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Jim Halpert : I could work here for years
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Sep 21st 2010

but DC's was bigger

Take it to the manmeat thread, please.

Sep 21st 2010

I'm trying to figure out how Daoust hacked my pictures folder.

Sep 21st 2010

I just sent him the pictures you sent me. Should I not have done that?

Sep 21st 2010

Dammit!

Sep 21st 2010

You know what they say..."don't give nekkid pictures of yourself to strangers on the internet." You should listen to them.

Sep 21st 2010

I have never heard that before. Seems like good advice I'm probably going to ignore. I usually just throw the pictures up on a public board....along with my credit card number, PIN and SSN. What could happen?

Sep 21st 2010

Nothing bad, that's for sure.

Sep 21st 2010

I just sent him the pictures you sent me. Should I not have done that?

I just got that in an email from my ex-husband. And we don't even talk.

Sep 21st 2010

You know what they say..."don't give nekkid pictures of yourself to strangers on the internet."

True. That's what cell phones are for.

Sep 21st 2010

I just got that in an email from my ex-husband. And we don't even talk.

I didn't respond to Toosie because it was so perfect I didn't think anyone could add to the humor. Then I was proven wrong.

Sep 22nd 2010

That was well done.

Sep 22nd 2010

Thanks guys!

Sep 22nd 2010

Well, I, for one, hated it.

Jan 13th 2011

Ahahahahahahaha....

Jan 13th 2011

What's up with his date's dress?

Jan 13th 2011

Bad dress jeans.

Feb 4th 2011

While I was researching John's role in the whale movie, I saw that he is rumored to be in The Muppets, which was/is being written by Jason Segel. Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, and Rashida Jones are also in it or rumored to be in it.

See?

Feb 4th 2011

Geez, look at the names in that cast list. Anyone not in that?

Feb 4th 2011

I want to go see that. Now.

May 6th 2011

No, not even close.

May 6th 2011

Interesting article. I like JKras's chances to be more like Hanks than Clooney, if he chooses wisely in his post-Office days. But in every movie I've seen him in, he never seemed to get deep enough into his characters to make me believe he was them. The closest he came was in Away We Go. If he can get to that next level, helped by a good dramatic part where he actually displays some chops, big things could be ahead for him. But I don't know if Kras wants those parts. Maybe he just wants to be a Cusack or a McConaghey.

May 6th 2011

George Clooney is an iconic, once-in-a-generation star, the kind there will never be a "next" of. I'm frankly surprised by this, because I never really cared for him on ER, but the truth is that, in the pictures, he's displayed magnetism, versatility, and even occasional gravitas in a way you don't often see. He may be the last old-fashioned movie star ever.

So no, Krasinski will not be the "next Clooney". He doesn't have the looks, above all. But the real meaning of articles like this is, "Can this TV star hack it in the movies?" This strikes me as a little academic these days, as movie stars routinely end up on television these days, and there isn't the dramatic difference in quality that there used to be. Hell, there are better parts for middle aged women on television these days than there ever have been with any consistency in the movies: that's why you see Glenn Close and Holly Hunter doing long spells on cable dramas.

Can Krasinski hack it in the movies? I think probably he can, though as D suggests above he'd have to be a star of a different make to Clooney, more in the mold of a Tom Hanks. (Or, much more likely, a sort of lesser Hanks, because Hanks, like Clooney, is a rare combination of talents and personal magnetism that doesn't come along very often.) He's going to have to make good choices, and do good performances, of course; if he relegates himself to dumb comedies, the way that Jenna Fischer has done, his movie career will likely fizzle in the way hers did, because like Jenna Fischer, he's an actor whose strengths lie elsewhere. In fact, I do think Krasinski has a Hanks-like appeal to him, much more than many a successful sitcom star. It'll all come down to doing the right projects and doing them well enough.

There are, of course, other models for crossing over. Steve McQueen went from small screen western star to action hero, and in fact, there are some respects in which Krasinski reminds me of McQueen -- handsome but not ridiculously good-looking, quite masculine but simultaneously unthreateningly goofy, able to project intelligence without seeming eccentric or like a know-it-all.

Krasinski's going to have to find his other gear: James Stewart's grasp of the coinflip of human decency and darkness, Hanks' ability to project himself as the epitome of solid Americanness, McQueen's toughness, something. I don't doubt that he'll kick around for a long time, but if he wants to be someone truly memorable (and I think he might be able to), he's going to have to find something beyond wistfulness and sarcasm.

May 6th 2011

Also, he already looks too much like a Muppet to be in The Muppets. Classic mistake.

May 9th 2011

DftF speaks much truthage.

May 9th 2011

About looking like a Muppet? Or that other stuff?

May 9th 2011

All of it. Muppet included although that had never occurred to me before he mentioned it.

May 9th 2011

He's going to have to make good choices, and do good performances, of course; if he relegates himself to dumb comedies, the way that Jenna Fischer has done, his movie career will likely fizzle in the way hers did, because like Jenna Fischer, he's an actor whose strengths lie elsewhere. In fact, I do think Krasinski has a Hanks-like appeal to him, much more than many a successful sitcom star. It'll all come down to doing the right projects and doing them well enough.

Both Krasinski and Fischer have shown flashes that they could branch out to movies, him in Away We Go and her in Solitary Man (albeit in a small part), but if he keeps choosing lame rom-coms like the steaming turd that came out this weekend he never will. After making It's Complicated how could he choose another movie where he is basically the voice of reason supporting actor? It made sense with Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep, not so much with Kate Hudson and whatever the hell that other actress' name is. The real question for me is whether either of them really wants to be a "star". I kind of get that feeling from him, but not so much from Jenna. They are both making a lot of money from The Office and if they can get 200 episodes out (2 more seasons) they may be set for life.

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