I agree and disagree. I think Milian has made some good films and he’s made some horrible stinkers. As far as the genre goes, I’ve liked him very much when he’s understated (Django Kill) and can’t stand it when he overacts (quite often). I think the bigger thing with me is he’s got an ego like he’s an A-list Hollywood star, where I don’t think he even comes close to an Eastwood or Pacino (or even a Gemma or Garko). I moreso see him as an upper-tier B-movie actor. He is indeed in some of the best spags, no doubt, but for me, he doesn’t factor so much into why they’re so good (don’t kick me out of the club for saying that!):)[/quote]
I’m with you lordradish!
So, if they kick you out of the club…they will have to kick me out, too…and then we will have to start our own!
To be frank, I never had a real dislike for Milian…until those interviews he did for Blue Underground! I find him very interesting and all…but, he does, indeed come off as entirely conceited. And unlike the famous footballer, I don’t think Milian’s conceit is warranted.
Films he is brilliant in would include: THE BOUNTY KILLER, THE BIG GUNDOWN, TEPEPA, and FACE TO FACE. I think he is good in DJANGO KILL, too. Films where I think the directors should have reigned him in would have to include: COMPANEROS and SONNY & JED. In COMPANEROS he was fine in some scenes and just too over-the-top in others…making for a very uneven performance. I think that is why I much prefer THE MERCENARY to COMPANEROS.
But, there I go again…ranting…all thanks to these @#$!%# kidney stones!!!
Oh, almost forgot…
I am also with you in that I would rather spend my chatting time with the ladies!!
I’d like to have an actual sit-down with Nicoletta. Even though we have spent quite a few hours on the phone and via email, it just isn’t the same!
I’d like to spend a couple of hours with Silvana Bacci, Rosalba Neri, Claudia Cardinale, Nieves Navarro, and Pilar Velasquez, to name but a few!
As for the guys…
Well, as with Nicoletta I would like to have actual face to face chatting sessions with Franco Nero (we’ve exchanged letters) and Enzo Castellari (like Nicoletta, we have had hours of phone conversations and email correspondence over the years).
I would also like to sit and talk with Richard Harrison, Gianni Garko, George Hilton, Giuliano Gemma, Terence Hill, Robert Woods, Leonard Mann, Tony Anthony, and…ok…I confess, Tomas Milian!
I was lucky enough to spend an entire week with Aldo Sanbrell (Sambrell if you prefer the famous misspelling! heh heh!) in California back in 2004 and we have kept up correspondence off and on since then. A great guy!