Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Actors Get Better With Age ?
Ben Higgins
post Jun 3 2011, 08:41 AM
Post #1


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.785
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



Morning Guys !

I was thinking about this the other day, when watching the movie, RED, with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman etc.. and I thought about Bruce Willis, 'Man, he's really got better as he's gotten older' and I reckon that when actors get to a certain age they accept that they're getting older and they become a little more human, ditch the ego and give more humility and humour to their roles..

The 2 that spring to mind for me are Bruce Willis: The Whole 9 Yards, RED and Clint Eastwood: The Unforgiven, Gran Torino

What actors do you think have gotten better with age and why ? Give some movies as an example too smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Jun 3 2011, 09:27 AM
Post #2


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



First ones that come to my mind are John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and of course one and only - Arnold Schwarzenegger smile.gif


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jun 3 2011, 09:45 AM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.785
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jun 3 2011, 09:27 AM) *
First ones that come to my mind are John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and of course one and only - Arnold Schwarzenegger smile.gif

Travolta ! You are SO right ! cool.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Saoirse O'Shea
post Jun 3 2011, 10:10 AM
Post #4


Moderator - low level high stakes
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.173
Joined: 27-June 07
From: Espania - Cadiz province
Member No.: 2.194



Jack Nicholson, always good from One Flew Over the Cockoo´s nest to Anger Management and more recently The Departed. But I do think he´s got better with age

and

Javier Bardem - early film for him was Jamon Jamon (alongside Penelope Cruz), which was good but his more recent films like The Sea Inside and No Country for Old Men and Biutiful are better.

spring to mind for actors.

For actresses:

Penelope Cruz, Jamon Jamon one of her early films was good but Volver is much better imho. Priates of the Caribbean is a bit naf but she gets credit from me for Vicky Christina Barcelona - about the only Woody Allen film that is good imo.


--------------------
Get your music professionally mastered by anl AES registered Mastering Engineer. Contact me for Audio Mastering Services and Advice and visit our website www.miromastering.com

Be friends on facebook with us here.

We use professional, mastering grade hardware in our mastering studo. Our hardware includes:
Cranesong Avocet II Monitor Controller, Dangerous Music Liasion Insert Hardware Router, ATC SCM Pro Monitors, Lavry Black DA11, Prism Orpheus ADC/DAC, Gyratec Gyraf XIV Parallel Passive Mastering EQ, Great River MAQ 2NV Mastering EQ, Kush Clariphonic Parallel EQ Shelf, Maselec MLA-2 Mastering Compressor, API 2500 Mastering Compressor, Eventide Eclipse Reverb/Echo.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jun 3 2011, 10:25 AM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.785
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



QUOTE (tonymiro @ Jun 3 2011, 10:10 AM) *
Javier Bardem - early film for him was Jamon Jamon (alongside Penelope Cruz), which was good but his more recent films like The Sea Inside and No Country for Old Men and Biutiful are better.

spring to mind for actors.

For actresses:

Penelope Cruz, Jamon Jamon one of her early films was good but Volver is much better imho. Priates of the Caribbean is a bit naf but she gets credit from me for Vicky Christina Barcelona - about the only Woody Allen film that is good imo.


Yes, good shout on Nicholson ! I recently saw 'No Country..' for the first time and woah.. what he menacing presence he has in that movie. I read that he's a big fan of heavy metal and he learnt English from AC'DC songs ! cool.gif

I haven't seen those movies, although i've heard of Volver.. Pirates 4 I've yet to see smile.gif

This post has been edited by Ben Higgins: Jun 3 2011, 10:26 AM


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chris Evans
post Jun 3 2011, 10:43 AM
Post #6


Learning Tone Guru - Community Coordinator & Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.319
Joined: 24-September 07
From: Sittingbourne, UK
Member No.: 2.860



would agree with a lot of the choices so far, one that springs to mind for me is Michael Caine, I watched him in "Harry Brown" not so long ago and thought he was great.


--------------------
Show us what part of the world you live in and get yourself
ON THE GMC:er Location MAP
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Jun 3 2011, 01:50 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Sandra Bullock was not that great before, and movies were a bit shallow, but in recent years she get to act drams, even got herself the Academy Award smile.gif

This post has been edited by Ivan Milenkovic: Jun 3 2011, 01:50 PM


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sinisa Cekic
post Jun 3 2011, 02:31 PM
Post #8


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.649
Joined: 15-October 08
From: Belgrade,Serbia
Member No.: 6.085



Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Denzel Washington..
With aging actor is more mature, experienced, and it is natural to choose those roles that are psychologically more difficult! Imagine Harrison Ford as Indiana,.. today ...


