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It’s time to continue my 15 questions meme…well at least part of that meme. As I have planned since two months ago, I did top 5 Actor/Actress I Will Always Watch No Matter How Crappy back then…tho it expanded to 6 actors and 1 actress, I will now do top 5 actor/actress I don’t get the appeal and tends to avoid unless the movie is REALLY REALLY good.
I only have actors in this list, the ladies appear in the honorable mention.
There are two reasons for me to find certain actor to be not appealing, one is of course the acting talent and the other is the personality through the tube…or simply I just don’t like him (Yup I am shamelessly saying that I judge the book by its cover).
If your favorite actor is on my list…please don’t be offended because it is simply my honest feeling about them…so let’s still get along with our difference taste or preference
#5 George Clooney
They said George Clooney is a great actor, they said he is really handsome…and somehow I don’t see those things in him.
For me, his roles are always the same. I do not avoid his movie, that’s why he is in number 5, but I never find his acting as something great…all are okay to me. None made me start saying ‘wow he is great!!’. He failed so bad as Batman…totally failed.
#4 Justin Timberlake
I don’t like Justin not because of his acting or in other word I am not saying that he is a bad actor, in fact I haven’t seen his movies. I have this great reluctance to see him since his days in his boyband era. Granted that I never like any boyband since the day music become part of my life. His face is really annoying!! That is reason for disliking him. Shallow you might say, so be it!! I couldn’t even stand his 3 minutes appearance in music video let along 2 hours in a movie…and for that, I still haven’t seen social Network and have great reluctance to see the upcoming In Time.
#3 Fujiwara Tatsuya
Aha…for this one…his acting is the problem!!
I have heard so many praises on his acting talent but what I have seen from his 2 movies and 1 TV Drama are SO not convincing. He was really flat in Kiss of Heaven (which is the worst Japanese TV Drama I have ever seen). And then he totally ruined Kira’s role in Death Note. He didn’t show the right emotion to be Kira. When Light (read: Raito) turned into Kira, he had this serious look on his face and then when he was no longer Kira by letting go Ryuku, he had his innocent face back…but Fujiwara failed in doing so. I was so annoyed by it, fortunately Matsuyama Ken’ichi was almost perfect as L…he made me liked the movie version of Death Note a little bit more.
And then he also failed as the main character of my most favorite Japanese Literature, Battle Royale (this book is the main reason I will not read or see Hunger Game). Again, the right emotion wasn’t there.
I avoid him ever since.
#2 Brad Pitt
First of all…I am glad to see him in Joel’s list, at least I have company in not finding his appeal.
How should I say this in the nicest way possible…hmm…his appearance annoyed me, sorry…can’t make it nicer. Every time someone told me he is super handsome and talented, I ended up scratching my head out of confusion and wanted to say ‘really?’. But out of politeness, I never say I hate him in front of his fans. I guess much of my dislike at him is because of the way he acted as if he is all high and mighty, arrogance is pouring out him like puss pouring out of an infected wound. I remembered watching his interview in Oprah because Cate Blanchett was also there…Ow My God, I feel like throwing my shoe at his face. He is so full of it, Will Smith (whom I think has far better acting than Pitt) was much nicer than Pitt and didn’t act as if he was the greatest actor.
And really, I never find his acting all that good. If the movie isn’t really good like se7en, I wouldn’t watch any of his movies. When I watched Troy, the minute Bana died, the movie lost its charm. And The Boring case of Benjamin Button ended up in fast-forward all the time except when Cate shows up. That’s why, no matter how good people are saying about the Tree of Life, I will not watch it in cinema, I will wait for it in DVD so that if I don’t find the movie as interesting as people said, I can just turn it off. Seeing Brad Pitt movies in cinema is a big gamble for me.
Sorry to all Pitt fans…this is how I think of him. Don’t hate me because of this.
#1 Steven Seagal
I don’t not hate Steven Seagal…I just don’t find him interesting to watch as he always do 1 kind of role in ALL his movies. He always acted as a cool man that didn’t talk much and every time he talked, he talked in the same tone.
No matter what the story is, he always did the same act!! I find it VERY BORING. After seeing some of his movies, I decided not to watch anything by him anymore…what’s the point of seeing him act as the same over and over again.
Well…that’s all folk
It took sometimes for me to decide whether to put Pitt or Seagal in number 1. My vote goes to Seagal because at least Pitt has some interesting movies.
Reminded by Wulan,I have forgotten to write my honorable mention…sorry. so, here they are: Tom Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie, all the cast in Twilight, and some others that I can’t remember their names but I know their faces.
Now, it’s your turn to share your actor/actress you don’t get the appeal. I’d love to know and maybe we share the same dislike
And don’t worry!! I won’t take my shotgun and start shooting at you when you mention Cillian Murphy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sharlto Copley, Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock or Paul Bettany in your list, as it is your list not mine