992) .... Joseph Donnelly
Rain Man (1988) .... Charlie Babbitt
Young Guns (1988) (uncredited) .... Man Who Is Shot
Cocktail (1988) .... Brian Flanagan
Top Gun (1986) .... Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
Risky Business (1983) .... Joel


Tom Hanks

Catch Me If You Can (2002) .... Carl Hanratty
Road to Perdition (2002) .... Michael Sullivan
"Band of Brothers" (2001) (mini) TV Series .... British Officer
Cast Away (2000) .... Chuck Noland
Green Mile, The (1999) .... Paul Edgecomb
Toy Story 2 (1999) (voice) .... Woody
Saving Private Ryan (1998) .... Capt. John Miller
"From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini) TV Series .... Jean-Luc
Toy Story (1995) (voice) .... Woody
Apollo 13 (1995) .... Jim Lovell
Forrest Gump (1994) .... Forrest Gump
Philadelphia (1993) .... Andrew Beckett
Big (1988) .... Josh


John C. Reilly

Hours, The (2002) .... Dan Brown
Chicago (2002) .... Amos Hart
Gangs of New York (2002) .... Happy Jack
Good Girl, The (2002) .... Phil Last
Perfect Storm, The (2000) .... Dale 'Murph' Murphy
Magnolia (1999) .... Jim Kurring
Thin Red Line, The (1998) .... Sgt. Storm
Boogie Nights (1997) .... Reed Rothchild


Ron Howard doesn't have a bad directing track record
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http://us.imdb.com/Name?Baggot,+Doug
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Weakest:

http://us.imdb.com/Name?Baggot,+Doug
Gotcha' beat. Check out this loser http://us.imdb.com/Name?Ebright,+Brett
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Bill Paxton doesn't have a bad filmography.

His stuff includes...

Frailty (2001)
U-571 (2000)
Simple Plan, A (1998)
Titanic (1997)
Twister (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
True Lies (1994)
Tombstone (1993) .... Morgan Earp
Boxing Helena (1993)
Predator 2 (1990)
Next of Kin (1989)
Near Dark (1987)
Aliens (1986)
Commando (1985)
Weird Science (1985)
Terminator, The (1984)
Stripes (1981)
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