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Dec 28th, 2012 at 17:34 GMT
The movie you have for Jack Nicholson as a prison inmate does not take place in a literal prison, though many might consider it a figurative prison.
Dec 28th, 2012 at 18:04 GMT
Erin Brockovich is not, nor has she ever been, at attorney and wasn't portrayed as one in her biopic.
Dec 28th, 2012 at 19:47 GMT
I agree with Jeff, Erin was never a lawyer. She had no legal training and was just a legal clerk. Also, you could say that A Few Good Men was a prison movie for Jack Nicholson, because he gets arrested at the very end. But I know that's not exactly what you were going for.
Dec 28th, 2012 at 23:21 GMT
Further to what the others said above, while Nicholson is in prison at the start of the movie, the bulk of the movie takes place after he is transferred to a mental institution. Also, Witherspoon is not a lawyer in Legally Blonde, but just a law student. She is a lawyer in Legally Blonde 2.
Dec 29th, 2012 at 01:52 GMT
Do you not think it's a little offensive to class "homosexual" in the same category as jobs/careers?
Dec 29th, 2012 at 05:45 GMT
"And what do you do for a living?" "Why, I'm a practicing homosexual."
Dec 29th, 2012 at 05:58 GMT
Michael Keaton is basically a ghost in Jack Frost
Dec 29th, 2012 at 11:13 GMT
@nicsi- No not at all. A ghost and a vampire aren't exactly career options either. The quiz never specifies that it's job titles. It's nearly 2013, if people still find the inclusion of homosexuals "a little offensive" then they really need to get out more. Strangely though, in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt film, you could argue that being gay is kind of his job, as he plays a homosexual prostitute.
Dec 30th, 2012 at 01:58 GMT
adam sandler was a prisoner in Bulletproof, but technically never an inmate so i guess it could go either way. nice quiz. and thank you larry. Nicsi, the 1950s called, they want their naivety back.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 14:43 GMT
Hey Larryholmes, I agree with nicsi -- the correct classifications for these are "lawyer" (Hanks) "prostitute" (Theron) "rancher" (Gyllenhaal), etc. You say it's not offensive because you are being inclusive. We say it IS offensive because you are making sexual orientation the main point of identification for these various characters. Ghosts and Vampires are not comparable - they aren't real.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 15:49 GMT
I don't think the quiz maker is trying to be offensive here, but I do agree that to consider "homosexual" as a "role" is not the best way to classify it. It just makes me raise an eyebrow. And to say that "being gay is kind of his job" is not right. Like you said, he's a prostitute. That's his job.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 17:47 GMT
One does have to consider why we assume every other role played by those five actors a straight role. Just because a movie doesn't make a point of the character's sexuality doesn't mean the character isn't gay. Just sayin'.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 21:59 GMT
spoiler warning needed: ghost section!
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 22:34 GMT
Seriously, you wouldn't put "Jew" (or something like that) as a category, would you? The one who "needs to get out more" is the person who sees "homosexual" as a separate type from all the other categories. (BTW, so true, gnatural.)
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 22:49 GMT
Totally agree with gnatural and scooby, LOL that quiz master thinks he is being progressive. Its wrong because by assuming everyone else is straight, it sets up "straight" as normal and therefore not needing mention, and "homosexual" as different or abnormal or requiring their own category.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 23:01 GMT
Yeah, I would put Jew, if the fact that the character was Jewish was integral to the plot of the film and if Jewish main characters were as rare as gay characters. Whether you like it or not, 99.9% of Movies don't have openly gay characters in lead roles. Hence homosexuals ARE "separate types" from all other categories in the film industry. In the real world, being gay isn't a big deal or different or whatever. However, in the movie business, for some inexplicable reason, it still is. Therefore very few "major actors/actresses" have ever played a homosexual character, which makes it a great category to use for a quiz like this.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 23:41 GMT
Let's all justify putting people in separate categories based on their amount of visibility in Hollywood movies. Makes perfect sense to me.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 23:59 GMT
:/ It is a Movie quiz.....I really can't understand the uproar, maybe I've led a sheltered life or something. Obviously "homosexuals" aren't different or abnormal but they are a minority, (as are prison inmates, lawyers and teachers) and in films, they are an extreme minority. Also, all the characters I have used (with Charlize Theron maybe being an exception), the fact that they are gay is pretty much the main aspect of the film. I haven't just chosen characters who happen to be gay, them being gay is crucial to the plot of the Movie.
Jan 4th, 2013 at 06:38 GMT
Robin Williams was also a teacher in World's Greatest Dad.
Jan 6th, 2013 at 02:56 GMT
Robin Williams was also a teacher/professor in Good Will Hunting
Jan 6th, 2013 at 15:16 GMT
Olapa12- He is indeed but that's why I purposely put "School" teacher, instead of just "teacher".
Jan 7th, 2013 at 22:58 GMT
is college not a school?
Jan 8th, 2013 at 17:01 GMT
Olapa12- Yeah I guess it is. As a Brit, I think of a "school" as a primary or high school, as we always use College or University to describe higher education. My bad.
Jan 22nd, 2013 at 09:59 GMT
Great quiz, and don't worry Larry, not everyone is looking for controversy where there isn't one. There are many places where they have 'LGBT' as a film genre, and some of my gay friends have 'gay' playlists where they file Shortbus, Brokeback Mountain etc. Saying homosexuality is central to Philadelphia's plot and character is a fact, not a homophobic prejudice. However it's debatable whether Damon's character in Ripley is really gay, and not either bisexual or straight but making an exception for the object of his obsession.
Jan 26th, 2013 at 05:15 GMT
I'm sorry but whatever the creatures are in Twilight are not really vampires. Vampires don't sparkle. :p hehe
Jan 29th, 2013 at 21:41 GMT
Why not accept "Talented Mister Ripley" or "The Talented Mister Ripley" and not just "The Talented Mr. Ripley"?
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