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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 29/9/2013 2:07:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Deviation

Carpenter seems to have disappeared almost completely after Ghost of Mars (since almost nobody saw The Ward)



The Ward was actually OK.

I think the most recent thing Carpenter did was the cinematics for the Fear 3 game.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 29/9/2013 2:19:42 PM   
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Carpenter may have several stone cold classics under his belt but, like Wes Craven, he's still been largely making crap for 20-odd years.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 29/9/2013 2:47:35 PM   
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I really liked Cigarette Burns, was hoping it might be the start of a comeback for Carpenter.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 30/9/2013 3:53:38 PM   
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Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?



< Message edited by passenger58 -- 30/9/2013 3:54:17 PM >

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 1/10/2013 10:32:00 AM   
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ORIGINAL: passenger58

Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?




file under 'oscar winner curse'.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 2/10/2013 3:23:00 PM   
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Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?







F ... MURRAY ... ABRAHAM!

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 3/10/2013 1:20:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: spark1


quote:

ORIGINAL: passenger58

Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?




file under 'oscar winner curse'.


Yeah, whole other debate entirely - Mercedes Ruehl, Mira Sorvino, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Roberto Benigni, Adrien Brody to name just a few. Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger aren't exactly riding high either. Related debates could be:

- Disastrous attempts at cashing in after winning Oscar (Halle Berry - Gothika / Catwoman, Charlize Theron - Aeon Flux)
- Random faces from British TV who fluke Oscars with magical performances (Brenda Fricker, Jim Broadbent)

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 3/10/2013 5:15:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BelfastBoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: spark1


quote:

ORIGINAL: passenger58

Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?




file under 'oscar winner curse'.


Yeah, whole other debate entirely - Mercedes Ruehl, Mira Sorvino, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Roberto Benigni, Adrien Brody to name just a few. Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger aren't exactly riding high either. Related debates could be:



Aye, Heath Ledger's done bugger all since winning his.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 7/10/2013 12:54:55 PM   
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ORIGINAL: porntrooper

MIchael Davis.

He directed a couple of Rom Coms in the early 2000's, and then managed to pop out the semi cult Monster Man before going a little quiet. However, in around 2005/6 there was a whole lot of buzz around him again, and I remember sites like Aint It Cool News and Dark Horizons getting reallly excited by him. Why? Well, the promo reel to Shoot Em Up landed and promised some crazy action. The script was getting really good online buzz and people were talking it up as a genre defining piece of action cinema. It landed a good cast (Owen, Giamatti, Belucci) and looked to be a promising film. However, when it landed it 2007 it was lost, noone went to see it and the crazy action scenes were no where near as fun as what was put on paper or imagined in the minds fo dozens of online critics and commentators. It wasnt a hit and Davis hasn't directed since, to my knowledge.


But... Shoot 'Em Up is fucking ace!

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 7/10/2013 8:07:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: clownfoot


quote:

ORIGINAL: porntrooper

MIchael Davis.

He directed a couple of Rom Coms in the early 2000's, and then managed to pop out the semi cult Monster Man before going a little quiet. However, in around 2005/6 there was a whole lot of buzz around him again, and I remember sites like Aint It Cool News and Dark Horizons getting reallly excited by him. Why? Well, the promo reel to Shoot Em Up landed and promised some crazy action. The script was getting really good online buzz and people were talking it up as a genre defining piece of action cinema. It landed a good cast (Owen, Giamatti, Belucci) and looked to be a promising film. However, when it landed it 2007 it was lost, noone went to see it and the crazy action scenes were no where near as fun as what was put on paper or imagined in the minds fo dozens of online critics and commentators. It wasnt a hit and Davis hasn't directed since, to my knowledge.


But... Shoot 'Em Up is fucking ace!






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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 7/10/2013 10:29:16 PM   
galvatron


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quote:

ORIGINAL: BelfastBoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: spark1


quote:

ORIGINAL: passenger58

Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?




file under 'oscar winner curse'.


Yeah, whole other debate entirely - Mercedes Ruehl, Mira Sorvino, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Roberto Benigni, Adrien Brody to name just a few. Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger aren't exactly riding high either. Related debates could be:

- Disastrous attempts at cashing in after winning Oscar (Halle Berry - Gothika / Catwoman, Charlize Theron - Aeon Flux)
- Random faces from British TV who fluke Oscars with magical performances (Brenda Fricker, Jim Broadbent)



Random face? Broadbent? C'mon...

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 8/10/2013 1:00:20 PM   
BelfastBoy

 

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ORIGINAL: galvatron


quote:

ORIGINAL: BelfastBoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: spark1


quote:

ORIGINAL: passenger58

Isn't F. Murray Abraham the epitome of this topic?




file under 'oscar winner curse'.


