Re: RARA-AVIS: The Dark Knight

From: Michael Jeter (
Date: 20 Aug 2008

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    I wonīt deny Nicholsonīs talent, but it just did not come across in his Joker.

    Michael Jeter

    On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:36 PM, davezeltserman <> wrote:
    > Mr T, you're coming awfully close to dragging Rara Avis into a best
    > actor debate! A case could also be made for DeNiro, and even for
    > Dustin Hoffman based solely on his performance in Straight Time, as
    > well as a number of actors including Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
    > Sadly, if you took all of the films where Nicholson had great
    > performances like The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, Prizzi's Honor,
    > Carnal Knowledge, Ironweed, The Last Detail, Chinatown, etc., the one
    > piece of crap film he made with Adam Sandler, Anger Management,
    > probably outgrossed them all combined.
    > --Dave
    > --- In, "jacquesdebierue"
    > <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    >> --- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@> wrote:
    >> <<I agree with you, Jack. I thought Ledger's performance was stunning.
    >> But star power is a funny thing. The guy I talked to thinks Nicholson
    >> is the greatest living actor. He actually told me that. Certainly
    >> Nicholson has been very good in 5 Easy Pieces for example.>>
    >> Nicholson has been in more masterpieces than any other modern actor I
    >> can think of. And in each he has held his own admirably. He has more
    >> range than Brando. People tend to associate him with hardboiled roles,
    >> where of course he shines, but he has done many different things. I
    >> mean, The Shooting, Carnal Knowledge, The Passenger, One Flew Over the
    >> Cuckoo's Nest, About Schmidt, The Shining, Chinatown, Prizzi's Honor,
    >> Ironweed, The Departed, etc. etc. I have no trouble pronouncing him
    >> the reigning king of American movie actors. He is extraordinary.
    >> Best
    >> mrt

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