There is something worse than losing your alien wife to be a host for a Go’auld?
Some people forever get ypecast into certain roles, or characters; but what they then forget is that that is what people enjoyed the most. If an actor deviates and people don’t like it but the actor does, then you have to question why you are acting I guess. Some hate and then later are glad they did a role, while some viewers just cannot palce an actor being something else.
Mandy Patinkin for a while thought the Inigo Montoya would be the death of him, but he looked back and saw how good it really was and why people remembered it most, and why people knew him even if never having seen any of his other works. Doesn’t mean the others were bad, you just have to realize that not all movies are for all people.
I couldn’t take Adam Sandler serious in 50 First Dates. Being semi-intelligent and caring are not really his strong points, even though Billy Madison was a rags to riches story where he tried to help other people; because you have al the other masses of things like Little Nicky, 8 Crazy Nights, etc. Even in 50 First Dates you had whats-his-face acting stupid for comedy relief, but it went too far.
Betty White loves her ditzy characters and insane ones (Lake Placid) because she did her job as an actor the best she could do.
When in doubt, blame the director to screw up or the writer, jsut look at many subbed things like “All your base are belong to us.” or Star Trek: Nemesis.
Don’t think I could see many people outside of their main route either. James is the name I put with Daniel Jackson, but Russel and Anderson both I recall for O’Neil. Different people like what they like and not everyone gets roles like Malcovich and Robin Williams, that are so diverse but also well written so the story or direction doesn’t drag the acting down and people can see what real work is being done by the actor.
Gues actors jsut have to take their lumps. Say Travolta and I don’t think Pulp Fiction, because I don’t watch garbage, but I do think Grease, Welcome Back, Kotter; say Howard Hessman and I think WKRP.
I think it is like comfort food is what I am trying to say. So we don’t see Spader in a way outside of what we appreciate he has done that entertains us most in his career.