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Old 12-25-18, 11:40 PM
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Not really applying to Movies, but who would have thought that Donnie Wahlberg, one of the singers on New Kids on the Block, would become a pretty successful actor and be the lead of his own TV series. And now it's going on 9 seasons.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

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Not really applying to Movies, but who would have thought that Donnie Wahlberg, one of the singers on New Kids on the Block, would become a pretty successful actor and be the lead of his own TV series. And now it's going on 9 seasons.
I can't believe that Masshole Mark Wahlberg is a full-blown A-list Hollywood mogul and even has an Oscar nomination.
Old 12-26-18, 12:25 AM
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I'm not a big Wahlberg fan but I have to respect his game. Dude wakes up every morning at 4am to work out. Ambition equals success.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Channing Tatum

The guy has not talent but gets big roles.
I used to think the same thing until 21 Jump Street; and especially after Hateful 8.
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Yeah, Tatum’s talent is playing to his strengths (dancing, being attractive, acting dumb and decent comedic timing) and not taking himself too seriously. That goes a long way.

My pick is Jim Carrey - from Fire Marshall Bill and talking out his butt to the top of the A List and Golden Globe wins. Too bad he’s nuts with the anti-vaccine stuff.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Originally Posted by rw2516 View Post
Dwayne Johnson.
I figured him for an action genre star ala Segal, Van Damme, Norris, Statham, etc.
Instead he's the star of A list, mass audience blockbusters.
That's a good one. As someone that watched him in his WWE days, I figured he might just have a slightly better movie career then Hulk Hogan. Or at best, bit parts in mediocre action movies. Instead he's a huge star.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Who made Steve Guttenberg a star?
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Who made Steve Guttenberg a star?
The Stonecutters.
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Who made Steve Guttenberg a star?
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The Stonecutters.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Adam Sandler
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Are you kidding? This guy has movie star written all over his face!
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Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
I can't believe that Masshole Mark Wahlberg is a full-blown A-list Hollywood mogul and even has an Oscar nomination.
He plays himself in every movie and still has a career
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Kunis won a E! Peoples Choice Award and she got polite applause but not the applause for someone who has done great work or is respected by the industry.
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If SolidSnake was still active he'll make honorable mentions for Shame.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
He plays himself in every movie and still has a career
Not bad for a guy with a third nipple.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Will Farrell.

He's. Not. Funny.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Kunis won a E! Peoples Choice Award and she got polite applause but not the applause for someone who has done great work or is respected by the industry.
Beautiful women who have successful careers as comedic actresses are pretty rare. She's done well for herself. She's just 35.
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Will Ferrell.

He's. Not. Funny.
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Bradley Cooper. Who knew the foil in Wedding Crashers and the guy who asked Robert De Niro a question many many years ago on Inside the Actor's Studio would become a brilliant talent, imo. Acting, writing, directing. multi-faceted threat. just a completely upward trajectory career...
He skipped graduation to take it up the rear in Wet Hot American Summer.

That's dedication.
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Bradley Cooper. Who knew the foil in Wedding Crashers and the guy who asked Robert De Niro a question many many years ago on Inside the Actor's Studio would become a brilliant talent, imo. Acting, writing, directing. multi-faceted threat. just a completely upward trajectory career...
Dude is a trash panda. TRASH PANDA!
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
He plays himself in every movie and still has a career
[rings in]

Who are Jim Carey, Adam Sandler, and Nicolas Cage?
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Hands down...Seth Rogen.
I have no idea how he managed to get so far in Hollywood.
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Will Farrell.

He's. Not. Funny.
He has to have a good script, AND forced to stick to it.
Otherwise...what you said.
Old 12-27-18, 08:36 AM
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

Steve Buscemi comes to mind. Started out small with bit parts like in Lonesome Dove then really stole the show in Reservoir Dogs. I certainly didn't see him going on to headline a HBO drama series.
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Re: Which actors surprised you by becoming so big?

George Clooney. Wasn't he the janitor on The Facts of Life?

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