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Old December 16 2012, 08:59 PM   #46
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I'm not disparaging Robinson's acting in the role -- he just didn't bear much resemblance to JFK, facially or vocally.
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Old December 17 2012, 02:22 AM   #47
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^ Sometimes it's not as important that they completely resemble the person they're portraying (Anthony Hopkins looked nothing like Nixon, and James Woods didn't much look like Rudy Giuliani either).

As for Robinson: He and Lane Smith nailed the upper class New England accent to a T. That's not an easy accent to imitate.

RIP Lane Smith, by the way.
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Old December 17 2012, 02:35 AM   #48
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I finally got around to watching NATIONAL TREASURE 2 last night--and was amused to see Bruce Greenwood ("Captain Pike") playing the President of the United States!

I was also vaguely troubled by how he resembled Mitt Romney . . .
I saw a movie a while back that had Bruce Greenwood as a horny young guy who runs a Bikini Shop.
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Old December 17 2012, 02:39 AM   #49
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I think it took Robinson a long time to "shake" his portrayal of the psycho killer in the first Dirty Harry movie.

I remember seeing him once on a episode of Marcus Welby saying "Is my wife going to be all right?" and thinking, "I hope she dies."
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Old December 17 2012, 06:16 AM   #50
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Dare I admit that I only just tonight realized that Kirk's mom in the new movie is "Emma" from ONCE UPON A TIME . . . ?

Which means that James T. Kirk is Thor's son and Snow White's grand-son!
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Old December 17 2012, 06:40 AM   #51
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Jeffery Combs played Soul Sever in an episode of ThunderCats.
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Old June 15 2014, 05:23 PM   #52
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Anyone already mentioned William Shatner's absolutely awesome guest appearance in seaQuest DSV? He's playing a ruthless Eastern European dictator who wants to train an army of dolphins to rule the world. And he has some Sybok-ish motivation. And he just hammers all his Shatnerisms in. And every time he makes a dramatic entrance, the first few notes of the Trek theme are played. Ab. So. Lute. Ly. Hi. La. Ri. Us.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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