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looking for romantic songs in funny movies

For our 10th anniversary, I'd like to present movie buff Gnik Nus with a list of sweet songs sung by the actors in modern (say, the last 30ish years) comedy movies. So far I've come up with "Tonight You Belong To Me" from The Jerk, "I Was Born To Love You" by Chevy Chase in Caddyshack, and "I Wanna Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi singing 'This Much Is True" in The Wedding Singer. Bonus points for sweet moments and then something funny happens, like when Bernadette Peters pulls out the trombone while they're softly singing on the beach.
posted by Neeuq Nus on Jun 17, 2014 - 20 answers

Which websites are best for posting casting calls for Seattle actors.

Yes, I can Google, and I see there are a lot of websites for casting calls out there. Some of the more polished ones charge for making posts. I don't mind paying to post an ad. But which websites have a lot of actors looking at them and are likely to get results? My production is in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on Oct 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Hey, it's that guy?

CompleteWasteofQuestionFilter: Who's the fortyish, extremely lanky, English or English-accent-assuming male actor who has a prominent nose and long teeth, and wears his dark hair in a ponytail? I think he has worn a lab coat and/or black trenchcoat in an American television show in the past decade, but I cannot remember which Nerdy Scientist Guy he might have portrayed.
posted by Gingersnap on Jun 7, 2013 - 7 answers

How to improv in a rehearsal of a written scene?

I'm looking for advice and resources on how to use improv to flesh out a written scene. I'm not looking for freestyle improv where you're trying to create a new situation, or general theater games, but a more targeted form of improv, where you already have a scene and characters and backstory and dialog, but you want to get the actors to exercise their imagination and flesh out the relationships rather than just play the dialog that's already on the page. What are some parameters? How involved should an improv scenario be in this situation? Should you tell the actors where to end up? How far do you let it go?
posted by musofire on Mar 14, 2013 - 5 answers

And the award for "Most Sploosh-Inducing Situation" goes to...

Quick, blush-inducing question: remember the diner scene in Silver Linings Playbook? I would like more scenes from movies/TV like that (basically, a conversation which plays out like an impromptu tango, and in which one/both parties finds themselves unexpectedly/uncomfortably/obviously aroused).
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Why so hard?

Can someone identity the MALE actors in these [NSFW] videos? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

But wait, there's more!

Is there, anywhere, a website or database of actors and actresses who appear in commercials? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Evil Enters the Kitchen

I'm working on a project featuring actors and actresses playing the role of the villain and I need some help. [more inside]
posted by mister nice on Mar 8, 2012 - 14 answers

If you had to write down a list of the people you'd expect someone else to know by sight, who would be in that list?

What public figures (actors, actresses, politicians, etc) should I be able to recognize by sight? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Oct 29, 2011 - 10 answers

"One toke? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats."

Tell me about films in which the actors use real drugs, or are under the influence of real drugs. Caffeine and nicotine don't count.
posted by troll on Oct 27, 2011 - 41 answers

Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)?

Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)? [more inside]
posted by EricBrotto on Mar 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Need help remembering an actor's name

Does anyone remember the name of that TV and Movie character actor from 60s comedies who played fussy types and his catchphrase was "We-eeell!"? (I don't know how to spell it phonetically.) It was useless trying to Google this as I can't remember which movies or shows he was in, though it seemed like a lot. Thanks!
posted by m0kingb1rd on Mar 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Name the actor in this Windows 7 commercial

Who is the actor in this Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
posted by theperfectcrime on Jan 23, 2011 - 4 answers

I'm not the good guy this time...

I LOVE movies where the villian is played by an actor who is typically cast as the good guy hero in their roles in other films. Off the top of my head I can think of Harrison Ford in "What Lies Beneath", Robin Williams in "One Hour Photo", and John Travolta in "The Taking of Pelham 123" Can you give me more examples? Preferably good movies :-D
posted by razzamatazm on Nov 1, 2010 - 79 answers

Don't they use that to embalm bodies?

