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Ted Levine

Why didn't his career skyrocket after Silence Of The Lambs? He was amazing as Buffalo Bill, and he didn’t even get an Oscar nom. That movie should have been a star making vehicle, but instead, his career seemingly went down the shitter. WEHT Ted anyway? Does anybody know what he's up to now?

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by Anonymousreply 35June 12, 2024 2:20 AM


by Anonymousreply 1June 11, 2024 1:44 AM

He was the best in the movie. This scene both creeps you out and makes you laugh.

by Anonymousreply 2June 11, 2024 1:46 AM

OP I used Google to find out

by Anonymousreply 3June 11, 2024 1:47 AM

Thank you R1. I actually fretted over whether I got that right.

by Anonymousreply 4June 11, 2024 1:48 AM

^ Oh, dear, Whether

by Anonymousreply 5June 11, 2024 1:50 AM

He’s worked pretty steadily since then, albeit rarely if ever in a starring role. Probably most recognizable in Monk.

by Anonymousreply 6June 11, 2024 1:57 AM

R4, you got it right for any other arena EXCEPT Datalounge.

- R1

by Anonymousreply 7June 11, 2024 2:07 AM

I for one had a Ted Levine lunchbox and a Ted Levine poster on my wall after "Silence of the Lambs" came out! Ted Levine-mania certainly swept MY school district!

by Anonymousreply 8June 11, 2024 2:18 AM

I suspect many intelligent and talented actors prefer a lower-key career. Less money but also less stress and invasion of privacy. Any actor who works regularly in whatever venue should be very proud.

Anyhow, Levine made applying the lotion a great movie line, and for that he merits no small measure of awe. It was all in the delivery. And such great delivery it was!

by Anonymousreply 9June 11, 2024 2:31 AM

He's a working actor.

by Anonymousreply 10June 11, 2024 2:31 AM

He was in both seasons of The Alienist and in the thriller Switchback with Dennis Quaid. Whatever he's in, he pops. You can't look away.

by Anonymousreply 11June 11, 2024 3:15 AM

Would you fuck me?

I'd fuck me.

by Anonymousreply 12June 11, 2024 3:17 AM

He's kind of a gruff, oddly sexy daddy now.

by Anonymousreply 13June 11, 2024 4:36 AM

Precious upstgaged him.

by Anonymousreply 14June 11, 2024 4:57 AM

I always see Jame Gumb.

by Anonymousreply 15June 11, 2024 5:03 AM

The actor is a certifiable freak, in a good way. I'll try to find a few of his earlier interviews.

I think he's perfectly happy with a working wage.

by Anonymousreply 16June 11, 2024 5:15 AM


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by Anonymousreply 18June 11, 2024 6:14 AM

He can give me the hose anytime.

by Anonymousreply 19June 11, 2024 6:14 AM

There was a time I'd let him fuck me.

by Anonymousreply 20June 11, 2024 6:17 AM

He was great in the US version of The Bridge. I liked him as the tough but big hearted surrogate dad type character to the main lead female character.

by Anonymousreply 21June 11, 2024 6:39 AM

In the 2000s, he had a major role on MONK ,which ran for 8 seasons and was nominated for multiple Emmys.

I remember Tony Shalhoub won a few times for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

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by Anonymousreply 22June 11, 2024 6:56 AM

He was on CSI Miami I think

by Anonymousreply 23June 11, 2024 8:15 AM

[quote]He was amazing as Buffalo Bill, and he didn’t even get an Oscar nom.

The Academy purposely avoided him because of the backlash the film received regarding his character.

Though SILENCE OF THE LAMBS was among the Top 10 grossers of 1991 and a front runner for the Best Picture Oscar, it was very controversial in the gay community.

Many gays felt that it was just Hollywood demonizing and feminizing homosexual men once again.

They thought it would lead to a rise in gay hate-crimes, so many picketed the film and 1992 Oscars.

By then, the 'evil gay' depictions in the blockbusters JFK and BASIC INSTINCT had also provoked their ire.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 11, 2024 8:17 AM

[quote]He’s worked pretty steadily since then, albeit rarely if ever in a starring role.

He's shown up all over the place over the years though nothing as big or high profile; as he's gotten older & heavier, he's aged into gruff but fatherly mentor/parental types. Still, every time I see him on the screen, it's a shock to an old Buffalo Bill.

by Anonymousreply 25June 11, 2024 8:33 AM

Buffalo Bill was really a “once in a lifetime” type of role. I’m just glad he’s had continued success.

by Anonymousreply 26June 11, 2024 9:00 AM

[quote]he's gotten older & heavier….

You mean he’s a great big fat person now?

by Anonymousreply 27June 11, 2024 11:37 AM

Low key reminds me of Robert Duvall. Could see him playing the lead in Tender Mercies

by Anonymousreply 28June 11, 2024 1:05 PM

Hateful, homophobic movie. Shame on you, Jodie.

by Anonymousreply 29June 11, 2024 1:20 PM

R27 It’s the best part of the movie.

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by Anonymousreply 30June 11, 2024 1:59 PM

He was So good as that character that I didn't even occur to me that he was an actor that I might see again. To Me he was a freaky serial killer.

by Anonymousreply 31June 11, 2024 2:21 PM

I've heard that he had a hard time getting roles for a year after Silence came out.

by Anonymousreply 32June 11, 2024 2:28 PM

He was in the recent "Monk" movie, "Mr. Monk's Last Case," reprising his role as Leland Stottlemeyer

by Anonymousreply 33June 11, 2024 4:54 PM

And also hung like a human tripod... according to rumor.

by Anonymousreply 34June 12, 2024 2:13 AM

Hung like a tripod? That makes Buffalo Bill’s tuck job that much more impressive. Bravo, Ted. 👏 👏 👏

by Anonymousreply 35June 12, 2024 2:20 AM
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