Saturday, June 01, 2013

Blind Item #3 - Easy Easy

Despite giving this A+ list mostly movie actor his start and some of his biggest breaks, the A+ list actor no longer speaks to the man who gave him his start. Our A+ list actor has moved beyond all that and thinks of himself as a serious actor and not a person who would ever resort to that kind of role any longer.

75 comments:

Priscilla said...

Coop?

kday said...

The Rock and Vince M?

miss x said...

Edward Norton? (I'm thinking of primal fear)

La Descarada said...

Sounds plausible but the Rock had a new reality/contestant show coming out about Heroes.

Count Jerkula said...

Steve Buschemi/Adam Sandler.

Walking My Internal Red Carpet said...

Will Smith/Quincy Jones?

Count Jerkula said...

Rock probably picked up a 6 figure paycheck, just from Wrestlemania, he aint pissing on that.

Also, Vince McMahon is not an actor.

__-__=__ said...

Damon/Afleck

B626 said...

Keanu Reeves and whoever got him cast in the Bill & Ted movies. David Geffen maybe??

SusanB said...

Steve Buscemi has been in movies for YEARS - before Adam Sandler.

Tae Scott said...

Is the rock A-list and he still with the wwe. I'm going with Bradley because it say "take himself as a serious actor" isn't he butting head with the ho3 cast. Maybe he tried of these comedies.

B626 said...

Or Ben Affleck brushing off a role in a Kevin Smith comedy

Count Jerkula said...

Damn, I completely misread the blind. Buschemi aint mostly movie, so it nukes that. And the second guy isnt' an actor, so it could be Vince/Rock.

Rocky's contract was up after Mania, so I wouldn't read anything into him not talking to Vince. I'd figure it is also the reason that he didn't keep WWE notified on his treatment.

Bottom line is if the Rock needs to promote something or has time and wants to pick up a fat check w/ lil effort, he will be back on RAW again.

Jade, That Girl said...

Someone and Lorne Michaels?

MM said...

So let me get this straight. The actor is A+ list, right? :P

Unknown said...

depp/dicaprio

saycheese said...

what about Shia Ledouche and Micheal Bay?? i know Shia worked before, but Transformers was his big break

Fish said...

Leo and James Cameron

auntliddy said...

Coop, jj abrams (alias)

Jazzy said...

I agree with auntliddy's guess, but Bradley would be a fool to turn down a blockbuster action film. Maybe JJ wants him to do TV again.

Boomer monkey said...

Johnny Depp and the Nightmare on Elm Street guy. He did TV before, but I think Nightmare was his big movie break.

Patty O. said...

Wasn't he just at Wrestlemania?

Secondbecky said...

Long time first time. I read this as Ben and Kevin Smith. But I hope not. Ben has always played along with Kevin, making self-referential jokes in his movies even after getting big.

Anna Nomys said...

Can't be the Rock and Vince, he did just do some big thing for them and was praised for not forgetting his roots.

Claritysk said...

I somehow doubt this is the rock, mainly cuz i <3 his cheesy-i-make-fun-of-myself movies.

PLus the dude still gives interviews and talks to wwe and that "kind of movie" or what not... well he wouldn't be able to give up fighting. He also starred in a WWE episode april 1st 2013.

Ive noticed for 3 years he does family, and than 3 years of action, it keeps him in the loop of family and adult films. pretty smart actually.

Im guessing this is someone like Dicaprio or another big name diva lol

libby said...

Affleck/Kevin Smith fits perfectly, if Enty is fudging Ben just being an 'actor'.
Kevin Smith could really use the boost right now, and I could see Ben thinking it was below him now.

Matthew said...

Bradley Cooper definitely fits.

Not for Alias but for Wet Hot American Summer.

It is a small role where he plays Amy Poehler's assistant and 'husband' to Michael Ian Black.

If you haven't seen it, it is pretty campy. Definitely a type of comedy that a 'serious actor' would be above.

So for the connection there are a lot of spiderwebs from that movie, but I would guess either Poehler/UCB, David Wain/The State even maybe Paul Rudd.

Claritysk said...

hmm was paul rudds big break in clueless? mlol i kid, i kid.

Max Power said...

