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Old 11-15-16, 07:09 PM
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I can't recall having seen any of his films, but he was a decent game show host.
Cameo'D as Pat Garret in Young Guns. Fared better in about 2 scenes in his dad's Alamo.
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Hitchcock put his daughter in two films. She was pretty good in one of them.
I liked her in both Strangers on a Train, and Psycho. Which one didn't you like?
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Sudden Impact (and others): Clint Eastwood feat. Sondra Locke.
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Are we talking about actors or filmmakers?
If that's to me, Clint was the director.
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If that's to me, Clint was the director.
I know that, it wasn't to you. The ones below.

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Jill Ireland aka Charles Bronson's wife for some time. Bitch couldn't act for shit. Bored the fuck out of me in his flicks.
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Joel McCrea had his son, Jody McCrea, appear in some of his westerns--to no avail. Jody only became famous when he played Deadhead in the Beach Party movies, the only part he ever succeeded in. And that was WITHOUT his father's help.

John Wayne cast his son Patrick in a number of his westerns, e.g. THE SEARCHERS. Patrick was only a so-so actor, but he wasn't allowed to do any real damage.

Alan Ladd put his daughter in some of his films, giving her significant supporting roles in GUNS OF THE TIMBERLAND and the Italian-produced DUEL OF CHAMPIONS. She plays Frankie Avalon's girlfriend in TIMBERLAND and was neither cute nor much of an actress.
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Old 11-15-16, 09:29 PM
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Sudden Impact (and others): Clint Eastwood feat. Sondra Locke.
I was coming in to post the same. There is a significant dip in quality of Eastwood's films during the Sondra Locke era (with the exception of The Outlaw Josie Wales).
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Two words - Leslie Mann.

I think it was the promise that Judd had to make in order to get her to marry him. She's not better than a 6 but for Judd, who is a 2, it's a massive step up.
Leslie Mann is not untalented. She's a fine actress.
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Old 11-15-16, 11:06 PM
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shes also sexy as hell.
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Old 11-16-16, 04:31 AM
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The last two comments need to be struck from the thread. Leslie Mann is the first person that came to mind and she is a horrible, horrible actress and and she is damn ugly. She is a perfect fit for Judd Apatow.
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Old 11-16-16, 06:43 AM
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Her attractiveness or Apatow's are not relevant to me. I've seen her in multiple films and she was decent to good in all of them.
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Old 11-16-16, 06:51 AM
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She's got a personality type of sexy. She's a bit more on the average side in looks but just her person is sexy as hell as to me.
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Old 11-16-16, 07:46 AM
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Kevin Smith and his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, who's had some supporting roles in a couple of his films. Considering his budgets, I imagine her "ask" is a good motivation. Now that I think of it, he's just featured his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith in two films.
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She was also in his segment of Holidays. I haven't seen Yoga Hosers but I think for her type of roles, she's okay.
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Old 11-16-16, 10:13 AM
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She's got a personality type of sexy. She's a bit more on the average side in looks but just her person is sexy as hell as to me.
I thought the women in Austin were good looking, but I'll have to move to Denton if this is average looking.

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Leslie Mann is not untalented. She's a fine actress.
You are entitled to your opinion. In mine, she is not that talented and detracts from every movie she's ever been in.
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I thought the women in Austin were good looking, but I'll have to move to Denton if this is average looking.

If you live in Austin, TX there are probably four girls in your apartment building that are twice as good looking as she is. She's completely average. There's nothing wrong with that, I'm sure she's a wonderful wife and mother. She does nothing for me in either the looks or acting department.

There's no question however that Judd is batting higher in the order with her than he has any right to.
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Old 11-17-16, 07:20 AM
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If you live in Austin, TX there are probably four girls in your apartment building that are twice as good looking as she is. She's completely average. There's nothing wrong with that, I'm sure she's a wonderful wife and mother. She does nothing for me in either the looks or acting department.
Bullshit.
There's not even a total of 4 good looking people in Austin
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Old 11-17-16, 09:24 AM
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bullshit.
There's not even a total of 4 good looking people in austin
lol.
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Old 11-17-16, 09:43 AM
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Re: Filmmakers who cast their untalented spouses and family in their films.

Whenever a relative casts Nicholas Cage in a film, he is usually god awful
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Whenever a relative casts Nicholas Cage in a film, he is usually god awful
Don't remember him being that bad in Rumble Fish. Then again his role is small.
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Old 11-17-16, 01:04 PM
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She isn't that bad, especially considering Zombie mostly directs horror. It's not like he's making masterpiece theater.
It does matter what genre he is making. The acting should be good. Look at Donald Pleasence. He was in a low budget slasher movie and yet he have a great performance every time. She makes horror movies and she is terrible every time. She could be in a higher class of film and she would still be awful.
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Bullshit.
There's not even a total of 4 good looking people in Austin
A quote from someone who has obviously never been to Austin and walked through the university campus.

And Leslie Mann wishes she could reach the lofty heights of being average looking. I see the two pictures that were posted of her and feel that my point has been made.

And i agree with the poster that says they have never seen a film with her where she has not been terrible. For some reason whenever i think of the film Last Man Standing i think of how she is the only bad thing in it.
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