Bad actor or bad roles? Josh Hartnett (and others)

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  1. Anthony_D

    Anthony_D Stunt Coordinator

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    JOsh Hartnett is awful. I've seen him in Pearl Harbor, O, The Faculty, Black Hawk Down and Water (Halloween h20) and every one of his performances sucked...he has no emotion and no range

    why do people like him?? I have a feeling its that pretty boy syndrome like Leo had...the chicks dig Hartnett...but he sucks!!!
     
  2. Mark Palermo

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    I liked him in The Faculty and The Vigin Suicides, but not so much in his recent choices.

    Mark
     
  3. Bill J

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    I don't like him either. After seeing him in Pearl Harbor I was very upset when I discovered that he was in Black Hawk Down.
     
  4. Scott Hayes

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    You know how he gets into movies? The casting directors have lovers who wont sleep with them unless Josh gets the part. A pretty face will get you far in life.
     
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    [​IMG]Trolling flame bait.[​IMG]
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    I think that Tigerland's Colin Farrell has the most potential. Hartnett is now one of the biggest names and I don't see any acting ability in him at all.
     
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    What was so bad about him in BHD?
     
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    I quite liked him in Faculty and Virgin Suicides as well. I can't pass judgement on his performace in Black Hawk down as it doesn't reach our shores until the 14th of this month. But with the right role i'm sure he can do just fine.
     
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    Sorry Tino, I can't resist. I have no problem with JH either, he's a pretty good young actor IMO, even in 'PH'.
    Now, for the Leo comparison. I am sick to death of people fluffing off Leo! Did you even see 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'? Or how about 'This Boy's Life', or 'The Basketball Diaries'? Don't tell me that kid can't act, he's amazing in those films! Especially 'Gilbert Grape'.
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    I think it is the fact that he always talks with a very stiff lip. Stuff like that bothers me, but he is a decent actor none-the-less.
     
  13. Sean Oneil

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    I agree that there is no comparison between Leo and Josh Hartnett. Leo CAN act.
     
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    John Williamson:
     
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    I've only seen him in Romeo & Juliet, Titanic and The Beach, and I'd still say Leo DiCaprio can act. I like him, y'hear! [​IMG]
    Never seen Josh H.
     
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    Those who say Dicaprio can't act don't know what acting is. [​IMG] One doesn't get to work with the likes of Scorsese and Spielberg if he/she doesn't have talent.
    As for Hartnett, from what I've seen so far, he's fine. With the right kind of roles, he looks like a promising young actor. His next film is a comedy and should test his comedic talents.
    ~Edwin
     
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    The only thing I've seen JH in was Saturday Night Live, or something similar recently. It was terribly painful, kind of like watching Mariah Carrey minus all the wonderful acting talent. His stiff delivery and terrible stage presence literally turned my stomach. I'm not trying to be overly harsh, just honest. It's one of the few times outside of Crybaby that a performance has made me physically ill.

    As for Leo, I don't have a problem with his acting, I just think he looks goofy as hell. His head's an inverted triangle, for Pete's sake!
     
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    Leo's a terrific actor.

    Josh hasn't terribly impressed me yet, though I thought "O" and "The Virgin Suicides" were terrific films, and "Black Hawk Down" was very good. I disagree about "Blow Dry" -- very lame movie which was too emotionally manipulative, and tread much the same ground as "The Big Tease". Actually haven't been in a rush to see "Pearl Harbor"! Jury's still out on Josh's talent for me.

    Also, I agree about Colin Farrell -- I will see him in absolutely anything, including "Hart's War", whose trailers look pretty bad. I have much higher hopes for "Phone Booth", which is basically solely on his shoulders to carry the film.
     
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    I think hes pretty good. I think he really shined in Black Hawk Down.
     
  20. Howard Williams

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    I have to admit, Pearl Harbor made me hate Josh unfairly. I later realized I hated the charactor he was playing, not Josh himself.

    I too almost died when I heard one of my favorite Directors (R. Scott) had choosen Josh to be in "Black Hawk Down". I thought he was excellent in BHD, proving (to me at least) Ridley knows what he's doing.

    I think the whole Tommy Lee Jones look-a-like thing still prejudices many people for or against him. Unortunate, but.....
     

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