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    Ryan Phillippe ready to quit acting

    Today: MSNBC article

    Personally, I always thought he was unhappy that his acting career wasn't becoming as acclaimed as he may have wanted. I think some of his personal life didn't help, either, but it wasn't near as bad as some others.

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    Ryan Phillipe's been acting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Ryan Phillipe's been acting?
    I always thought he just wandered around pouting. He just doesn't come off as that happy of a person - no matter what he does.

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    The last thing I saw him in was Gosford Park...
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    yeah, does it count as quitting if he wasn't working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    The last thing I saw him in was Gosford Park...
    He was also in Crash. I remember seeing him jump for joy when the movie won the Oscar for Best Picture. I think it was the same Oscars that Reese won for Best Actress in Walk the Line.

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    He was in "McGruber" and the recent Mathew MacCounahey's lawyer movie.

    Remember when Amanda Byrns tweeted that she quit acting and then she unretired heself a month later, LOL ?

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    Where is Rex with the dirt?

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    I just saw him in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'. It wasn't a lead role, but it was a very important supporting role. I thought he did OK.

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    Sorry kids...it's not true:

    Ryan Phillippe Not Quitting Acting

    Personally, I think he's one of the best actors of his generation. Flags Of Our Fathers, Crash, Gosford Park, Stop-Loss, Igby Goes Down, Cruel Intentions, Breach, White Squall. I'd be happy with that resume!
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    I like Ryan's acting. He was especially good in Igby Goes Down and Crash. And I think he makes some interesting acting choices. He doesn't seem at all interested in comic book movies so I respect that (or maybe he's tried to get involved in those types of movies but he keeps getting rejected, but I somehow doubt this).

    If I were his agent, though, I'd advise him to get some scripts where his romantic or comedic side is displayed. He can sometimes come off either extremely earnest or extremely petulant. I think Ryan and someone like Natalie Portman or Anne Hathaway would make such a lovely on-screen duo. Or perhaps a May/December romantic comedy co-starring Joan Allen or Anette Bening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    I just saw him in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'. It wasn't a lead role, but it was a very important supporting role. I thought he did OK.
    I saw him in this role, also. I was amazed at how young (boyish) he looked. I missed the opening credits and actually looked up the movie on Wikipedia in the middle of the movie just so I could figure out who it was. He was very convincing in that role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
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    Personally, I think he's one of the best actors of his generation. Flags Of Our Fathers, Crash, Gosford Park, Stop-Loss, Igby Goes Down, Cruel Intentions, Breach, White Squall. I'd be happy with that resume!
    Okay, I'll give you that those films would comprise a good (not great) resume. However, he wasn't good in most of those films. I'll admit he surprised me in Gosford Park, but I don't think he was very good in any of the other films. While Cruel Intentions in a guilty pleasure for me, it's not a well-acted film.
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    In don't think anyone should be thrilled to have Cruel Intentions on their resume

    I did like Phillipe in Igby Goes Down, though.
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    He was a child actor, wasn't he?
    I think Ryan suffers from "Pretty Boy Who Isn't Taken Seriously"
    Maybe when he gets older and isn't so pretty anymore, he will get better roles.

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    Maybe he should do like the beautiful actresses and play a gruesome ugly role like Charlize Theron in Monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Ryan Phillipe's been acting?
    You beat me to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveRinger View Post
    I saw him in this role, also. I was amazed at how young (boyish) he looked. I missed the opening credits and actually looked up the movie on Wikipedia in the middle of the movie just so I could figure out who it was. He was very convincing in that role.
    I don't think the opening credits showed names of the actors. I knew Matthew McConaghy (sp?) was in it, but didn't realize Ryan was in it until after the movie was over. I thought he was very convincing in that role (criminal, trying to appear innocent, and doing it well). It was a pretty good movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtisticFan View Post
    I always thought he just wandered around pouting. He just doesn't come off as that happy of a person - no matter what he does.
    Agree - I saw him at a bar a couple of years ago, and he and his friends were just sitting there looking miserable, not even talking to each other.

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