Last week, Tron: Legacy opened at number one. True Grit is opening on Wednesday. Both films offer audiences a chance to see very different sides of Jeff Bridges.
Bridges is one of those rare actors that achieved fame early on. Being the son of a successful actor, Lloyd Bridges and younger brother to Beau Bridges, it certainly didn’t hurt getting him started. However, you don’t have a career that spans from 1958 and continues successfully today if you don’t have the talent to back it up.
Audiences first took notice of Christian Bale in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. He was young, yet gifted enough to carry this moving film. And that was all the way back in 1987.
Since then, he has taken on challenge after challenge and even battled some bad press along the way. None of it really matters when you’ve got talent like Bale. From playing a lovelorn fan in Velvet Goldmine to the one and only Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, he has proven to be one of the best actors of the past few generations.
What is it to be ROGUE in Hollywood? In a town that rewards frequent trips to rehab with fame, I think remaining grounded is the most rogue quality a young starlet can possess. If so, then Mila Kunis is definitely our ROGUE OF THE WEEK.
Dobby was never the coolest kid on the block. He would show up and you might hear a groan or two. In many ways, he was the Jar Jar Binks of the Harry Potter world. How things change!
Even with his annoying traits, you could never fully dislike the little house-elf. How could you think bad thoughts about this poor little abused creature? After all, Dobby suffered a lot at the hands of the Malfoy family. He was also used as a pawn to try and destroy Harry which never really worked. It wasn’t until Harry turned the other cheek and was able to set the tortured elf free. A bond had been forged!
It’s hard not to be excited by the success of Zach Galifianakis.
This is the guy that does and says what he pleases. He doesn’t look like the stud of the month and he certainly won’t pretend to be. He’ll do a movie like Into the Wild and then blow everybody away with The Hangover.
I remember the first time that I saw Excalibur. It was a shocking experience being I was very young and impressionable. This tale of King Arthur, bloodshed and sex was a shock to the system that permeated inside my head for years to come.
One thing that stood out was the wild and wicked performance of a young Helen Mirren. She was, and still is a ferociously original actress unafraid of controversy. Her work in The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover was bloody brilliant, as was nearly all of what came before and after.
David Fincher made Fight Club.
Honestly, for Rogue of the Week that would nearly be enough for us.
Fight Club (based on the fantastic novel by Chuck Palahniuk) divided audiences upon its initial release, but it has also found itself new respect thanks to a fantastic DVD and a recent Blu-ray release. This Brad Pitt/Edward Norton/Helena Bonham Carter combo is one of the most fascinating films of the past few decades.
Ron Perlman maybe one of the very best actors working today. Screw that, he IS one of the best actors working today.
All you need to do is look at his early career to get an idea how talented this man is. Even in a melodramatic television show like “Beauty and the Beast”, both he and Linda Hamilton made it better than a romantic drama about a dude that looks like a cat and his love for a woman ought to be.Yet he was terrific back in the day, and he just gets better and better.