67 posts tagged with actors.
Displaying 1 through 50 of 67. Subscribe:

Please help me ID this actor.

I'm trying to ID an actor! I thought he was in "Rubicon" (in the first few eps, anyway -- I only watched three or so) but I don't see him on the IMDb cast list. [more inside]
posted by paperback version on Nov 3, 2016 - 53 answers

Mefites answering this question will be paid in exposure

How do artists' unions work? [more inside]
posted by quaking fajita on Aug 31, 2016 - 11 answers

What are the best (and worst) fake accents?

On a scale from 1 to "Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice", what are the most standout examples (for better or worse) of fake accents in movies and on TV shows? [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco on Jun 24, 2016 - 77 answers

Why do well-known celebrities do commercials?

Why does Samuel L. Jackson do Capitol One commercials? Why did Shatner do Priceline ads? And I just saw Mario Lopez in a toe fungus treatment spot. Do they really need the money? Especially Shatner, who I imagine has tons of residuals from Star Trek. Other specific examples appreciated, the more ridiculous the product and well-known the celebrity the better.
posted by desjardins on Feb 6, 2016 - 31 answers

Name this blonde commercial actress with layered hair!

Sitting at home with a bad cold, I saw this poster. [more inside]
posted by 41swans on Feb 2, 2016 - 13 answers

How do I find volunteer actors in Rotterdam?

I need some Dutch-speaking actors for a multi-media, animated, science fiction (?), art project I'm working on. Complications: very little money, and I (sadly) don't speak Dutch. [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Jan 7, 2016 - 4 answers

What was the business that let actors use their address to receive mail?

I am half remembering an interesting fact...please help me remember the whole thing. I seem to remember their was a business (a bar maybe, or a store chain?) that had a policy of allowing actors without a permanent address to receive mail at their business. I think it is/was a long tradition, can't remember if the business was related to theatre or not. Thanks!
posted by brbmaroon on Jan 4, 2016 - 3 answers

Do you remember this three person acting troupe in the Bay Area, c 2006?

Super vagueness coming up but would be so worth it if anyone knew the answer. About 10(?) years ago, my husband took me to see a production of Shakespeare's Richard III, in Oakland. The troupe - or possibly just the way was written? - had only 3 actors, who did all the different characters. The actor who played Richard was a black man. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Nov 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Term for the actor a stunt actor doubles.

Is there a term among stunt actors for the primary actor they are doubling for? The actor can say, "That's my stunt double." But what does the stunt actor call the other actor?
posted by cthuljew on Nov 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Read to me classic stories of horror.

This Halloween, I'm going to bake myself a Halloween cake, light some candles, turn the lights off, and listen to recordings of classic horror stories read by masters of the form. Need to beef up the story list! [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Sep 21, 2015 - 16 answers

She's making jewelry now

I'm always fascinated by once-noted musicians or actors who have disappeared from the spotlight into a "straight" job. Do you know interesting tidbits about what so-and-so is doing now, 15 (or whatever) years later? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Jul 13, 2015 - 93 answers

Name Those Actors

Who are the 4 actors playing the boy band members in Amy Schumer's "Girl, You Don't Need Makeup" video?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on May 4, 2015 - 2 answers

How did Fritz Zwicky appear in Cosmos?

In the last episode of the new Cosmos series, (someone portraying) Fritz Zwicky appears briefly, to sort of stare and blink and then make a gesture like this. He died in 1974. What is the source of this footage? Is it an actor (with an oddly non-speaking role, and no acknowledgment yet on IMDB), some sort of CGI magic from photos, or archival footage? Our household is unreasonably curious about this.
posted by cogitron on May 3, 2015 - 0 answers

Identify the actor in this Southwest Airlines commercial

Help me impress my 14-year-old daughter (for once). Who is the young actor portraying the college student in this Southwest Airlines commercial? She thinks he might have been in one of the Harry Potter movies. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 19, 2015 - 5 answers

How accurate are the Kentucky accents on the show "Justified"?

I've become obsessed with the TV show "Justified" and I'm curious to know whether the accents the actors use on the show are at all representative of how a person from the Harlan, KY area actually speaks. Thanks
posted by dfriedman on Oct 14, 2014 - 3 answers

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

Page: 1 2