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Old December 2 2011, 06:43 AM   #1
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Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been lucky

Over the past week or so I've watched the following films: The Back to the Future trilogy, the two Addams Family Movies, and just tonight I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Not movies picked for any particular reason, just at random (well, I mean when you watch the first BTTF, you have to follow it up with the other two. Same goes for Addams Family). But one thing I didn't realize till just a bit ago is that all of those movies have Christopher Lloyd in common.

Now these are movies that are standing the test of time, people like me still watch them and enjoy them, and I'm sure we'll be watching them still 30 years from now too. When you toss in Lloyd's role as Kruge from Star Trek 3, you realize that he was in a lot of high profile movies around the 80s and early 90s.

Adding into the mix his memorable role from Taxi, and you gotta be wondering how he got so lucky back then.
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Old December 2 2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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Over the past week or so I've watched the following films: The Back to the Future trilogy, the two Addams Family Movies, and just tonight I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Not movies picked for any particular reason, just at random (well, I mean when you watch the first BTTF, you have to follow it up with the other two. Same goes for Addams Family). But one thing I didn't realize till just a bit ago is that all of those movies have Christopher Lloyd in common.

Now these are movies that are standing the test of time, people like me still watch them and enjoy them, and I'm sure we'll be watching them still 30 years from now too. When you toss in Lloyd's role as Kruge from Star Trek 3, you realize that he was in a lot of high profile movies around the 80s and early 90s.

Adding into the mix his memorable role from Taxi, and you gotta be wondering how he got so lucky back then.
I'm not sure how much of it is luck, and how much of it is just keen business sense. I find him very appealing. I got to talk to him a little bit in Chicago a year or so ago, and he came off as very shrewd and professional (but very polite and funny). He seems to know how to sell himself.
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Old December 2 2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

That's a neat little tidbit. Thanks for that

Also gotta factor into his role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Had forgotten about that one.
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Old December 2 2011, 07:04 AM   #4
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

he was in "suburban commando" as well. it was one of many hulk hogan (now hollywood hogan right?) in the early 90's. i think his best line from that one was: "I was frozen today!"
honestly, it's tough to beat that one
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Old December 2 2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

So was being a regular on the Pam Anderson sitcom Stacked a high point or a low point?
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Old December 2 2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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So was being a regular on the Pam Anderson sitcom Stacked a high point or a low point?
A paycheck.
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Old December 2 2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

If there was any piece of luck in his career, it was getting that first guest role in Taxi. He was so impressive in that, that they turned it into a regular gig-- and that's what led to everything else.

But it's really more about talent and charisma-- he's got loads of both.
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So was being a regular on the Pam Anderson sitcom Stacked a high point or a low point?
A paycheck.
An odd aside, the plump girl from Stacked went on to be a supporting character in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, where she (Her character) spends a respectable amount of time half naked rolling around on top of a half naked Danny DeVito.
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Old December 2 2011, 02:03 PM   #9
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

I love Christopher Lloyd. It was nice to see him turn up on Fringe recently.

As to the movies you've been watching, I introduced my 12 year old nephew to the Back to the Future Trilogy over the summer and he liked them quite a bit so they are definitely holding up!
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Old December 2 2011, 03:08 PM   #10
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

Some of it is probably the luck that just goes with the territory of being in a creative field, but I'd say most of it is due to the fact that he was (and still is, I suppose) a versatile actor of consider talent.
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Old December 2 2011, 03:29 PM   #11
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I think it was part agent, who naturally finds the roles and suggests them, but more part his selection of the roles. He very rarely took a "pay check job", (Suburban Commando probably the one blemish) or his good roles stood out more than whatever poor roles there were because he brought so much to the performance.

He's really a fantastic actor who always did memorable roles.

(And, no, people. Before you ask he's not the Christopher Lloyd who produced a number of 90s sitcoms. )
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Old December 2 2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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He's a great actor.

I love him in an oft-forgotten movie called "Clue", based on Cluedo. He played Prof Plum. Neat little film!
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Old December 2 2011, 03:51 PM   #13
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Cluedo? Isn't he game also just called Clue?
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Old December 2 2011, 03:52 PM   #14
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Re: Christopher Lloyd must have had a really good agent or just been l

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That's a neat little tidbit. Thanks for that

Also gotta factor into his role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Had forgotten about that one.
With future Taxi costar Danny Devito.
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Cluedo? Isn't he game also just called Clue?
"Cluedo" is the UK version of the game.
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