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Handsome men who did not become movie stars

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16 minutes ago, jaragon said:

This a truly bizarre commercial...

 

Yeah, a bit surreal. But funny. Thanks for the laugh.

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Maybe if he had done it as a scene from "Slap Shot" -

but "Slap Shot" was 1977 -

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Mark Frechette - only 27 years old at the time of his death -

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James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson should've been big movie stars. Sure, Van Der Beek had Varsity Blues and Jackson had The Mighty Ducks and The Skulls, but they should've been in the same league as their Dawson's Creek co-stars Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams.

 

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27 minutes ago, jinsinna13 said:

James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson should've been big movie stars. Sure, Van Der Beek had Varsity Blues and Jackson had The Mighty Ducks and The Skulls, but they should've been in the same league as their Dawson's Creek co-stars Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams.

 

Some tv stars appeal does not translate to the movie screen

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27 minutes ago, jaragon said:

Some tv stars appeal does not translate to the movie screen

I think that's true. Several cast members of Cheers tried to transition to the big screen, and most of them met with limited success. 

Part of the problem is they become typecast as the characters they play on a hit TV series. So the audience has a tough time accepting them in other roles, or playing opposite other performers.

This is probably why a lot of soap stars fail to become movie stars. If Susan Lucci had tried to do roles played by Meryl Streep, she was not going to succeed because she was too identified with All My Children and no matter what she did, the audience was still going to view her as Erica Kane. So that worked against her and limited her to television work.

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3 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

I think that's true. Several cast members of Cheers tried to transition to the big screen, and most of them met with limited success. 

Part of the problem is they become typecast as the characters they play on a hit TV series. So the audience has a tough time accepting them in other roles, or playing opposite other performers.

This is probably why a lot of soap stars fail to become movie stars. If Susan Lucci had tried to do roles played by Meryl Streep, she was not going to succeed because she was too identified with All My Children and no matter what she did, the audience was still going to view her as Erica Kane. So that worked against her and limited her to television work.

Look at Tom Selleck and Farah Fawcett two huge tv stars that had a hard time on the big screen.

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Just now, jaragon said:

Look at Tom Selleck and Farah Fawcett two huge tv stars that had a hard time on the big screen.

Yes, they did have some big screen success, but it was limited. They really struggled to shed their TV persona. 

Ultimately Selleck just went back to TV. 

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1 minute ago, TopBilled said:

Yes, they did have some big screen success, but it was limited. They really struggled to shed their TV persona. 

Ultimately Selleck just went back to TV. 

And Selleck has a hit in "Blue Bloods"

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