R2, I think people are referring to the fact that usually once a movie star gets to the point where they are doing a regular t.v. series, it usually means their drawing power as a big screen star is over.
He would have been my choice for taking over from Michael Pitt on Boardwalk Empire.
[quote]He did One Life to Live and didn't "surrender" anything. OP, you're stupid.
He did "One Life to Live" fresh out of high school, before he'd acted in films. R3, you're stupider.
R5 if James Franco can do General Hospital, why can't Ryan P do a series?
[quote]He did "One Life to Live" fresh out of high school, before he'd acted in films
I'm quite aware of that and it is irrelevant. You're as stupid as OP.
Franco was on GH as a postmodernist statement relevant to his several doctorates in art. Other than that, the only bona fide excuse film stars have to return to daytime is if the show is imminently going off the air forever.
R9, James Franco is a much bigger star than Ryan Phillippe and has more control over his own career destiny. He's also an Oscar nominee.
[quote]Franco was on GH as a postmodernist statement relevant to his several doctorates in art.
James Franco does not have a single doctorate in art.
He is pursuing a doctorate in English, and an MFA (not a doctorate) in creative writing.
The hot asses are falling like dominos!
Ryan Phillippe should be put in tight clothes and underwear to show off his ass.
work is work
Ryan needs to show his cock. He never has and now is the time.
Hey guys. Remember me? You used to adore me.
Anyday now there will be exciting news about my new basic cable show. Stay tuned.
Jake Gyllenhaal, another Reese Witherspoon castoff
[quote]He is pursuing a doctorate in English, and an MFA (not a doctorate) in creative writing.
Sorry, Miss Stick-Up-Her-Ass; I meant to say "doctorates in the arts." Also, you forgot to mention that he'll be attending the University of Houston this fall for a Ph.D in literature.
It wasn't going to happen for him. He's not charismatic enough for lead roles and his good looks work against him in character parts. If this pilot takes off and does well, it's the best he can ask for.
George Clooney gave up his movie career in his 30's to do ER. I wonder what ever happened to him.
BTW R12 Kate Hudson was an Oscar nominee. There are a ton of Oscar nominees who would sell their mother to get a series. Especially these days with how few big movies are made and the casting pool remains small and safe.
TV is Jake G's future.
I'm surprised that Meryl doesn't have better things to do than start a troll baiting thread on DL on a Friday night.
A lot of folks do TV today. TV is probably a stronger medium than film these days.
Huh, r21?? Clooney was always a TV actor before doing ER.
Television! How quaint.
Ryan is already doing a series DAMAGES saw him filming a two person scene in Queens last October around Holoween. It was his first scene on the show and he smoked non stop.
Glenn Close and Rose Byrne were nowhere to be seen but they are movie stars, no? At least Glenn is
I don't think TV is Jakes future . I do however think that he's not really interested in his career anymore
At least Ryan has a job and he wasn't so high up the food chain that this seems like a surrender more like just another job. On the other hand, Reese has totally jumped the shark. Look at her posing for the paparazzi like a C lister.
Great, now I get to hear his fake low voice once a week on CBS.
Fan of his fake low voice
how large is Ryan's cock?
After all, that's all that matters.
The problem with casting like this is that TV producers think that B-List movie stars who weren't charismatic on the big screen will suddenly be charismatic on the small screen. Unfortunately, it really doesn't work that way.
Will he be a hot Coroner, or a hot Detective?
[quote]Unfortunately, it really doesn't work that way.
...and yet "NCIS: LA" is nevertheless the #2-rated scripted show on television, consistently.
"how large is Ryan's cock?
After all, that's all that matters"
With respect to Ryan, what really matters to me is his ass.
Ryan didn't say exactly how big it is, but when he talked to Howard Stern on his show last year, he said he has a respectable-sized cock.
How embarrassing for Reese, R30. She really is desperate.
If I can appear in Smash, then little, unemployed Ryan can work on TV too.
R39, seriously? It's "embarrassing" and "desperate" to be snapped in broad daylight at a Brentwood newspaper stand? I think you need to get your priorities in shape, cupcake. "Embarrassing" is sneaking into a party you're not invited to at the Chateau with cakey coke boogers up your nose (hi, Lindsay!).
No matter how low you claim Reese is stooping, Ryan is always in a worse situation than her.
But he will always be better-looking than her, R42
Yes, Ryan is aging well and seems happy.
Reese is not aging well and comes across as kind of mean and miserable (behind that creepy, fake smile).
And yes, while she's not at Lindsay Lohan levels of embarrassing, she's an Oscar winning, A list actress, who can't open a movie and has taken to posing in front of a magazine stand for publicity.
