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Willie, Waylon and Johnny are musical icons but....

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  1. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    acting is/was not their strong suit.
    Just watched the end of Stagecoach with them and Kris Kristoferson. That is one baaddddd remake of a classic. (I had suffered through it before and forgot just had bad it is.)
     
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    Johnny's bad acting pales in comparison to that of June's.
     
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    That's alright, this guitarist made up for 'em with his turn in the Greatest Film of All Time.

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    Was Elvis any good in his movies? i can't remember watching one.
     
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    Bubba Ho-Tep :)

    None that Elvis played a role in though.
     
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    He wasn't bad in the early ones, when he was trying. 'Loving You', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Kid Creole'...he's good in all of those.

    After he got out of the army, he tried a couple of 'serious' films...'Wild In the Country' and Flaming Star'. They didn't so as well as the fluff like 'GI Blues' and 'Blue Hawaii', so the mold was set. Low budget movies with a thin plot and 6 - 8 songs. When he had a good director, like Don Siegel on 'Flaming Star', or a co-star that challenged him to keep up, like Ann-Margaret in 'Viva Las Vegas', he stepped up his game and showed promise. But he obviously got bored with the process.
     
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    You ain’t just a whistling Dixie there. The Bandit is true American classic- for the very refined who have a taste in cinematic entertainment. One of my favorites of all time.
     
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    It's truly got it all. Rom-com, police car-chases, a road trip, no-kidding Hollywood royalty (Gleason) portraying one of his funniest characters, and my god... that theme song.

    Fitting that it came out the same week as that little George Lucas space opera.
     
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    Never cared for Elvis movies but I liked his Music stage shows 1968-1977.
     
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    Actually he was! Not all of the movies were good but he generally received good reviews. He had some acting talent.
     
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    I agree 100% with this! Best movie ever, and all time best movie theme song.

    Except... is that really Mel Tillis? I don't remember him standing next to a truck- if I recall, he and Scott were in a monkey-driven limo. Also, it was Frank Sinatra, not Jackie Gleason.

    And while I understand how you'd get these two movies mixed up, seeing as they both had great scores by the incomparable John Williams- Superman II was not George Lucas, it was actually directed by Richard Lester.

    ;)
     
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    But Superman II has Zod.
     
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    It just dawned on me that there are no guitar players in the Star Wars Universe. I don't know why this thread made me think that.
     
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    ' Love Me Tender' ( the movie)

    In B&W I believe was Elvis' first movie and is a Civil War romance/ heartbreak tale and is very good, IMO!
     
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    I think that Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid with Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan was pretty good.

    I also liked Cisco Pike with Kristofferson
     
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    Jerry Reed definitely makes up for all of them

    I love his stuff
     
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    Point of order, Mel was in Smokey II (which is way better than it gets credit for, bears mentioning).

    Superman wasn't a space opera, but Hackman was brilliant in it (also it came out a year and a half after Ep 4 and Smokey & the Bandit). ;)
     
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    Seems like he was ok in Charro but I cant remember enough about it to be sure
     
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    Kristoferson had some acting skills.


    PS: I am still wondering how Zod and Star Wars got into this thread.
     
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