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Why do you think Paul Bettany's career not take off?

He's a fantastic actor and is very hot, but I think the poor dear doesn't have very much luck.

by Anonymousreply 2505/08/2013

He's cute. Maybe because he's a ginge?

by Anonymousreply 105/07/2013

He's an albino.

by Anonymousreply 205/07/2013

He is OK looking, not hot.

by Anonymousreply 305/07/2013

See "Wimbledon" in which he stars opposite Kirsten Dunst. It may answer some questions for you.

by Anonymousreply 405/07/2013

Because he's a ginger. I dare you to name a ginger A-lister.

by Anonymousreply 505/07/2013

I think when he played that weird priest in The DaVinci Code was the clincher.

by Anonymousreply 605/07/2013

[quote]He is OK looking, not hot.

Oh, no, he's beautiful in real life and I think it translates almost as well on screen.

Plus he has a delightfully funny personality and I find him very sexy.

I also don't think he is as ambitious as some. But still he's been a member of AMPAS since around 2004.

by Anonymousreply 705/07/2013

[quote]I dare you to name a ginger A-lister.


by Anonymousreply 805/07/2013

Bettany has always been a serious actor, not much interested in the cult of celebrity. He likes acting, but he has never pandered,never wanted to do things to make himself more marketable.

He's a character actor. He loves those kinds of roles. But he is not box office. No one's going to run out and see a Paul Bettany movie. I liked him in that horror movie about the wicked angels and the people at the diner.

by Anonymousreply 905/07/2013

R8 I should have specified, a MALE ginger A-lister.

by Anonymousreply 1005/07/2013

David Caruso was an "almost" A lister!!

by Anonymousreply 1105/07/2013

The most famous ginger I can think of is that dude from Homeland.

by Anonymousreply 1205/07/2013

He has a hot ass, but it wasn't enough.

by Anonymousreply 1305/07/2013

He's married to Jennifer Connelly she's dull as dishwater.

by Anonymousreply 1405/07/2013

R14, I doubt there is a straight man alive who will agree with you.

by Anonymousreply 1505/07/2013

He'll have a long steady career-- He'll be acting well into his senior years. Like Ian Mckellan or Patrick Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 1605/07/2013

It's because he has no eyebrows

Why do you think terrible actors like Emilia Clarke can be successful and be seen everywhere? Eyebrows. You can think I'm talking shit, but the next time you see someone who is inexplicably successful, notice whether it not they have eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 1705/07/2013

Who cares about eyebrows?

by Anonymousreply 1805/07/2013

he hasnt given up enough hole yet.

by Anonymousreply 1905/07/2013

He is bland and forgettable. He has no "IT" factor.

by Anonymousreply 2005/07/2013

He's doing well in supporting roles, and the way he's going he can keep working as a character actor until he's old and gray. That's a better career than the short reign of a big star.

Still... I still wonder if the failure of the big-budget "Master and Commander" derailed his career as a leading man. He totally missed the boat with that role, and hasn't starred in a major film since.

by Anonymousreply 2105/08/2013

If he could have been, he would have been and that's showbiz baby!

by Anonymousreply 2205/08/2013

Because I am a better singer

by Anonymousreply 2305/08/2013

He may not be an actor, but he sure as hell is an A lister: Harry Wales. The hottest ginger of all time.

I find Paul Bettany just icky.

by Anonymousreply 2405/08/2013

I agree, a combination of lacking the ambition and inability to find appropriate roles. Plus I also think he enjoys the life he has. He's a terrific actor. He may never be a huge star but he will always be employable.

by Anonymousreply 2505/08/2013
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