Originally Posted by DaveyJoeG
When was the last movie that Sam Jackson gave a really good, unique performance? Without checking IMDB, can anybody name a decent film Hugh Laurie has been in before? I'm starting to get a bit nervous about the fact that half of the cast has been padded with TV actors, usually a sign that the studio is trying to do the film on the cheap. Gary Oldman is the only semblance of hope this film has, but then again he was in Hannibal.
I thought Jackson delivered a pretty good performance in Black Snake Moan
. I can't name any movie Hugh Laurie has been in, but that doesn't mean he isn't a good actor. He made the TV show House what it was. There are a shitload of A-list actors working today that started out in television. And of the four actors that have major parts (including Laurie), two are not TV actors - Jackson and Oldman.
Don't be so pessimistic.