Nicole Kidman, Janitor

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  1. Cameron Yee

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    I just read a description of "The Human Stain" starring Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman and Gary Sinise. In an apparent move to go against type, Kidman plays a janitor. Anyone else find this really hard to see (nothing against Kidman's acting skills, the make-up department or janitors)?
     
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    Cameron,

    You obviously don't know many janitors. Since I'm a person who's always around early and late, I run into a lot, and they've run the gammut from perky and funny to dull and odd. How she plays this role, not a traditional glamour role outside of "The Breakfast Club" will be interesting.
     
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    It's true I have not known too many janitors, though I was one myself at one time. I stand corrected on the use of "type" to describe what I really meant as public perception (or personal, individual perception if I'm in the minority here). After learning more about the movie, Kidman as a janitor may be perfect in the sense the film seems to be about perceptions as Hopkins' character turns out to be a black man.
     
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    The correct term is "sanitary engineer", if I'm not mistaken.
    If I am, pardon my redundancy. [​IMG]

    PS I hate actors who can only play themselves, it seems to be oxymoronic to call them actors
     
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    Read the novel [​IMG]. The character is supposed to be attractive.

    For anyone interested in the film, read the novel. No doubt it will be hacked up (it's a huge story) and Roth's superb writing style will altogether be absent.
     
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    [Coleman sings to Faunia] And you can tell everybody... this is your mop. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't anticipate having a problem seeing Nicole Kidman as a janitor. Her sex scenes with Anthony Hopkins, however, may be another matter... [​IMG]

    Rob
     
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    She's not what I imagined for the character in Roth's novel but Kidman is a great actress so I've no doubt she'll pull it off with style.

    However, unless this is going to be a three or four hour movie I can't imagine how they'll do the book justice. We shall see.
     
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    THE HUMAN STAIN. Is this about Bill and Monica?

    [​IMG]
     

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