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December 21st, 2004

The Worst SNL Guest Ever, Again

Why, oh why, after only two years would Saturday Night Live let DeNiro back on (link doesn’t work yet, but will eventually)? His performance this past Saturday was uncomfortably bad, once again. I ask one more time: how can a guy considered one of the best actors of our time (arguably) be such a lame ass doing sketches?

I can forgive a bad delivery in the case of dramatic actors or stilted dialogue in the case of politicians, but DeNiro, again, constantly looked at cue cards (he didn’t just glance over, he stared at them and read the lines), flubbed lines, and just looked generally out of place. Dude is just… awful.

The only saving grace this time around: the Muppets.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday December 21, 2004 -- 12:11:07 pm
Just goes to show that DeNiro needs a good director in order to shine. On the other hand, I don't really see what all the hype is about. DeNiro always plays essentially the same character just in different settings.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday December 21, 2004 -- 1:11:56 pm
As Joeseph has stated, Deniro basically has a free walk through life. He really never has played a tough character, and has been riding on fumes for the past 20 years. I hold Pachino and Nicholson in the same category. They may have played a good role in the 70's, but since then they have been living off hype.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday December 21, 2004 -- 5:20:03 pm
Matt: Not true of Nicholson. See About Schmidt.

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