Jaw-droppingly gorgeous in "The Rocketeer."
Why didn't he have a better career?
Jaw-droppingly gorgeous in "The Rocketeer."
Why didn't he have a better career?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/27/2014|
I thought you were talking about the Melrose character there played by Andrew Shue. You remember that AMAZING actor?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/25/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/25/2010|
A mystery. He was a good actor as well as being so pretty. Once and Again may have been his career high point.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/25/2010|
He was great in the short-lived series Once and Again &, and JLo selected him as her c0-star in "Enough" after he won a Golden Globe for O&A.
He is as heir to the Champion Spark Plug fortune and enjoys sailing around the world so money was never an issue. He was also good in The 4400
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/25/2010|
Not gay. Just hasn't found the right bea... er, woman, yet. He mostly dates women from Europe, anyway, so it's not like any of you would know them.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/25/2010|
OP, I have always asked myself that question too!
Was hot to watch him in Tales of the City too, and along with fellow "pretty actor with surprisingly smallish career", Cary Elwes in Coppola's Dracula.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/25/2010|
Apparently straight, at least according to Armistead Maupin on his commentary track to Tales of the Ciy.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/25/2010|
What's wrong with white?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/25/2010|
R9 is an idiot. Campbell has just gotten better with age, both his hot looks and his very good acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/25/2010|
Is this the guy who played Stephen's gunned-down-in-Moldavia lover in "Dynasty"?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/25/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/25/2010|
I lived on the same quiet block in the West Village as Billy and Jennifer Connelly when they were dating in the 90s and often saw them walking around in a highly affectionate manner. I'm sure the physical display wasn't only for my sake. Sorry!%0D %0D He was pretty hilarious in that Frasier episode in which he more or less played himself as the perfect man. Except that he sang off-key.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/25/2010|
Didn't he play the gay lover in the 1980's soap Dynasty?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/25/2010|
15 years ago, he would have played the Jon Hamm role in Mad Men.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/25/2010|
See r12 and 13 for your answer, r15.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/25/2010|
I was going to post that, R14.
When Martin sees him in the cafe and comments about how handsome he is, to Frasers chagrin, is a funny scene since dad is a Mo in real life!
He is unspeakably handsome, especially as he ages.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/25/2010|
He's extremely good looking, but I don't find him hot in the least. Does that make sense?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/25/2010|
He's always said that he did just as many pilots as George Clooney
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/25/2010|
Really, r20? Did Billy and George do them in the cockpit or in a motel room during stopovers?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/25/2010|
George has done more pilots. Billy has done more flight attendants.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/25/2010|
I used to get him mixed up with Campbell Scott. Billy was so hot as a space pirate on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." And the homoerotic tension between him and Wesley was palpable. I think that's where Joss Whedon got the idea for "Firefly."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/25/2010|
I really liked "The Rocketeer", and can't figure out why everyone decided it stank before they saw it.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/26/2010|
handsome. lacks heat.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/26/2010|
You think Maupin is above playing the PR game do you r7?%0D %0D You believe that if it gives you comfort.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/26/2010|
Me too, r24. Jennifer Connelly was gorgeous in that one. I had a crush on her too.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/26/2010|
"The Rocketeer" came out about the time that young people were deciding they had no interest whatsoever in "period" motion pictures, and unfortunately it was a movie with a young adult target audience that was set in the 30s with scrupulous period detail.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/26/2010|
He and Connelly were engaged for years. She broke it off and Maupin talked about how Billy cried his heart out over it IIRC on the set of Tales. %0D %0D I love that Frasier episode. I wish Frasier would come back as . . . Frasier! And everyone else before Martin dies.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/26/2010|
Hot then, hot now. I think he's incredibly sexy. I also think he makes a great villain. He should play villains more often.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/26/2010|
He was very sexy as an accused rapist on an episode of L&O SVU. He had to strip (turning in his clothes as evidence) while being interviewed by Chris Meloni.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/27/2010|
Why does Jennifer Connolly prefer homely guys over handsome studs?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/27/2010|
because he is uncut.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/27/2010|
He was fantastic in Tales of the City. That was a revelation to me since he'd been so dull in Dynasty (but apparently, that was how the part was written).
