Re: Another Nerve Rattler for DDL Fans:o)

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Posted by myte on July 29, 1998 at 21:42:17:

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,'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

:I look at DDL as a chameleon. I can't believe the same person who played Christy Brown could be Danny Flynn (The Boxer). I can't picture Newland & Hawkeye as one in the same. And can you believe that Hawkeye was Tomas (ULOB) so many years ago?
In my opinion that's what makes DDL one of the best yet least publicized actors around today. Not only does he bring quality to his roles but also the physical transformation...amazing.
And as for retiring? Bite your tongue! :) (just joking)
I don't think he's retiring; I think he's taking a break. We tend to forget that he has some major personal upheaval in his life recently. He just got married a year and half ago and he became a Dad (for the second time) in June.
I miss him but I hope that one day in the near future we will be reading that he's signed up for his next role. If he's just taking a "short break" from acting, I can wait (I think).

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