Gotta hand it to J. He’s now acting besides some serious talent and it’s fully merited. He can hold his own at this level! There were many doubters a year or so ago but his latest parts are equally dialogue driven as well as action. I think The Bank Job (and even Chaos) were the first real glimpses that this untrained actor has the chops. Donald Sutherland, Mickey Roirke, Ray Winstone, Robert DeNiro and some other great talent (including this actor in 13 whose name I forget).
Jason is a PROPER film star the likes of which we don’t see much of thses days. He just has that big screen aura that 99% of trained actors don’t have…you can’t buy it!
I want to like this Foster guy, but he too has feminine energy. Hearing him in this interivew, I just can’t shake the image of the p&ssy he played in Six Feet Under (Claire’s boyfriend Russell. He’s such as kiss-@ss.
@ Alexa – Please watch him in Hostage and I think it might change your mind! I think in the interview to me he comes off as very shy not feminine. I really like him he has a very good range and now I want to really see Six Feet Under – recently became addicted to Dexter!
@dawn: Yowza! JS: “He’s a real quality actor so for me to be able to work opposite someone like that and not some hairdresser cast off the street – which is what happened with Transporter 3 – well, it was fantastic.”
Man, the movie I recognize Ben Foster from is The Punisher. Thought he did a very good job in that one. Even going through film make-up classes I still cringe at the de-piercing scene. You want a good one to get a good acting job from him, definitely watch the 2004 Punisher with Thomas Jane.
I agree with the dude too. I think the majority of people base his acting on the movie “flops” he’s done (Crank 1 and 2 mostly, some will say Transporter 2 and 3 though, I didn’t care a lot for the storyline of 2, I still do like it and I did enjoy 3 ‘story issues’ barred). People have a hard time looking past what they don’t like in scripts to see the execution of the character portrayal. He does a smashing job with that. I did like the 2 cranks (and I do hope they make a 3rd as I’ve heard rumors of a Crank 3-d) you just have to watch them with the mindset of it being like a video game. It’s basically Grand Theft Auto Live Action. I think too many people missed watching it from that angle to really understand them.
just watched leno and found leno’s little comments a bit sexist. what, women can’t/don’t enjoy movies like the mechanic and crank as much as the guys do? i LOVE a great action flick, statham or not. pfft…
I would think gals like us would be the exception Willarayne. Mostly directed to the plethora of ladies who think punching and shooting people is barbaric even though it’s just a movie where punches don’t connect and guns are loaded with blanks.
Personally, I’ve stopped caring about being ‘offended’ – words are just words. Meaning and offense comes when you allow it to.
i wasn’t so much offended as just plain disappointed. it just kind of bummed me out while i was trying to enjoy jason’s interview. i do realize gals like us are probably an exception.
i was raised around boys for pretty much my whole life, but always found a balance between throwing (illegal) stars and dressing up barbie. my daughter is the same way. she’ll try to watch ufc while combing her my little ponies! (she sneaks in my room slyly while i’m watching, thinking i don’t notice)
I usually laugh at comments made about the ‘typical woman’ – I guess it’s because I’m so atypical I can understand why guys get annoyed with them. Though, I’ve always got along better with guys than girls anyway. (Unless the females are like us.)
I am sick this am.Thought I had my DVR set to record Leno, got up prepared to watch while I had my first cup or coffee and for some reason it wasn’t there. Old age perhaps, didn’t push the right button. I would like to blame it on the local tv station, we had six snowflakes and they went into panic mode broadcasting the forecast every five minutes, maybe they didn’t show it, whatever,,
I’m not big on most modern story lines in chick flicks. But give me Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice (or the Bridget Jones movies, those are hilarious, great book too) and I’ll watch those all day! Much prefer movies with action.
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