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Is there an actor/actress that you dislike so much, that no matter what they're in, you won't watch it?

Asked by deaddolly (3406points) October 3rd, 2008

Who is it and why? For me it’s Tom Cruise…he irritates the crap out of me. He seems so arrogant and egotistical. Another one is Bonnie Franklin…from an old TV show show way back. I don’t even know why, she just annoyed me so much I had to turn off the TV. With Cruise, I know more about his personal life and think he’s an idiot, so won’t see anything he’s in. With Bonnie Franklin, I just hated her on that show (what was it?). No other reason.
How about you?

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JackAdams's avatar

No, and that’s because one actor alone, does not “make or break” a performance, unless s/he is in a solo show.

The Bonnie Franklin show she was on, was One Day At A Time.

deaddolly's avatar

One Day at a time—that was it. I had to turn it off. I’m not only talking about performance, but the actor/actresses persona….just the sight of them.

Mr_M's avatar

The following actors and celebrities: Rob Lowe, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Paulie Shore, David Spade, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Dr. Phil, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump

emmy23's avatar

Oh my God-Paris Hilton is the most irratating, spoiled brat and I cant stand her!!!!

deaddolly's avatar

Yes, definately Jessica Simpson, and Paris and Miley. And I detest the Donald!

cyndyh's avatar

Ok, I really can’t stand Nicole Kidman. There’s something in the mannerisms, but I have a strong audio thing that comes up sometimes. Her accent in almost anything I’ve ever seen her in makes me want to find her vocal coach just to slap that person – hard.

Russel Crowe for the arrogance and hotheaded thing -but I like his voice.

Ok, and I know most people won’t recognize this one: Linda Barker from the old BBC show changing rooms. It’s partly the voice, but also the stupidity of some of her comments “sort of Santa Fe, you know, Mexican”. And she said that more than once in different episodes.

emmy23's avatar

To Mr M What is wrong with Rob Lowe??? I think he is a good actor!

deaddolly's avatar

Speaking of voices….Kenley’s voice on Project Runway makes me cringe. And the script Tyra Banks follows on ANTM…“I have 9 beautiful ladies standing before me”...omg, I have to fast forward thru that.

JackAdams's avatar

@emmy23: Nothing at all “wrong” with Rob Lowe.

There is something wrong with Mr._M.

(j/k!)

emmy23's avatar

—JackAdams—lol right on =P

cyndyh's avatar

Kenley, oh geez yes. That voice is gonna kill me. I’ve never watched ANTM, so I don’t know there. Tyra is hit or miss for me when I’ve seen her.

Bri_L's avatar

@ Mr.M – I tried so hard not to like George Clooney, Brad Pitt but enjoy them so much in their movies especially their comedies that I gave up.

Tom Cruise. Not before, but now Yes.
Mario Van Peeples

autumn43's avatar

Tom Cruise. After ‘Vanilla Sky’ I never wanted to see another one of his movies. Yuck.

Sharon Stone would be another.

SuperMouse's avatar

Does Anne Coulter count? She’s not an actress, but to me, just looking at her is like nails on a chalkboard.

I also cannot stand (in no particular order): Charlize Theron, Star Jones, Bill O’Reilly, Keanu Reeves, Danny Bonaduce, Don Johnson, and that cocky red headed guy that was on NYPD Blue and is now on one of the CSI’s. For that matter, I cannot stand ANY incarnation of CSI.

dalepetrie's avatar

There are several actors I dislike with a passion for varying reasons, many were mentioned:

Tom Cruise – Yes, a real whack job
Jessica Simpson – talentless moron
Paris Hilton – talentless moron
Pauly Shore – talentless moron
Keanu Reeves – worst actor ever born
Russel Crowe – arrogant prick and not half as good looking as they give him credit for

and I kinda know what you mean about Bonnie Franklin…Fran Drescher has that same effect on me (nails on a chalkboard).

And there are others I don’t like. I also absolutely HATE it when Saturday Night Live has a guest host who isn’t an actor…maybe a singer or an athelete…they just look at the cue cards, flub their lines, act stiff, and there HAVE to be several obligatory sketches about what they’re known for. If you saw the Michael Phelps episode, you know exactly what I mean.

I’m really not a fan of people who are allowed to act because they’re famous for something else…Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson are good examples.

But here’s the deal. I don’t refuse to watch a movie because someone’s in it. If I did, I would have missed -

Employee of the Month, starring Jessica Simpson. Of course the movie also featured Dax Sheppard, who is funny in just about everything he’s been in, and Dane Cook, who’s standup annoys the hell out of me because he doesn’t actually have any JOKES, but in movies, he generally amuses me.

