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Old 05-16-2005, 10:19 PM
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Patrick Wilson Appreciation Thread #1-- Because he's mastered the art of versatility!

www.the-trades.com has this to say about him:

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The level of an actor’s versatility is perhaps the most telling indicator of his talent. And if there’s one thing Patrick Wilson has mastered, it’s the art of versatility...If there’s one thing that stands out about Wilson, it is the passion and enthusiasm with which he speaks about his profession. Perhaps the reason he is able to articulate his opinions about his career with such eloquence is because he has an intricate understanding of the acting process. Thoughtful and intelligent, Patrick Wilson is an actor whose performances define what it means to be a great actor.
He's worked with Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson in "Angels in America."

He rubbed elbows with Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quaid in "The Alamo."

He's about to start a film called "The Good Shepherd" with DeNiro and Matt Damon.

His upcoming film "Hard Candy" was the controversial talk of Sundance.

He's received four Drama Desk, two Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, at the ripe of his early 30's.

He stripped for a whole year for money, on stage...in The Full Monty on Broadway.

He sings, dances, acts, and knows how to swordfight.

And oh yeah, he looks like this:



Welcome to the Patrick Wilson thread!

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Old 05-16-2005, 10:50 PM
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Yay, a Patrick Wilson thread! It's about time! Thanks for starting the thread, Optimistic Cynic.

There are so many things to admire about Patrick, but chief among them for me are his incredible versatility as an actor and his dedication to the craft.

I know that mainstream audiences are mostly familiar with Patrick through the Phantom of the Opera movie. I liked him in that film, he did so well even though Raoul, as written, is a rather bland character.

I'm much more excited about his newer films and projects. Hard Candy (in which Patrick's character seduces a young girl, played by Ellen Page) is getting a lot of attention and good reviews. I loved what the director David Slade said about him because it shows just how hard Patrick works:

As the same time he noted Wilson for the depths through which he was willing to go to make the role work. At various times he passed out, took a beating for three days straight ("We kicked the ******* out of him too," said Slade.) and had to deal with the general distastefulness and difficulty of the role.
"I'm thankful that Patrick would star in this role," said Slade. "There were a lot of people interested in this role and a lot of people who backed out."

"He literally had the crap kicked out of him for three days in a row," emphasized the director. And he noted that Wilson kept going through it all. Slade asked him if he needed to take a break, but Wilson just kept pushing, and in the end, Slade said that made it possible to finish the movie on time.


I read recently that Patrick will star in Little Children with Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly. I love Kate Winslet, so I'm just ecstatic!



*sigh* He's gorgeous.

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Old 10-25-2007, 05:33 PM
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Why isn't this guy a major star?

He is so talented!

I saw him in Evening over the summer................bad movie, but his role was good although slim.

Today I watched Hard Candy and wow, teriffic performance!!! Disturbing movie but he was just amazing.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:41 PM
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I know. He can do it all. And do it well.

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I read recently that Patrick will star in Little Children with Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly. I love Kate Winslet, so I'm just ecstatic!
He was great in Little Children.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:35 PM
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He has a few movies in the works so I'm looking forward to that.

He was so perfect in Hard Candy.

Little Children is one I haven't seen.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:02 AM
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He has a few movies in the works so I'm looking forward to that.

He was so perfect in Hard Candy.

Little Children is one I haven't seen.
I have very little interested in watching Hard Candy except that Patrick is in it. I've loved him since POTO, so I'm pretty new to him.

Little Children is an unusual movie, but it's worth a watch.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:13 AM
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Hard Candy is pretty disturbing so I can see why.

Somehow I missed Little Children last Oscar season. It's on my DVD list though.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:58 PM
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Yup. I've been told so many things about it that it's hard to get in the mood.

I missed Little Children during Oscar season, too. I watched it on DVD a few months ago. Patrick played a hot dad, and boy, was he HOT.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:04 PM
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Awesome. I can't wait to see this.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:18 PM
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Saw Watchmen today. Patrick was fabulous!!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:40 PM
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Saw Watchmen today. Patrick was fabulous!!!
Jelass! I can't wait to see Patrick in this kind of movie!
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:33 PM
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Awww. He was great! I loved the contrast of him in and out of uniform.

Amd umm too funny that he and Jackie Earl Haley were in another movie together who by the way was fantastic himself.......probably my favorite character in the movie.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:25 PM
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yes patrick did a great job in watchmen
and also liked Little Children
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Finally found the Patrick thread!!! He's such a GREAT actor!!! And singer!!!

I LOVE him in "Watchmen" as one of my FAVS Dan from the book!!! I LOVE Dan and LOVE Patrick as Dan!!! JEH is awesome too as Rorschach, so that's SO cool they got to work together again, and as partners.

I also got to see "Lakeview Terrace" and Patrick was GREAT in that trying to protect his wife!!! Plus, he was shirtless a LOT!!! Samel L. Jackson was SO creepy in this, but it was really good!!! And the ending!!! It was a really good movie!!!
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Welcome to the thread.

I haven't seen Lakeview Terrace yet. I'm glad to hear it was good.
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