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Greg Kinnear. I like that guy.
Thought you might like to know.
Where? If she sees him again, please get her to pass on that a man on the internet likes him (but doesn't think his films are particularly great).
it was a few years ago somewhere between London and Brighton(he's the guy with the dog in as Good as it Gets... I hope).
I got to thinking about him when I was reading Louis_Tacceh's thread about looking after his dog - I was thinking that marilyninthesky might turn out to be a Jack Nicholson-type character who the dog won't want to leave. Then I thought about Greg Kinnear for a few minutes, checked his Wikipedia entry to make sure I hadn't missed any classics he'd been in, wrote the OP and hit post. Only a short while later, here we are.
but I didn't really get it - entertaining enough, but seemed fairly run-of-the-mill. I should probably watch it again though, it's years since I saw it.
I'd also say that As Good As It Gets is a decent film, all in all.
Goldblum was in Jurassic Park, therefore doesn't fit the criteria.
I really like grosse point blank so I guess both my answers are now void
I just don't like him - he's completely anonymously and replaceable. I'm almost certain he'll never have been first choice for any role in his life.
There's just so much awesomeness in that, I forget about John Cusack as well.
he's been in plenty of good films
but boy, do they?!
even though it's a total, shambolic mess. Kinnear is great in that.
but if Kinnear's in it, I'll watch it. The Matador was quite good as well, but flawed.
Give Mystery Men a shot. Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Geoffrey Rush, Wes Studi, Tom Waits, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Ben Stiller, Kel from off of Kenan & Kel, Pee Wee Herman, it's a bizarre cast. Really nicely shot, a lot of very weird lighting and big distorted camera angles. William H. Macy hits people with a shovel. It's a bit scattershot but really likeable.
Literally the only good part she's had.
He strikes me as a really nice chap but nearly every film he's been in has been rubbish.
Les Mis is great.
Come to think of it, I thought he was pretty good in The Prestige actually. Can't think of anything aside from that though. Not a Wolverine/X-Men fan and I hated The Fountain. :(
Crank 1 is the only one I've seen and it was an interesting exercise in something...but I honestly don't think it can count as a good film.
EVERY movie he's in is shit, in a conventional sense, but I've never not enjoyed one. Even Transporter 3
it'll spoil it
He has about 2 lines of dialogue.
I love that film something fierce. Again, he's not exactly the star, but he's in the ensemble.
I like King Of New York too. Again, not "his" film, but he's in that one a lot more prominently. And, as below, I still think he's great in Boyz N The Hood and it's a decent film.
Boyz in Da Hood
C'mon, they're all great roles
Event Horizon: can't really remember him in it
Boyz n the hood: FURIOUS STYLES! Yeah, fair enough.
(except Sideways, which is ace)
Bernard Hill (except LOTR, which is ace)
he's Sid in Ice Age which is one of the biggest cartoon franchises ever, and he was Golden Globe nominated for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
I've never seen them so I'm not going to say they're great, but I need to no more evidence to state my case for John Leguizamo's talents or popularity.
I mean they don't have to be massively well made to be intensely popular. They're critically mostly panned on Rotten Tomatoes:
whereas that's not the case for Toy Story.
All that tells you is (surprise surprise) kids under 10 will pretty much watch ANYTHING. This is also why you can't really tell how good a popular band/artist's later songs are by sales alone because, YES, there will be a huge fanbase who'll buy it without giving a damn how much they actually like it.
I'm just trying to make the case that Leguziamo is not especially underrated.
Yeah, if you're JACK BLACK and so your name goes right above the credits. But how many people immediately think of Toy Story when they scrabble to find Tom Hanks roles they like?
The film's a huge mess, but I like how wired and amateurish it is. Fits the subject matter.
I mean, I love HIMYM so I would say that's a good role, but a lot of people don't and his films are generally underwhelming. But I'd love to have a drink with him.
How the fuck people who I thought had some taste like it I will never know.
it's pure pish
Sydney: You get home safe, Pistol.
Peter: You got it, Joben.
Sydney: I'm sorry, what?
Sydney: No, what did you say?
Peter: Nah, I don't know. You nicknamed me Pistol, and I just called you..."Joben". It means nothing. I don't...I'm drunk, I'm gonna call a cab.
...with your brain taking a relaxing bath at home.
all the improv-y bits were just awkward and shit
Like the slappa da bass scene is clearly partially improvised and dragged out, and Rashida Jones totally corpses at the end, but they keep it in and it just adds a lot of warmth and personality to it.
the greatest interview of all time...
All those guys seem lovely.
Been looking for this one for ages. Thank you! Remember seeing it years ago and chuckling like an absolute lunatic throughout.
"Now you're Gideon..."
but he always adds a touch of class. Even to Fever Pitch
I like Jarhead and Shattered Glass but he's definitely been in a lot of films below his station.
Shit English accent, but good movie.
will second John Leguizamo
<3 'That guy' characters.
Surely My Cousin Vinny!!!
Did you buy the Night Marchers album, you shit?
but you wouldn't listen.
(I mean, to pick three pretty different popular films he's been in.)
should I watch it?
but he's incredible in Easy Rider.
No, Lost in Translation doesn't count.
Also a strong Affleck cameo and a decent Vin Diesel performance
Always seems like so much fun. Has been in so much shit.
Although, Just Friends was great and a lot of that was down to her.
I generally find most of the films she's been in pretty average, I like her style though (I also liked her cameo in Portlandia).
her recent output has been pretty MOR though.