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« Reply #60 on: March 19, 2013, 03:44:36 AM »

Maybe I'll appreciate OUATITW more when I get older, but for now, it's GBU because the story and characters appeal to me far more that OUATITW.

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« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2013, 12:51:01 PM »

you just have this cradle-robbing crush on Jennifer Connely  Tongue

That too. 

But even at that age you could tell that she'd be a star.

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« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2013, 07:25:09 PM »

That too. 

But even at that age you could tell that she'd be a star.

well, aside from De Niro, she definitely went on to have the greatest career of any of the cast members

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« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2013, 01:08:46 AM »

well, aside from De Niro, she definitely went on to have the greatest career of any of the cast members

I still prefer Joe Pesci's career over hers Smiley

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« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2013, 03:03:43 AM »

I still prefer Joe Pesci's career over hers Smiley

I actually forgot about Pesci (since he had such a small part in the movie). I guess that's an interesting comparison/question for y'all: who would you say had a more successful career, Pesci or Connelly? You can define success any way you please: more well-known, more big roles, made more money, whatever you want. (But this is an objective question; I don't care who you think is a better actor, or who you think is hotter).

I'm looking through Connelly's filmography on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000124/?ref_=sr_4 looks like she was hardly ever first-billed. Frequently, she wasn't even the first-billed woman in a movie.

I don't think Pesci was really a leading man either http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000582/?ref_=sr_1

Pesci won one Oscar (Goodfellas) and was nominated for one other (Raging Bull), both as a supporting actor.

Connely won one Oscar, as Best Supporting Actress in A Beautiful Mind.

of course, Pesci has one role that EVERYONE knows about (though that's at last partly attributable to being in one of the great movies of all-time.


Overall, I guess you'd say at this point that both have been solid stars but none of them "owned Hollywood."

But you're right, I guess Pesci probably gets the nod. So  guess I'll have to amend my initial statement to read "Other than De Niro, Connelly has the most successful career of all those with significant roles in OUATIA  Wink

BTW, Leone obviously didn't realize the star he was about to make either, because Connelly was billed... are you read for this.... 53rd!
and way down the list from the other child actors http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

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« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2013, 05:53:07 PM »

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Which? Lethal Weapon? Home Alone? JFK?

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« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2013, 09:31:45 PM »

Which? Lethal Weapon? Home Alone? JFK?

Goodfellas. Certainly his most famous role. Possibly just cuz of one line. Funny how? like a clown? do I amuse you?

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« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2013, 04:47:49 AM »

Goodfellas. Certainly his most famous role. Possibly just cuz of one line. Funny how? like a clown? do I amuse you?

Haha I think most people don't know if this is from Goodfellas or Casino (just like all the scenes from these 2 movies except for the opening of TG).

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« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2014, 09:23:59 AM »

There are a few things i don't like. like the use of 'Yesterday' in the movie. Or the sentence 'Look at you, David Aaronson' (both the writing as Connely's acting", but the biggest problem I just have to put away when watching the movie. The fact that a gangster could pretend to die and have a political career after it.

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« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2014, 04:52:46 PM »

the biggest problem I just have to put away when watching the movie. The fact that a gangster could pretend to die and have a political career after it.

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« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2014, 04:55:17 AM »

I read that. Still don't buy it.

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« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2014, 05:42:44 AM »

Me neither

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« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2014, 11:48:43 AM »

But I do, so it's ok.

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« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2014, 02:32:00 PM »

My real big problem with the movie (I've mentioned it elsewhere but I don't know if I said it in this thread) is the idea of grown-up gangsters leaving a million bucks in a train station locker. BULLSHIT. When they were kids, they used the locker, fine. But once they are adults, they couldn't find a better place to keep all the savings from their enterprises? NO FRIGGIN WAY



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« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2014, 02:21:36 AM »

Actually, in both cases, it doesn't hurt the film. Such things are ok in movies ...

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