Posted by Mary on July 29, 1998 at 15:05:17:
In Reply to: Another Nerve Rattler for DDL Fans:o) posted by ann on July 29, 1998 at 14:53:01:
: I enjoyed all the great answers to the "why DDL" query, SO.....here's another one:(the muggy weather in PA today, must have me testy or maybe I've just grown to trust all you Mohican followers:o)
: The first movie of DDL's I saw was "My Left Foot"(was impressed with his acting abilities; Next was "Name of the Father"(a gripping cinema); I enjoyed both but didn't have a strong reaction to either. Then, LOTM appeared and my reaction was "I WANT THAT!!"(hahaha).
: My point is, the romantic tale, fantastic music, and great make-up, I believe could have caused almost any actor(with a certain quality of acting ability, of course) to rise to the stature of "super hunk."
: He rose to the occasion without any doubt; however, upon watching "age of Innocence" for the first time within a month of LOTM, my reaction was "that can't be the same man!" I know -- it's called "acting" but to my mind Michael Mann had more than a little to do with it.....your excellent & interesting opinions are welcome:o) ann
Oh, Ann, Ann, Ann! You must have a death wish!! VBG!
Many other actors could have approximated "the look,"
of course, but it was the way he could put across the
idea that the character was gentle, tender, yet fiercely
protective and fearless -- all with hardly any dialogue --
that was the challenge. What other actor could put
across the "stay alive" speech without sounding
hopelessly cornball? Kevin Costner? Tom Cruise?
Mel Gibson? Bleeahhhhh!
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