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Old 07-14-04, 02:40 PM
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Trend in movies: CAsting Woes

Recently ive been noticing that big time actors are being cast alongside less prestigious actors. Ex: Harrison Ford and Josh Harnett (Hollywood Homicide), JAck Nicholson and Adam Sandler (Anger Management), Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock (Bad Company), and most recently TomCruise and Jamie Foxx???

I just want to know what the movie makers are thinking when they put together these ensembles.

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It's just a gradual way of replacing the old-and-crusty with the young-and-not-quite-so-crusty.
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If by "trend" you mean "last 100 years," then I agree with you.
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Now that's a long followed trend groucho. I wonder how long till they figure out what NOT to do.
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charlie chaplin and that little whiney no-name boy did it first
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Its to get the whole family in the theater. The parents enjoy Hopkins' work, the kiddies think Chris Rock is da bomb.
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Well I don't think I'd compare Adam Sandler to the rest. Out of all those people, second to Tom Cruise, he's by far the biggest box office draw of the whole bunch.

And what's the idea? Well, depends on the movie. Obviously one it keeps costs down. Two, it can be good to bring that sort of difference to the screen. Jack and Adam was all about two different types of people clashing, which made perfect sense. And why Jamie Foxx? Cause Michael Mann said so.

Obviously these movies aren't going to have two 20 million dollar leads in the same movie. That's too expensive. Actually, can we really think of many cases where this doesn't happen? I mean, you get a big star, and fill in around him with lesser known talent. And even though some of these actors you might call prestiguous, remember...Adam Sandler is a much more expensive actor than Anthony Hopkins.
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Originally posted by Groucho
If by "trend" you mean "last 100 years," then I agree with you.
100 yrs...actually I havnt lived that long....whats it like?
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Its to get the whole family in the theater. The parents enjoy Hopkins' work, the kiddies think Chris Rock is da bomb.
Now that makes sense.
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Adam Sandler got higher billing than Jack Nicholoson so bad example. As for the rest, well I think it could work if its done well. It was supposed to be Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler in Collateral. And no matter how good that movie turns out to be I'll still think about how much better it could of been.

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