"Well, do ya punk?" Clint v Clint

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Clint: Star Actor or Star Director?

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"Well, do ya punk?" Clint v Clint

Postby HollywoodBabylon on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:37 pm

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He's arguably been the most successful big-time actor who's managed to become an equally (if not more) successful director. But overall which of the two leaves the more lasting impression with you? Clint the iconic, superstar actor or Clint the hugely talented director? I know they're completely different crafts, very difficult to counter against one another, but it would still be interesting to see which of the two people prefer (if any, that is).

I'm going with Clint the director. As great a screen presence as he's been throughout his long, distinguished career (both his own directed movies and others) his talents as a pure filmmaker I think outweighs it. He's a world class director, I think, amongst the top 10 currently working in US cinema. So it's the director's hat for me.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:45 pm

As much as I like Clint as a director, there's something about his grizzled kick-assery that is undeniable. I went with actor.
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Postby minstrel on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:50 pm

Clint is an excellent director, but he is iconic on the screen. I don't think he's as talented an actor as he is a director, but this isn't about sheer acting. It's about the power of the characters he created - the intensity of the image on screen and how it burns into our memories.

Clint will always be a MOVIE STAR turned director, as opposed to a movie star turned DIRECTOR.

I'm a fan of both, though!
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Postby WinslowLeach on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:51 pm

I think hes excellent in both areas. Hes one of the most imitated screen actors/icons and hes also one of the most gifted and revered screen directors. Gotta go with both.
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Postby John-Locke on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:54 pm

The Child actor for me, Gentle Ben and his appearance in Star Trek are classic performances

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Postby tangerine on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:56 pm

John-Locke wrote:The Child actor for me, Gentle Ben and his appearance in Star Trek are classic performances

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You're kidding!!! Is that clint??
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Postby John-Locke on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:59 pm

I swear on my life, that is Clint. He really doesn't look that different today

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HEY! I just checked the IMDB and it doesn't have him listed as having directed anything, are you sure you aren't getting confused with his brother Ron?
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Postby wonkabar on Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:59 pm

I think I have to go with actor.

I'm trying imagine how significant his films would have been had they all been directed by an unknown. He's had a pretty up and down career as a director. Some of his films were cash-ins on his action-star image (Heartbreak Ridge, The Rookie, Bloodwork etc.) while his recent more "serious" films have gotten more praise than I think they would have... simply because of his name. I also think he hasn't made enough films without himself in a starring role, (only what, five in the last 15 years?) and even when he's not in them he's out front and center in every commercial/every talk show etc. I think he needs to make a few more and let the flicks speak for themseves. "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", and "A Perfect World" .....what can I say, he needs some more to balance those babies out.
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Postby wonkabar on Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:02 pm

John-Locke wrote:The Child actor for me, Gentle Ben and his appearance in Star Trek are classic performances

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LOL!
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Postby papalazeru on Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:34 pm

tangerine wrote:
John-Locke wrote:The Child actor for me, Gentle Ben and his appearance in Star Trek are classic performances

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You're kidding!!! Is that clint??


I think they mean Mr. Eastwood.

You know....they guy who went back in time to the West to save Doc from Wild Bill Tannen.
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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:58 pm

John-Locke wrote:The Child actor for me, Gentle Ben and his appearance in Star Trek are classic performances

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That is.........child cruelty if ever I've seen it.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:46 pm

And you've just seen it.

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Postby HollywoodBabylon on Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:53 pm

The Vicar wrote:And you've just seen it.

Ole!


I know, Vicar and I feel quite sick. Why did his parents microwave his head like that for three hours and on full power??

Hopefully, we'll get back to Clint v Clint before I get really bad...
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Postby WinslowLeach on Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:12 pm

JL: Clint Howard gets the Largest Cranium in Film award. haha!
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