Wet Hot American Summer kinda fits- they're doing a prequel or a sequel IIRC. Can see Bradley think he's too famous to do it!

Topper Madison said...

I totally read it as Affleck/Smith. Ben truly does owe his acting and writing career to Kevin, but I've grown beyond the "Jay and Silent Bob" schtick, so it wouldn't surprise me if Affleck did, too.

Christina Garza said...

Wow, I guess this wasn't "easy, easy" ...I'm guessing Shia LaDouche and Michael Bay

Angela said...

LaDouche got his start through Steven Spielberg, who produced Disturbia, the Transformers movies and Indy IV. And he apologized to Spielberg a few months ago for some of his comments.
So... not him.

megan00m said...

Easy...cusack/piven

skimpymist said...

Brad Pitt and Jonah hill

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I'm guessing Mike Myers/Lorne Michaels.

CrazyCatLady said...

True but he hadn't really been in a blockbuster type movie until Billy Madison, even if it was a small cameo. Reservoir Dogs was out before Billy Madison but it was an art-house type flick. IMO, he didn't really hit it big until Fargo.

CJ said...

Ladouche and Spielberg.

MadLyb said...

The Kevin Smith/Ben Affleck guess is the one that stood out to me, but that would mean that Ben's ego was really inflated after "Argo". I really hope not. I like the fact that Affleck, Damon and Smith are friends.

BTW, did any of you see, "Behind the Candelabra"? Michael Douglas gave a really good performance, but Damon blew it out of the park (no pun intended). Wow!

Epiphany said...

Colin Farrell/Kevin Spacey?

feraltart said...

Damn it Epiphany, was just coming on to write that! I think the implication is no more sexual favours.

Cee Kay said...

I can't imagine referring to Kevin Smith as just "the man who gave him his start", though.

bink said...

DiCaprio/Depp

hothotheat said...

I'm thinking if it were Depp, Dicaprio or BCoop he would be described as a+list Oscar nominee/winner. Particularly if it were BCoop.

I like the Keanu guess as he's recently had trouble with/split from the guy who has managed him since he first arrived in Hollywood. But he has said he would do the Bill & Ted movie (3rd installment) so I'm not sure what he'd be turning down.

Hmax17 said...

Does it even rate the man who gave him a start? It looks like the only rated one is the asshole actor? So is the one who came him a start even someone we would know?

auntliddy said...

Mad, saw it. Was very good but somehow hollow- like big parts were left out. Damon and douglass were very very good. And I still havent recovered from those sex scenes!!

PM said...

That's my guess.

Freya said...

Don't believe it's Rock/Vince (wrestling fan here) only because he was supposed to return to Raw to start a feud with Brock Lesnar the night after Wrestlemania but he got injured in the main event. Pretty sure Rock got seven figures for returning and probably some more on the backend for PPV/DVD sales.
Plus, I'm pretty sure Rock came back for the promotional purposes. His movies weren't doing that great and he got signed on for like a dozen movies after his WWE return. That wasn't about his roots, that was a career move that pretty off extremely well.

stopkat said...

I don't think this is Ben Affleck. I think he takes himself as a serious director now not a serious actor. When Argo got "shafted" during the awards season for his directing he always joked that no one was mad that he wasn't nominated for best actor.

ecua said...

James Franco/Judd Apatow?

Anna said...

Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans?

I'm pretty sure Wahlberg would do a movie with Paul Thomas Anderson, so not him. Owen Wilson stars in Wes Anderson movies, still, so not him.

Tara said...

This could be Apatow with anyone from the early days. I'm thinking the man is someone who uses actors frequently - so probably a director or esteemed producer. Affleck/Smith is a pretty good guess, but I feel like people now don't remember the Smith/Affleck team as much as someone thinks of Tarantino/Samuel L. Jackson or Scorcese/DeNiro. But it's totally plausible.

Terrier Pines said...

Ooh Jim Carrey and the Wayans - really good guess. Though Ace Ventura kinda made him too. But I can see him saying he won't go back to slapstick.

Leo by day said...

It's a little far fetched but remember when Shia was supposed to be the best next thing after Indiana Jones? Steven Spielberg was trying to sell him on every outlet. That that he's gone indie, I wondered if he feels he won't do "cartoonish" characters.

jimmyjam said...

