Any actors good at picking great scripts?
Every actor makes his share of bad movies, but are there any who are
especially good at picking above-average scripts? Tommy Barber
That you tell 'em! you hear in the background is Tom Hanks, reminiscing about his wilderness years in The 'Burbs. You're right, it's the rare actor in concert with advisers, agents, astrologers who doesn't occasionally stumble. But quality of script is just one consideration. What about taking a part to pay the bills? Or trading off mediocrity for a pile of dough that confers bargaining power in future negotiations? What about the artistic itch to s-t-r-e-t-c-h? Then again, what about Dakota Fanning? I can't defend the below-averageness of The Cat in the Hat, but Team Fanning choices have been Man on Fire smart ones. I wouldn't be surprised if, at the wee age of 11, her wilderness years are behind her.
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