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
rokchik
post Jun 3 2011, 02:56 PM
Post #9


Moderator - The Dark Canuck
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 2.726
Joined: 22-March 07
From: The Great White North
Member No.: 1.395



Some actors most definitely get better with age. Some, like Eastwood, create their own opportunities and I think just can afford to be more choosey when picking out which roles they are going to do. Others unfortunately have become shadows of their former selves and are finding it harder to find those great roles.

Jack Nicholson is a good example of this. I LOVE Jack don't get me wrong, and I think he still has some good roles left in him. But it seems his movies of late are basically him playing "Jack" He's not really acting at all... or maybe "Jack" is the act. I don't really know. "As Good As It Gets" was probably the last movie of his that I really enjoyed and I think it's because he was actually playing a character and not some fabrication of himself.

Marlon Brando is another that comes to mind. Brilliant, brilliant career when he was younger... after The Godfather not so much. But because he made such a name for himself he could get away with it. Great actor but poor choices. Harrison Ford, although it pains me to say it, falls into this catagory too. Has made some pretty horrible movies of late... but I still love him.

As for actors who have gotten better well I agree with most that have been mentioned although I disagree with Nicolas Cage. I think his recent financial troubles has forced him to take roles that just waste his talent. Few other "better with agers" though would be Leo Dicaprio, not exactly old I know but he has matured as an actor and has given some amazing performances such as The Departed, Inception, Gangs of New York. Brad Pitt, I am not a fan but since he got over his "pretty boy" stage he's shown he can really act (Snatch, Fight Club) Johnny Depp has shown he can pretty much do whatever he puts his mind too. Liam Neeson has had a boost in his career too lately. Although I've always loved him smile.gif

And of course you have your Morgan Freemans, Alan Rickmans, Daniel Day Lewis's, who it doesn't really matter what they do they are just amazing.

rok
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ben Higgins
post Jun 3 2011, 04:10 PM
Post #10


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 13.785
Joined: 11-March 10
From: England
Member No.: 9.820



Very good points Rok, and I know exactly what you mean with actors just doing 'their thing' where they're almost playing a version of theirselves.. Pacino, as much as I love him in Scent Of A Woman for one, can be accused of playing the Al Pacino scary guy routine a lot.. but then again I think the writers and directors want that from them again and again.

Yes.. definitely agree about Depp and Pitt.. I just love the Ocean's trilogy.. the interplay between Pitt and Clooney is worth it alone ! smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
rokchik
post Jun 4 2011, 01:04 AM
Post #11


Moderator - The Dark Canuck
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 2.726
Joined: 22-March 07
From: The Great White North
Member No.: 1.395



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 3 2011, 12:10 PM) *
Very good points Rok, and I know exactly what you mean with actors just doing 'their thing' where they're almost playing a version of theirselves.. Pacino, as much as I love him in Scent Of A Woman for one, can be accused of playing the Al Pacino scary guy routine a lot.. but then again I think the writers and directors want that from them again and again.

Yes.. definitely agree about Depp and Pitt.. I just love the Ocean's trilogy.. the interplay between Pitt and Clooney is worth it alone ! smile.gif


Yes Pacino is guilty of it too... I hate how Hollywood has kind of type cast some of the greatest actors ever.

Hollywood in general I think may be a shadow of it's former self... I mean there hasn't been an original idea in ages. I guess it's hard for actors to be fresh when their own business is just as bad.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Qenzoz
post Jun 4 2011, 01:07 AM
Post #12


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 450
Joined: 13-November 10
From: Denmark
Member No.: 11.594



Honestly, aren't you suppose to get with age? Since you'll be more experienced, you've learned from your mistakes (hopefully).


--------------------
Guitar
Suhr S4 Pro Series Bengal Burst
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jstcrsn
post Jun 4 2011, 01:12 AM
Post #13


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.702
Joined: 29-March 08
From: kansas, USA
Member No.: 4.733



I've enjoyed watching megan fox mature as an actress laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
rokchik
post Jun 4 2011, 01:13 AM
Post #14


Moderator - The Dark Canuck
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 2.726
Joined: 22-March 07
From: The Great White North
Member No.: 1.395



QUOTE (Qenzoz @ Jun 3 2011, 09:07 PM) *
Honestly, aren't you suppose to get with age? Since you'll be more experienced, you've learned from your mistakes (hopefully).


One would think so but it's not always the case... like I say... growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 30th March 2017 - 07:49 AM