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Great actors in bad movies

Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DeCapprio, Sharon Stone, Lance Henrickson, Gary Sinise, Pat Hingle in The Quick & The Dead. How can that many well known actors make such a bad movie?
Blame it on director Sam Raimi and all those zooms to the clock. Nonetheless, I rather enjoyed it.
 

The Knize

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A great actor with a LOUSY accountant who ruined his finances, forcing him to make bad movies.
Maybe the accountant is to blame--he is apparently suing his manager, too--but I do not think the accountant told him to buy a dinosaur skeleton for $150 million or whatever it was or to buy something like 30-50 cars or to get arrested for disturbing the peace and whatever other self-destructive things he has chosen to do! I think he is a great actor myself, but I think he has some personal issues. Lots of good actors seem to make bad movies, and it does seem like it is often in order to generate some quick money. But it does seem mighty myopic to me. There were probably times when I would have considered seeing a movie just because Cage was in it. Now his being it a movie is a red flag to me that the movie may be terrible!

He is a high school drop out. That might not have helped! He comes from a very successful family. Seems like they could have pointed him toward good accountants and lawyers, if that was the problem!
 

emwolf

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Maybe the accountant is to blame--he is apparently suing his manager, too--but I do not think the accountant told him to buy a dinosaur skeleton for $150 million or whatever it was or to buy something like 30-50 cars or to get arrested for disturbing the peace and whatever other self-destructive things he has chosen to do! I think he is a great actor myself, but I think he has some personal issues. Lots of good actors seem to make bad movies, and it does seem like it is often in order to generate some quick money. But it does seem mighty myopic to me. There were probably times when I would have considered seeing a movie just because Cage was in it. Now his being it a movie is a red flag to me that the movie may be terrible!

He is a high school drop out. That might not have helped! He comes from a very successful family. Seems like they could have pointed him toward good accountants and lawyers, if that was the problem!
Some good actors make a ton of bad movies and are able to continue to get good parts. Look at Michael Caine!
 

Doc4

Stumpy in cold weather
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"The Conqueror" wasn't just a bad movie ... it wasn't just so bad it killed careers ... it was so bad it actually killed half the actors and actresses who were in it!!
 
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