I can see Paul Giamatti not wanting to do tv. He would've worked in that setting though
@ Matthew Broderick as Walter White (not that he sucks). Vince almost **** the bed on that one.
Hey can we talk about actors who were at the top but then suddenly took a nose dive, top of their game and then started to suck, actors that had great potential that never panned out? Showed great promise but just faded away for w/e reason?
This comes to mind as I flipped through the Showtime channels and yall know with those stations how in between movies or shows they do these promos for upcoming movies or series and I caught this promo for some crappy movie called Blood Out.
.... And then I saw Val Kilmer
What happened to him?
Kilmer in Tombstone rivals just about anything, ever.
Some guys just lose interest, don't work on their craft, get lazy, make poor choices, etc. Maybe he'd made enough money, he just stopped looking for work and then when he did want to work again, he only had lame roles offered.
Look at what Harrison Ford, DeNiro, and Eastwood look like nowadays. They have gotten old, and start doing Cowboys and Aliens, Last Vegas, and Trouble With the Curve. Great actors, no longer capable of giving the performances they used to. Kilmer may not be that old, but it could still apply in a sense. Then I look at Morgan Freeman, or Samuel L, they are old and grey, and turn out all kinds of solid work. So what happens there?
I thought Josh Harnett was great in Luck Number Slevin, thought maybe he had something in him more than just teen movie guy, and then I haven't seen him since.
Stifler looked like he had something, but he became typecast, and now he's worthless unless he's doing an American Pie film.
I've always thought Matt Dillon has had an underrated career, but not that he's Oscar worthy or anything, just very solid.
Like we talked about Hartnett a bit earlier this year and I recall him saying he wanted to take a break and go back to his hometown after turning down Superman for Returns. Some guys actually take a break and come back better than before.
This gradual decline in to movies that don't even go straight to DVD and are only on these obscure channels or weird outlets is what I don't get. I mean dudes don't even try to reinvent themselves on cable tv.