How about Leo and James Cameron?

di butler said...

Buscemi and Sandler are still on good terms, as are all of his previous co-stars as far as I know.

Alita said...

Right @feraltart - that added implication of this supposedly easy denial-of-roots blind is the only way this post makes sense. If there's not more to it, then it's just casting around to list A+ actors and their early directors.

Unknown said...

Dax Shepard/Ashton Kucher?

Fluffy White Clouds said...

Nick Cage and Johnny Depp

sleep_deprived said...

He was around before that and has directed his own movies. Try the trees lounge

sleep_deprived said...

He was around before that and has directed his own movies. Try the trees lounge

PookieTwo said...

Enty says this is Easy Easy so I guess its supposed to be the obvious choice, Cooper.

Jenn said...

I think Ben would be in Kevin's movie, because he thinks it'd make him seem cool, edgy and likable. He's wily, ol Ben.

And Vince McMahon is an actor, this is wrestling we're talking about. He's just sucky.

Maybe Keanu Reeves, is he still A-list? I just know I'd watch Bill and Ted's Excellent Retirement. Party on! :-)

Aly said...

Bradley Cooper and Victor Garber.

BCoop was boytoy to Victor as a way to get the role in Alias.

Now that BCoop is A+ bu-bye

FrenchGirl said...

Cooper is A+ list and thinks that he's a serious actor now :he hangs out with Dicaprio,Fassbender(my guess is that he will work with them),Affleck and he's very very power-hungry(he produces his own movies and he wants to direct)

NotNowIronman said...

I had Franco & Apatow in mind while reading, however I like the Bradley Cooper & David Wain guess. Coop already said years ago that he won't do the Wet Hot sequel, so Easy Easy = public knowledge turned into a blind.

lazyday603 said...

Kevin Smith retired from directing last year. He gave an interview saying he didn't want to do it anymore. He is still acting though. I just saw him in 4.3.2.1.

lazyday603 said...

Actually he announced it in February 2011

Sherry said...

I think it's BCoop too. While Smith may have given Ben his acting start, Affleck put himself on the map winning an Oscar for best Screenplay for "GWH"

Lazza said...

My guess is Clooney.

When he left ER he said he'd never go back and wanted to be taken seriously as an actor. Also came across as embarrassed by it. I know Rex Smith claims he gave him his big break in Street Hawk. Although in Clooney's bio, it says has it his cousin Miguel Ferrer gave him his 1st role. Dude does a lot of TV and was even on ER.

Lazza said...

What I meant but "it" was TV. He said he'd never go back to doing TV and seemed embarrassed by it when trying to focus solely on movies.

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Alex Chang said...

steve carell and judd apatow?

but that wouldnt be easy easy

Unknown said...

I bet it's Robert Downey Jr and Lorne Michaels. It's curious RDJ, being of sound mind and humor, hasn't returned to SNL to host to promote any of his Iron Man movies.

Tara said...

I'm now 100% positive this is Jonah Hill about Judd or Seth Rogen after reading this quote:

""I've done one of the biggest challenges you can do in Hollywood, which is transition from being a comedic actor to being a serious actor, and I'm really prideful of that," he says. "I could have made a billion dollars doing every big comedy of the last 10 years and didn't, in order to form a whole other life for myself. Now I have fulfillment doing both." That being the case, though, you'd think he'd be able to relax a little, open up, take it easy (and perhaps find a replacement word for "prideful"). But he can't, and so, today at least, he continues on his mulish path.

This is from the new Rolling Stone, where the author is totally clearly fed up with Jonah's attitude the entire time.

Tara said...

ALSO:


Later, he'll say, "In This Is the End, I'm overly nice in a really false way and really deep down have a lot of jealousy and nastiness and am really into my fame and success. In real life, I'm the polar opposite." And then, if you remind him that Apatow once called him "angry, nerdy," he'll again make with the better-left-unexamined subtext and say, "Yeah, there was probably an angry time for me. But I couldn't be a less angry person. Judd maybe thinks of himself that way. But I haven't worked for him in five years. I adore him. But I'm fucking 29 years old and not some angry kid."