I am haunted by a recollection of televised play that I believe I saw on Showtime sometime during the early to mid 1980s. One of the lines involves something to do with formaldehyde and no matter how hard I Google, I can't turn anything reliable up. [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Oct 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Songs about movie stars

I need inspiration for a playlist - all songs about actors [OR by movie stars that don't normally sing]. So - Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood", works well, as does Clint Eastwood - "I talk to the trees". I prefer songs about the stars, but by is acceptable too.
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 23, 2010 - 91 answers

Who are the models in Michael Jackson's Black or White video?

How do I find what actors appeared in a video if they are uncredited? I'm trying to track down all the models that appeared in the morphing sequence for Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video. (It's for a blog post - sort of a "Whatever happened to...?" story.) [more inside]
posted by adverb on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Why do bad films get made?

I am wondering how Hollywood movies that end up being complete failures both critically and commercially end up getting all the way through the process of being made and released into cinemas? Why isn't there more quality control? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 12, 2010 - 39 answers

Speak the speech trippingly. Or pitched low. Or with a mumble.

Is there a resource that lists and explains the various effects one can use to accessorized speech, such as altering pitch, speeding up, slowing down, etc.? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 23, 2009 - 5 answers

What do commercial actors get paid?

What do actors in nationally televised commercials typically get paid? Do they get paid each time it airs or a flat fee up front? [more inside]
posted by arm426 on Oct 28, 2009 - 10 answers

"Mmm... you're a dandy!"

What are the best Old Hollywood (auto)biographies? [more inside]
posted by brittanyq on Jun 8, 2009 - 28 answers

Casting calls for hired goons?

Casting calls for hired goons? Counter-intuitively, I may have a 'look' for movies/TV. Do I? If so, what do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on May 15, 2009 - 10 answers

How to get someone to actively listen

How do I get someone to focus and pay attention more? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Mar 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Where is the film Ross Kemp made on STDs?

Ross Kemp on...... condoms and STDs? [more inside]
posted by pootler on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 answer

What's essential to have in a HD movie collection?

What do you consider to be the best or most important movies of the past 20 years, whether Hollywood or international? I'm rebuilding much of my movie collection in 720p H.264 (approx 5GB each) or 1080p and want to be sure I don't miss anything. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 12, 2008 - 42 answers

Swapping spit with strangers- is it fun?

Something I've wondered about for many years: how do actors get through love scenes? [more inside]
posted by bluekrauss on Oct 15, 2008 - 30 answers

Name that Movie!

Ciaran Hinds is an Irish actor who played one of the Israeli operatives in Spielberg's Munich. I saw a snippet of a movie in which he played a bald literature professor. There was a red-haired woman who was his co-star. Does anyone know the name of the film? Thanks.
posted by tesseract420 on Aug 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me provide the coup de grace at this event!

Where can I hire actors and actresses in Chicago to play flappers/gangsters for a prohibition era party? [more inside]
posted by Not in my backyard on Apr 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Web site to find shared cast members?

My Google-fu is weakening with age, and I can't seem to find a web site that will let me type in two movies (and/or television shows; ideally, both) and get a list of cast members shared between the two entries. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Merdryn on Mar 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Why do some actors use their own names in TV shows?

Why do some actors use their own names in TV shows? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Jan 26, 2008 - 30 answers

Residuals for the working man

If Steve Guttenburg never, ever worked again, how much money would he earn yearly? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Jan 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Unknown upcoming actors/actresses

Does anyone know where can I find information on the internet about unknown actors(even though you recognize their faces) that appear on certain commercials on national TV spots? [more inside]
posted by idontpay on Jan 16, 2008 - 2 answers

"He always plays himself."