Liked him in Rocketeer and also in Once and Again. And the Fraiser episode was great too.
Really surprised his career didn't go further.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/27/2010|
His nose was too small and chiseled funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/27/2010|
His name isn't manly enough. It's a little boy's name.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/27/2010|
He's my perfect guy...
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/27/2010|
"He initially planned of becoming a comic book artist and studied illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago." -- that's interesting, seeing as how he is most famous for playing the Rocketeer, a character from a comic-book, a character modeled on the writer-artist-creator Dave Stevens.
I like how this page titles a section "Die-Hard Bachelor."
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/27/2010|
His name is Bill Campbell, OP.
Yes, he used to be nice-looking. He appeared in the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola version of Dracula and was at his peak then.
Unfortunately, just like his co-star Cary Elwes, he went downhill in the years following it.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/28/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/28/2010|
he left acting for a while to sail around the world or something like that
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/28/2010|
"The Rocketeer" is on, and I'd forgotten how gorgeous he was.%0D %0D I'd also forgotten that Jennifer Connolly used to have a hell of a rack - where did that go? %0D %0D Surgery, weight loss, or removing a pound of kleenex from her bra?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/28/2010|
R40, meet R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/01/2010|
He was fantastic in Tales of The City? How so?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/01/2010|
He is rich, doesn't need to act for the money
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/01/2010|
I think he s incredibly handsome still at 51 and great looking in everything he ever did. Dating women in Europe and you wouldnt know any of them is pretty lame............ He s 52 and never married and no kids, for Hollywood straight stars that s almost unheard of. My guess is gay, but either way he is superb.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/19/2011|
If he really was gay he wouldn't have played the gay lover on such a high-profile show as DYNASTY-it would have opened up a can of worms at the time as to his actual sexual preference.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/19/2011|
I thought he got married?%0D %0D I must be thinking of another Billy.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/19/2011|
He's no Jonathan Cake
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/19/2011|
But so few people are, R51.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/20/2011|
I'm pretty sure he dropped out of Hollywood. He owns a Carniceria in Cathederal City, near Palm Springs. I see him almost daily.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/20/2011|
Armistead Maupin said he's straight, and he hates the closet cases (Marcus D'Amico, anyone?)
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/20/2011|
Armistead Maupin is a fat star fucker.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/20/2011|
The nude scenes in TOTC revealed he is cut.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/20/2011|
No acting sparks. Whereas someone like Tom Hardy can deliver the unexpected and element of danger. %0D %0D Colin Farrell was almost a lookalike if you think of him in Minority Report. But even in that small part he radiated something beyond mere handsomeness. That's the difference between an actor like Billy Campbell and a star.%0D %0D Why does Ewan McGregor have such a solid career? It's not because of any looks he has or had.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/20/2011|
As was said upthread, he was dull as dishwater in Dynasty.
I figured his career wouldn't go any place after that, so was shocked when he starred in Rocketeer. Great movie, but he wasn't anything to write home about it that.
So, imagine my surprise when he was the hottest thing in Tales. He just exploded in that film. Was perfect in that role. Had many a JO fantasy about him after Tales.
Guess it just takes the right part, but he was fantastic in it. Ever since, he's been one of my favorite actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/20/2011|
[quote]Why does Ewan McGregor have such a solid career?
Fast forward to 0:25 and enjoy the ride ...