Son-in-Law – the 1993 Pauly Shore vehicle which when actually forced to watch it after years of resisting honestly made me laugh out loud.

The Bill and Ted Movies – they work for me, exactly BECAUSE Keanu is in his element, playing a vapid moron.

and my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE

Magnolia – An epic movie featuring Tom Cruise in a role with surprising emotional depth. I didn’t want to bitchslap him ONCE.

And hey, you gotta give props to the Matrix (Reeves) and Risky Business (Cruise).

I also can’t STAND Sean Connery, I think he’s an overrated hack, but he’s been in his share of good movies. And if it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have the brilliant SNL Celebrity Jeopard parodies to laugh at.

jlacombe's avatar

Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, i definitely have a problems with Toms apparently

Bri_L's avatar

@ jlacombe – whyTom Hanks? Just curious. He is one of my favorites.

SuperMouse's avatar

@jlacombe, can you handle Tom Selleck? How about Tommy Lee Jones or Tommy Chong?

jlacombe's avatar

@bril_l He looks like to me “Look i am SO good as an actor”

jlacombe's avatar

@Supermouse In fact i like them, but i do not know Tommy Chong

deaddolly's avatar

@dale It depends on the movie. I hate superhero or spy type movies, so it’s been easy for me to avoid Cruise. I did like Rainman.
I avoid Will Smith too.

willbrawn's avatar

I cannot stand Christopher Walken. People love him but for some reason he just irritates me.

dalepetrie's avatar

Oh yes, Rainman…very good film. Though Will Smith, I’ve found to be a pretty decent actor in most the stuff he’s been in.

I’m a bit different, I’m usually more excited by who wrote or directed a movie than by who stars in it.

Bri_L's avatar

@ jlacombe- ah, I don’t get that vibe. I started watching him when he was on busom buddies so maybe that is why. Although I can’t not notice that he doesn’t open the left corner of his mouth.

Bri_L's avatar

@dalepetrie – that is different – the only times I can say that matters to me is Spielburg, Pixar and the guy who did Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

dalepetrie's avatar

I’ll see just about anything if it has the following people attached to it:

Quentin Tarrantino
The Coen Brothers
The Farelly Brothers
Christopher Nolan
PT Anderson
Darren Aranofsky
Pedro Almodovar
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Pedro Almodóvar
Guillermo del Toro
Kevin Smith
Mel Brooks
Tim Burton
Spike Lee
Christopher Guest

Conversely, I avoid like the plague anything which has Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay attached…mindless action movies don’t do it for me, I need plot. I like interesting, complex stories…it’s OK if stuff blows up, but I’m not in it for that.

And one other note on actors…I used to LOVE Nicholas Cage back when he did intelligent cinema, but since he’s become a big action star, he hasn’t done anything worthwhile.

PupnTaco's avatar

Will Smith is my #1 yuck. Tom Cruise is a close second.

deaddolly's avatar

@dale I will see anything by Tarantino and Romeo. And John Waters. and WTH happened to Nicholas Cage? He’s gotten so freaky, and not in a good way.

dalepetrie's avatar

Nicholas Cage is an arrested adolescent…he wanted to be a superhero when he grew up, and now he can live out his boyhood fantasies by starring in any swinging dick action film that comes his way. It’s a waste of a great acting talent if you ask me.

susanc's avatar

Adam Sandler, except in Punchdrunk Love, in which he didn’t lisp and squeek.

That French guy in the movies about the immortal person who may be supposed to be Scottish. He has an interesting ugly face, but he doesn’t do anything with it.

Steven Segal. Face isn’t even interesting.

Jean-Claude vanDamme.

I agree with Dale about Nicholas Cage. Fabulous long ago.

The redheaded guy from CSI:Miami is David Caruso. We used to
watch that show with delight just to practice his preening and pronouncements so we
could use them later.