Ryan is where he belongs. He's a TV star, not a movie star. He also pings.
[quote]Reese is not aging well and comes across as kind of mean and miserable (behind that creepy, fake smile).
Bitch, *please*. She looks extremely good for her age (35), and obviously you don't know the woman and are in no place to deem her "mean and miserable."
[quick]And yes, while she's not at Lindsay Lohan levels of embarrassing, she's an Oscar winning, A list actress, who can't open a movie and has taken to posing in front of a magazine stand for publicity.
Bitch, [bold]PLEASE[/bold]! A paparazzo asked her to smile for a quick shot at the neighborhood newsstand. That is IT. Her publicist did not call ahead on her behalf to stage the thing (as if a simple shot of her buying magazines would be worth anything cash-wise to the paparazzi - this isn't Jay-Z and Beyonce's first baby shot we're talking here). As for opening movies, she's opened multiple romantic comedies just fine. Get back to me if "This Means War" somehow flops, and accept the fact that the only thing "creepy" here is your bizarre loathing for a woman you don't even know who hasn't done anything wrong aside from being a successful actress. Or do you hate her because you're still obsessed with the idea that Jake Gyllenhaal is gay?
R47, Ryan doesn't ping actually
I guess Reese Witherspoon has found DL.
So much competition out there. Look at Josh Lucas,who showed such promise in The Deep End and A Beautiful Mind. But those films were over a decade ago and steady tv work came calling. But The Firm is tanking and it looks like he'll be back auditioning again.I hope he finds something that sticks...
BTW,WHET to the kid from 'Deep End',Jonathan Tucker?
Anyway,Ryan is quickly approaching middle age and I think this is a good move for him. he can do a series for five years,hit syndication paydirt and then can do character parts in movies when the lines on his face can give him gravitas-like Clooney.
He absolutely does ping. I was 15 when I saw I know what you did last summer, and I thought he was gay then. If he makes a 15 year old ping. He's gay. Is it his fake low voice that makes you think he doesn't ping?
Don't get me wrong, I love his fake low voice. Horrible actor though. But, I am a fan of his fake low voice
R52, there's no evidence he is gay. He has a long history with women and none with men that I can see.
How many gay men get a woman pregnant and get married to her, then cheat on her with another woman and get divorced?
Well, apparently to you, R54, he's not one of those. So, there is no sense in debating with you about it because you have your mind made up.
[quote]He absolutely does ping. I was 15 when I saw I know what you did last summer, and I thought he was gay then.
No, you merely *wanted* him to ping. He wouldn't have "pinged" for you if he'd been fat and homely. Don't worry, though: many, many, many DLers continually make this mistake, confusing their own lust for an attractive male actor with the self-delusion that "he pings" (a key reason why literally every attractive actor & celebrity in Hollywood has, at some point in this site's history, been declared gay here because "they pinged").
I'm open to hearing any evidence that Ryan is gay, like I am with any other celeb. I just don't see it. What guys has he been connected to? How do you explain his 2 children with Reese WItherspoon or all the women he seems to bang and his love of talking about pussy on Howard Stern?
R59, you still haven't explained WHY you think Ryan is gay.
Wait, attractive? To who? Me? Oh, no. The fake low voice and his attempt to conceal his effeminacy makes him drop in points with me. Sorry, R56.
He's two years shy of 40. When did that happen?
[quote]centers on Clark (Phillippe), a cop, and chronicles his meteoric rise from officer to detective and ultimately police commissioner.
I'm not really seeing Ryan as a police commissioner.
R57, is right. You can't get anymore right about why he's NOT gay.
How do you know his low voice is fake? Are you a voice coach?
You win R60. He's not of those. Let it go.
What'd he get, a CSI franchise?
Someone's gaydar here is faulty and in denial.
*One of those.
He may have the classic quintessential twink look (which has been exploited a lot with characters that had gay angles), which might lead one to think he's gay but sadly doesn't ping. Not fair. :(
On the other hand, per R39 Josh Lucas is one who pings off the charts and beyond. I don't think he should be cast as straight characters cause he is distracting - once again when I saw the execrable J. Edgar he stood out and took me even more out of the film, granted his character had a seedy undertone but still. His looks have also hit the wall as well, ageing rapidly to meth face levels.
Actually R42, the balance of power shifts for them at this point. As an ageing male he could work steadily and become his generation's Rob Lowe and work steadily for the next 15 - 20 years. She's barely Jennifer Aniston NOW.
You're right,R68. I know thinking somebody is gay makes people's heads explode with anger and hate, and this guy certainly evokes that. This douche has his rapid fangurls. He is NOT one of those disgusting homosexuals. He is pure, straight, hot, bangs a lot of women, and talks about pussy on Howard. I apologize for my faulty gaydar.
