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Best actor in Beatles?
26 November 2018
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Funny, all the abuse Paul’s taking for his acting, when just yesterday I read on some other thread about him once being nominated for an Academy Award for acting…

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It’s not that he’s a bad actor necessarily, it’s just that the others are more natural.

He always does seem to have the longest lines though…

Honestly it can be hard to tell how much is acting and how much is just them because they play themselves in all their movies. But Paul sounds more scripted than the others. 

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26 November 2018
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Wouldn’t be without Paul. 

Just this is a ranking….Acting isn’t a science people here naturally have to justify their opinion in some way. It’s not, I’m sure meant in any way as a ‘bash’.

Paul looks the most like a heart-throb movie star. He probably felt he was too. Piled the pressure of responsibility on himself. Add to this his girl friend’s hi-so arty-farty family and he had to take it seriously……..The others appeared not to give a monkeys. George, Ringo and John just said their lines. Didn’t overthink it. 

AHDN is ranked around 40 (from memory) in the world’s top 100 movies of all time. None too shabby.

 

I don’t know where Mick’s ‘Performance’ rates

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27 November 2018
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Perhaps Paul’s even greater sense of self was boosted by his wife’s oh so arty farty private collector’s family when it came round to making Give My Regards To Broad Street , and worse still, the James Paul McCartney tv special, quite possibly the most tragic piece of programming in British television history.

Seriously though, if Paul was cut out completely from AHDN or Help would anybody even bother to turn up to watch three slightly better actors perform their tricks?

27 November 2018
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I would but that’s just me 🙂

They wouldn’t be the same without Paul though.

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Replace Paul with William. I heard he could play a good Paul.

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28 November 2018
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I liked the contrast between eager pup Paul and nonchalent Ringo, John and George in both movies. They were good fun.

29 November 2018
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Look at Paul’s reaction to John’s death…….He can’t, ‘put it on’…….He can’t subdue his emotions……Instead he pretends his emotions don’t exist. Scared if he lets them out he’ll break down and turn to jelly. Easier to blab, ‘Yeah it’s a drag’ jump in the car and escape.

There is footage of his lip-biting ‘Desert Island Discs’ ‘appearance’. It’s very hard to watch him as he controls himself when introducing and listening to John’s ‘Beautiful Boy’.

Paul for all his bluster and superficiality isn’t actually false….He hides what he is incase it isn’t enough……That isn’t being false. He isn’t a real pop-star., he plays what he thinks a pop-star is……’Allll Righhhht New York’…..He isn’t a real heart-throb. He can put on a wonderful performance behind a song……but he hides his vulnerabilities. 

I think Paul is a lovely person who thinks he isn’t.

Not being the best actor in the Beatles makes bugger-all difference for me.

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Paul and William together would have been a laugh – we could end up cross-eyed though

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While none of The Beatles were fantastic actors they could all do what was required of them. I think Ringo gets my vote becasue he probably has the biggest range. He can be funny and he can be sad.

John was good for his wise cracks but I don’t think he could do much else, maybe if he did more films we might have seen more of what he was capable of but I think of John as the Groucho Marx of The Beatles on film. 

A lot has been said about Paul. He certainly tries hard but does come across as a little unatural. I think he is slightly better in Help ! then on A Hard Day’s Night though. 

George is an interesting one. He is great in his solo scene in A Hard Days Night but apart from that I feel like he doesn’t do much in the other Beatle films besides the odd line here and there but his solo scene is amazing. I do like George in All You Need Is Cash though. 

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Might be worth considering and comparing  R/G/P voice acting performances – playing “themselves” with no camera involvement – on “The Simpsons”.

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Elementary Penguin said

George is an interesting once. He is great in his solo scene in A Hard Days Night but apart from that I feel like he doesn’t do much in the other Beatle films besides the odd line here and there but his solo scene is amazing. I do like George in All You Need Is Cash though.   

Yes! Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll find the movie on YouTube and fast forward to the interview scene and just watch that. I love his reaction when they take the microphone out of his hand. 

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There’s a lot of good cameos on All you Need Is Cash. I hated that film the first time I saw it because I thought it was an attack on The Beatles rather than satire but I got older and understood comedy more and then found out that Eric Idle was a fan and a close friend of George’s and eventually liked it.

The performances on The Simpsons are kind of the same as in the films in a way. Ringo probably had the most lines if I remember rightly, Paul and Linda are good plus they have a jam with Apu, and George has a brief but memorable part in his episode. 

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Tragic aspect of John’s murder #39743: No chance for a Simpsons appearance.

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I would have loved it if John Lennon appeared on The Simpsons. I think he would have and I think it would have been done well. 

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Elementary Penguin said
I would have loved it if John Lennon appeared on The Simpsons. I think he would have and I think it would have been done well.   

I’m not trying to call you a noob or anything, but it is a well known fact that John sadly died in 1980, 9 years before The Simpsons aired on television. But I do think it would’ve been cool if he could have had a cameo or something. 

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I’m not trying to call you a noob or anything, but it is a well known fact that John sadly died in 1980, 9 years before The Simpsons aired on television. But I do think it would’ve been cool if he could have had a cameo or something.   

If I am not mistaken, that is what @Elementary Penguin meant– if John had lived past 1980 and gotten the chance to be on the Simpsons, he would have and it would be amazing.

Also, I believe the term is “teenybopper” not “noob.” a-hard-days-night-george-10

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I did indeed mean that if John had lived to be on The Simpsons then I think it would have been amazing. 

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The expert with whom I played Beatles Trivial Pursuit last night thinks Paul is a bad actor. Something to chew on? mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Random thought (and it’s something i know none of them would do), what if a Beatle was a judge on a singing competition?

Then again it would be pretty awkward cuz they’re the most successful group of all time, imagine them trying to judge a bunch of amateurs. 

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