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LAUREN BACALL: 'VULGAR' TOM CRUISE IS NOT A GREAT ACTOR
Drudge Report ^ | 07-31-05 | WestVirginiaRebel

Posted on 07/31/2005 1:30:02 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel

NEW YORK-Lauren Bacall tells TIME Tom Cruise is not a great actor. "When you talk about a great actor, you're not thinking about Tom Cruise," Bacall says.

"His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's a kind of sickness."


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Lauren Bacall, a reminder of an era when Hollywood had class.
1 posted on 07/31/2005 1:30:03 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

LOL.

Great!


2 posted on 07/31/2005 1:31:11 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Most be a slow news day at Drudges site.

Hey Drudge...this needs a siren.

Hehe!

3 posted on 07/31/2005 1:31:42 PM PDT by Dog (Every-time a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Lauren Bacall, a reminder of an era when Hollywood had class.

Very true.

4 posted on 07/31/2005 1:32:17 PM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
most actors are talentless and foul mouthed. Whats new? Films have little class these days.
5 posted on 07/31/2005 1:33:15 PM PDT by Cougar66 (The only liberal movement is what's in their diapers. .)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

I still say that Jerry Maguire proved that Tom Cruise has perfected his straight man acting.


6 posted on 07/31/2005 1:33:23 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; All

Yeah rack Betty hey guys I don't know if you this I think TCM going have entire day of Betty Bacall movie to kick Star of the day on TCM tommorow actually


7 posted on 07/31/2005 1:33:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

but she was a worse actor than Tom Cruise


8 posted on 07/31/2005 1:34:55 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Dog

Oh just wait, he'll put something up on the Siren whether its important or not for his radio show tonight.


9 posted on 07/31/2005 1:35:00 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SevenofNine

???????????????


10 posted on 07/31/2005 1:35:32 PM PDT by It's me
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To: SDGOP

Yep..


11 posted on 07/31/2005 1:36:30 PM PDT by Dog (Every-time a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Lauren is going nutty. She may not like what Tom promotes outside of work but that doesn't make him a Bad actor.
I'm no fan of Cruise by the way.


12 posted on 07/31/2005 1:37:00 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
I know what a movie star is, and Mr. Cruise you are not it.'


13 posted on 07/31/2005 1:37:48 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Lauren Bacall, a reminder of an era when Hollywood had class.

Long ago days and now, only cherished memories. Hollywood has become symbolic of vulgarity, for the most part; why would not the bulk of today's actresses and actors not also be?

14 posted on 07/31/2005 1:37:50 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Tom Cruise sucks. This is news?


15 posted on 07/31/2005 1:38:36 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

I don't think that he is a great actor, either. Some actors get so far into a part that they become someone else. I never see him that way. It is as if he is trying to play the part as himself: If I, Tom Cruise, had become a fighter pilot, this is the way I would be. If I, Tom Cruise, had become an attorney, this is the way I would be. Etc., etc. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it doesn't make them a great actor. The great ones actually turn into and become someone else.


16 posted on 07/31/2005 1:39:10 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: nicmarlo
Can it be that long ago?


17 posted on 07/31/2005 1:40:17 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

We watched Collateral last night. He played a totally different character. No, he is not a great actor, and he is certifiably an idiot, but at least he played a non-brassy young upstart in that movie.


18 posted on 07/31/2005 1:40:31 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: It's me

August 2005
All Times Central

1 Monday

5:00 AM The Cobweb (1955) Inmates and staff at a posh asylum clash over love and lunacy. Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Gloria Grahame. D: Vincente Minnelli. C 124m. LBX CC
7:30 AM Confidential Agent (1945) A Spanish spy and an American heiress battle fascists in England. Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre. D: Herman Shumlin. BW 118m. CC
9:30 AM Dark Passage (1947) A man falsely accused of his wife's murder escapes to search for the real killer. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. D: Delmer Daves. BW 106m. CC DVS
11:30 AM Bacall on Bogart (1988) Lauren Bacall hosts this extraordinary documentary on her life on- and off-screen with her late husband, Humphrey Bogart. HOST: Lauren Bacall. D: David Heeley. BW & C 84m. CC
1:00 PM The Big Sleep (1946) Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. D: Howard Hawks. BW 114m. CC DVS
3:00 PM Designing Woman (1957) A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste. Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray. D: Vincente Minnelli. C 118m. LBX CC DVS
5:00 PM Sex And The Single Girl (1964) A journalist sets out to expose a female sex expert but falls for her instead. Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda. D: Richard Quine. C 114m. LBX
7:00 PM Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall (2005) Lauren Bacall discusses her life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne. C 50m. CC
8:00 PM Key Largo (1948) A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane. Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. D: John Huston. BW 101m. CC DVS
10:00 PM Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall (2005) Lauren Bacall discusses her life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne. C 50m. CC
11:00 PM To Have And Have Not (1944) A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan. D: Howard Hawks. BW 100m. CC DVS
1:00 AM Young Man With a Horn (1950) A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall. D: Michael Curtiz. BW 112m.


19 posted on 07/31/2005 1:41:20 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: It's me

?????????????????

me too :)


20 posted on 07/31/2005 1:42:31 PM PDT by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Nuh'uh,Hollywood has class, just look at the movie the Aristocrates! sarcasm
21 posted on 07/31/2005 1:43:04 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

She went on to say, "Bogie would have bitch slapped the punk!"