What are some examples of actors "playing themselves" (not someone purposefully featured as themselves, but someone whose personality is so powerful that it overwhelms the character he/she is supposed to be playing)? For instance, some people say that no matter what movie he's in, Jack Nicholson always plays "Jack Nicholson." Other people say the same for Robert DeNiro or Clint Eastwood. I'm looking for some actors and roles that are the embodiment of this notion.
posted by amyms on Jan 10, 2008 - 119 answers

Good space for a casting call?

I'm trying to host an open casting call for actors/models in NYC. Any ideas for somewhere professional, yet cheap or free? [more inside]
posted by names are hard on Aug 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Can I legally use celebrity's names in a browser-based game?

In a browser-based game, am I allowed to use the real names of actors and actresses, or do I need to use similar sounding names so as not to get into legal trouble? [more inside]
posted by slater on Jun 25, 2007 - 23 answers

What is this real life diorama called? Kind of like a frozen scene from a play.

What is this 'live photograph' called? I'm forgetting what this experience/event is called. The basic idea is actors posing in a scene - they're not moving, and I believe the 'audience' can move around and through these posed people. It is kind of like a real life diorama; I believe it was from the late 19th century; the term itself may be French; I'm making myself crazy trying to find this. [more inside]
posted by barnone on May 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Other jobs ideas for a talent agent?

Hi, All, Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated..What type of jobs would I be qualified for? For the last 8 years I've worked as a talent agent (representing actors, models, voiceover talent for commercial projects) and seek a job/career move into a different area/field. Side note: My prior experience is in the music business (primarily as a lyricist/songwriter/musician). [more inside]
posted by bydar on Feb 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Popular expat American actors?

Are there any popular American actors/actresses that do mostly productions not targeted for Americans? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Dec 22, 2006 - 26 answers

Hallucinogens at Titanic cast party?

Does anyone here remember an incident that may have happened during the filming of Titanic? I remember a story that I read in the newspaper around that time saying that several people were taken to hospital after unknowingly ingesting a hallucinogen at a cast party. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties on Oct 28, 2006 - 4 answers

Why can't Spanish actors play "American?"

If British and Australian actors can do a convincing American accent, and American, Australian and British actors can do convincing foreign accents, why can't Spanish or French actors do an American accent? [more inside]
posted by generic230 on Aug 21, 2006 - 48 answers

Decent music by famous non-musicians?

I'm looking for music written and performed by people who are famous for something besides being musicians. [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Jul 5, 2006 - 62 answers

Help me, Mr. Computer!

Scheduling meetings: I need software (or a good human-based procedure) to help me juggle complicated schedules for a group of people. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 20, 2006 - 17 answers

For those nine hours a month when Law & Order isn't on...

I have a multi-pronged question about the soup-to-nuts process of movies getting onto cable television and actors getting their residual checks. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Apr 20, 2006 - 3 answers

When an actor dies, does their character live on?

How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 17, 2006 - 53 answers

Movies with kid versions of actors?

Movies which show main characters as children, usually through a flashback? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Mar 29, 2006 - 56 answers

What's up with those autographed headshots in restaurants?

What's up with those framed autographed headshots that decorate so many restaurants, bars, and laundromats? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Jan 6, 2006 - 15 answers

Looking for inspiration to perform an Elf at a kid's Christmas Party

Help me prepare a gig! I will be performing the Fairy Godmother's Elf during an office children's Christmas Party and I'm looking for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by jchgf on Nov 28, 2005 - 5 answers

Child Actors, Adult Themes

I've seen a lot of movies and TV shows in which child actors play characters who, among other things, discuss sexual abuse, point and shoot guns, speak swear words, and witness violence, drug use and miscellaneous depravity. Do these kids suffer any ill effects from this kind of acting? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on May 10, 2005 - 16 answers

How do I find the names of actors in commercials?

AdvertisingFilter: Is there any place on this here interweb, that I can find out, short of contacting the companies or advertising agencies, what the names of actors that are in commercials?
posted by ShawnString on Sep 17, 2004 - 2 answers

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