Yeah, whole other debate entirely - Mercedes Ruehl, Mira Sorvino, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Roberto Benigni, Adrien Brody to name just a few. Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger aren't exactly riding high either. Related debates could be:

- Disastrous attempts at cashing in after winning Oscar (Halle Berry - Gothika / Catwoman, Charlize Theron - Aeon Flux)
- Random faces from British TV who fluke Oscars with magical performances (Brenda Fricker, Jim Broadbent)



Random face? Broadbent? C'mon...


I know who he is, but to many he'll just be a familiar face, a character actor. I personally think he's a superb performer on TV and in film, but plenty of people will look at him and see only Roy Slater from Only Fools And Horses, for example!

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 9/10/2013 10:25:09 AM   
spark1

 

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what the hell happened to randy quaid?

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 9/10/2013 10:39:15 AM   
BelfastBoy

 

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ORIGINAL: spark1

what the hell happened to randy quaid?


His 'colourful' personal life seems to have intervened:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Quaid#Legal_issues

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 10/10/2013 11:04:25 AM   
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Dougray Scott in Mission: Impossible 2 - a real 'up-n-coming' talent, but the over-running shoot on MI2 meant he had to drop out of the role of Wolverine in X-Men. Step forward Mr H Jackman and, well you know the rest

and it's not as if MI2 was any good either - double bummer

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 11/10/2013 3:06:18 PM   
CriticNumberOne


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Agree with the initial point-Robocop 3-yeuch!
And M Knight-begone!
I reckon JJ Abrahams might be on the chopper with Star Wars(which did for Lucas).

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 11/10/2013 3:52:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CriticNumberOne
I reckon JJ Abrahams might be on the chopper with Star Wars


Why?

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(which did for Lucas)


Eh? Disregarding issues of quality as far as the prequels go they certainly didn't 'end' his career, that's nonsense.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 11/10/2013 4:34:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CriticNumberOne

Brandon Routh-Superman
Agree with the initial point-Robocop 3-yeuch!
And M Knight-begone!
I reckon JJ Abrahams might be on the chopper with Star Wars(which did for Lucas).


Yeah George Lucas has done terrible since Star Wars, i wonder what ever happened to him??????

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 11/10/2013 6:58:40 PM   
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There's some great suggestions for people who have gone downhill slightly, but there are very few who have completely disappeared from the industry after being ostracised. Even Brandon Routh works very regularly, but he's still branded a failure because he's not an A list leading man after playing Superman.

I want to hear stories of people who were completely sh!isted and now work in McDonalds. Another suggestion was going to be Gary Busey. But he does loads of work, albeit mostly utter rubbish or shows where he's mocked, but he does a lot.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 11/10/2013 8:49:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: CriticNumberOne

Brandon Routh-Superman
Agree with the initial point-Robocop 3-yeuch!
And M Knight-begone!
I reckon JJ Abrahams might be on the chopper with Star Wars(which did for Lucas).


Yeah George Lucas has done terrible since Star Wars, i wonder what ever happened to him??????


Episodes 1 to 3.


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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 11/10/2013 9:35:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CriticNumberOne


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: CriticNumberOne

Brandon Routh-Superman
Agree with the initial point-Robocop 3-yeuch!
And M Knight-begone!
I reckon JJ Abrahams might be on the chopper with Star Wars(which did for Lucas).


Yeah George Lucas has done terrible since Star Wars, i wonder what ever happened to him??????


Episodes 1 to 3.



Yes, but they didn't end his career, that's the point, regardless of how they were received critically.

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 12/10/2013 10:12:03 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Jonezy123

I want to hear stories of people who were completely sh!isted and now work in McDonalds. Another suggestion was going to be Gary Busey. But he does loads of work, albeit mostly utter rubbish or shows where he's mocked, but he does a lot.


There'd be very few people like that. Look at Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls killed her credibility and prospects at the time, but she still gets acting work OK (such as high profile guesting on CSI Miami). Someone like Claudia Wells - the original BTTF Jennifer - dropped out of the industry and now runs a successful prestige clothing store. Babylon 5 fans will remember Ed Wasser (Morden) - now largely retired from acting, he's running a construction company. I suppose there's self-destructors like Tom Sizemore or Jeff Conaway?

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RE: The best career deaths ever..... - 7/11/2013 1:18:56 AM   
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I know he still makes films with decent regularity but every review starts "whatever happened to M. Night Shyamalan?"

The Village (I enjoy to a point)
Lady In The Water (self indulgent to the max)
The Happening (made Knowing look intelligent)
The Last Airbender (stupid title, stupid film)
After Earth (boring, Boring, BORING!!!)

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