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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2009, 11:25:38 AM »
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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2009, 11:44:36 AM »
I may not know much about wrestling, but I am an expert when it comes to strippers, and she pulls off the tone and body language perfectly. 


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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2009, 12:10:54 PM »
I may not know much about wrestling, but I am an expert when it comes to strippers, and she pulls off the tone and body language perfectly. 

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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2009, 12:24:49 PM »
I just think pretty much any actress in Hollywood could have done the same thing in that role. Faux friendliness and a fake smile aren't exactly challenging things to pull off.

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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2009, 12:47:51 PM »
I just think pretty much any actress in Hollywood could have done the same thing in that role. Faux friendliness and a fake smile aren't exactly challenging things to pull off.

Yeah but I'd have to agree with zarodinu.  I can think of plenty of awful stripper performances (by actresses, I'm not going to count actual strippers used in film) and very few convincing ones.  Just look at the list: Demi Moore, Lohan, Portman, etc.

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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2009, 12:51:34 PM »

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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2009, 12:53:53 PM »
Portman, etc.

Portman was great.

I should say I've not actually seen Closer, but I've seen clips of her as a stripper and I wasn't buying it at all.

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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2009, 01:16:35 PM »
Portman, etc.

Portman was great.

I should say I've not actually seen Closer, but I've seen clips of her as a stripper and I wasn't buying it at all.

I was. She so sexy.
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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2009, 03:14:25 PM »
I hate wrestling and never had an ounce of interest in the subject, but the movie made it look very interesting.

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Re: The Wrestler
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2009, 03:50:32 PM »
I just think pretty much any actress in Hollywood could have done the same thing in that role. Faux friendliness and a fake smile aren't exactly challenging things to pull off.

Yeah but I'd have to agree with zarodinu.  I can think of plenty of awful stripper performances (by actresses, I'm not going to count actual strippers used in film) and very few convincing ones.  Just look at the list: Demi Moore, Lohan, Portman, etc.

By "pretty much any actress" I was basically referring to "any decently regarded actress," a group I don't think Moore and Lohan belong to (and I have to agree with Clovis that Portman was pretty good in Closer). And I don't really feel that Tomei should get any more credit for pulling off being a stripper than an actor does for pulling off a foreign accent. Does that take skill? Yeah, both take skill. But you don't get a good performance by merely doing a great accent, there's more to it than that. I don't really think Tomei brings that something extra to the role, unlike somebody like Mickey Rourke, who not only nails the wrestling aspect but the full life of the character.
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