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Old 04-28-03, 10:32 PM
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I'd like to see Patrick Stewart in different roles than his X-men and Star Trek stuff. I know he's a great actor by all of the Shakespeare stuff he does.

I'd also like to see Andy Richter do more movies. He's been in a few flicks, but I'm sure he could do some great work with the right type of material.

John Leguizamo is a great actor. I'd love to see him get more work.

Jessica Beil for nothing more than for me to have the ability to oogle her more. Same for Katherine Heigl.
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Old 04-29-03, 01:05 AM
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Michael Madsen
Tom Sizemore
Jared Leto (he's great in Requiem for a Dream)
Ray Liotta
Christian Bale
Old 04-29-03, 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by joeydaninja
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Old 04-29-03, 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by joeydaninja
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"This is what my girlfriend would look like without skin."

Since I have not yet responded to my own thread, I would say:

Jeremy Piven
Charles Martin Smith
Don Cheadle (although he is doing pretty well on his own, deservedly)
John C. McGinley, of course
Tony Shalhoub
Jena Malone
Christine Lahti
Saul Rubinek
Laura Linney
Tilda Swinton
Lynne Thigpen (had she not just died)
Pamela Reed
Ray Winstone
Gina McKee
Ian Hart
John Hannah
Laura Innes

Honestly, I think I could go on and on if I wanted to expend the mental energy.
Old 04-29-03, 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by JustinS
Jeremy Piven
Don Cheadle
John C. McGinley
Laura Linney
Excellent choices, Justin.
Old 04-29-03, 05:59 PM
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Nicholas Brendon - Definitely has potential doing some comedic roles

I second Andy Richter & Katherine Heigl...
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Sarah Silverman
Courtney Peldon
Alicia Silverstone could really stand to make a comeback!
Old 04-29-03, 08:51 PM
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How about John C. Reilly!!

I also like Luis Guzman, Jeremy Piven, Nicholas Brendan (in a non-pirate role)

I saw Alyson Hannigan on somebody's list, absolutely she's great.


Ill go ahead and add Bruce Campbell and Tony Shalhoub to my list too
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Many of mine being said, I'll say:

Actors:

Bruce Campbell
Dennis Quaid
Jason Lee

Actresses:

Claire Forlani
Helen Slater
Shakira
Old 04-30-03, 04:17 AM
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Originally posted by bahist17
Timothy Olyphant - if someone has to actually have an excuse to watch Doug Liman's Go, Olyphant is it. His portrayal of drug dealer Todd Gaines is amazing.
Have you seen his performance in Dreamcatcher??? He's the only worthwhile, non-CGI thing in the whole damn movie.

People I'd bolster... (in no particular order):

Maura Tierney
Timothy Olyphant
Eliza Dushku
Famke Janssen
Catherine McCormack
Kenneth Brannagh
Audrey Tautou
Rick Yune
Lorraine Bracco
Aaron Eckhart
Jonny Lee Miller
Ling Bai
Ron Livingston
Saffron Burrows

This is all that I can think of atm.
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David Straithairn, Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris Meloni.
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Originally posted by Chew
I think Bruce Campbell should be a much bigger star than he currently is.

In B.C.'s book, he said so himself that he doesn't want to be a big household name star, that's why you only see him doing cameo's and playing in lead roles of films that are not well known.

But as far as this topic goes, Sylvester Stallone defintely comes to mind. He really needs help. I'm sure Stallone already has an agent that helps him.

After his 2 straight to video releases ("Eye See You", "Avenging Angelo"), he really did made a good decision to play in "Spy Kids 3-D" (which is currently in production).
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Two actors who havent had a hit in a while but deserve one:

John Travolta
Kevin Costner
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I thought of a few more people.

Scott Bakula. He's been one of my favorite actors ever since he was in Quantum Leap. He's done some movie work, but it seems as QL and ST: Enterprise are his biggest works.

Going along w/ the ST theme, I'd like to see Jeri Ryan get more work. She was good as 7 of 9 on ST: Voyager and she's even better in Boston Public this season.

Going along with themes, I'd like to see Ron Livingston, Neal McDonough and Damian Lewis from Band of Brothers get more work. They were all great in BofB.
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Since I have not yet responded to my own thread, I would say:


Ian Hart
Ian Hart!!! My favorite actor.
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lili taylor, selma blair and patricia clarkson are some very talented women who don't get enough screen time/recognition.
Old 05-05-03, 07:23 PM
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Great question JustinS!

I would help, not that he needs it, he's in the new MATRIX sequels.... HARRY LENNIX


This man is AWESOME and he would be 1st on my list.

Here he is in "TITUS"

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Don Cheadle (he needs a leading role)
Jason Lee (the Chinese one)
Linda Fiorentino

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