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Although a performance by a good actor can single-handedly save a film, unfortunately the inverse is very true as well. All too often an actor will sign on for a film that sounds promising, only to read the script and realize how bad the movie actually is. Once they face that realization, they can back out or they can stick it through and hope that the movie isn’t such a bad shipwreck that it sinks their career.

There’s a wide spectrum as to how actors feel about the projects they embark on: some carefully select their films, choosing only the ones that they think will move their career forward. Others don’t really care about the nature of the film, so much as that it has a big paycheck. These “talents” are actors like Nicholas Cage, who cruise on their reputation because of a few good performances, so »

- James Hudson Reagan

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