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Jennifer Lawrence: Acting ‘is Stupid’!  
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

It's great to see a Hollywood actress that actually thinks like the rest of us...

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/2013-g...rence-acting-stupid-213119435.html

I think acting and playing sports professionally are hugely overrated, however, it's very rare for a famous actor or athlete to realize this fact and say it publicly.

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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5099 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

You do realize that the idolization is our fault, right?

We insist on paying high prices in order to support their salaries.

We insist on knowing every detail of their lives.

We insist on elevating these people to god-like status.

It is our fault, along with a hefty dose of narcissism that makes a bunch of these people think they actually matter.

Kudos to Mrs. Lawrence for seeing through the veil...let's see how long it lasts.

But, that is what the free market is about. We get to decide what we want to pay for and how much we will pay for it.



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4069 times:

I'll take Jennifer Lawrence over Anne Hathaway any day.         


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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5099 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4059 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 2):
I'll take Jennifer Lawrence over Anne Hathaway any day.

Same here.



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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9413 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4034 times:
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Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
It's great to see a Hollywood actress that actually thinks like the rest of us...

I'd wager a lot of them feel close to the same way. They just don't say it.

I mean, airplane photography is pretty stupid too. But I don't go around saying it. Why should I?   

Not to mention:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 1):
You do realize that the idolization is our fault, right?

And let's take a different artistic medium:

Music means a LOT to me. I mean, a crapload. It's one of the most important things in my life. There are a bunch of songs that have a lot of meaning to me, because they've been present or helped me get through certain times in my life.

I very much appreciate my favorite musicians still making music, and not deciding to go find a "real job" because what they do doesn't matter.

So anyway, feel how you feel, but I don't know why we should expect an actor/musician/artist to go around stating what they do is stupid and meaningless.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15501 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4016 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
Jennifer Lawrence: Acting ‘is Stupid’!  

I paid no attention to this woman before this thread, but I can't disagree with anything she says. It's a job that she does.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
Music means a LOT to me. I mean, a crapload. It's one of the most important things in my life. There are a bunch of songs that have a lot of meaning to me, because they've been present or helped me get through certain times in my life.

That's great but that doesn't mean it means anything to the artists. Sure, many actors, directors, writers, and musicians have passion projects that they absolutely love, some of which are popular and some of which aren't, but a lot of what they do is handed to them by an agent.

Same with athletes. They don't really care about the fans or tradition or even their coach. Some don't even care that much for the game. I highly recommend reading and listening to former safety Matt Bowen for some serious doses of NFL reality.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
So anyway, feel how you feel, but I don't know why we should expect an actor/musician/artist to go around stating what they do is stupid and meaningless.

It's not. If most actors and musicians felt that what they did was stupid and meaningless, they'd find something else to do where they could make more money. Nobody's in that business who doesn't want to be - it's too tough a life.

But just because you don't think something is stupid doesn't mean that you think it's vitally important to society. You can be realistic and say that while music or acting means a lot to you, you recognize that you're not really changing the world or saving lives or doing something really important.

-Mir



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7348 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Thread starter):
I think acting and playing sports professionally are hugely overrated, however, it's very rare for a famous actor or athlete to realize this fact and say it publicly.

I tend to disagree.

Lawrence is so talented with her ability to act that it seems like no work at all for her. We've seen a lot of other people over the years start out with talent on her level, or better, and later realize they are not doing anything to improve their craft and their work.

Burt Lancaster was one, but there are many others.

Over my life time I've seen enough bad actors and good actors just doing performances for the paycheck to be able to tell when someone is doing a good job with a good role.

Now the celebrity system and the way such people are idolized - that was crazy in the 1930, and is worse now.

Its a job, and a job that doing average or doing very well depends so much on the material an actor has to work with. Lawrence has had GREAT scripts to work with in the past.

She is probably feeling a bit trapped right now in the Hunger Games roles - because she has to do two more movies on her contract and there isn't a lot of growth possible with the character. Katniss is actually pretty spoiled, petulant and clueless. Others use her as just a symbol rather than a person who makes things happen. Kind of like an actor or sports star.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3911 times:
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Quoting 2707200X (Reply 2):
I'll take Jennifer Lawrence over Anne Hathaway any day.         
Quoting fr8mech (Reply 3):
Same here.

Both of you blasphemers bite your tongues!   

