Samuel L. Jackson and "The Sunset Limited"

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  • 18 May 2012 at 10:50 am #1285

    Candy Minx
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    It doesn’t bother me that famous people do charity work. And I think its a lose lose situation because they are so famous…people will know when they do philanthropy because they are followed every where they go. I don’t think they do it for publicity…and even if they do….it is none of our concern. The concern of someone elses spiritual path and charity work is not for us to judge. The universe will judge it…or not. If theres a god and god cares about whether we do do volunteer work and philanthropy then surely its not the business of other humans?

    I’d rather see famous people…even bitter extremists like Rush Limbaugh or Bill O Reilly do charity work…even if its for publicity because the benefits are the same regardless.

    So what if someone wants attention by doing volunteer work? At least the work is being done and a family might benefit. It doesn’t make bitter extrememists or left wing liberals any “nicer” it just shows they are trying to do something thoughtful….and I don’t care if Vanity Fair or The National Enquirer writes about their philanthropy.

    Doing service is doing service and the karma and/or material benefits are not our business. We’re not writing “The Ledger of Good Works” for God…if there is such a ledger or if there is a god.

    Ultimately volunteer work is a personal decision for all of us. It doesn’t take wealth to do volunteer work. It doesn’t take health or knowledge or money, or “spare time” to do volunteer work. It takes just getting out there and doing it.

    Who cares if someone doing volunteer work is a movie star in Hollywood or a working class guy in Texas or a McCarthy fan living in Chicago? The world can use an extra pair of hands serving food or donating food or clothes or helping a community vertical garden for the homeless…just get out there regardless of ones ego profile!


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    18 May 2012 at 11:00 am #1287

    Candy Minx
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    And for the record…I wish Jolie was doing The Counselor. I love her. Her acting in Girl Interrupted, her performances in Laura Croft, Gia, Hackers and Life Or Something Like it are some of my favourite female roles. I think she is a fantastic actor.

    I also love George Clooney, Sean Penn (and all of his roles!!!) .


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    18 May 2012 at 1:01 pm #1289

    cantona
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    I have never understood the point of criticising people who want to do sonething good. If it isn’t sincere, then it isn’t good. Simple.


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    19 May 2012 at 8:48 am #1292

    leedriver
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    A few years ago Mark Zuckerberg gave $100mil to the Newark NJ schools. He didn’t even go to school there. He was trying to show the 1% this is how you do it but it didn’t work. Swiftboating turned out to be the more attractive investment. Let Jules go off on that.


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    23 May 2012 at 2:39 pm #1326

    Anonymous

    I thought Jackson was very good in “The Sunset Limited”. I liked him in “Black Snake Moan”, too. I guess the guy can bring it when cast as a bumpkin philosopher.

    Angelina Jolie turned my head in “The Changeling”. I mean, not in the usual way, but turned my head as a quality actress. She can indeed bring it, but it doesn’t pay the bills like the big action movies. “Wanted” is a favorite of mine, too.

    Honestly I can’t understand why these top actors do so many voiceovers in animated movies. Must pay well. For me, it completely distracts from an otherwise good show. I just sit there thinking “Oh, that donkey is Eddie Murphy with a harlem accent, or that panda is wiseass Jack Black, and that Betty Rubble character has the annoying voice of Rosie O’Donnell. But I have to say that Angelina has a wonderful voice that doesn’t overly distract from the character.

    I once read that Samuel Jackson was the hardest working actor of the decade 1990-1999. Which means he did a very high volume of movies, good or bad. An continued to in the following decade. And when the most sought after leading man in movies is a black man (not to mention Denzel and Will Smith), guys like Danny Glover that claim Hollywood is racist can shut the hell up. He’s just not good enough.


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    26 May 2012 at 3:24 pm #1349

    willey
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    Aw, come on, Bronco. Your reasoning up there is just…lame.

    You read once that Jackson was the hardest working actor in Hollywood in the 90s, and that somehow translates to him being the most sought after leading man in Hollywood, and proves Hollywood isn’t racist?

    For starters: Of those 90s parts Jackson played, how many were the leading male role? By my count, two or three. What if a long list of white actors worked less in the 90s but were paid more and received more attention? Who’s allowed to “work hardest” won’t get you too far.

    Something suspect in you charging after Glover with such dull knives. Sharpen ’em up a bit, at least.


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    30 May 2012 at 2:28 am #1406

    Anonymous

    Sorry Willey, I tend to not be verbose enough for some folks to follow. You do draw some strange inferences from what I said. Forget it.

    If Glover isn’t himself the dullest knife in Hollywood, he will do until the dullest knife gets there. He’s the one that sees the world through his own racialist lens. He’s really quite the sad sack.


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