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The benefit for tsunami victims on NBC had a few things I thought were a bit odd. Did you notice...

 

The map of Britain had London displaced to the NW coast of England?!

 

The tape insert of the former US presidents seemed to be made at EP/SLP speed?

 

What's with the musical actors? Roger Waters portrayed by Richard Gere?!

Ben Affleck sitting in on guitar with Sheryl Crow?!

Bruce Willis pretending to be a NuCountry singer?!

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Originally posted by Michael Jackson's real nose:

Bruce Willis pretending to be a NuCountry singer?!

You do know he released an album in the Eighties right?

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Originally posted by Henchman:

Originally posted by Michael Jackson's real nose:

Bruce Willis pretending to be a NuCountry singer?!

You do know he released an album in the Eighties right?
As a straightforward rocker, not a country singer. Of course, he could just claim he's ACTING!!

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Why can't actors be musicians, too?

 

Some computer programmers are musicians. Some firemen are musicians. Some school teachers are musicians. Some doctors and lawyers are musicians.

 

I don't see what's wrong with some actors being musicians, especially if it's for charity. Yeesh!

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Bruce Willis sat in with my band around '94 at a casino on the Nevada/Idaho border. We did I think three blues tunes, and it was tremendously unspectacular. He was pretty much just an arrogant drunken asshole, but luckily not in an aggressive way. More of an attention whore thing...
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She's Like The Wind - Patrick Swayze

 

A GREAT singer/musician...., a GREAT actor, and a GREAT dancer.... He's truly a man of the arts!!!

You can take the man away from his music, but you can't take the music out of the man.

 

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Originally posted by Griffinator:

Swayze a great actor?

 

*cough*

 

dammit, Ani, now I have coffee all over my monitor...

 

:D:D:D:D

You're the wrong gender, I guess.

 

I've only seen three movies with him in them, and liked all three... Dirty Dancing, Roadhouse, and Ghost. The man has SEX-APPEAL!!! ;) Especially the scene in Ghost where he's licking the toes.................

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True Griff,

 

But the selling factor is in whether or not one finds the works to be entertaining. Patrick Swayze is certainly capable of entertaining an audience. Roadhouse was not a movie that had lots of glitz and romance in it and I still enjoyed watching that one, so it's not all about the sex appeal.

 

However, I'd probably prefer to watch a Kurt Russell movie (they look almost the same) ANY DAY over a Swayze film. Kurt Russell, Tom Hanks, Michael Keeton, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise and other actors would definitely outrank Swayze in any category other than dancing.

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Originally posted by Griffinator:

Originally posted by Ani:

Roadhouse was not a movie that had lots of glitz and romance in it....

Other than the kitchen scene where he carried her over to the wall on his *ahem*...
You're talking about the scene where he holds the woman up against the wall while doing a nice rockabye under the skirt scene???? I swear I thought that scene was in Ghost..... :o Okay, so I "do" remember one of the scenes rather vividly... That NASTY BOY, he can't act... he's just a sex pistol, that's all. :D

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I must presume that many posting here didn't see the show in question...

They did seem to think that London is on the NW coast of England; it was consistently positioned on their map where Liverpool is.

The cheapness of the insert by the former presidents was odd. Why stint on video tape length?

 

However the comments about acting musicians were tongue-in-cheek. I'd have thought the comment that Roger Waters was portrayed by Richard Gere would've tipped someone off...

The NU country singer was Kenny Chesnut (I think that's his name); he just looked a lot like Willis.

Same with the guitarist (not her band's usual guitarist) woth S Crow. He just looked quite like Affleck.

 

You guys can see, right? ;):D

 

On a serious note, of course nothing keeps an actor from being a musician...but it seem to work better in reverse, when a musician tries acting (Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Dwight Yoakum) than when an actor tries their hand at music (Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver---wait'll you get a load of her).

Prince, of course, sabotages my above theory, being one of the most charismatic personalities onstage but an atrocious "actor".