I think Anne Hathaway is just tooooooo HOT! The only way she could be hotter is if she were a natural redhead! (can't stand blondes!)

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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 8):
can't stand blondes!

Send them my way, I'm not picky like that.
:D



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7955 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 1):
We insist on paying high prices in order to support their salaries.

We insist on knowing every detail of their lives.

We insist on elevating these people to god-like status.

It is our fault, along with a hefty dose of narcissism that makes a bunch of these people think they actually matter.

To a lot of them it's just a job, but for people who really feel the art in their veins, it's more than that - it's a community and a catharsis.

James Gandolfini has expressed similar views on acting, but he admits he was interested in doing it because he couldn't stand regular work and had a lot of youthful anger he found expressed better onstage than in real life. For some people it is probably a saving grace of sorts. A lot of significant musicians were the same and used their craft to exorcise demons, if you will.

Celebrities who are aware of the obvious contradictions fame brings and have no trouble being honest about them are worthy of respect. They know they've been lucky, and aren't going to squander what life gave them.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 2):
I'll take Jennifer Lawrence over Anne Hathaway any day.

I'll take them both, if you please. Anne has had the good sense to get her kit off, I don't think the Jennifer has.


User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5099 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
So anyway, feel how you feel, but I don't know why we should expect an actor/musician/artist to go around stating what they do is stupid and meaningless.

Don't get me wrong, there is a place for musicians, actors, etc. But, that place is not at the top of society's social food chain.

I too, enjoy music. I love a good movie. I absolutely get giddy when I have a chance to go see an NFL game. But, the idolization of these folks is ridiculous. And, the perception that everything that comes out of their mouths has some relevance is downright disturbing.

And don't get me started on the celebrities that are celebrities just because they are celebrities. Yes, I'm looking at you Clan Kardashian and all your ilk.



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 1):
You do realize that the idolization is our fault, right?

We insist on paying high prices in order to support their salaries.

We insist on knowing every detail of their lives.

We insist on elevating these people to god-like status.

It is our fault, along with a hefty dose of narcissism that makes a bunch of these people think they actually matter.

Kudos to Mrs. Lawrence for seeing through the veil...let's see how long it lasts.

But, that is what the free market is about. We get to decide what we want to pay for and how much we will pay for it.

I absolutely do, in fact I thought celebs were overrated since I was in elementary school!

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 2):
I'll take Jennifer Lawrence over Anne Hathaway any day.

Ditto. By making this comment she proved that she's much more than a pretty face.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
I mean, airplane photography is pretty stupid too. But I don't go around saying it. Why should I?

To each their own. A photographer who goes out of his way in extreme weather conditions to capture a specific aircraft may be a little weird to most people, but those who go completely nuts when they see a celebrity are much weirder in my opinion.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 5):
Same with athletes. They don't really care about the fans or tradition or even their coach. Some don't even care that much for the game. I highly recommend reading and listening to former safety Matt Bowen for some serious doses of NFL reality.

To them it's purely business, nothing more nothing less.

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
It's not. If most actors and musicians felt that what they did was stupid and meaningless, they'd find something else to do where they could make more money. Nobody's in that business who doesn't want to be - it's too tough a life.

I think it would be challenging for most celebs to make more money if they quit their jobs.

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 12):
Don't get me wrong, there is a place for musicians, actors, etc. But, that place is not at the top of society's social food chain.

I too, enjoy music. I love a good movie. I absolutely get giddy when I have a chance to go see an NFL game. But, the idolization of these folks is ridiculous. And, the perception that everything that comes out of their mouths has some relevance is downright disturbing.

And don't get me started on the celebrities that are celebrities just because they are celebrities. Yes, I'm looking at you Clan Kardashian and all your ilk.

  


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15501 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 13):
To them it's purely business, nothing more nothing less.

Exactly. Athletes are playing to stay on the roster. They want to keep their jobs and they want to get that next contract. Guys aren't really "playing for their coach" as much as they are aware that a new regime is going to want to make changes.



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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1282 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 13):
I think it would be challenging for most celebs to make more money if they quit their jobs.

Wouldn't it be challenging for anyone to make money if they quit what they did?

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 11):
I'll take them both, if you please. Anne has had the good sense to get her kit off, I don't think the Jennifer has.