Reese Witherspoon is so desperate for publicity she's posting at R48.
[quote]On the other hand, per R39 Josh Lucas is one who pings off the charts and beyond.
Agreed, and to his credit he doesn't even bother trying to beard. Forty years old, never married and never involved in a serious relationship with a woman...
[quote]Reese Witherspoon is so desperate for publicity she's posting at R48.
Possibly the stupidest insult on DL, and one used far too often. You can't handle the truth, so you resort to dismissing someone who disagrees with you as a celebrity publicist/shill or fangurl, or better yet accuse them of being a celebrity in disguise (as if Reese or any other major celebrity has ever heard of DataLounge - give up on your delusions of grandeur, hon).
Actually, Josh Lucas dated Rachel McAdams for a time...
Gawd, get a load of the Wrath of Kahn at R75.
R66, you're still acting like an idiot. Could you please provide a REASON why you think Ryan Phillippe is gay?
Whitney Houston just died
what does that have to do with Ryan, R79?
He likes black girls R80.
Just a shocked response r80 that emerged instead of saying that Ryan is considered gay because of wishful thinking on the part of many here.
This is not to say he isn't gay, just not for the reasons and fantasies on DL.
Well, that's true. Ryan has said on Howard Stern that he's had sex with black women.
Wow reallY How amazing!! What I find funny is that the fangirls always mention this on his thread like it gives him some sort of street cred.
Yeah, that's why he married a white woman and knocked up some white chick and is only seen in public with white girls. Is he embarrassed to be seen in public dating one?
I bet it's all BS anyway.
BTW, there were rumors that he was gay for pay when he started out, you know took it up the ass for a movie.
This is the strangest thread I've ever read here.
All this over Ryan Phillipe?
[quote]gay for pay
Doesn't exist and homophobic.
How is gay for pay homophobic fangirl and it doesn't exist? LOL!! You must live in your mommy's basement if you never heard of the gay casting couch.
He was the subject of a BI back in the day when Movieline was a fun magazine. Also he was listed under the missed A-list.
When he started on One Life to live the headwriter fucked Ryan among other young actors, Think the writer's name was Michael Malone.
All this shit about Ryan being a pussy hound and fucking black chicks is just Ryan's PR and silly fangirls, he is at least bi.
Oh, so it takes $$$ for a person to become gay.
We always suspected gay was a choice. Now, we can vote away gay rights once and for all.
EXCLUSIVE: Less than two weeks after Ryan Phillippe committed to his first regular series gig, a starring role in CBS’ untitled Nick Wootton-Greg Berlanti drama pilot (formerly Golden Boy), he has departed the project. I hear the parting of the ways was amicable and happened after Phillippe expressed doubts that he was ready to commit to the rigors of a network drama series. His decision was in part influenced by his first primetime series experience — he is currently filming a major arc on the final season of FX’s Damages, which has given him hands-on TV series production experience.
So, essentially he's too lazy.
Yep, too lazy.
Phillipe is one of those male actors DL would absolutely loathe if he were female.
He's smart. The production schedule would have killed him. He should hold out for a sitcom. MUCH easier schedule. Or an ensemble show.
Unless he was going to show his ass, there was really no point.
God forbid he would have to work for SIX STRAIGHT MONTHS!
I hope he's been smart with the money he got from Reese because his movie career is going nowhere and now he's shown himself to be too lazy for TV.
I don't think I can ever remember an actor backing out a project and essentially saying it was because it would be too much hard work. Usually it's creative differences, blah blah blah.
I believe him. He'd be working 14 hours a day on a TV series in outdoor locations in NY. He'd work 8 or 9 out of 9 shooting days for each episode. He'd be playing a cop so he'll often be in crappy neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens in extreme heat and extreme cold. A lot of you bozos don't realize what the job would entail. A great paycheck, yeah, but there are negatives, too.
Television actors work MUCH harder than film actors.
It was a smart mve, the pilot sounds like another crappy NY cop show.
What happened to this guy's career? Can it be revived, like this thread?
He was in a Perry Mason TV movie early in his career.
If he is going to work in television he shouldn't work for a regular network. He should do a cable channel (FX, AMC) or a premium cable channel (Showtime, HBO, etc)
Who did he have to blow to get this job?
He's still doing films as well and has no intention of stepping away (although he once considered it). There are many working TV actors also making a good number of films per year. He has a new one coming out shortly, in fact. This headline is nonsense.
R28 Damages was probably the best show in a long time. Well written, the cast was perfect and the leading lady (forgot who) was superb.