Funny, I don’t mind women who aren’t any good. A bimbo isn’t supposed to
be any good. She’s a prop.

dalepetrie's avatar

susanc, re Sandler…though I think his comedic work is hillarious (I’m a bit off, I know), I understand why people don’t like him. But when he does a dramatic role, he proves he is a HELL of an actor. If you liked Punch Drunk Love (a PT Anderson movie, so you know I LOVED it), you’ve gotta check out Reign Over Me with Sandler and the also always amazing Don Cheadle. That was an INCREDIBLY powerful performance he gave as a man who years later is still having trouble coping with the loss of his family on 9/11. I usually stay away from 9/11 movies, but this one wasn’t “about” 9/11, it was just referencing it like any event in history, which is how movies I think SHOULD handle national tragedies (rather than exploiting them like Bruckheimer). Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, check it out, I think you’ll like it.

dalepetrie's avatar

I think I have to add Judd Apatow to my list of writer/directors where I’ll see any movie they’re attached to.

cak's avatar

I can’t stand Rosie Perez, Renee Zellwegger, Paris Hilton (can you even call her an actress?), Calista Flockhart, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson…she’s just as bad as Paris Hilton.

Christopher Walken, Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner…there are more, I just can’t think of their names.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Tea Leoni.

@supermouse: Ann Coulter? Nails on a chalkboard? I dream about her nails down my back. She is super hot. Super. Hot.

dalepetrie's avatar

Sueanne Tremendous – Oh great, now liberals everwhere are going to be sickened and aroused at the same time!

saranwrapper's avatar

Jessica Alba hurts my heart. But most of the time I like seeing these bad movies for the laughs.

jca's avatar

i don’t like nicholas cage.

Mr_M's avatar

@supermouse, how could I forget Danny Bonaduce?! On another question site, someone asked the question “If you could ask God one question, what would it be?” I said “Why did you make Danny Bonaduce?”

With Rob Lowe, I can’t get past his sex video scandal I think.

Mr_M's avatar

Also bad, Melissa Rivers (Joan River’s daughter) and OMAROSA!!!

gailcalled's avatar

—susanc: Gérard Depardieu
Dominique Pinon
Daniel Auteuil

El_Cadejo's avatar

Fuck Dane Cook.

Mr_M's avatar

Gary Coleman and JJ Walker (the “Dyn-O-Myte” guy).

Nimis's avatar

I really hate Chris Farley.
I used to really disliked Molly Shannon.
Well, not her exactly. Just couldn’t stand most of her characters.

Kenley’s voice makes me want to kick her.
Pauley Shore is pretty annoying.
Keanu Reeves is so bad that he makes me laugh.
I was finding Tom Cruise really irritating—until I watched Tropic Thunder.
Tabloids aside, I actually think Brad Pitt is a decent actor.
And I do like Christopher Walken.

autumn43's avatar

Well, Nimis, the good thing is I don’t think Chris Farley will be making any new movies anytime soon…..although his brother will be. Just don’t look. LOL!

I think Helen Hunt has a seriously annoying voice.

Bri_L's avatar

Micky fricken Mouse!

jca's avatar

i think glenn close is ugly. she looks like a witch.

forestGeek's avatar

Tom Cruise and Sally Field

tinyfaery's avatar

Tom Cruise. I’ve disliked him way before he became a Scientology freak.
Matt Damon. He is my blond Tom Cruise.
I also try to steer clear of Russell Crowe, and anyone who is a celebrity and not an actor, like Paris or Jessica Simpson.

eatmunky's avatar

I can’t f***ing stand quentin tarantino. I’ll admit, I like resevoir dogs and pulp fiction. But lately it’s like he’s been watching gory japanese b-movies and thinking, “hey, I could do that with a bigger budget and people would say I’m a genious!”

and lo and behold, everyone thinks he’s a genious. People have told me “no, it’s not him you don’t like, it’s just his style. you’re not used to it.” Some of my favorite movies are ones tarantino steals ideas pulls his inspiration from: Ichi the killer, Machine girl, and The revenge trilogy.

He’s not creative, he writes terrible dialogue, and his absolute favorite human being on the planet is himself. I can’t stand anything he’s done recently. It actually annoys me. I was literally uncomfortably annoyed in the theater for kill bill. I had to leave, and I never plan on seeing anything else he makes.

(sorry if you’re a fan, i have nothing against you and i’m sure you have awesome taste. Its him i have a problem with, not you at all)

krose1223's avatar

It’s not that I don’t like her, but I can’t take any movie seriously that Jessica Biel is in. I loved that movie where she’s in love with a magician (can’t remember the name right now) but I couldn’t get into the scenes involving her… Plus her accent really sucked.

Lovelocke's avatar

That asshole kid who was in Transformers, Indiana Jones and all of that. Shit LaDouche or whatever his queer name is. Yes, unusually harsh for Lovelocke, but really, I can’t stand that this “Create-a-Superstar” jerkoff is getting into all of these movies and can’t act his way out of the closet he’s living in.

