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What a difference an actor can make

Posted at 2:59 PM on July 14, 2008 by Euan Kerr (1 Comments)

One performance well worth checking out if you can is Jeff Bridges in "Iron Man." Bridges plays Obadiah Stane, second in command to Tony Stark, (he-who-becomes-Iron-Man) at Stark Industries, the weapons manufacturer at the center of the story.

Bridges transforms himself, doing the 'upsidedown head move of combining facial hair with a shaved scalp. He also plays a no-nonsense business pragmatist who tries to keep Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) focused on the weapons sales at hand.

Bridhes does an incredible job, creating a character who is a million miles from the Big Lebowski. Catch it out.

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Yup. I saw this flick the other night and was also impressed by Bridges performance. He sure has come a long way since Tron!

I'm also looking forward to Gary Oldman in the new batman movie. I think it's fascinating to watch actors play extreme differences in characters. (I also have a theory that Oldman is the original Johnny Depp for an earlier generation given the amount of parts he's tackeled)

It's always fun to walk out of a movie and go, "Wait, that was the same person who played so and so?"

Posted by Jooj | July 16, 2008 9:16 AM

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