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/20/2011|
I saw him on The View one day long ago. He talked of still sleeping with a teddy bear and that he liked to wear a sarong around the house. I've had a crush on him since I was a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/20/2011|
I thought he acted the hell out of his Dynasty character given that it was a soap (with a great deal of restrictions what to show and say) and a rather dull plot.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/20/2011|
Was one of the best guest rogues on Star Trek Next Generation ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/20/2011|
I think he was hot when he was 20 and he s hot at 52. I agree he seemed to lack heat on screen in some of the things I saw him in. He was an heir to an auto parts fortune but per an interview he said that it was small change and he went thru it in a year when he was a teenager. He is still working at 52 probably partly for the dough. He has lived with the same roommate for like 25 years. That roommate eventually go married and they have a kid and the 3 of them still to this day live with Campbell in his house. The bit about wearing a sarong around the house is a big turnoff. He seems to be kind of eccentric in his personal life as he ages to say the least. Still a total babe, aging well.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/22/2012|
This zombi thread useless without an updated picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/22/2012|
I think he has the tinyest dick I've ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/22/2012|
Good looking but not sexy
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/22/2012|
He's very good looking but it's like he doesn't try anymore.He played a wealthy lawyer in that Ricky Gervais movie Ghost Town,the character he played was supposed to be a humorless stuffed shirt but he just played it as if the guy were some kind of emotionless drone.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/22/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/22/2012|
I find him incredibly sexy--always have. A bit of trivia: the role of Riker on Star Trek TNG came down to him and Jonathan Frakes.
In this interview, he reveals that he considers himself sort of dilettante when it comes to acting, and that he basically does it to pay for his real love, which is sailing. He also reveals that people in his life call him Ollie--short for his middle name, Oliver.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/23/2012|
Because he wouldn't fuck those agents at William Morris in the mouth on the casting couch. Next!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/23/2012|
Oooooh, just saw he's on Twitter.
I want him to do very nasty things to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/23/2012|
[quote]I want him to do very nasty things to me.
Could you please be a bit more specific.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/23/2012|
On the final episode of 'Once and Again' he said he has done as many pilots as George Clooney.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/23/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/23/2012|
He may be many things, R74, but I don't think boring is one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/23/2012|
I liked his shaggy look in that show "The 4400"
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/23/2012|
Rockin' a half top
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/23/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/24/2012|
No one's mentioned his recent role in AMC's "The Killing"?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/27/2012|
He's very good-looking but I find he has no sex appeal. Reminds me of Tom Welling in that regard.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/27/2012|
He will always be my #1 dream man. I find him beautiful and sexy. Also, when I was younger and cuter, people would tell me I looked like him. He is several years older than me but has aged way better!
He seems like he would be out if he were gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/27/2012|
How long was ge with Jennifer?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/27/2012|
Did he beat up Tanya Tucker too?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/27/2012|
I'd still do him
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/27/2012|
He's heir to a large fortune. He doesn't seem like the alpha-type. Probably doesn't like to make waves with his family. He probably stayed pretty much in the closet and played by the rules.
On screen, he could convey different parts of his personality and be anyone he wanted to. His love scenes with men are beautiful. I think the fact that he's 51 and has been linked only to Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Connelly, and the face he has no kids, pretty much points to being gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/28/2012|
No sex appeal, R81? R U nuts?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/28/2012|
In the early 1990s he was my neighbor on Horatio St. in NYC and I would often see him walking arm and arm with Jennifer Connelly. I don't think he was putting on an act for my sake.
DL Faves Cherry Jones and Mary Testa also lived on the block (not together!).
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/28/2012|
r53, he played a major character in the recent series on AMC 'The Killing'.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/28/2012|
Why does he have 3 balls in R87?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||12/30/2012|
The top ball is his retracted penis.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/30/2012|
I like to think he is a "grower" not a "shower". I can relate! He is so hot I wouldn't care what size his cock is!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/30/2012|
I wouldn't either, R92.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/30/2012|
R85 is Neve Cambell's brother, right? The guy who starred in Trick?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/31/2012|
Yes, and he's no Billy Campbell.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/31/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||01/01/2013|
Played the American suitor of Lucy (Sadie Frost) in the Francis Ford Coppola 'Dracula' film in 1992.
He was at the peak of his beauty then, as was Cary Elwes who played one of Lucy's other suitors.
Richard E. Grant played the third suitor.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||01/01/2013|
Anybody catch this 6'4" hunk of gorgeous manmeat on Syfy's Helix?
Still no ring on that finger...
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/10/2014|
Sigh. Another year gone by and I'm still not married to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/27/2014|