Originally Tugg Speedman was going to played by Tom Cruise. He had to drop out due to scheduling and Ben Stiller asked if he wanted his cameo. Thats how he ended up playing Les Grossman. Tom was so excited to play this character that he kept rejecting concept art and told the makeup department to make him fatter and balder. The dancing came from his first fitting in the costume. He told him he thinks he should dance in the movie, and Ben just let it happen. It wasn't in any of the scripts.
These were especially great at the theater. You didn't realize the movie had started as they essentially picked up when the real trailers ended.
Take big a step back, and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE
The side-eye that Toby Maguire gives RDJ while fondling his balls beads is AMAZING.
I thought Russel's character was trained from birth, but the new soldiers were genetically engineered.
Either way, love the movie. "Fear and discipline."
Kurt Russell's character - Todd 3465 - and the other members of his team were naturally-born humans who were taken at birth by the government and raised to be the ultimate, unenhanced soldiers. His rival - Caine 607 - was among the first of the genetically enhanced soldiers.
I like how one of the themes of Soldier was, "experience beats raw talent". Todd got his ass kicked by Caine in physical contests, like long-distance running, firearms accuracy, and fighting-while-hanging-from-the-ceiling. But when it came to an actual battle, Todd - a veteran of multiple wars - single-handedly wiped the floor with the platoon of test tube babies, none of whom had been in a real fight before. It was actually pretty damn funny to see how stupid the enhanced soldiers were made to look.
I guess when the government eggheads engineered the perfect soldier, they neglected to make them smart.
I enjoyed Soldier quite a bit. I've re-watched it maybe half a dozen times. The closet thing I have to an issue with the film is that it required Kurt Russell - who's a charisma explosion - to act like a robot. But he's so damn charming that even his emotionless killing machine was likable.
Now that I think about it, maybe it was an inspired casting choice.
Never bet against a Kurt Russell character
R.I.P Curly Bill.
Just a few moments ago, I finished watching "Suffer the Children" from Season 1 of Deadwood. It really showed the viciousness of Cy Tolliver, Boothe's character on the series. He was a natural born villain, and I will sorely miss him.
He was great in Agents of Shield. Always a good villain.
Man, whenever the man walked into a scene you really knew shit was going to go wrong.
Might not be a household name. But he is definitely a loss.
There's a scene where Robert Duvall punches another guy (Travis Willingham). Willingham tells the story that Duvall thought he was a stunt guy, so he actually punched him every take. When Duvall found out he wasn't a stunt guy he asked why he didn't tell him, Travis said "I didn't wanna seem like a bitch to Robert Duvall"
Edit: Holy shit, this is far and away my highest rated comment. I'm happy it's a story about Travis!
Haley Joel Osmet was great in this! Such an awkward age to be on film and he held his own with Caine and Duvall.
Of course it is. It has a punch in it.
The mother was infuriating in this movie
I think these are interesting thoughts, but one thing I love about "Jackie Brown" is how the character of Ordell isn't really the smartest character in the movie, and he kind of knows it. He has the amazing line "My ass may be dumb, but I aint no dumb ass." Love the scene with Robert DeNiro in the van when he realizes Jackie got the best of him. It's a long scene, and he goes from enraged to realizing what happened VERY slowly. It's amazing writing and absolutely brilliant acting by Jackson. One of his truly best performances.
He gone stay in a big house?
Fucking lost my shit the first time he said that in Django.
The only person in Hollywood who actually thinks that Tarantino is racist is Spike Lee.
But Spike Lee is a hack director who not only makes terrible films, but also thinks that everyone (except for himself) is racist.
Thank God for Samuel L Jackson. Thank God for Quentin Tarantino.
Love that they waited to drop this poster on mothers day.
I suspect this movie will be emotionally harrowing, as opposed to Aronofsky's usual breezy affairs.
I hope these hand drawn style of posters come back in to fashion.
I know what you mean. When I want to shut my brain off and chuckle at the shenanigans of a bunch of lovable characters, I pop in Requiem for Dream.
I mean, if it's method acting, he's not completely wrong.
Whereas in Godfather 3, he was high on cocaine but his character was not.
"GREAT ASS! You got your head all the way up it"
I thought the beautiful red-haired actress did a splendid job sounding like an old-timey actress with a twerty-twine accent.
I have been waiting for people to point out how great this scene is. It is brilliant all around but I feel Ralph Fiennes deserved an award for this scene. It blew me away. I am also looking forward to what Erhenreich can do. I didn't know who he was before this movie but I am looking forward to seeing him in the future.
It has a name. The transatlantic accent.
This is one of my all time favorite movies. Such a top notch cast and countless witty and quotable lines (everytime someone says "To make a long story short" I always want to respond with, "Too late."). Tim Curry's "How it was all done" epic monologue is a marvel of comedic acting.
I also have a rule where if I can't find a movie among my extensive collection to watch on a given night, then I just watch Clue.
Tim Curry deserved an oscar for the last half hour of this movie. It's just a total tour de force of physical comedy.
I. Am. Your singing telegram- BLAM!
That Maid has been locked in my spank bank for like 21 years
They could not have found better creepy parents than Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek.
My Lucky Stars! A Negro!
You know, I asked him about that. He said, good manners are just a way of showing other people we have respect for them. See, I didn't know that, I thought it was just a way of acting all superior.
Seems like Brendan Frasier coming back clueless from the past is a great theme for a comedy.