Where in the world is...BILLY ZANE

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  1. Lyle H.

    Lyle H. Stunt Coordinator

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    Where the hell is Billy Zane? One of the best recent character actors just disapeared off the face of the earth after Titanic. Hopefully when I start directing films professionally, I can resurrect his career; a'la Tarantino with Tierny, Travolta, Grier, Forrester, and Carradine.

    Imagine a dark, brooding Western (with the violence of a Spaghetti Western) with Billy Zane, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, David Carradine and Clint Eastwood. [​IMG]
     
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    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    Go here to see what he has been doing.
     
  3. Lyle H.

    Lyle H. Stunt Coordinator

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    Hopefully he STARS in a good film soon, I quite like Billy Zane. Until then, I will begin writing my Western script. [​IMG]
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I'm still waiting for Morgan's Ferry to hit video or DVD--- I heard Rollins talking about his embarassment shooting his nude scenes and general "behind the scenes" stories from the film back in 99 and have been hoping to catch it ever since.

    -Vince
     
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    Vince, I never heard that story from Rollins and I've got practically every one of his spoken-word CDs. Does that one appear in a recorded form somewhere?

    Rollins = da man.

    cheers,
    Phil
     
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    "What made you THINK you could put your hands on my fiance? Answer me, you filth!"

    I just love his perf as Cal. His sense of bourgeois bitchiness and patrician condescension is so damn flawless. It makes his "God damn it all to Hell" moment of going to the other side of the ship to find Rose all the more emotional because you realize, although he's an asshole, he does love her.


    "Did you know [he] is from the Motisa tribe?" [taps empty tea cup against saucer]

    "Mo' tea, suh?"

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    Last I saw him was twice in the Bway version of Chicago.
     
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    Josh Simpson Supporting Actor

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    His finest moment for me was when he was eaten in Critters. It doesn't get any better than that!
     
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    The last movie I saw him in was CQ.
     
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    Yeah, that's a great moment, and I think everybody really got it.

    For the amount of screentime he has, that character is amazingly layered.
     
  12. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Lead Actor

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    Billy Zane is criminally attractive. He also OWNS the first Crypt film. He has a rich voice as well. I loved him in Phantom, but it probably dashed his chance at being a leading man.

    I thought he did an excellent job in the big T.

    Hope he gets in some more films soon,
    Chuck

    Don't forget Tombstone [​IMG]
     
  13. Tim Glover

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    He's also listed in Back to the Future but I can't place him??? What character?
     
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    He's one of Biff's toughs. The one with spiky hair, I believe.
     
  15. Tim Glover

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    Thanks Dan. I need to give that dvd another spin.
     
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    He was one of Biff's gang.
    What I didn't know until recently is that Billy's parents are Greek.[​IMG]
     
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    He was great in Zoolander.
    "Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he's a cool dude!"
     
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    Ah, The Phantom -- the movie that contains the immortal line: "No smoking in the Skull Cave!"
     
  19. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Wow- gonna have to order that!
     

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