SoapChef's avatar

When the previews were on for Boston Legal before its premiere, I said “Well thats one show I will NEVER watch”. I could not stand either James Spader or William Shatner. Somehow, I got sucked into watching it and its my favorite television program, ever! The writing is incredible and for some reason both those guys are amazing in their parts. I decided they both ROCK!

autumn43's avatar

I can’t stand Burt Reynolds. (can he be considered an actor? Probably not.)

dalepetrie's avatar

Burt Reynolds was great in Boogie Nights. And like Sean Connery, without him we’d have one less great Celebrity Jeopardy SNL impersonation (thanks to Norm MacDonald).

scamp's avatar

I think I wore out the mute button while watching AFV and Bob Saget was on. But he’s not an actor is he? Oh yeah Full House. pffft. I rest my case!!

maybe_KB's avatar

Why does so many find Cameron Diaz &
Sarah Jessica Parker sooo, attractive?
I don’t get it.
Cameron Diaz…Doesn’t she look like the joker?
Sarah Jessica Parker….Ummm, Huh, you’ve gotta be kidding!?

note: Hwvr, I’m not repulsed. As I believe the Q: asks for.

maybe_KB's avatar

p.s. Fun question Deadolly.

Hey, I keep coming across SO & ANTM.- What does this mean?

dalepetrie's avatar

Sarah Jessica Parker when she’s got her hair all, as we say in my neck of the woods, “bitched out”, she looks EXACTLY like Dee Snider (lead singer of Twisted Sister) from the cover of the Stay Hungry album. Y’all might be too young to get that reference, though…

maybe_KB's avatar

You’re never to young to google

dalepetrie's avatar

There was another one about her. There was an episode of Family Guy that was about censorship on TV, and the main character said, “they let Sarah Jessica Parker on TV, and she looks like a foot!”

maybe_KB's avatar

hahahahahahahahaha

jjd2006's avatar

No me gusta Nicholas Cage…

cak's avatar

@dalepetrie – Dee Snider, now he’s one I haven’t thought of in a long time! She does look like him – the hair – when she’s all fluffed out.

I just don’t get her. I don’t think there is anything that great about her.

Bri_L's avatar

OH! That karate guy from that big boat movie.

Steven Segal!

rowenaz's avatar

WOODY ALLEN. Gross.

rowenaz's avatar

Except for SLEEPER, from when he was almost a normal human being.,

nayeight's avatar

Tom Cruise – psychopath
Cuba Gooding Jr. – cornball

Those two are the worst and I refuse to see any movies with them in it.

augustlan's avatar

I probably won’t ever rule out seeing something just because someone I don’t like is in it. However, Tom Cruise is on my shit list.

forestGeek's avatar

Oh crap, how could I have forgotten Keanu Reeves? Ugh!!

MacBean's avatar

No. I’ll give anything a chance. Though there are actors that knock my expectations WAY down. And there are actors that I like enough to watch anything they’re in, no matter what.

tinyfaery's avatar

Nooo! Keanu = eye candy.

autumn43's avatar

@Bri- YES!!!! Steven Segal!

@rowenaz – totally agree – Woody is really, really gross!

deaddolly's avatar

@maybe kb: antm = america’s next top model
not sure about SO…

Penelope Cruz annoys me too.
And Nicole Kidman…..maybe cause they’re both connected to Cruise.
And I think Katie Holmes is an idiot as well.

Never liked Ben Affleck (sp?) or Matt Damon either…

blastfamy's avatar

Larry the cable guy. Need I say more?

gadfly's avatar

Ben Stiller

autumn43's avatar

Brigitte Nielsen. or however you spell her name. I don’t think it’s worth my time to go look her up.

SoapChef's avatar

Ditto blast and gadfly. I can’t stand either of them. I know why Larry bothers me, I can’t quite put my finger on what bugs me so much about Stiller.

rowenaz's avatar

That guy who lived with OJ Simpson, and was on Entrourage. What’s her faces baby daddy.

maybe_KB's avatar

Ooo-Oooo, Benifer Alfack…Eew 4 me 2

rowenaz's avatar

Oops – no I mixed up two people. Who was the dude that lived on the property when OJ killed his X?

autumn43's avatar

Kato Kaelin? He’s an actor? Oh yeah. He acted on the stand. That’s right.

And were you getting him mixed up with the photographer guy – Larry Birkhead who is Anna Nicole’s daughter’s father?

rowenaz's avatar

YES! Kato, and Larry. Both are actors, and I’d never want to see either. EVER.

deaddolly's avatar

I want to reach in the TV and smack Elizabeth Hasselbeck across the face….

