He was so cute in the first two seasons of Park & Recreation (as Mark) but left after season 2 (and he has never been back) and hasn't really done anything of note since then. Was he difficult to work with?
Paul Schneider from Parks & Recreation
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/01/2014|
He looks like he has a couple of movies in pre-production. I don't think he's cute at all. He has a really weird looking face.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/02/2013|
Rob Lowe and that guy from Tell Me You Love Me totally ruined the vibe of this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/02/2013|
I agree that Rob Lowe brings nothing to the table but I really like Adam Scott...
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|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/02/2013|
He had no personality and wasn't funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/02/2013|
Rob Lowe is a double-threat: He can't do drama and he can't do humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/02/2013|
Sheesh, you guys have some weird obsessions
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/02/2013|
I think Schneider looks like he's Steve Martin's bastard son.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/02/2013|
I don't understand relatively unknown actors who leave hit shows (unless they're horrible to work with or perhaps written out of the script).
But maybe that way of thinking is just me clinging to the security of a fairly decent job.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/02/2013|
R9: Since when is P&R a "hit" show?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/02/2013|
R10. I've only heard of Park & Recreation. I don't watch the show, but according to Wikipedia: "It debuted on April 9, 2009 and is currently in its fifth season."
So, I don't make the rules regarding longevity, likeability, ratings and potential syndication viability, but shows on for at least five seasons are considered hits of some sort.
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Relative to everything else on NBC it is a hit. Most of the cast is great but I hate Rob Lowe too.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/02/2013|
He has Roger Federer face.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/02/2013|
See, I think Rob Lowe is hilarious on that show, mainly b/c he reminds of someone I know, especially before his character's writing went over the top. The relentless positivity, healthiness and perfection combined with being a total fucking mess. They are so similar it's scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/02/2013|
He was terrible in Bright Star which was horrible enough as it is. What was up with that accent?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/02/2013|
They never really knew what to do with his character. And he was an indie actor and I think preferred doing that.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/02/2013|
By season 2 he was phoning in his performance in a way that made it clear he didn't want to be there.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/02/2013|
i thought the same thing r17- did he have everyone telling him that he was going to be a movie star & was wasting his time in TV?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/02/2013|
I remember seeing the Paley Center (I think?) interview with the whole cast, and he came across as an arrogant prick that you could tell the cast didn't feel comfortable around. There was a really tense and awkward exchange between him and the moderator at one point.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/12/2014|
[quote]He was terrible in Bright Star which was horrible enough as it is. What was up with that accent?
He was great in Bright Star, which was a beautiful movie. His accent was Scottish.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/12/2014|
Rob was great until the writers went waaaaaay over the top. I too know someone just like that. So relentlessly positive. I also enjoyed his autobiography.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/12/2014|
He was meant to be a developing love interest for Amy Poehler in the awkward mode. The position Adam Scott is currently in. It was apparent there was no chemistry after the first couple of episodes. He had some heat at the time, and had memorably appeared in a small role as Rachel McAdams love interest in The Family Stone (I think that's the actor the producers thought they were getting.) They got an actor who viewed himself more along the lines of someone who does films like Bright Star (which he was oddly out of place in.) It did seem he shot himself in the foot with Parks and Rec, but some actors are simply not able to adapt or act their way around creative unhappiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/12/2014|
Who R19 Schneider or Lowe?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/12/2014|
In one of the directors commentaries it says the intention was to bring his character back after a one or two season absence.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/12/2014|
Does anyone remember a 2003 film Small Town Girl, where Paul S has a lengthy scene in wet tight whities? Kinda sexy as I remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/12/2014|
His deep thought quotes on IMDB:
[quote]Is it hard to hold on to this glass of water through a typhoon? It absolutely is.
He's a pretty mess who should keep his mouth shut at all times.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/12/2014|
Schneider at the P&R Paley Center cast interview:
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/01/2014|
I read an interview with not so long ago where he hinted that his exit was an acrimonious, messy thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/01/2014|
I've wondered about his departure as well, Amy P was just on Howard Stern the other day, but they didn't talk about him at all.
I don't even re-watch the first two seasons, so I can't remember, was he just gone at the beginning of season 3 with no explanation?
I used to get him and Ron Livingstone confused.
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