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Old 05-20-04, 09:01 PM
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The Kurt Russell appreciation thread!



I first saw him in "Escape from New York" as a kid in a movie theatre and he had that Clint Eastwood attitude that made him so cool...

I never was a harcore fan but I always enjoyed his performances.Sure he made some crappy movies (Captain Ron anyone?) but hey, who hasn't . I recently learned that he was the voice for Elvis in "Forrest Gump"!! Will have to watch that again heh.

My faves:

-Tombstone. He added a vulnerability and a human aspect to Earp which was refreshing.

-Big trouble in Little China. Come on, it's Jack Burton!!

-Vanilla Sky. Kinda subdued, taking a supporting role.

-Dark Blue. My surprise performance of 2002 (because I was expecting crap). Russell alone made that movie great.

What are your faves?
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Big T in little C was the best.

"You know what Jack Burton always says at a time like this.....................................what the hell" - love it.
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No love for Soldier

He's not one of my fav actors but I have enjoyed some of the movies he's been in.

Favs would be (besides Soldier )
Escape from NY
Big Trouble
Tombstone
Stargate
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I liked his performance in Tombstone quite a bit, but most recently I thought he was great as Herb Brooks in Miracle.
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My all-time favorite actor, been posting about that here since my first day at the boards. As in real life, I seem to be alone in my love of Kurt Russell. Glad at least some people here dig him.
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Big Trouble in Little China
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A bit off topic... Him and Goldie seem to have a great long lasting relationship!! And they're not married!

Take that Ashton and Demi!!
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Kurt Russell has a fantastic charm that matches his acting ability. Great performer. Still, he was at his best with John Carpenter. I even thought his performance in Escape From LA was great (no matter what else you think about the rest of the movie).

And if you guys haven't seen the Carpenter-directed made for TV movie Elvis, you have to. It may be Russell's best performance.
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Originally posted by Suprmallet


And if you guys haven't seen the Carpenter-directed made for TV movie Elvis, you have to. It may be Russell's best performance.
It's kinda foggy, but I remember him talking to his brother/shadow, I would have to watch it again. Is it available on DVD?
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Oh yeah, he's definately one of my fav actors. Here's the DVD's I own (and obviously like)

The Thing
Big Trouble in Little China
Tango and Cash
Backdraft
Captain Ron
Tombstone
Stargate
Breakdown
Miracle
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The Thing
Stargate
Escape from New York
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His step-daughter will be on Letterman in a little while...

About Kurt:
  • Executive Decision
  • Tombstone
  • Backdraft
  • Overboard
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • the Best of Times
  • the Thing
  • Escape from New York,
  • Used Cars
  • the Strongest Man in the World
Oh, and I LOVE the courtroom scene in Tango & Cash..
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Kurt Russell is The Man.



He rocked in Silkwood.

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"If we're not back by dawn, call the president."

He's good in just about anything I've seen him in.
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I've always been a big kurt fan, he just has a way about him.
He picks roles that I don't think would suit many other actors of his age. These are my favourites:
Tombstone,
Stargate,
Executive decision,
Overboard,
Tango & Cash.
Special mentions to:
Backdraft- I'm sorry but NO ONE says "god dammit!" like Kurt,
3000 miles to Graceland- I don't care anyone says I love this film.
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Kurt is in fact the man!
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Yes he is the man! I've been a fan since the Barefoot Executive back in the early 70's.

My favorites:
The Barefoot Executive
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Strongest Man in the World
Used Cars
Escape From New York
The Thing
The Best of Times
Big Trouble in Little China
Tombstone
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If we draw a hard line between "best" and "favorite," I can safely say that Kurt Russell is my favorite actor. If I ever made a movie of any kind -- horror, comedy, musical, farce, pr0n -- I'd want him as my star. The guy is good in everything he's in and has elevated some otherwise terrible work to enjoyable films.

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Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says: "Give me your best shot. I can take it."
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Kurt has been the man for quite some time in my book. My fave's:
  • Elvis
  • Used Cars
  • The Thing
  • BTILC
  • Overboard
  • Executive Decision
  • Dark Blue
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Big to Used Cars

The Thing
Used Cars
Escape From New York
Big Trouble in Little China
Tombstone

he was also very creepy in TV movie The Deadly Tower
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I agree, he is one of the mist underrated, unerappreciated actors out there. His casual non-chalant portrayals make him a great "every man."

Any thoughts of the (probably Disney started) rumor that he may get an Oscar nod for "Miracle"?

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Gilligan's Island, baby!

Kurt has always been a very good actor. And he has the range to really stretch his chops. From comedy to drama to action.
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Originally posted by Abob Teff
I agree, he is one of the mist underrated, unerappreciated actors out there. His casual non-chalant portrayals make him a great "every man."
Which makes Breakdown all too realistic. Solid film.

This may be old but back when they were discussing new Batman movie ideas, someone put up the nod for KR to play an older Batman/Bruce Wayne training a new Batman ala the KnightsEnd comic series. I always thought this was a great choice. Probably because he seems like an "every man."
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Originally posted by elias

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Strongest Man in the World
You forgot the middle part of The Dexter Riley Trilogy.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't
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he is THE one & only... Snake Plisken

period.


my fav:
Escape From New York <--- [email protected]#k Punisher... Snake is the ONE!
The Thing <--- McGreedy's hat is the shiet!!
Big Trouble in Little China <---- Jack Burton is a classic cluster-**** hero
Stargate <--- O'Niel is mean SOB
Tombstone <--- "Hell is coming with meee...!!!"

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