SoapChef's avatar

@dolly
lol lurve for you!

deaddolly's avatar

@ soapChef thanks! I mean really, she was on Survivor and goes from that to The View to Political Expert??? WTH?

autumn43's avatar

Kelly “I love myself so much” Ripa.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I refuse to watch any movies with Will Ferrell in them. He is not nearly as funny as people give him credit for, in my opinion.

autumn43's avatar

I totally agree, Blue! He only ACTS funny and can’t really pull it off. In real life he is as boring as watching paint dry. Not like a real comedian like Robin Williams.

I think you either love him or hate him.

dalepetrie's avatar

Funny thing about Will Ferrell is I did NOT like him on SNL, but when he started making movies, I thought some of them were actually laugh out loud funny. Old School, Anchorman and Talledega Nights come to mind.

cyndyh's avatar

I like him for his role as Marshall Willenholly. :^>

dalepetrie's avatar

Oh yeah….my favorite line from that movie,

”...HEY! Your the guy who fucked the pie!”

dalepetrie's avatar

though not a Will Ferrell line, admittedly

cyndyh's avatar

“That monkey shot me in the ass. Oh, sweet irony.”

I live the whole pie-fucker thing, too. :^>

Jeruba's avatar

Two for me: Nicole Kidman, Chuck Norris.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I can’t believe no one has mentioned JIM CARREY.

I can’t stand him, mostly for when he’s trying to be funny. I didn’t mind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I might even say I liked it a lot, but he wasn’t in a comedic role. Anything where he’s trying to be funny is absolutely INFURIATING.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@tits what about Liar Liar, that movie was great.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@uberbatman: I actually discussed this tonight, and to me, he’s just too campy and overexaggerated and he tries too hard. Everything in Liar, Liar was just far too over the top, like Steve Carrell in his very worst moments.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

@deaddolly, omg omg omg kenley’s VOICE. D:

SeventhSense's avatar

@tiffyandthewall
Woody Allen? He’s only one of the most brilliant filmakers of all time.
I find it quite ironic that over 90% of the actors mentioned here all have huge draws and make serious money for Hollywood. If I was a producer and looking to cast for a film, I’d just choose from these lists. :).

joybells34's avatar

I cannot stand Renee Zelwieger. She drives me insane. The way she talks, smiles…..EVERYTHING!!!

dalepetrie's avatar

@SeventhSense – Quality and popularity bear no relationship to each other.

and Woody Allen has had some good movies, but DAMN has he had some bad ones too, and he always plays the same damn character….how much self important neuroses can one man produce?

SeventhSense's avatar

@dalepetrie
True on the quality but the list of world class actors here makes me think it’s just some sour grapes. OK Keannu Reeves, Steven Segal really suck but Christopher Walken(Deer Hunter, Dead Zone), Brad Pitt(Joe Black, FightClub, Legends of the Fall, A River Runs Through It) Charlize Theron( Cider House Rules, phenomenal in Monster and just gorgeous unless you’re a jealous woman) are world class actors. I mean why not add Deniro and Meryl Streep to the list! And just ‘cause they make money doesn’t make’em low quality. And Woody…well maybe it’s a NY thing, but I have never seen any movie (that he’s directed) that I didn’t enjoy.
I’m with you on The Coen and Farelly Brothers. But Spike Lee- talk about a one trick pony.

Okay that’s enough, my snob is showing. :)

dalepetrie's avatar

I’ll agree, I’m the one who said Keanu, but the rest you listed are I think terrific. Where you and I differ is Woody. Annie Hall is an A+, 5 stars, 10 out of 10. But Mighty Aphrodite and crap like that, I’d rather gouge my eyes out than watch THAT again. And it’s not just an earlier vs. later thing…..Match Point was one of the best movies I’ve seen in years…what I have a problem with is every one of his movies has him in it, and he plays himself, and if he isn’t in it, you can always tell what role he WOULD have played. I can only take so much of the Neurotic Jew act.

SeventhSense's avatar

@dp
Manhattan? Radio Days? Bullets over Broadway?
He is just brilliant at making authentic period pieces and the cinematography is like fine art.
Oh my God Zelig? Now that was pure genius.

SeventhSense's avatar

@dalepetrie
Are you a Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld fan?

dalepetrie's avatar

Yes, fan of both shows which I know are about neurotic Jews, but Larry David is not just neurotic, he’s basically a sociopath, which makes him in a way more palatable than Allen. But having said that, I’m only commenting on what I’ve seen.

