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What british actors have horrible teeth?

Old 02-19-08, 01:49 PM
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What british actors have horrible teeth?

Trying to compile a list...

If you can include photos of bad british teeth, that would be great.
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Old 02-19-08, 01:57 PM
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[Austin Powers] OK! I get it! I have. Bad. Teeth!! [/Austin Powers]

Christian Bale and his Matt Dillon-There's Something About Mary-"Americanized" teeth They're not near as bad, they just look odd to me.
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John Inman, the show is: "Are you being served". He died last year though
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Wouldn't a better question be: What British actors don't have horrible teeth? Seems like we'd have less to reply with, though.
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Old 02-19-08, 02:46 PM
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Old 02-19-08, 02:53 PM
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An even better question is WHY British people have horrible teeth?
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Old 02-19-08, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
An even better question is WHY British people have horrible teeth?
Yeah I've wondered that too. Or is it just that Americans put more emphasis on nice looking teeth and a larger percentage of Americans get work done--caps, veneers, braces, etc?
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
An even better question is WHY British people have horrible teeth?
I made a remark to a British friend about how the chicks there might dig me because I didn't have any cavities. He replied that British girls don't care about a bloke's teeth. And there is your answer. If the girls don't care, the guys aren't going to bother with the effort of getting their teeth fixed.
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[I can never remember the names of those British actors who played banjos etc in that film Deliverance].
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[....] is it just that Americans put more emphasis on nice looking teeth and a larger percentage of Americans get work done--caps, veneers, braces, etc?
I think that is close to the answer.
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With nasty teeth comes nasty breath. Yuck. I hate being around someone with nasty breath.
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Hands down winner for all bad teeth questions - Shane Macgowan of the Pogues. More a musician than an actor, but he did act in Straight to Hell and The Libertine, just to name a few.

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Oh and British people have bad teeth, because their dentists suck. I lived in UK in 1979, and my mom wouldn't let me see a dentist, she was too scared of what they might do.

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Originally Posted by cdollaz
An even better question is WHY British people have horrible teeth?
Genetics? Something in the water?!
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Originally Posted by Bobby Shalom
Hands down winner for all bad teeth questions - Shane Macgowan of the Pogues. More a musician than an actor, but he did act in Straight to Hell and The Libertine, just to name a few.

Though I gather he plans to get a mouthful of work done this year.
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I'm so disappointed -- I read the title as "What British actors had horrible deaths."
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McGowan was born in England to Irish parents and spent much of his early childhood in Eire. I'd imagine he'd regard himself as genetically and culturally Irish.... but I could be wrong.
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Old 02-19-08, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
With nasty teeth comes nasty breath. Yuck. I hate being around someone with nasty breath.
Not always. Sometimes "bad teeth" just means crooked, or too many so they get squashed together or misshapen in some way, or a big space between the 2 front ones.

For example I used to have "bad teeth" I had a space in between my front ones and some other crooked ones, but I took care of them and never had cavaties and as far as I knew I didn't have bad breath. I just didn't have nice looking teeth. I got them fixed awhile ago and for what it's worth people compliment me from time to time because my teeth look nice.

Of course if you don't brush and they're yellow and gross looking and falling out then that could be considered "bad teeth" too.
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The blinding reflection from Matt Damon's perfect white teeth in SPR attracted a lot of Germans.
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The editorial was annoying and whiny. But the comments were great!

I didn't know that fluoridated water was outlawed in Britain. I didn't know that NHS dentists are paid 60 pounds for fillings, regardless if the job is 1 filling or a course of 12 fillings. I didn't know that a lot of Brits won't see a dentist until the pain is unbearable. I'd never heard that a Brit would rather take a vacation in Spain instead of paying for getting a cavity filled, and there it is in the editorial!

So, people wait until their mouths are a complete mess and then go to the dentist and expect complete treatment. An NHS dentist is expected to do the complete mouth for a small fee. No wonder NHS dentists are rare, and most of them don't take new patients.
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