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Old 03-25-04, 12:23 PM
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Actresses and nudity

How come some actresses have clauses in their contracts to not do nudity? I mean, when you think about it, that's really hurting their careers when they do that. Look at Charlize Theron, no problem doing nudity, wins an Oscar, same with Jennifer Connelly, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Gwenyth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, and Holly Hunter. I think the actresses that state they won't do nudity at all are truly limiting themselves to certain roles. What do you think?
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Well, if they don't want to nudity from the get-go I certainly wouldn't hold it against them. It could be for moral/religious reasons, timidity etc. What irks me are the ones who use nudity to get into films and once they have a hit movie drop in the no-nudity clause because they are serious "artists" now and it's beneath them (Shannon Elizabeth for example). Of course the opposite also comes into play where you have to do nudity to get attention since your once strong career is now floundering (Meg Ryan) and you need to do something to get attention back.

Hillary Swank has done nude scenes??? Please advise!

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Originally posted by matome

Hillary Swank has done nude scenes??? Please advise!
you're being sarcastic, right?
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Nope, I'm serious. Of course I've only seen her Karate Kid movie, Insomnia and Boys Don't Cry (it's been a while, but I don't remember any nudity in that one).
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not to be crude, but in Boys you see full frontal nudity.
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Thanks, not sure how I could forget something like that, but it's good to know!
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In regards to "Boys", apparently the European prints of the film are the full unrated cut of the film. The film here in the states was trimmed of explicit footage, notably during the rape sequence to earn it's R-rating.
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Actresses and Nudity? I'm all for it.
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I remember reading that Neve Campbell initiated a 'no-nudity' clause in her contract when Wild Things was to begin filming.
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Originally posted by Giles
I remember reading that Neve Campbell initiated a 'no-nudity' clause in her contract when Wild Things was to begin filming.
Thank God Denise Richards didnt have that in her contract then
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I think the actresses that state they won't do nudity at all are truly limiting themselves to certain roles.
Not to sound prude or anything since I'm always up for seeing chicks like Nicole Kidman nude, but how the hell is it limiting? I haven't seen any role where it was a MUST for the actress to get nude to truly be in character.

It's a bonus, but not a requirement. Be a conviencing actress first and foremost before you try to just be eye candy. Look at the whole 9 yards. Was that quick nude scene REALLY needed?
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
I haven't seen any role where it was a MUST for the actress to get nude to truly be in character.
there are roles in which require nudity... Elizabeth Berkleys role in Showgirls... Roller Girl in Boogie Nights.... There are some roles in which require nudity...
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Originally posted by REL77
there are roles in which require nudity... Elizabeth Berkleys role in Showgirls... Roller Girl in Boogie Nights.... There are some roles in which require nudity...
almost everyone in Quest for Fire

and if you're in a Peter Greenaway film it's a given.
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Originally posted by Giles
and if you're in a Peter Greenaway film it's a given.
Yes, but in most cases only if you're at least 100 pounds overweight.
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Originally posted by REL77
there are roles in which require nudity... Elizabeth Berkleys role in Showgirls... Roller Girl in Boogie Nights.... There are some roles in which require nudity...
Show girls in itself would be limiting your career. Not taking it is a smart thing.

Nudity really doesn't limit it. I didn't have to see Roller Girl nude in boogie nights to get the idea that she is a porn star. These are all things that can be worked around. Is it a nice bonus? Yes. Is it a requirement to truely get great roles? No, not really.
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Re: Actresses and nudity

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
How come some actresses have clauses in their contracts to not do nudity? I mean, when you think about it, that's really hurting their careers when they do that. Look at Charlize Theron, no problem doing nudity, wins an Oscar, same with Jennifer Connelly, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Gwenyth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, and Holly Hunter. I think the actresses that state they won't do nudity at all are truly limiting themselves to certain roles. What do you think?
I think don't think Jolie has shyed away from nudity since she hit it big. Just look at Original Sin (2001), and her new movie Taking Lives. She didn't show everything in the Tomb Raider series, though she came close, because it would't have been appropriate. In the last few years she has taken a variety of roles, some don't require nudity, some do. I don't think it is fair to lump her in with actresses like Shannon Elizabeth and Denise Richards who make their career on nudity, then require a no-nudity clause once they make it.
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I thought the Shannon Elizabeth no-nudity clause was all rumors.
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Hey OP, with your logic, Shannon Tweed should receive a lifetime achievement Oscar.

Last time I checked Julia Roberts is an Oscar winner that never appeared nude in any of her films. Its a well known fact that she had a body double in Pretty Woman.

Hell I find it funny to see how few movie Charlize is NOT nude in. I think Im up to three (3).
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Funny, nobody seems to think it's a must for men to have nudity for their careers....
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Originally posted by chente
Actresses and Nudity? I'm all for it.
Exactly.
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Originally posted by Sierra Disc
Funny, nobody seems to think it's a must for men to have nudity for their careers....
Hey I DO NOT need to see Kevin Bacon shaking his jubblies on screen. Hell seeing Jack Nicholsan's arse was a bit much.
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Last time I checked Julia Roberts is an Oscar winner that never appeared nude in any of her films. Its a well known fact that she had a body double in Pretty Woman.
Not exactly true. In Pretty Woman if you look through the correct lattice hole when she and Gere are getting it on at the end of the movie, you see a little something perfectly framed!
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Originally posted by chente
Actresses and Nudity? I'm all for it.
Unless it's Kathy Bates.
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Originally posted by ianholm
Not exactly true. In Pretty Woman if you look through the correct lattice hole when she and Gere are getting it on at the end of the movie, you see a little something perfectly framed!
Okay that scene is within the first 40 minutes of the movie, not at the end. And in interviews since the movie, she (Roberts) has said it was a BODY DOUBLE.
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From all the reports I've heard over the years it sounds like Julia Roberts' body double worked more days on the film than Roberts did

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