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Handsome men who did not become movie stars


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#121 rayban

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:25 PM

Worth a visit -

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:18 PM

Three beauties for the price of one in MGM's "Sombrero" -

 

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 12:45 PM

RICK JASON -

 

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The man burned a hole in the big screen.

 

He looks like a young Gary Cooper in that photo. By the way, his autobiography can be found online free of charge. I think he published it on his website or something like that in the early days of the internet and it's easy to find. His stories about the acting business and the problems he had with one of his ex-wives is all rather interesting. He's a good writer.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 12:37 PM

RICK JASON -

 

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The man burned a hole in the big screen.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:58 PM

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On Simon & Simon he's the yuppie, alongside Gerald McRaney's red-neck. It's really a great contrast with the two brothers and says a lot about the image of young adult men in the 80s. Plus there are people to this day who still think there's a gay vibe going on and if it was rebooted they should not be brothers in the traditional sense.

Hmm yeah subtext is everything- but a reboot a gay lovers would be cool


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:29 AM

He really looks hot in that movie I don't if its the pornstache...for a straight director Carpenter has a lot of shots of Parker's bare chest

 

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On Simon & Simon he's the yuppie, alongside Gerald McRaney's red-neck. It's really a great contrast with the two brothers and says a lot about the image of young adult men in the 80s. Plus there are people to this day who still think there's a gay vibe going on and if it was rebooted they should not be brothers in the traditional sense.


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 05:42 PM

He was great on Simon & Simon. Always enjoyed him on that series.

He really looks hot in that movie I don't  know if its the pornstache...for a straight director Carpenter has a lot of shots of Parker's bare chest :)


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:22 PM

Jameson Parker looks  hot in "Prince of Darkness"

 

He was great on Simon & Simon. Always enjoyed him on that series.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:07 PM

Jameson Parker looks  hot in "Prince of Darkness"https://youtu.be/oQqAnE3diyg 



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:26 AM

There are only so many acting jobs and there are way more handsome men or beautiful women than there are jobs.

 

To me that explains 'what happened to them' 90% of the time.

 

Yes. And so for every Tom Cruise in the 80s, there was a Tom Reilly who left the business and went to work doing construction jobs in northern California. I noticed that when Me-TV was airing CHiPs and they did those promos with the old cast members, Reilly was not included.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:21 AM

Handsome actors like these guys often appeared on "The Love Boat" - and my only reaction was - "What happened to them?" 

 

There are only so many acting jobs and there are way more handsome men or beautiful women than there are jobs.

 

To me that explains 'what happened to them' 90% of the time.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:49 AM

Two television stars in the 1980s that had the looks to be movie stars, but dropped out of sight...

 

Tom Reilly:

 

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And Morgan Stevens:

 

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Handsome actors like these guys often appeared on "The Love Boat" - and my only reaction was - "What happened to them?" 


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:40 AM

Two television stars in the 1980s that had the looks to be movie stars, but dropped out of sight...

 

Tom Reilly:

 

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And Morgan Stevens:

 

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:25 AM

GUY MADISON -

 

He almost made it, didn't he? -

 

I'd say he made it. He was in several "A" list productions, had a hit TV series; and he had success in Italian pictures during the 1960s.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:24 PM

GUY MADISON -

 

He almost made it, didn't he? -

 

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:58 PM

Hart Bochner makes Colin Firth sweat in "Apartment Zero" https://youtu.be/ZhWun_xqGE8

Bochner had the looks but his career as leading man went no where


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:52 PM

Leonard Whiting was "Frankenstein the True Story" (1973)  on IMDB there are no credits between 1990- 2015.   Olivia Hussey of course was in that musical classic "Lost Horizon"


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:49 PM

I wonder if maybe he was too young, being not sure of what kind of a career or life he wanted. He appeared in a Disney TV show three or so years earlier. Olivia may have been more programmed, I guess, and ambitious. Also Michael York had more experience under his belt, appearing in popular mainstream features already, like Taming Of The Shrew. We all know how it is with child stars. Some know this is what they want and they work hard against all of the "growing up" blues that get in the way (a.k.a. Malcolm McDowell, Shirley Temple, Natalie Wood, Jodie Foster, etc.), while others are too young to know what they want.

 

I'd say that's a fair way to look at it. It's probably a combination of things-- age, experience, opportunities, representation and the desire to either stay in or get out of the business.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:55 AM

I wonder if maybe he was too young, being not sure of what kind of a career or life he wanted. He appeared in a Disney TV show three or so years earlier. Olivia may have been more programmed, I guess, and ambitious. Also Michael York had more experience under his belt, appearing in popular mainstream features already, like Taming Of The Shrew. We all know how it is with child stars. Some know this is what they want and they work hard against all of the "growing up" blues that get in the way (a.k.a. Malcolm McDowell, Shirley Temple, Natalie Wood, Jodie Foster, etc.), while others are too young to know what they want.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:39 AM

The acting profession is very complicated. You need a good match to your personality in terms of a screenplay. More importantly, you need a good agent.

 

I agree. I like your example of Leonard Whiting, who definitely had the talent to be a much bigger star. You compared the evolution of his career with Olivia Hussey's, but it can also be compared to Michael York's. York did not reach the upper echelon of the Hollywood or British film industries, but he certainly kept busy and appeared in many noteworthy productions. Perhaps Whiting chose to focus on stage work. Not everyone wants to be a movie star.


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