Friday, June 15, 2007

I Don't Picture Them Like This

The Internet Movie Database ( is my favorite website to waste time on. Clicking on movies, directors, actors, etc. I look at upcoming projects, who's received awards before, and so forth.

Most film people of notoriety have a main picture attached to their profile, and there are three particular pictures that when I see them I always am slightly annoyed because this is not how I picture them.
1. Brad Pitt -
The long hair, the way the dead on angle makes his nose look really broad. In fact, it looks like they picked Pitt up off the side of the road in his birth town of Shawnee, Oklahoma and took him to the studio and the rest was history.

2. Cate Blanchett -
The simple frustration here is that something about the hair color, the facial expression, and the body position makes Cate look like Kirsten Dunst.

3. Kate Winslet -
This picture does not bother me as much as the other two. Namely because Kate looks happy and like she out paddle boating with Sam Mendes or something. All the same, this al natural picture certainly would not be my first choice.

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Will said...

I have had exactly the same thoughts about all three! :-)

maryt/theteach said...

Brad looks a lot different today or at least for the movies "Ocean's 11, 12, 13" But he looked like your picture in "True Romance" I think it was when he played a druggie drifter type.
Cate Blanchett looks lovely and shy in her shot.
Kate Winslet needs a better picture.

Terence Towles Canote said...

I might add that in his picture, Brad Pitt looks way too young. When I think of Pitt, I think of how he looked in Ocean's 11 or Fight Club.

Lorna said...

Like you, I love IMDB and can spend hours trolling around. I'd never seen that picture of Brad Pitt, but I agree, his PR guys are letting him down. I think both the women, look wonderful, but that's the perspective of someone who thinks everybody under 35 has inate beauty

Attila the Mom said...

Ew, on Brad fer sure! You think maybe he had a nose-job and this was a "pre" picture? LOL

Jordan M. Poss said...

Seriously. Some of the IMDb profile photos are... strange. The worst are the stars who spent their entire lives in the spotlight and are long gone, but the only photo of them is as a child star in the 20s.

Glenn Dunks said...

I remember there being a war between Ewan McGregor fans and IMDb because they seemingly refused to change his default picture from a black and white Star Wars still to something better.

The picture is still up!

J.D. said...

No one kind of compliments Clementine Kruczynski without even realizing it!