Alahunter Alabama Fan Member since Jan 2008 89161 posts
re: Does a role ever ruin an actor/actress for you forever, or a while?Posted by Alahunter on 11/27/12 at 9:38 pm to The Egg
Not really. Two things that bother me though, is when they use their fame as a platform to espouse their political views. Shut up and entertain me. The other is more show specific, like when a character does a 180 or goes off in a direction, and it causes me to go from liking the show, to hating it.
Jimbeaux LSU Fan Member since Sep 2003 12837 posts
re: Does a role ever ruin an actor/actress for you forever, or a while?Posted by Jimbeaux on 11/27/12 at 10:07 pm to DrVinnyBoombatz
I find that it happens with t.v. actors much more frequently, and thoroughly. Jason Alexander will always be George Costanza!... poor sap. He was a victim of his own skill in portraying a self absorbed loser.
blueboy LSU Fan between here and there Member since Apr 2006 23288 posts
re: Does a role ever ruin an actor/actress for you forever, or a while?Posted by blueboy on 11/27/12 at 10:56 pm to The Egg
Ned Beatty ruined himself with one role. Personally, I can divorce one movie character from another, but I really don't think he realized that he would forever be remembered as the "squeal like a pig guy" from Deliverance.
And although I can usually ignore an actor's idiotic political agenda offscreen, it often creeps into their onscreen life. David Strathairn really irritates the shite out of me through his smarmy, liberal pussy douchebag characters over the last several years. I used to like him.