I haven’t seen enough Woody Allen to judge to be honest. Here’s the deal with Woody Allen films for me. First one I saw was Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Sex….But Were Afraid to Ask…and I loved it…it was a lot like a Mel Brooks film. I had always heard how brilliant he was, and then I saw Mighty Aphrodite and I thought, “REALLY?” But OK, everyone has a bad film now and then. Then I saw Celebrity, and Kenneth Brannagh basically did a Woody Allen Impression. Then I saw Hollywood Ending, Anything Else and Small Time Crooks, all of which a) sucked, and b) had someone playing a Woody like character. And I’m thinking, if this guy is such a great auteur, why they hell can’t he write a main character that isn’t Woody Fucking Allen? I saw Annie Hall though and I guess I just assumed he USED to be good, because I was 2 for 2 with older movies, but 0 for 4 with newer ones. And Match Point is the last I’ve seen, but that really didn’t have a Woody Allen character in it. So, I see 7 of your movies and 4 are god-awful, well, I assume you’re overrated, but the fact that he HAS made some movies I’ve enjoyed immensely leads me to believe there MAY be something to his so-called “genuis”. I’ll look at those ones you mentioned, and I have Sleeper which my wife just picked up for a couple bucks on DVD, so I’ll keep trying.

SeventhSense's avatar

but Larry David is not just neurotic, he’s basically a sociopath, which makes him in a way more palatable
LOL you’re too much. On a lighter note I had a Jewish friend who couldn’t watch either of the shows because it just stressed him out too much. It actually hit too close to home!
As to Allen’s character, he is his own muse and every artist or writer always creates the same work of art over and over again until they die. They just keep refining it.
Try Radio Days as an opener. A very simple movie about his youth in Far Rockaway, narrated by him but without a cameo. A very sweet movie.
Zelig was brilliant and amazing with the technology of the time it was created.

dalepetrie's avatar

I’m plenty open to that. I guess the other thing about the Curb Your Enthusiasm & Seinfeld vs. Allen movies that makes it somehow “different” is that you expect in a serial program to see the same character. And if movies are serialized, that’s one thing as well, sequels you can see the same character over and over. But you have a movie, then you have another movie, and movie a and movie b have absolutely nothing to do with each other, yet you see the same character, only with a different name and backstory, that just doesn’t fit as well. And re Curb, yes, I have sometimes almost had to turn that off, Larry David does make me just stressed out. I’ll try a few more Allen movies, but I can understand why having seen a couple of his films that some would say they have a hard time watching him in anything. I say in his case there’s a fine line between inspiration and self parody, and when he’s crossed it, the results haven’t been good. I just have to see more of the examples of him not crossing it.

jenandcolin's avatar

Actors make up about 50% of the decision to see a movie for me. I will not see anything with: Ashton Kutcher or Jimmy Fallon. I really don’t understand why people think they are funny. I don’t get it. I also find everyone from the cast of “Friends” irritating.
On the other hand I will see ANYTHING (even if the plot doesn’t interest me) with:
anyone from “Arrested Development”.

MacBean's avatar

@jenandcolin Ashton Kutcher comedies don’t work for me, but I really really liked The Butterfly Effect.

jenandcolin's avatar

MacBean:
Yeah, I have heard that “The Butterfly Effect” is a very good movie…I just can’t do it. He bothers me that much. I know, it makes no sense…

dalepetrie's avatar

Fallon laughs too much at his own jokes and from what I’ve seen so far on Late Night, he’s way too stiff. He’s also a lot like Carson Daly in his whole “look at how cool I am because I know about the things the kids like” persona, which is ironic, because one of Fallon’s funniest lines in SNL was “I’m Carson Daly, and I’m a tool.” But I have to say I took perverse pleasure in watching Fallon and Horatio Sanz crack up in the middle of every single sketch they ever did together. If you want to make his Late Night a success, he should bring Sanz on as a sidekick. Kutcher on the other hand was absolutely the perfect fit to play Kelso on That 70s Show, but the funniest thing about Dude…Where’s My Car was the title. But having said that, I’d watch a movie with both of them in it before I’d watch another Keanu Reeves movie (Bill and Ted notwithstanding…Ted “Theodore” Logan was to the Bill and Ted movies what Michael Kelso was to That 70s Show…the only thing the actors playing them ever did that was really worth watching).

lizalyse's avatar

Bredan Fraser. I have no idea why, but he just irks me to my very core.

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