Hmmm... I guess they're not bad. But if I had only celebrity to nail this year, I think Lana Del Rey gets the DarkSnowyNight business card. What a delightfully fascinating and beautiful crackhead.



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User currently offlinejetmech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2638 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
I mean, airplane photography is pretty stupid too. But I don't go around saying it. Why should I?

Maybe, but society doesn't idolise airplane photographers nor usually provide them with much remuneration for their efforts.

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 8):
I think Anne Hathaway is just tooooooo HOT!

Me three! Especially in The Devil wears Prada.

Quoting fridgmus (Reply 8):
The only way she could be hotter is if she were a natural redhead! (can't stand blondes!)

Isn't Anne a natural brunette?

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 13):
I think it would be challenging for most celebs to make more money if they quit their jobs.

I didn't say it would be easier for most celebrities to make more money, I said it would be easier for most actors and musicians. And I stand by that.

-Mir



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3262 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14):
Exactly. Athletes are playing to stay on the roster. They want to keep their jobs and they want to get that next contract.

That's what I always tell all the sports-crazy people I know. Players, coaches & team owners are making millions and what do you loyal fans get?!!

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 15):
Wouldn't it be challenging for anyone to make money if they quit what they did?

I meant if they quit their jobs and did something entirely different as Mir (Reply 6) was suggesting.

Quoting Mir (Reply 17):
Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 13):
I think it would be challenging for most celebs to make more money if they quit their jobs.

I didn't say it would be easier for most celebrities to make more money, I said it would be easier for most actors and musicians. And I stand by that.

-Mir

There's far less wealthy people than the middle class and poor for a reason, most people don't have the entrepreneurial skills and risk-taking spirit to make millions in investments or real estate for example, and actors and musicians are no different.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3252 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 18):
There's far less wealthy people than the middle class and poor for a reason, most people don't have the entrepreneurial skills and risk-taking spirit to make millions in investments or real estate for example, and actors and musicians are no different.

You seem to be under the impression that actors and musicians, on the whole, are paid well. Some are, but most of them are not, and they could absolutely make more money by doing something else.

-Mir



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User currently onlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5099 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3249 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 18):
That's what I always tell all the sports-crazy people I know. Players, coaches & team owners are making millions and what do you loyal fans get?!!

Entertained? Amused? Sometimes angered?



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15501 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 18):
Players, coaches & team owners are making millions and what do you loyal fans get?!!

Entertainment, and that's it. This idea that players owe the fans something or the idiot fan rallying cry of "we pay their salary" is crap.

Athletes, musicians, and actors are people who do jobs and produce a product that people consume. For example, I am a Bears fan because take an interest in and like consuming their product. Like I like consuming Chipotle burritos. Of course, I don't pretend that the dude making said burrito has to show me some special appreciation for my enjoyment of his work. I don't need him to make me feel special or important just like I don't need my favorite athletes to make me feel special or important. Jay Cutler could come out tomorrow and say "fuck the fans" (it's quite likely he thinks as much but won't say so anyway) and I'd still tune in next fall.



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5420 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 21):
Jay Cutler could come out tomorrow and say "fuck the fans" (it's quite likely he thinks as much but won't say so anyway) and I'd still tune in next fall.

Jay Cutler, BMI I never imagined you for a bodybuilding fan?

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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Jennifer Lawrence is on Letterman tonight.


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25 Darksnowynight : I think that's fair. They make what they make because they bring in dozens of times more in revenue and advert money. We hear about their salaries bu
26 L0VE2FLY : No I'm not, but since this thread is about celebs I'm talking about A-list actors and musicians. I rarely find sports entertaining or amusing, as for
27 KiwiRob : Both, one live the other on tivo.
28 Darksnowynight : No doubt. But you could say that about a lot of professions. I spend an obscene amount of money on T-Mobile (which will, rest assured, be drastically
29 BMI727 : Only in a very indirect way. We pay the team for tickets, or more likely, the team is paid by networks for broadcast rights. The team pays its employ
30 L0VE2FLY : Actually one live and the other online, you can watch recent episodes of both shows on their websites. I don't see how would the professional sports
31 BMI727 : The team puts out a product and you buy the product. What product that is falls completely to the team. If you don't like it, don't buy it. They only
32 Post contains images L0VE2FLY : No business can force people to buy its products, but that doesn't mean the role of fans/customers is insignificant in the success of all industries
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