22 posted on 07/31/2005 1:43:09 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Tom Cruise used to be a good actor. I thought he was incredibly fun to watch in Top Gun, Interview With the Vampire, and A Few Good Men. But in recent years his acting has become pretentious and hammy. That coupled with his bizarre public antics has completely turned me off to him. I now avoid movies that star Cruise - I probably would've seen War of the Worlds had it starred someone else.


23 posted on 07/31/2005 1:43:37 PM PDT by sassbox
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"Lauren Bacall, a reminder of an era when Hollywood had class."

True, when most of them back then weren't slaves to rehab centers or dimbulb cults.

Chorus:

Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie son
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone


24 posted on 07/31/2005 1:43:40 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: gopwinsin04

Quite unfortunately long ago...a lifetime it seems. I enjoy watching most of the old black and white movies on Turner Classics....there's nothing like watching Spencer Tracy, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and, of course, one of my favorites, Lauren Bacall.


25 posted on 07/31/2005 1:43:42 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Abcdefg

at least they arent showing 'The Fan'


26 posted on 07/31/2005 1:44:35 PM PDT by Cougar66 (The only liberal movement is what's in their diapers. .)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

My wife and I went to see War or the Worlds, and coming out of it I observed to her that Cruise seems to play the same role in most of his movies: a shmuck who finally grows up a little bit after some adversity. Top Gun, Jerry McGuire, Rain Man, WotW -- it's all the same role he's playing, over and over


27 posted on 07/31/2005 1:45:10 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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...but she was a worse actor than Tom Cruise

Lauren Bacall? I thought she was good. She had a certain class.

28 posted on 07/31/2005 1:45:28 PM PDT by madison10 (American by God's Amazing Grace- w/ kudos to Luke Stricklin)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

29 posted on 07/31/2005 1:46:09 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Oh yeah? And just what "level of awareness" has Lauren Bacall reached in her Scientology studies?
30 posted on 07/31/2005 1:46:15 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: longfellow

She went on to say, "Bogie would have bitch slapped the punk!"

The creepy thing is I'm certain Cruise would've begged Bogie for more. Ewww!


31 posted on 07/31/2005 1:46:18 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Eh, I think that she's gotten way more mileage than she deserves out of hanging on to Humphrey Bogart as a young woman. Lauren Bacall was never a great actress, and has benefited from surviving everyone else.

However, she's absolutely right.


32 posted on 07/31/2005 1:46:23 PM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: Cougar66

Lauren Bacall, off the stage or set,in her private life, is a foul mouthed, rancid, itch on wheels. But she's right about Tom Cruise.


33 posted on 07/31/2005 1:47:10 PM PDT by nopardons
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Lauren Bacall, a reminder of an era when Hollywood had class.

No, she's just a grumpy old bitch. People with class don't constantly carp at others and attack them unprovoked. She's been doing this for at least the last couple years to the point where it's almost par for the course with her.

34 posted on 07/31/2005 1:47:25 PM PDT by SpringheelJack
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35 posted on 07/31/2005 1:47:32 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi; WestVirginiaRebel

LOL!

Yes, but he has "studied the history of psychiatry," is completely clear mentally, and knows how to cure post-partum with vitamins, fitness, and constantly-repeated control freak mental exercises that would make even hardened Social Darwinists smile a glazed-eyes Moonie smile. [IRONY, SARCASM ALERT]

36 posted on 07/31/2005 1:47:38 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: sassbox
He might be suffering from the same disease that has turned formally first rate actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, into scenery chewing hams.
37 posted on 07/31/2005 1:48:27 PM PDT by CaptainK
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To: SunnySide

I thought that song was mean sarcastically?


38 posted on 07/31/2005 1:48:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: Cougar66

booze and cigarettes ruined her looks by the time she hit her mid 30s,, she's just an ultra liberal Bush bashing old hag now


39 posted on 07/31/2005 1:49:01 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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40 posted on 07/31/2005 1:49:57 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Abcdefg; Fedora
Thanks for the movie listing.

Hey, Fedora...over here! Read Abcdefg's post. :-)

41 posted on 07/31/2005 1:50:10 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
How about not even a "good" actor?

Mediocre works.

42 posted on 07/31/2005 1:50:21 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Liberal level playing field: If the Islamics win we are their slaves..if we win they are our equals.)
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We have a Pre Zot thread going over here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1454315/posts

Here is the last line of the post

If there are others like me out there, and I think there are, then get ready for a 2nd Clinton Administration.

43 posted on 07/31/2005 1:50:45 PM PDT by mware
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To: gopwinsin04
Lauren was beautiful. But, for my money... Irene Dunn


44 posted on 07/31/2005 1:51:46 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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"I still say that Jerry Maguire proved that Tom Cruise has perfected his straight man acting."

That movie blew chunks and vacuum affected.
45 posted on 07/31/2005 1:51:55 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Mexico, the 51st state.)
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To: nicmarlo

There was no class then either. The filth and debauchery was just hidden by a complicit press. Also, Cruise maybe cooky but he's 100% better than the rest of hollywood. As far as I know he doesn't do drugs, cheat on his wife, or go on anti-American rants.


47 posted on 07/31/2005 1:52:51 PM PDT by golch1979 ("Captain Sobol, we solute the rank, not the man.")
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"People with class don't constantly carp at others and attack them unprovoked"

Ohhh, you mean the way Cruise constantly carps at others and attacks them(Brooke Sheilds) unprovoked. Rolls eyes, get a grip....preferably (ahem) around Toms neck.


48 posted on 07/31/2005 1:53:43 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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49 posted on 07/31/2005 1:54:36 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Types_with_Fist
We'll never see those days again...


50 posted on 07/31/2005 1:56:22 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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