Originally Posted by MrONegative
Originally Posted by Master Zik
I was trying to think of a bunch of actors that get top billing, considered A-list, usually are the stars in the movie but everybody is tired of and say they fell off or they were never that good to begin with.
So far I got Johnny Depp and Halle Berry. I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to pull all those type of actors in a movie together that had a good director and good script. would it come out trash or a classic?
Nicole Kidman?...Reese Witherspoon?...Harrison Ford or Kevin Costner? I feel like Eddie Murphy counts.
Nicole really? I like Nicole. Granted I can't really list a bunch of movies I loved her in so I guess I just like the idea of Nicole.
I must've missed her rise to prominence cuz to me she's never been in a movie to get that labeling. She's like that other not as good half of Sandra Bullock.
Ford's best work is mostly the iconic stuff and Fugitive toes the line between iconic and actually really good but I'd add him in too. Costner imo suffers from that lookalike syndrome back when I mentioned all those older white actors I feel look alike
I think he was in Dances with Wolves. Dude isn't good or endearing. He's serviceable at best.
Eddie counts for comedic reasons. Sucks that you really can chart the trajectory of his downfall. I'd say it went bad around Beverly Hills Cop 3.
Originally Posted by lawdog1
^^^ Keanu? I'd put Nick Cage on that list too.
Keanu would count but he's such an extreme case. Like he really got that hype machine but he's really not a good actor.
Nic Cage is a legend. A walking anomaly as an actor. Peep that Community episode.
Originally Posted by DangerousG
Tom Cruise was up there after the Oprah incident but his career has pretty much recovered. A lot of people are still sick of him though. Will Smith is also getting close to touching that territory for me
Will Smith defintiely counts. Even before After Earth. That string of Pursuit of Happiness, I, Robot, and 7 Pounds along with the others just
Turning down Django, hell turning down the Matrix (he possibly could've made the entire trilogy good if he put effort in to his role). I feel like his last good role and best was Ali. I find myself sometimes wondering what happened to the Will in Six Degrees of Seperation but then I stop fooling myself since I know that will is long gone. Then I wonder what happened to the Will playing off Gene Hackman in the better version of Jamie Foxx's Bait.
I'd say Cruise bounced back nicely. He's never really got overrated and he really is a movie star. I feel his worst work is back in the 90s.
But yeah I'd like to see a film with Berry, Depp, Smith, Ford, Kidman, Reeves, and hell throw in Murphy make it actually about something and not some Crash/Love Actually tye of movie and see how it turns out.