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Posted: 2/21/2016 12:14:56 PM EDT
How the hell did RDJ get away with playing a black guy and a bunch of black actors and other black organizations not lose their shit over it?

Hell, he was even nominated for an Academy Award for it! I'm surprised no one has brought that up this year with all the butthurt surrounding no black nominations. A black man couldn't get nominated this year, but they nominated a white guy a few years back for playing a black guy!

Tropic Thunder is arguably Stiller's best film, and one of the biggest reasons for that was RDJ in blackface.
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I think he got away with it because he was playing an actor that, "Stayed in character until after the DVD commentary track was recorded..."

Ergo, bash him for playing a black man, you would be bashing Daniel Day Lewis and other method actors....

OR.....

Either this, or nobody realized it was RDJ, and assumed it was a black man.


OR...


Tropic Thunder wasn't on the Academy Awards "FOr your consideration" viewing list.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:18:16 PM EDT
In the movie they had an actual black guy call out RDJ on it, so everything's ok. I think that's how it works.
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http://youtu.be/Jnw6ZpHGjNQ
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:21:37 PM EDT
We're about to put some tiger balm on this jungles nuts.
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I'm the dude disguised as a dude, playing another dude.









 
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
In the movie they had an actual black guy call out RDJ on it, so everything's ok. I think that's how it works.
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yea he's a white actor who played a white actor who tried to play  a black actor, so it's ok
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Originally Posted By b00by:


yea he's a white actor who played a white actor who tried to play  a black actor, so it's ok
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Originally Posted By b00by:
Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
In the movie they had an actual black guy call out RDJ on it, so everything's ok. I think that's how it works.


yea he's a white actor who played a white actor who tried to play  a black actor, so it's ok


Is that the rule? I can't keep up.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:25:15 PM EDT
I just don't care, it's a damn funny movie...
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:26:13 PM EDT
He never went full retard?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:26:58 PM EDT
That was such an awesome movie, so many great lines.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:28:22 PM EDT
I remember there was some grumbling about it at the time.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:28:57 PM EDT
Terrible movie. 1 or 2 funny lines can't save that abomination.
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Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
I think he got away with it because he was playing an actor that, "Stayed in character until after the DVD commentary track was recorded..."

Ergo, bash him for playing a black man, you would be bashing Daniel Day Lewis and other method actors....

OR.....

Either this, or nobody realized it was RDJ, and assumed it was a black man.


OR...


Tropic Thunder wasn't on the Academy Awards "FOr your consideration" viewing list.
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Ever watched the dvd commentary? It's hilarious. He actually stays in character until the end.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:30:08 PM EDT
I still have not seen it.

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Tropic Thunder was an epic masterpiece. But even better than RDJ's performance was Tom Cruise's performance as Less Grossman.

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Originally Posted By dirtyboy:
He never went full retard?
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I'm in bed sick watching it right now and just got through this scene. Boy, a lot of folks were pissed at the "full retard" scene. It really is funny. The look on Stiller's face when everything Lazarus is saying sinks in.
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And as usual..........
Go fuck yourself.........
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Originally Posted By Grendel-OK:
Tropic Thunder was an epic masterpiece. But even better than RDJ's performance was Tom Cruise's performance as Less Grossman.

http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/74407/tom_cruise_74407.jpg
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You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:42:01 PM EDT
Great movie
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:43:49 PM EDT
This film proves Hollywood does not need real black actors anymore.
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:
Terrible movie. 1 or 2 funny lines can't save that abomination.
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It's not a great movie but it has great characters and performances.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:48:34 PM EDT
Just saw it for the first time a few nights ago.  I had no idea what it was about, who was in it, yada yada.  Just sat down and watched it.  The whole time I was trying to figure out who played Lazarus
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
In the movie they had an actual black guy call out RDJ on it, so everything's ok. I think that's how it works.
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"Whadya mean, you people"?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:48:46 PM EDT
For me the question is how did they make a movie that I love with two actors (Ben Stiller and Jack Black) I fucking hate?
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Originally Posted By el_hombre:
Just saw it for the first time a few nights ago.  I had no idea what it was about, who was in it, yada yada.  Just sat down and watched it.  The whole time I was trying to figure out who played Lazarus
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Originally Posted By CarrierGas:

"Whadya mean, you people"?
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Originally Posted By CarrierGas:
Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
In the movie they had an actual black guy call out RDJ on it, so everything's ok. I think that's how it works.

"Whadya mean, you people"?


"What do you mean, you people?"
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:



Originally Posted By Grendel-OK:

Tropic Thunder was an epic masterpiece. But even better than RDJ's performance was Tom Cruise's performance as Less Grossman.



http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/74407/tom_cruise_74407.jpg




You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.




 
Me too. Even when he was talking I was like that sounds like Tom but that's not Tom.......
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 12:59:38 PM EDT
Damn it now I'm thirsty.

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Originally Posted By mdguy90:
Terrible movie. 1 or 2 funny lines can't save that abomination.
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I liked Tom Cruise in the film.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:01:33 PM EDT
He actually does stay in character for the DVD commentary. It's one of my favourites.
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Originally Posted By KingRat:
He actually does stay in character for the DVD commentary. It's one of my favourites.
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Lol, the commentary with RDJ was hilarious. Better than without it.
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One of the best comedies in recent years IMO.
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You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Originally Posted By Grendel-OK:
Tropic Thunder was an epic masterpiece. But even better than RDJ's performance was Tom Cruise's performance as Less Grossman.

http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/74407/tom_cruise_74407.jpg


You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.

Same here.   I could not place the actor until the second or third time he showed up in the film.
I knew the voice but the way he looked threw me off.
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Originally Posted By jmftexas:
For me the question is how did they make a movie that I love with two actors (Ben Stiller and Jack Black) I fucking hate?
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lol Ain't that the damn truth?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:18:18 PM EDT
C Thomas Howell got away with it in Soul Man.  I don't think it was a big deal in either movie since they were tasteful performances.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:25:44 PM EDT
Greatest plot ever.  A white guy that is playing a black guy that is posing as a white guy playing a black guy.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:26:11 PM EDT
Cruise was great.  
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Originally Posted By Grendel-OK:
Tropic Thunder was an epic masterpiece. But even better than RDJ's performance was Tom Cruise's performance as Less Grossman.

http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/74407/tom_cruise_74407.jpg
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lol Ain't that the damn truth?
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Originally Posted By jmftexas:
For me the question is how did they make a movie that I love with two actors (Ben Stiller and Jack Black) I fucking hate?


lol Ain't that the damn truth?


A testament to how well the film was done.
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Tropic Thunder:  Bringing bringing back black face.
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Originally Posted By Dagger41:


I still have not seen it.



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Don't feel too bad, I haven't either. And I've seen a lot of films.
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Originally Posted By elbeefalo:


Tropic Thunder:  Bringing bringing back black face.
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Next up, Al Jolson remake.
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Boo Teeeee So-wet.......
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 2:03:44 PM EDT
Not a masterpiece but over all, very entertaining.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 2:09:40 PM EDT
Mother Nature just pissed her pantsuit!
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Originally Posted By AJE:
I have it on DVD but the disc is scratched up.  Is it available on Hulu of Netflix?
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Doesn't look like it.
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:


You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.
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Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Originally Posted By Grendel-OK:
Tropic Thunder was an epic masterpiece. But even better than RDJ's performance was Tom Cruise's performance as Less Grossman.

http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/74407/tom_cruise_74407.jpg


You know, it took me well into the scene where McConnaughey barges in on him before I realized it was Cruise. God, he was hilarious.



Same here!  
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