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TV Idols who cannot make it in Film

The King (drum-roll, please)

JASON PRIESTLY

His lead in the successful TV series Beverly Hills: 90210 made him a bona fide teen idol, but his efforts in film were not as ambitious. Such flops include Calendar Girl, Love and Death on Long Island and Cold-Blooded.
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Re: TV Idols who cannot make it in Film

Originally posted by Buttmunker
The King (drum-roll, please)

JASON PRIESTLY
He's bad, but the king is David Caruso.
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Re: Re: TV Idols who cannot make it in Film

Originally posted by MrX
He's bad, but the king is David Caruso.
David Caruso, an idol?
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Re: Re: Re: TV Idols who cannot make it in Film

Originally posted by big whoppa
David Caruso, an idol?
Well, not for nothing, but David did grace the cover of TV Guide before any other cast member of NYPD Blue. He was, in fact, adored by women. I couldn't begin to say why.

And I did like Kiss of Death with Nicolas Cage in 1995. It tanked, so I suppose Caruso qualifies in this thread.
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The King(Queen) is Shelley Long.

From Cheers to Money Pit and Troop Beverly Hills....


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The Arch-Duke: David Schwimmer.

A hit on TV's Friends, but his films...

Kissing a Fool
Pallbearer

Unspeakable.
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Caruso was good in First Blood
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How about Kiefer Sutherland, other than Phone Booth and Freeway, all of his other performances suck.
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Originally posted by Buttmunker
The Arch-Duke: David Schwimmer.

A hit on TV's Friends, but his films...

Kissing a Fool
Pallbearer

Unspeakable.
While I haven't seen either of those, I'd bet just about anything they were better than "Ed"
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Kiefer doesn't belong on that list. He's a film star that went to tTV. All these movies may not have great performances but they were succssesful. Young Guns 1 &2, Lost Boys, A few good men, and Flatliners
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Any of the "Friends" except Jennifer Aniston. She's been in a couple good movies (i.e. Office Space).
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Originally posted by C Roberts
Any of the "Friends" except Jennifer Aniston. She's been in a couple good movies (i.e. Office Space).
Courteney Cox beats out Jennifer Aniston drastically! Ms. Cox was in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Scream.
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The cast from That 70's Show?
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you guys are all too young, the real king is...

Tom Selleck!!

he was HUGE in the 80's w/ magnum pi, but movies were all crap
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Originally posted by GuessWho
Caruso was good in First Blood


I'll say...

Ted Danson
Tom Selleck
Don Johnson
Mark Harmon
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
How about Kiefer Sutherland, other than Phone Booth and Freeway, all of his other performances suck.
He was good in Stand by Me, Flatliners, The Lost Boys and Young Guns, IMO.
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The Batemans: Jason and Justine.
Successful in separate TV shows, but couldn't quite make their mark in film.
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Perhaps a better question would be... who HAS made it? Especially if a tv show is on for a long time, an actor runs the risk of being typecast in that one role.

I don't know if you can consider Priestley the biggest bust, considering that none of his other costars really went on to do anything either...

A lot of SNL alums, especially from early on, made it big. Jim Carrey from ILC. Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, George Clooney...
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Originally posted by devilshalo
The cast from That 70's Show?
Unfortunately Ashton Kutcher has already had moderate success doing movies.

The two Corey's (Feldman & Haim) were huge in the 80's until everything went downhill.
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Originally posted by ktan1
Tom Selleck!!
How can you not like Runaway and Mr. Baseball?
Besides, Three Men and a Baby was moderately successful!
Total Gross: $167,780,960

Think of how different it would have been if he was Indiana Jones?

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David Schwimmer was very good in Band of Brothers if that counts.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
David Schwimmer was very good in Band of Brothers if that counts.
Big screen, my friend... so, no, it doesn't count.
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Originally posted by Chad
Unfortunately Ashton Kutcher has already had moderate success doing movies.
Just Married $56,095,042
Dude, Where's My Car? $46,729,800

Those equal hits? I guess if it garners a sequel, eh?

Only Topher made a ton of money, but his role was so small
Traffic $124,115,725
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Originally posted by devilshalo
The cast from That 70's Show?
Topher Grace AKA Eric Foreman was pretty good as the drugged up preppy boyfriend in Traffic.


I would say Luke Perry of 90210 fame
He was lead in 8 Seconds and that's about it.

Kirk Cameron.
I don't think he made many movies besides those Left Behind Christian movies.

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