I would gladly trade in the careers of Kate and Oliver Hudson if it led to the restoration of Goldie Hawn''s film career. What happened to her? I know she got some lousy plastic surgery, but I''m sure she''s still attractive enough for some roles intended for women of a certain age.\
She was the star of some of the most significant movies of my childhood (Overboard, Death Becomes Her, and the First Wives Club). Does anyone know what happened?
She''s appearing November 1 in Atlanta as part of the Get Motivated Business Seminar with fellow Republican luminaries Colin Powell, Rudy Guliani and Steve Forbes. Her topic is about can-do attitudes.
Searching the Hollywood Hills for her original lips.
"Does anyone know what happened?"%0D\
She got OLD. That''s what happened. With some types of actresses that''s not such a big deal, especially if they were never sex symbols or did mostly fluff like romantic comedies. But when THOSE types age, it usually means the end of a film career. %0D\
Goldie Hawn usually played a goofy/sexy or just plain sexy girl in her films. She was good at comedy, which made her career last longer than most. But she''s 64 now! How many roles are out there for 64 year old actresses, especially one who with a bubbly, cutesy persona? Not too many. %0D\
Meg Ryan is in the same fix. Her forte was romantic comedy; her image was cutesy and girlish. She ruined her cutesy image by having a very public adulterous affair with Russell Crowe. And now she''s too old for the romantic comedy roles that were her bread and butter. What''s left for her now? Not a whole lot, especially since she''s ruined her face with too much plastic surgery, just as Hawn has.
R3, that reminds me of a quote about Goldie Hawn on "The Simpsons." Bart and Homer were watching a beauty pageant and one of the judges was a goof on Mr. Blackwell (famous for his best/worst dressed lists). When the camera pans to him, he says, "Note to Goldie Hawn: Cheerleader try-outs were 40 years ago."
Maybe Goldie Hawn is out in Beverly Hills somewhere playing tennis with Paula Prentiss.%0D\
I dunno. %0D\
Goldie Hawn seems to have earned plenty of money through the years and all.
The woman is high tailing it to 70. She still dresses like a 20 year old hooker. She''ll never get the roles that are suited for a woman her age.\
Her slut daughter''s career has even dried up.\
She''s a Libertarian asshole. And Kurt is a rabid Republican.\
Fuck them both!
"In 1997, she was one of a number of Hollywood stars and executives to sign an open letter to then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, published as a newspaper advertisement in the International Herald Tribune, which protested the treatment of Scientologists in Germany."\
"Hawn has been in negotiation with the Conservative Party to set up a school in Britain where her MindUp technique would be taught."\
Still like her?
Loved Goldie and Kurt in [bold]Overboard[bold]
Goldie is one of those actresses who refuses to play grandmothers or anyone closely resembling a woman over 40. And since when did Oliver Hudson have a career?
Who''s Oliver Hudson?
Oliver Hudson is one of the male leads on "Rules of Engagement." It was recently picked up for a 5th season...
It''s not impossible for a sex symbol to age gracefully. Sophia Loren has done it. Raquel Welch has done it. But Goldie Hawn wears the clothing and hairstyle of a 25 year old. It''s kind of embarrassing.
She''s preparing to play Monique''s Mother!
I saw "Private Benjamin" and "The Duchess and the Dirt Water Fox" countless times.
[/bold]Her libertarian endorsements are off putting.
Goldie is a Lib? Really? I remember reading years ago that she and Sally Field, one of her oldest friends, were both diehard Dems. Did that change?
I started this thread, and while I''ll always love Overboard, Death Becomes Her, The First Wives Club, and even The Banger Sisters, I''m a little disappointed in Goldie''s politics. I don''t think she''s antigay or anything (she produced The Matthew Shepherd Story), but it''s still pretty weird!
Goldie actually replaced Meg Ryan in the film ''Housesitter''.\
The reason Goldie doesn''t work is she only accepts films where she is the LEAD.\
The past eight years she been waiting
I remember Kurt and her going on Bill O Reilly after he hammered the 9/11 telethon for allegedly pilfering funds. She basically apologized to Bill for appearing on it and they both made it seem like they had been conned by Clooney and the producers. %0D\
Just be thankful she hasn''t gone the way of Joan Crawford.
