She didn't care. She wanted to prove herself as an actress. She turned down millions to sing in Vegas to do an off-broadway play.
After she won the Oscar it was like, I've proven myself as an actress.
Now it was on to the next thing
Don't forget her INFOMERCIALS!!!
she stopped looking like a human being
She's fun in "Suspect" which is a fairly good little film, she's also good in "Witches." And she did a BROADWAY play (not Off-B'way) "Come Back to the 5 & Dime" and was good in it.
R4 meant "The Witches of Eastwick," R5. You knew that.
Cher is CHER, which is kind of hard to hide behind, particularly as she applied more and more surgical props. I think she liked it that way too.
Cher's Lori Davis commercials as well as her terrible commercials for an LA fitness club (we KNEW we looked hot) made her a laughingstock.
She has an unfortunate combination of extreme insecurity and bad taste. She'll do things just for money without judging the consequences.
She's done everything. Music, movies, tv, Broadway. Seems like from her twitter page, she wants to do music these days.
She just needs a Tony Award so she can be EGOT
Yeah, but “Suspect” (which she’s amazing in) and “Witches of Eastwick” were released, IIRC, the same year that Cher won for “Moonstruck”. They’re not examples of her post-Moonstruck output.
She’s wonderful in “Tea With Mussolini” and “Mermaids”. And, although it was before she won, she should’ve been nominated for her performance in “Mask”.
Funnily enough, Cher was offered the role that Anjelica Huston played to perfection in Roald Dahl's "The Witches". IMO Anjelica should have won an Oscar for that.
Cher did have at least one more stellar film role - the great libertine Rachel Flax in "Mermaids"
"Charlotte, we're Jewish." "Mermaids" is fun, too. Forgot about that.
Cher and Meryl Streep had a falling out. Not sure what that is about.
I don't know why Cher doesn't have a sense of humor about the "Silkwood" trailer incident. I thought it was hilarious:
She went into her rock star phase after winning the Oscar, straddling the cannon on the ship nearly nude with young Elijah nearby. Then the Equal and LA Fitness commercials, the episode of Epstein Barr Virus, Mermaids didn't do well critically or at the box office, the infomercial, the plastic surgery... Victim of bad management, probably her own. She's direct and tough and that intimidates people.
Cher and Meryl Streep had a falling out. Not sure what that is about.
That will be news to them.
She did an amazing cover and music video of 80s classic "You Spin Me Round" in the mid 90s - it was actually better than the original - I don't think Cher was ever more beautiful than here:
I've also always wondered why her film career sucked after the 80's. She blames the informercial and getting older, but I don't know.
Cher is such a powerful presence in this scene. She is absolutely mesmerizing. How can one person be so charismatic and so convincingly attune with her own sense of self? I mean it's not easy to just let it all out but Cher just lays it on the table. I am astounded by her in this scene. Her physicality is startling, breathtaking, jarring, searing. It's a testament to Winona Ryder that she holds her own as the meeker of the two. I am in awe:
In every movie she's in it always seems like she is playing herself. A very limited actress with no range.
There's nothing wrong with playing yourself!
Playing oneself can lead to a long career.
Was Mermaids the first singing-with-the-hairbrush movie?
Infomercial, Lyme Disease, bad choices, plastic surgery...
Truth is she's a likable but limited actress. She has had her moment in the thespian sun.
That silly pop song "Believe" led to an unexpected career resurgence and a resulting very lucrative tour.
[quote]Infomercial, Lyme Disease, bad choices, plastic surgery...
It wasn't Lyme Disease, it was Epstein-Barr.
Don't forget that there weren't a ton of great roles for middle aged women in movies anyway.,
According to Cher the Epstein Barr disease struck right after Mermaids and she couldn't leave the house for almost 2 years.
She went from doctor to doctor and didn't get better until she sought help from a doctor who used Eastern medicine mixed with Western medicine.
By the time she had improved the movie business had moved along to someone new.
Oh yeah, there were many great parts for middle-aged women, R32.
Because she's a cunt.
[quote] Don't forget that there weren't a ton of great roles for middle aged women in movies anyway.,
Tell that to Susan Sarandon
Cher got sick after 'Moonstruck' with Barr-Epstein's disease. So for a while until she got better, she chose work that she could do without exerting too much effort. Unfortunately, that "work" included an infomercial for a friend. It sort of backfired, which goes to prove how important a manager is to your high-profile career.
Her presense and personality are so overwhelming, and therefore image-wise, her choice of work became highly scrutinized. Even the most successful people in show business need to choose wisely because life, show business and public appeal can change in an instant. One minute you're hot, then next minute someone else has gotten your spotlight.
Cher finally got her career back on track with music--the thing that made her famous in the first place. However, she lost some momentum in the acting field because time had passed, she was a bit older, and she wasn't the hot commodity in acting that she once was. Although 'Tea with Mussolini' was fabulous. It wasn't a gangbuster movie, but it was very good--and Cher was terrific as usual.
And then Cher's dance music and 'Farewell' tour were enormous successes--and she was hot again. But not in the movies. It's a tough business. But I loved 'Burlesque.' And Cher is still queen of the universe.
What roles could she really do? To say she hasn't aged naturally is putting it mildly.
She was great and Moonstruck and brilliant in Mask, but I can't imagine her playing the roles Susan Sarandon or Meryl have since then.
I guess she would have been a great Louise if she hadn't gotten so much surgery.
Someone linked something here the other day about how stupid she is. She didn't know about FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE to producers. She's really lacking in brain cells.
I follow her on Twitter and she doesn't come off as stupid. She is weak in regards to tech stuff but she seems very smart about politics and world affairs.
She's no rocket scientist but she seems like a fun and caring woman.
Has Cher ever worked with Dolly Parton? I'd love to see the two of them together.
r39, she admits she had a learning disability/dyselxia; & is probably not a big reader. Doesn't make her stupid.
Because the film gods realized that she didn't really deserve her Oscar, so they decided to punish her by sabotaging her career.
If I wanna put my ASSH on my FACHE, that'sh my business!
Instead of trying to play some hot woman like she usually tries to play, why not try something she's never done before like playing a grandmother?
Her problem is lack of education. It gets her every time in all aspects of life. She must feel so inferior around educated people. She knows she's an uneducated loser compared to people like Meryl Streep who is Ivy League.
She cares more about the money. Even in her film career prime she'd bitch that she could make more playing Vegas.
She had a movie lined up called The Dropout, where she was to play a grandmother type. I was in pre production then vanished off of imdb.
She was smart enough to turn down he Jane Lynch roll in The Three Stooges.
I love Cher.
Some people are book smart; some are street smart; some are just naturally smart even if they lack the education. Cher is street smart and natually smart. That doesn't mean that she never makes mistakes or doesn't screw up once in a while. We all do. But where Cher lacks the intellect, she makes up in toughness and talent. We all get by using our strengths and trying to minimize our weaknesses.
Cher is one tough, determined and smart cookie...who now and then makes a mistake and moves on.
[quote]She was smart enough to turn down he Jane Lynch roll in The Three Stooges.
But yet she took that role in Stuck on You where she is in bed with Frankie Muniz.
I hate the Farelli bros., their movies and sense of humour really suck. She'll survive, I just wish she'd switch up her stage show, add some older hits she hasn't done on stage, more obscure album cuts, and some standards from her "Bittersweet White Light" album.