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Old 01-07-09, 11:19 PM
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Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

I remember after Boogie Nights, Reynolds was in big demand again, but only did big payday/bad movies and his career died again pretty quick.

I know Rourke just signed up for Iron Man 2 and a few others, but do you think the lure of the lira will sidetrack his career again?

I think its a distinctive possibility.

By the way: His performance was great in 'The Wrestler' but I wasnt overwhelmed with the film itself.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

He was also in Rodriguez's Sin City and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He was in Tony Scott's Man on Fire and Domino. Now he's in The Wrestler. Next, Iron Man 2. Plus, he comes across as a guy who enjoys working with well-known and/or well-respected folks.

Without looking at IMDB, I don't remember any of Reynold's post-Boogie Nights movies. He also always seemed to go for the 'fun jobs'. Nothing has been all that stand-out. It's just lightweight, enjoyable fluff.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

I only remember seeing him on an episode of "My Name Is Earl" as Chubby. If anything, I would think that Rourke's post-Wrestler career is going to be like Travolta only not as big. I think he'll continue to find regular work.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

He won't be that big- he's one ugly mo-fo and that counts.... for leading roles at least.

Wait... is this a trick question? Burt's Career isn't necessarily resurrected
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Yup, he will be in a Uwe Boll film in no time!
Old 01-08-09, 10:47 AM
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

He is signing as the bad guy in Iron Man 2 according to Ain't it Cool. Sam Rockwell is also in talks to play a rival Billionaire of Starks. Burt Reynolds was in his 60s when he made his comeback so a lot of roles just weren't there for him.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Burt Reynolds films after Boogie Nights:

Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms
Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business
Crazy Six
The Hunter's Moon
Pups
Big City Blues
Mystery, Alaska
The Crew
Driven

Plus a few more direct to dvd releases & some TV films....

Then again look at the stuff he did before Boogie Nights:

Bean
Meet Wally Sparks
Mad Dog Time
Striptease

Almost all of that was either average or garbage....
He only had a few decent films in all that time....
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

i'm curious as to whether or not the OP considers reynolds' post-boogie nights career as being good or shitty. scratch that...i really don't care. this thread sucks.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Mickey Rourke before he made The Wrestler:

Domino
Sin City
Man on Fire
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Spun

That's ALOT better than Burt Reynolds.....

Look at the films he already has coming out after The Wrestler:

Killshot
13
Sin City 2 (very possible)
Iron Man 2
The Expendables
The Informers

Looks like he's not going the Burt Reynolds route....
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

riot: be nice. i believe this is a worthy thread.

My point is (if i wasnt clear in the 1st place) : Reynolds had an opportunity after Boogie Nights to resurrect his career (critically) because he was still capable of giving a great performance, but threw it all away (critically speaking) doing garbage because of the money.

After the Rourke, post 'Wrestler' kudos wears off (post- Iron Man 2, etc), will he just do flicks for the money, or is critical acclaim sustainable because he will take jobs with quality scripts and directors.

Reynolds was never going to be leading man material anymore after 'Boogie' because he was too old (and had bad plastic surgery to boot ... like Rourke), but he could have done worthy films, and he chose not to.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Burt trashed "Boogie Nights" pretty badly before its release (and long before the buzz about his performance was known). Once the movie hit the circuit, and not only got critical accolades but raves about Burt himself, he *really* looked foolish.

Still, he *is* Burt... I know women in their early 20s who would love to go for a moustache ride. And who wouldn't? The answer, of course, is disturbing...
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
Burt trashed "Boogie Nights" pretty badly before its release (and long before the buzz about his performance was known). Once the movie hit the circuit, and not only got critical accolades but raves about Burt himself, he *really* looked foolish.

Still, he *is* Burt... I know women in their early 20s who would love to go for a moustache ride. And who wouldn't? The answer, of course, is disturbing...
Why did he trash it?
Old 01-08-09, 06:49 PM
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

He hated Boogie Nights so much that he fired his agent after he finished it.... lol
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Re: New guy makes an attempt at an insightful thread but falls well short

Torchur already covered it.

There is no valid comparison.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas
Why did he trash it?
From script-o-rama.com... and it's a pretty accurate assessment of what went down:

Burt freakin' Reynolds.

Let's flash back to 1997, shall we? Paul Thomas Anderson, a much kinder soul than I, plucked Burt Reynolds from out of his cinematic banishment (a la QT's rescue of John Travolta) and gave him a super-juicy role in Boogie Nights. Was Burt humble? Did he get down on his knees daily and thank P.T. Anderson for this charity? As memory serves, Burt was an incredible pain in the ass on the set during the shoot, then after he saw the flick, he fired his agent because he thought it was godawful. He then proceeded to trash the movie publicly and say how he would never work with a newbie director again. Even after the movie got acclaim, he told Mark Wahlberg "I don't know why but they love this movie." Wahlberg's reply? "Because it's a f***ing great movie."

When you get schooled by Marky Mark Wahlberg, that should immediately clue you that you're on the express train towards winning the gold medal for assitude.

Even after being a complete schmuck, Anderson offered him a role in Magnolia. Reynolds refused. Now, I'm not a big believer in karma or anything, but after publicly showing his ass for months, he didn't win the Oscar and plunged right back into obscurity. As my Uncle Olaf once eloquently put it...you can't polish a turd. Check out his filmography post-Boogie Nights. Have you even heard of 90% of those atrocities? Auf Herz und Nieren? Time of the Wolf? You're officially in Kari Wuhrer and Shannon Whirry territory now, Stick.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

On the other end of the spectrum, Aronofsky talked about how great Rourke was to work with during the shoot.
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I wonder which role in Magnolia he was offered. The game show host I'm assuming.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Originally Posted by siddd5
riot: be nice. i believe this is a worthy thread.

My point is (if i wasnt clear in the 1st place) : Reynolds had an opportunity after Boogie Nights to resurrect his career (critically) because he was still capable of giving a great performance, but threw it all away (critically speaking) doing garbage because of the money.

After the Rourke, post 'Wrestler' kudos wears off (post- Iron Man 2, etc), will he just do flicks for the money, or is critical acclaim sustainable because he will take jobs with quality scripts and directors.

Reynolds was never going to be leading man material anymore after 'Boogie' because he was too old (and had bad plastic surgery to boot ... like Rourke), but he could have done worthy films, and he chose not to.
AFTER he wins the Oscar this year he will pretty much be able to do what he wants for awhile. What he does with it is up to him...
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Originally Posted by Torchur317
Burt Reynolds films after Boogie Nights:

Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms
Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business
Crazy Six
The Hunter's Moon
Pups
Big City Blues
Mystery, Alaska
The Crew
Driven

Plus a few more direct to dvd releases & some TV films....

Then again look at the stuff he did before Boogie Nights:

Bean
Meet Wally Sparks
Mad Dog Time
Striptease

Almost all of that was either average or garbage....
He only had a few decent films in all that time....
How can you forget the masterpiece known as Dukes of Hazzard?
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

I was only listing movies a few years before or after Boogie Nights.... lol
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Unlike Burt, Mickey has been humbled over the past 15 years so I expect him to have a much better chance of keeping his career on a good track.
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No matter what Burt is an icon of the 70's.
I'm sure he didn't get the Oscar for BOGGIE because he is a tool.
If he would have been married to Sally Field you know he would have gotten the Oscar that year.
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

Originally Posted by GuessWho
How can you forget the masterpiece known as Dukes of Hazzard?
How can you forget In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale?
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Re: Will Rourke's Movie Future Emulate Burt Reynolds' (Post 'Boogie Nights')?

"Boggie"?

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