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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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