Posted by myte on July 29, 1998 at 21:43:41:
In Reply to: Re: Another Nerve Rattler for DDL Fans:o) posted by Mary on July 29, 1998 at 15:05:17:
: : 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!
:Actually, Mel Gibson would come the closest.
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