How did he go from an almost Oscar nomination in Into the Wile to doing Lifetime miniseries crap like the remake of Bonnie and Clyde?
How is it Kristen Stewart became the biggest star from that movie?
Maybe Kristen gives better blowjobs?
He's too tiny to be a major star.
[quote] Lifetime miniseries crap like the remake of Bonnie and Clyde?
It is on A&E
He has quite a reputation for being difficult.
"Speed Racer" was a mega-bomb, although I don't see why anyone would blame him for its failure.
He isn't an Oscar nominee.
OP said ALMOST Oscar nominee
That is often the case R5 when someone is talented and you wonder why their career isn't working out better.
Lainey always alludes that he's an asshole.
What's an ALMOST nominee? Who cares? Every actor in a movie is an ALMOST nominee.
Not true, R11. He had a lot of buzz for Into the Wild.
Not OP but I think almost nominee is clear. Someone in the running who didn't make the final cut--based on buzz at the time.
Lainey is an asshole.
He looked super hot in "The Darkest Hour" but that movie was ridiculous and badly acted by all, including Hirsch.
Yeah it's fine to blame it on Speed Racer -- Emile fired his agent right after it bombed--but his career output/looks/"talent" suggest ITW was an anomaly.
He's too short and slight of frame to be a leading man, and too pretty/boyish to be a character actor.
He's like 5'4", a little feminine looking and it's not like he's an especially good actor. I'm not surprised his career never took off.
Who cares how tall he is and how bad his acting skills are!? The most important thing is that he has a nice uncut schlong (uncircumcised Americans are practically an endangered species) which he put on display in Taking Woodstock.
[quote]He isn't an Oscar nominee.
Hirsch should have been nominated for MILK in which he gave a great supporting performance. To this day I still don't understand why his name never even came up during that awards season, especially when there was talk James Franco would be nominated for doing virtually nothing in the film except looking pretty standing next to Sean Penn (just my opinion).
And speaking of Penn, if being an asshole can cost you a career in Hollywood, how does one explain his long-standing success? Hasn't his reputation always been that of a major asshole? Or is that not true?
He's a hot version of Jack Black!
R22, Penn isn't an asshole on set, he's an asshole to photographers who everyone hates anyway.
I don't know about his other movies, but in "Wanted" he seemed to confuse acting with SHOUTING.
I caught the tail end of Killer Joe, how did you like the part where she gave a blow job to a piece of KFC?
He's gay, yes? He's played gay a lot ..
It's plain and simple: he's a shrimp.
Emile is bisexual, and supposedly difficult to work with.
[quote]uncircumcised Americans are practically an endangered species
I thought American parents didn't circumcise the millenials anymore, compared to the way nearly every American baby boomer boy was cut.
I think he's a decent actor and certainly picks interesting projects. He looks like DiCaprio and Jack Black's love child. I thought he was adorable in The Girl Next Door/
Emile is Jewish, I doubt he's uncircumcised. as for his height, I've seen him in person a few times, and I'd put him at around 5'7".
Yep. He seems 5'7 ish to me. Actually, most of the big male stars in Hollywood are well under 6 ft tall.
Why aren't you all talking about me?
Can we please put the uncircumcised troll on a rocket to the sun?
I love R35.
The Mudge Boy was a great, if disturbing, movie and Hirsch was good in it.
He held his own against Matthew McConaughey and Thomas Haden Church in “Killer Joe”. No easy feat. You simultaneously felt for and despised his trashy character.
Is it possible that Peewee Hirsch has gone about as fur as he can go? Count his blessings?
I loved that movie R37, I feel like it doesn't get enough love.
Another thumbs up for The Mudge Boy. I also liked him in The Girl Next Door, Into the Wild, and even Lords of Dogtown. The only movie I've seen him in that I didn't like was that drug pic w/Tina Timberlake.
Too short, too ugly, too difficult.
R25, that wasn't Emile, that was James MacAvoy.
He reminds me a less consistent Tobey Maguire, capable of turning in some very good performances, but an actor who should stick to carefully selected roles at the more indie end of the spectrum.
In the right role, he might make a viewer look past his doughy, bland looks.
He stars with Paul Rudd in the drama "Prince Avalanche" which opens shortly. It might do his career (and Rudd's) some good.
[quote]How is it Kristen Stewart became the biggest star from that movie?
A little franchise called "Twilight", you may have heard of it.
What movie is that from, r49?
He must have shaved his chest in the movies I've seen him in.
Something called Twice Born
I think he's building a career of mostly smaller, independent projects and will have a long career. His only foray into big blockbusters, Speed Racer, was a misfire and i think he'll continue to focus on smaller projects
Thank you, R54. I've been trying to think of the first of his movies I didn't see, and it was Speed Racer. And I haven't seen anything since (kind of like Tammy and Interview with a Vampire).
Got some woman in Florida pregnant.
Into the Wild” star Emile Hirsch will soon be a daddy. The diminutive actor, 28, who won a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in the Sean Penn directed film, slept with a Florida woman and got her pregnant, multiple sources confirm to Confidenti@l.
“She is five-and-a-half months pregnant now, but they are not dating,” one source tells us. “His friends know about it, he is doing the right thing and will be taking care of her and his baby financially.”
The source adds that Hirsch is happy to take responsibility, even though he and his baby’s mother do not live together.
“He will definitely be in her life and wants to be a part of the baby’s life,” the source says. “He’s told all his friends about it and it’s fine. He plans to be in the kid’s life.”
It is not clear if Hirsch knows if he will be having a boy or a girl. Another insider explains to us that the Hirsch and the woman were at one time in a relationship and are now “trying to figure out what they’re going through.”
“They’re friends and they’re young and they’re figuring it out,” says the insider.
The actor, who lives in Venice, Calif., will be flying out to visit the woman shortly, we’re told, to check up on her and make plans for visitation rights with the baby, due in February. Since both parties are cooperating and friendly, lawyers have not gotten involved in negotiations.
Hirsch just wrapped the action flick “Lone Survivor,” which is based on the failed 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings” during which SEAL Team 10 attempted to kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. This year he also filmed a “Bonnie and Clyde,” miniseries for Lifetime, in which he plays Clyde for two episodes, and wrapped “Prince Avalanche,” about road workers on a summer break in the ’80′s.
What an idiot, now he will be stuck supporting some bimbo and a kid for the rest of his life.
He reminds me of Stephen Dorff.
Emile is a fine actor, and I can't imagine him being "disqualified" for asshole behavior. I mean. Joseph Gordon Levitt can be quite an asshole too. Seriously.
I sincerely hope it's not drugs or alcohol that sort of stalled him. Maybe the simple truth is that he didn't catch on. He never seemed to play the H'wood game, chasing publicity, being photo'd with different hot girls, etc.
He will be one of those work men like actors who does a lot of indie work, & some TV, and it'll be hit & miss, but he'll stick around and maybe lightning will strike with some project in the future.
I believe he's undervalued. He won't go away, but he will never be a big deal. I agree about MILK he was wonderful in MILK.
I was an extra on Bonnie & Clyde a couple of months ago and spent most of the night next to him. We were filming a speakeasy scene that lasted from 1 pm to nearly 3 am the following morning. Nice enough guy, I guess. Didn't really interact with any of us but he didn't spend the whole night in his trailer, either. In person, he's tiny and more pretty than handsome but I thought his stand-in was much hotter by far. Not much else to report, I'm afraid.