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Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan, Law and Order) is a guitarist and singer. She was a guitar picker a long time before she considered acting (according to her).

 

She's not too hard on the eyes.

 

Quite often, it seems to me, musicians who try acting (IMO, mind you) seem to suck at it. Not always, but often.

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Heck, Billy Bob was a musician playing clubs in Arkansas long before he was acting/writing/directing. It's not something he decided to do after he got to be better known. Kevin Spacey was a musician before he made it as an actor. Kevin Nealon from SNL isn't a half-bad banjo player, Rick Springfield was a youthful Australian pop star long before he was a soap star and then became a musician again. As a matter of fact, his second US album (Comic Book Heroes) got raves from both Rolling Stone and Creem when it was released in 1974.

 

A friend of mine has been playing in Bruce Willis' bands for quite some time now. He doesn't think he's a joke (as opposed to some friends who've put time in with recent young female pop starts who shall remain nameless, since they're still working).

 

If Steve Stills had ended up in the Monkees (a part he auditioned for, losing out to Mike Nesmith) instead of Buffalo Springfield, we'd probably be calling him a talentless wannabe today because we first heard of him as an actor.

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Actually Stills lost out to Peter Tork, because of his bad teeth, not to Nesmith.

 

I suppose trying to return to my original point is futile since there's an apparent genuine interest in discussing actor/musicians.

In that regard, I still maintain that most of those cited so far have demonstrated marginal musical skills (well, except for Ben Affleck sitting in w/Sheryl Crow ;) ), few rising even to the level of Dan Akroyd's harmonica playing, IMO...

although I did catch Jill Hennessey dancing up a storm recently & she clearly has a sense of rhythm!

I'll take one film turn by Starr or Lennon over 1/2 a dozen Bacon Bros.

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Ice Cube is a rapper and an actor....kind of a 'ractor'.

This picture is like the only time I've seen this guy smile...

http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2005/0-9ABC/Are-We-There-Yet/images/main.jpg

 

And who's this dude from the movie 'Freejack'???

Doesn't he sing in a band or something??? :confused:

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Ice Cube is a rapper and an actor....kind of a 'ractor'.

This picture is like the only time I've seen this guy smile...

http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2005/0-9ABC/Are-We-There-Yet/images/main.jpg

 

And who's this dude from the movie 'Freejack'???

Doesn't he sing in a band or something??? :confused:

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FWIW, I thought "Richard Gere's" version of "Wish you were Here" was horrible. That man just can not sing anymore. Maybe he never could, really, but at least he had conviction in his youth.

 

I was surprised to see EC backing up Mr. Waters, and I thought he did an ok job. Rog should have just stuck with playing the guitar and let Eric sing. Either that or he needs to go back to wearing studio cans.

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Originally posted by Super 8:

Ice Cube is a rapper and an actor....kind of a 'ractor'.

This picture is like the only time I've seen this guy smile...

http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2005/0-9ABC/Are-We-There-Yet/images/main.jpg

Then you've never seen him at the bank, then, Super?

 

And who's this dude from the movie 'Freejack'???

Doesn't he sing in a band or something??? :confused:

http://www.ilovemickjagger.com/moremick/jagaugfive1.jpg

 

Wait, I remember him---he was in that film Performance, right?

Ah, Michael...I recall when he had me & my new band on his almost TV show...

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Originally posted by Sylver:

FWIW, I thought "Richard Gere's" version of "Wish you were Here" was horrible. That man just can not sing anymore. Maybe he never could, really, but at least he had conviction in his youth.

 

I was surprised to see EC backing up Mr. Waters, and I thought he did an ok job. Rog should have just stuck with playing the guitar and let Eric sing. Either that or he needs to go back to wearing studio cans.

This connection goes back to EC being the guitarist in Waters's post-Floyd touring band.

Personally I was struck by how much the song sounded like the Eagles's "Dueling Daltons"....I wonder which came first.

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