Overboard came out 9 years before First Wives Club-how long was your childhood, OP?
OP, the movies you cite are of an already middle-aged (post 40), sophisticated, dare I say brainy, Goldie Hawn. Your saying they were your childhood films made me feel - well - very old.%0D\
For a young, vibrant, bubbly Goldie, you need to start with "Cactus Flower", through "Butterflies Are Free", "Shampoo", "Foul Play", til you hit "Private Benjamin".%0D\
After that, she was such a Hollywood powerhouse that every move was calculated and I think it showed in her films. %0D\
"First Wives Club" was purposefully cast with three Female Hollywood success stories that had seen better box-office days. It became a classic, precisely for the inside joke involved with their "marriage" to Hollywood, which chewed them out and spit them back as had-beens.
After Goldie had her boobs perked up, she looked like every other pitiful Hollywood crone. Nowhere to go, nothing to do, let''s whip up a protein shake!
Who knows what R24 is talking about. Both Keaton and Hawn had rapturous rises in Hollywood throughout at least two decades or more. Midler was the one who sank like a tanker thinking she would be greeted as rapturously as Streisand - she never really made a good movie or gave very credible performances in films. I can't believe girls actually sit through Beaches but it's probably her most well known career. That and From A Distance. Ugh.%0D
A lot of people credit Meryl Streep with extending the shelf life of actresses and the SATC girls but Keaton really deserves more credit than she gets. She went from Broadway to the heights of film comedy with Woody Allen while starring in The Godfather Part II - a lot of which she carries - and made her share of classics while also taking on hard subject matter like Goodbar head on. Before she re-emerged in Baby Boom and again, a decade or so later, in Something's Got To Give. Keaton pushed out her share of the boat before Meryl Streep hit paydirt in Prada and Mamma Mia. %0D
Goldie Hawn is great in Housesitter. Love that movie.
[quote]She was the star of some of the most significant movies of my childhood (Overboard, Death Becomes Her, and the First Wives Club).%0D\
OP? U OLD!!!!%0D
It wasn''t so much that OP referenced a certain era of movies but rather that his childhood - at least, 9 years or more - was a bit long. When did you first start watching tv?!
Not the OP, but those movies were part of my childhood as well. I saw them all on TV, though, not in the cinema.
Bette Midler was perfection in "The Rose" and she gave more than credible performances in "For the Boys" and "Down and out in Beverly Hills."%0D\
She was robbed at the oscars. She even has admitted that on many occasions. The academy for some reason doesn''t like her.
[quote]The academy for some reason doesn''t like her.%0D\
Neither do we.
[quote]She was robbed at the oscars.
The two times that Midler was nominated, the winners were Sally Field for "Norma Rae" and Jodie Foster for "The Silence of the Lambs". Those are arguably the career-defining performances for Field and Foster and I disagree that Midler was robbed. She wasn't better than Field and her acting in "For the Boys" was a joke.
The only performance I could see Jodie Foster losing the Oscar to in 1991 would be Susan Sarandon in "Thelma and Louise".
Agree with R41. Midler was not robbed, please! Even when Foster won, Sarandon nodded in agreement/acceptance. And Field's performance was tiers above Midler's.
Back OT - Goldie had an offer to star in an HBO show a couple years back, but I think she didn't want to play an old character so she the project fell apart due to "creative differences". She has some opportunities but she's holding out for the hot young thing roles apparently.
[quote]Back OT - Goldie had an offer to star in an HBO show a couple years back, but I think she didn't want to play an old character so she the project fell apart due to "creative differences". She has some opportunities but she's holding out for the hot young thing roles apparently.
The show was going to be called The Viagra Diaries and it was a Darren Star production for HBO. The pilot was supposed to be shot in March of last year, but Goldie clashed with HBO, producers, and writers and she left the project.