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Author Topic: Michael Biehn finally needs a break to reprise his...  (Read 6036 times)

Perfect-Organism
Feb 24, 2015, 04:23:47 AM
Topic on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:23:47 AM
I had to start this specific Michael Biehn thread in light of recent events.  Please post all Michael Biehn related news here.  I consider Michael Biehn to be one of the greatest actors around who unfortunately for whatever reason was not able to maintain his fame.  That performance in the Abyss was Oscar worthy.  It's time for Biehn to reclaim his place as a top A-lister.  He deserves another chance to play Hicks.


Gash
Feb 24, 2015, 04:26:49 AM
Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:26:49 AM
Reclaim? A lister?

Hmm, bit of a stretch. Not that I'd want A listers in an Alien film anyways.


Local Trouble
Feb 24, 2015, 04:28:02 AM
Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:28:02 AM
He already had the role of a lifetime in Megiddo: The Omega Code 2.


Perfect-Organism
Feb 24, 2015, 04:34:36 AM
Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:34:36 AM
Come on Guys!  Navy Seals was the American Sniper of my generation!    :-\

No seriously, Biehn is a genius.  He just had no luck with the movies he got to do.

Is it true that his relationship with Gale Anne Hurd soured his relationship with James Cameron?  Is this why he has been marginalized all these years?

In the words of Dwayne Hicks, "It just doesn't make any sense"...  ;)



OpenMaw
Feb 24, 2015, 04:39:18 AM
Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:39:18 AM
I'd think his rumoured trouble with alcoholism and kinda-sorta burning some of his bridges when he went after the Alien 3 production kept him from "huge success"

On the other hand, he was involved with two major hit movies in the 80s, and has had numerous well portrayed supporting roles in the 90s. That's no small thing.


Local Trouble
Feb 24, 2015, 04:50:54 AM
Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:50:54 AM
Fox obviously didn't hold the grudge long enough to keep him away from A:CM.  Then again, maybe that was their evil plan all along...


Gash
Feb 24, 2015, 04:54:56 AM
Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2015, 04:54:56 AM
Reclaim? A lister?

Hmm, bit of a stretch. Not that I'd want A listers in an Alien film anyways.

I'd argue that there were a few in Prometheus.

You'd be right. But Theron and Fassbender are a cut above. A lister is more often than not 'celebrity' casting for the name and the face recognition above the acting.


Elmazalman
Feb 24, 2015, 05:52:25 AM
Reply #8 on: Feb 24, 2015, 05:52:25 AM
His Terminator co-star L Hamilton isn't doing so well either.


whiterabbit
Feb 24, 2015, 06:24:34 AM
Reply #9 on: Feb 24, 2015, 06:24:34 AM
I like the guy but he is not an actor that can carry a movie. The dude's a grunt, no offense.


OpenMaw
Feb 24, 2015, 06:47:01 AM
Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2015, 06:47:01 AM
I don't know, there are a few of his more recent, and not entirely great, movies where his presence was the only thing to light up a scene.


Local Trouble
Feb 24, 2015, 07:14:11 AM
Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2015, 07:14:11 AM
A man like Michael Biehn has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him (probably thanks to a safety support).  He can never kill enough, or steal enough or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.

« Last Edit: Feb 24, 2015, 07:16:11 AM by Local Trouble »


SiL
Feb 24, 2015, 08:17:08 AM
Reply #13 on: Feb 24, 2015, 08:17:08 AM
As was every male lead in an 80s action movie.

I'd take Biehn over most of the others, though.


SpreadEagleBeagle
Feb 24, 2015, 08:27:13 AM
Reply #14 on: Feb 24, 2015, 08:27:13 AM
He's definitely better than most of the 80s action dreck, but that doesn't say much.

He's like an American Cristopher Lambert on a double-dose of qualude and valium, suffering from aggressive hemorrhoids.


 

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