Rob Schneider regrets joining Saturday Night Live "it would have been nice to have just been able to more like Steve Buscemi"
Rob Schneider, who said if he could turn back time, he would have never gone on SNL.
“Absolutely. Maybe nobody would know who the f--- I am, but at least I wouldn’t be typecast as an actor as a comedian,” Schneider said. “Trying to break that, guys like me, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock: all these guys, we’ve been typecast as comedians. It’s been great because we would get cast . . . but we’re stuck. It’s a great stuck because we’ve been able to work for 25 years, but yeah, absolutely it’s stuck."
“A lot of times I think about, wow, it would have been nice to have just been able to more like Steve Buscemi, who can do more dramatic stuff, who can do comedies and he used to be a standup himself.”
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/26/2013|
I wish he'd never joined either.
You want to hear an actor complain?
Give him a job.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/24/2013|
I think he's more typecast as a BAD comedian.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/24/2013|
He could've been the next DeNiro, the next Pacino, the next Bogart... As if!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/24/2013|
This guy wouldn't have had ANY kind of career if he hadn't gotten on SNL. So he should just be grateful.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/24/2013|
Hope he takes up snowboarding soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/24/2013|
Bill Murray has had plenty of roles that weren't comedic.
When was the last time Rob worked anyway?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/24/2013|
That God-awful TV show about him being married to a hot Latina whose family hated him.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/24/2013|
He would be would be working for Century21 in Long Beach right now if SNL hadn't happened for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/24/2013|
He's a bad comedian who only works when his slightly less unfunny friend Adam Sandler decides to throw him a bone.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/24/2013|
Quit whining, Rob. You used to be cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/24/2013|
Yes, a person who did "Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo" complains about casting directors respecting his integrity.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/24/2013|
If Schneider weren't such a gimmicky, one-note comedian he might have had the broader career he desires. The others he cited are actually talented not just as comedians. Rock and Ackroyd have both filled writing and production roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/24/2013|
Well, all of those OTHER performers (save Sandler who, no matter how many "serious" movies he makes is still thought of as the funny guy from SNL), those other actors have had some good, serious roles that have gotten them some attention. Hell, think of Robin Williams! He won an OSCAR for a serious role. Perhaps Schneider will still get a decent serious role. It ain't over till its over.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/24/2013|
Steve Buscemi was a well respected actor from New York's no-wave scene. There is no way Rob Schneider could have ever had his career. He's lucky as fuck that he was on SNL. This is really insulting to Steve Buscemi, who is a real actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/24/2013|
Horatio looks like a hot bear after losing weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/24/2013|
"I could have been a great actor if I weren't such a lousy actor!"
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/24/2013|
No one forced him to take every comedic part that came his way. He could have said no at the beginning, starved a few years and reinvented himself as a "serious" actor. But I bet the money was too good to resist...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/24/2013|
I think he regrets ever being on SNL.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/24/2013|
Buscemi worked his way up from small independent productions. There's nothing stopping Schneider from displaying his dramatic skills in low-budget art-house movies, aside from his greed or lack of talent, probably both. If Rob ever once showed even a modicum of dramatic talent, the presumptuous Buscemi comparison wouldn't be so incredibly laughable and offensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/24/2013|
Steve Buscemi just issued a cease and desist order.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/24/2013|
No way, he doesn't have Buscemi's looks or sex appeal.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/24/2013|
John Schneider regrets being in the Dukes of Hazard.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/25/2013|
Catherine Bach regrets Jessica Simpson played her in the movie version.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/25/2013|
Homer Simpson regrets having the same last name as John and Rob Schneider.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/25/2013|
Dwayne Schneider regrets having to listen to hundreds of hours of Bonnie Franklin's over acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/25/2013|
Valarie Bertinelli regrets eating everyone else's left overs on the set.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/25/2013|
He coulda been a contendah!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/25/2013|
Lisa Simpson regrets her father is too stupid to regret having the correct last name.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/25/2013|
Has he ever watched one of his own movies? No one else has....all the way through.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/25/2013|
I have to say that I enjoyed Deuce Bigelow Male Gigolo. A fun, dumb mindless movie. I made the mistake of watching the European Gigolo sequel.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/25/2013|
I have nothing to say about Rob Schneider, but do we think Steve Buscemi could ever win an Oscar? He seems loved and respected by everybody in the business. Why has he never been nominated?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/25/2013|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/25/2013|
I liked him as naked guy on SNL.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/25/2013|
[quote]Perhaps Schneider will still get a decent serious role. It ain't over till its over.
Funny that he mentions Steve Buscemi. They were in a movie together called The Chosen One which is rather serious compared to all the other low brow movies with Rob Schneider.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/25/2013|
The Chosen One was a horrible Rob Schneider vanity project which the AV Club tore to shreds a couple months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/25/2013|
Remember the time when Luke Skywalker portrayed Schnieder's nephew?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/25/2013|
He sucked then, he sucks now. Like a ho in a hurry.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/25/2013|
I can't even place which one Rob Schneider was. I guess he didn't make much of an impact with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/25/2013|
[quote]Why has he never been nominated?
Because he is so freakin' ugly!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/25/2013|
Rob Schneider isn't fit to lick the sweat from Buscemi's ballsack.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/25/2013|
Buscemi's nasty looking teeth make him look like he'd have revolting halitosis.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/25/2013|
I always got Rob Schneider mixed up with John Leguizamo. They both irritated the shit out of me.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/25/2013|
So happy to see all the love for the great Steve Buscemi here.
BTW, I never knew that Schneider ever considered himself an actor and not 'just' a comedian. If that's really his goal, why not do some actual serious work instead of just complaining?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/26/2013|
Rob could've been stuck in an office watching people make copies if it hadn't been for SNL.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/26/2013|
Rob Schneider has some dough. He could have easily financed a low to no budget independent film.
Or he could take a very very very small role.
Sadly, guys like him either aren't willing to do that or their agents don't want them doing it (less $) so they don't pass on those scripts.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/26/2013|