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I would never grow cold on a guy who gave the perf he did in HUNGER but it has been a long time since I bothered with him. I could say the same for Fincher. I feel like both of them are in a rut so maybe this new film will be a game changer. Still good to see Fincher directing again. Get past the “MANK stank.,”
Boy, I am not interested in regurgitating the arguments involving Fassbender again.
I don’t want to refute every one of Wells’ points but I’ll say that Fassbender is still very good in the garbage films mentioned.
I am not a fan of his “Steve Jobs” or “Macbeth” performances, but he’s very clearly a cut above the sub-standard projects afforded to him.
Rewatching “Alien: Covenant” made me remember just how good he is in the dual roles. He and McAvoy lifted the last few “X-Men” films. He’s genuinely touching in “The Light Between Oceans”. And his turn in “Frank” was superb.
Like Hugh Jackman, he likely learned the lesson that he’s not a mogul or even a creative producer and shouldn’t be handling that side of the business.
Fassbender seems content to trust in known commodities like Taika Waititi and David Fincher rather than trying to foist Kurzel on us again.
For that, I’m grateful.
I am pretty sure that this is the project that Art Linson rejected after this pitch.
Fincher: It begins with a burglar in latex breaking in, killing someone and stealing their organs in the bath tub.
Linson: OK, who’s the hero?
Fincher: That was the hero.
Fassbender wore mandals in his first scene in Alien Covenant. That, no joke, was a huge problem. For me at least.
That alone should get him a guest gig on The Mandalorian.
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I watched Fassbender again in Shame recently and Hunger not long before that. He and Steve McQueen need to collaborate on something similarly ambitious as those films again. I also thought Fassbender was great in Fish Tank and The Counsellor. Steve Jobs was hard work though and yes, there is a distinct sense of drift or pay check work in so much of what he has done lately. Still is it really his fault? The trajectory of so many good actors who have an art house breakthrough is often into high paying more-is-less commercial or blockbuster fare. Isabelle Huppert is one of the rare exceptions to that pattern. Jack Nicholson had a nice run through the 70s and wee wit of the 80s as the go to actor of auteurs, but even he couldn’t resist even bigger money than he was getting in the end. It’s the Biz in Show Business that few escape.
David Fincher has always been a problematic auteur. There will always be the cold efficiency of the commercial and video director who was a key part of Propaganda in the early 90s beneath the more personal fare. He’s as much a producer and developer of projects as a director now and that brings with it an overhead to keep up (as well as other peoples’ jobs to maintain). This graphic novel adaptation sounds promising, but I hope the tone is more Marathon Man, All The President’s Men and Day of the Jackel and not the exploding CGI volcano lair/running from a fireball of so many comic book inspired films to numerous to mention.
Just because he has a huge horse-sized animal member…
He certainly isn’t hung like a cashew.
Fassbender has been busy the last few years driving in the European Le Mans series for Porsche.
“Next Goal Wins” costars Armie Hammer. Need i say more?
If he shared that huge piece of meat around Hollywood a bit more, maybe he’d have been offered better roles??
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