Denis Leary-What's your opinion on his acting in films?

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  1. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone,
    Some people have criticized Denis Leary's acting and comedy, yes, he is very cynical and careless in his speech in my opinion, but what do you think about his acting in films in general? I think he does a great job personally, though I cannot "get" his skits whatsoever. They're too much, too exaggerated in my opinion. I do like that he has a firefighter's association of some type, I don't fully understand what it is all about, but I understand one of his relatives was killed in a fire in some building in California. Sorry for my lack of info on that. But anyhow, what's your opinion on his acting, and if you like his acting, what films do you like of him?
    Thank you,
    Ryan
     
  2. hobbes4444

    hobbes4444 Forum Addict

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    He was great in The Ref...
     
  3. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

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    He’s pretty bad for the most part.
     
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  4. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer Thread Starter

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    I love that movie! I like when he says something like "Well, I just beat up Santa Claus. Guess I'll be on the naughty list this year" if I can recall correctly.
     
  5. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer Thread Starter

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    He can be bad sometimes, other times good. I don't throw the baby out with the bath water, though.
     
  6. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Leary is fantastic in Rescue Me. Haven't seen much else with him.
     
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  7. Chris from Chicago

    Chris from Chicago Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

    He's just bad. Because he isn't an actor. He's always just being Denis Leary. I thought he was fine in The Ref. But after that... I'd seen pretty much his full range.
     
  8. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

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    Agreed. His stint in "Animal Kingdom" bordered on embarrassing. He was absolutely terrible in that. Purely going through the motions; I guess he needed a paycheck.
     
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Good in Ice Age.
     
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  10. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

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    That’s voice work. That’s not acting.
     
  11. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    The only role I remember was in The Suicide Kings. He was ok for that limited role.
     
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  12. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    This is the one I thought of. He was very good in this part. But that was more matching him with a good role than it was really good acting.
     
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  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    very good...I like him better in movies...: )
     
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    love that movie!
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer Thread Starter

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    As Diego? Yes, very good. He's a good voice actor.
     
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  16. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer Thread Starter

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    Yes, I love it as well.
     
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    it's so insane and so much fun!
     
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  18. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Hate him! Worked with him!
    Big ****ing *******!!!
     
  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    on what? ; )
     
  20. Twelvepitch

    Twelvepitch Singer Songwriter and Independent Record Producer Thread Starter

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    You did???? Tell us more!
     
  21. He’s gotten better with time. His early roles were more variations on his schtick.
     
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  22. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Hendon!!!!

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    Incorrect. Voice over work is a very difficult job and requires just as much acting chops as any film actor is required of.
     
  23. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Hendon!!!!

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    And he nicked his entire act and many jokes off Bill Hicks.

    Im not surprised hes an a$$hole.
     
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    HE WILL/NEVER TELL! lol...
     
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  25. Not surprised. He strikes me as someone who is much like the character he plays.
     
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