Has anyone watched inglorious basterds? Omg, the guy's acting chops is cringe-inducing.
Have you seen Snatch? By that I mean the movie. Pitt is hilarious as an Irishman with an impenetrable accent.
[quote]Omg, the guy's acting chops is cringe-inducing.
Oh, dear. Speaking of cringe inducing.
I actually think he is good in the right role, and much better than someone as pretty as he is needs to be.
"Has anyone watched inglorious basterds? Omg, the guy's acting chops is cringe-inducing"
For goodness sakes, Angelina, you're a U.N. Ambassador.
R1, he was told to do that accent by the director because he couldn't do a proper Irish accent.
Unattractive, unfunny, non-talented famewhore.
How has he sustained a career this long? Sure, he gets offered all the best roles because he's "bankable", but why the hell is he bankable?
He's a dreadful actor, a dull presence, and his good looks vanished after he acquired six children.
He was excellent in Burn After Reading, he can stand up to Frances McDormand - no small feat. I like the guy, doesn't take himself too seriously.
I just know Moneyball was a terribly dull, ugly movie.
He's OK--can be good in the right role (like in Moneyball or in Burn After Reading), but when he tries to show he's capable of being a character actor by really stretching he falls flat on his face.
His ridiculously mannered and cheesy (and Oscar nominated!) performance as the mentally disturbed man in Twelve Monkeys was an embarrassment--it's on a par with Rosie O'Donnell's performance in Riding the Bus with My Sister.
He is also great in Fight Club and I really liked him in that terrorist thing he did with Harrison Ford a million years ago. He cannot do heroic language or period stuff.
He is also a smart producer.
Tarantino gets idiosyncratic, mannered performances out of his actors. This suits some people well, and not others.
He's a really good actor, but with a smallish range. I agree about Fight Club. I thought he was also great in Tree of Life, and Snatch is outright brilliant. But his performance in Inglorious Basterds made me fidget.
The whole film was a piece of shit and everyone was terrible in it include Christoph Waltz who practically ate the scenery. The fact he received an Oscar for it is ludicrous. In the scene where Eli(I can not direct a good movie) Roth comes out with the baseball bat, you can see on his talentless face, "This is going to be really cool on screen", it wasn't.
I liked Basterds much more than Django Unchained. I thought Pitt was good- if not tongue and cheek which is what he was going for I think.
I just will never see a Quentin Tarantino film ever again after watching the abysmal and beyond-patience-testing farrago that was "Death Proof" portion of "Grindhouse." I'm sick of his films, which are little more than pointless wanking to show how cool he is. He's in his 50s and needs to grow up.
I think he's quite a good actor. Not brilliant. Sometimes he's off. But thought he was great in River Runs Through It, The Devil's Own, Benjamin Buttons, Moneyball, Tree of Life.
I agree he was horrible in 12 Monkeys.
I must be the exception but I loved him in "12 Monkeys".
Horrible, horrible actor. Uses his clout to get good projects only to be only to ruin them with his insipid, hammy performances. Even in his best movies he was clearly out of his depth outshone by better actors. Take SEVEN for example where he was outacted by Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey AND Gwyneth "goop" Paltrow. He's always the weak link who only gets nominated to add a touch of glamour to award shows.
Normally I would agree, but he was very good in Tree of Life. Better than boozy reptilian Sean Penn!
His best role was in the Assassination of Jesse James. He WAS brilliant in that. The only time he's ever been brilliant. The director ruined the film because he wouldn't edit it properly. Had he, Brad would have an Oscar right now.