Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Mar 24, 2021.
he has a bunch of fine movies under his belt:
Michael Douglas - IMDb
Wall Street. i think he got trophy'ed for that role.
Just watched Wall Street(dvd).
Last time I seen it was in the cinema in 1987.
Seem to remember the theatrical version being better / different.
David Fincher's The Game
Wonder Boys - far and away my favorite of his
Romancing the Stone
The American President
loved him in Antman.
War of the Roses. Although I really enjoyed him in A Perfect Murder; his performance has a sort of subtly comedic edge to it that I like.
I love this movie and will watch it again these few days but need to ramp up my suspension of disbelief.
To put it another way, I just like to strap myself in and enjoy the mind-fukke of a ride the movie takes you on.
Maybe Black Rain.
Tell you one thing, it ain't Romancing the Stone! Just watched it for the first time in 30-something years and boy it has not dated well... and I liked it back in the day...
Best acting: Wall Street
Best Film: Basic Instinct - Not complaining about acting, just a better film, imo.
"War of the Roses"
"The China Syndrome"
And (of course) "Basic Instinct"
Wall Street is probably my favorite by him, but I also really liked Black Rain. He is one of those actors I don't necessarily think of when having to list best actors, yet I believe he is a fine actor.
I have what is perhaps a more informative question:
What has he done after 2000 that is really good and worth seeking out?
Did he ever do a western film? If so I've never seen it.
His Dad was the perfect cowboy western star back in the day ya know.
Maybe that's the reason he didn't.
Toss-up between Falling Down and The Game.
I think this is his finest work on film.
The first I saw was The Star Chamber and he's still great. But all the Michael Douglas movies are cool. And the TV series too (from The Streets of San Francisco to The Kominsky method)
Love Falling Down, The American President and Wonder Boys. I haven't seen Wall Street though. I think The American President was a great central performance, taking on a role that Robert Redford accepted then rejected for being "too political" (what did you expect Robert?). It was a dry run for The West Wing TV series.
Apart from the actors in common between movie and TV show, it's a good lounge game spotting the pieces of set used in both, especially a a particular staircase. In the movie it's the one that Annette Benning and Michael Douglas descend on their way to meet the French Ambassador.
The Wonder Boys is my fave.
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