"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 666
|Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 11:41 am: |
I hear ya. But I don't sweat the rappin' actors because I doubt that many of the opportunities they are granted would not be offer to others. Movie bigwigs/flunkies look at a DMX and say, "Hey, if dude can sell +20M records (mostly to punk suburban White kids) at least SOMEONE going to be interested in seeing his movie "Cradle to the Grave" (which DMX actually did a very credible job in). But if you are just an unknown schmoe from Yale School of Drama, Julliard or some local theatre troupe, it is doubtful you will be given a starring role opposite Jet ("good, but not quite 'Bruce' ") Li and (the delectable) Gabrielle Union.
Besides, you gottah admit: Some of these hip-hop cats are doin' it.
Russell Simmons is so immensely skilled at creating a business around virtually any concept that were he White he'd likely be wealthier than Bill Gates. P. Diddy is proving to be a better fashion designer than a record producer (and don't even mention rapper). And; again; O'Shay "Ice Cube" Jackson, Mark Walberg, Will Smith and others are proving to be charismatic and credible; if not superior; actors.
So I ain't gonna knock them for have the ability (& cajones) to exact the full benefit of their diverse talents.
Besides, there are A LOT of guys whose primary gig is acting (e.g., Ben Affleck, Ashton Kulcher, Keanu Reeves, Sylvester Stallone, etc.) who can barely, if at all, get even THAT right.
I thought that I, Robot would be a stinker. Besides, I think I sort of max-out of the man v machine genre after the last 2 (disappointing) installments of The Matrix.