Nice Guy Typecasting: Other Than His Role in ‘Bridesmaids,’ I’ve Never Really Seen Actor Chris O’Dowd Play a “Nice Guy.”
Most of the following originally appeared in an assessment of actor Chris O’Dowd’s movie career I wrote in 2016, but that post was getting way too long, so I’m breaking that content off and placing it here.
I enjoyed O’Dowd’s turn as Nathan Rhodes in 2011’s ‘Bridesmaids’ film (I saw it for the first time on cable television in 2015).
I have no desire to watch O’Dowd’s performances in other movies as a sexist jerk who makes rape jokes or who abuses animals (but I have unfortunately seen a few of his other movies).
O’Dowd was asked in an interview (that I linked to in a previous post on this blog) about playing jerks in movies after having played the nice guy cop in ‘Bridesmaids.’
The interviewer said O’Dowd laughed about it and made fun of women who liked that Rhodes character by saying something like women viewers wouldn’t like him anymore, not after they saw any of the creeps he was going to play for several movies in a row after ‘Bridesmaids.’
Since I started researching Stallone, I am not a happy camper. I walked into this research expecting to find positive and nice things about Stallone, but that’s not what I found.
I’m not liking what I’m finding about Stallone – and it only goes downhill in future posts, where I write about sexual assault accusations by girls and women against Stallone.
In this post, I discuss various topics related to his personal life, including but not limited to, Stallone’s parenting, his odd family of origin, his odd physical appearance, his weird obsession with his physical appearance, and more.
I will be discussing Stallone’s extra-marital affairs, both acknowledged and alleged, while he was married to Sasha Czeck, Brigitte Nielsen and his current wife, Jennifer Flavin, in another post, one that deals with his sexual immorality.
I will address Stallone’s three daughters with Jennifer Flavin in another post.
Stallone had two sons with his first wife, Sasha Czack.
Their oldest son, Sage Stallone, died at the age of 36 in 2012.
Their youngest son is named Seargeoh Stallone, and he is autistic.
Based on what I’ve read of the family dynamics, Stallone didn’t spend much time with either son.
You’ll note from the People magazine article about Seargeoh, that the mother, Czack, did all the parenting, because she says Stallone was too busy with his career.
I find that odd, because if one looks at Stallone’s IMDB page, from 1980 to 1990, he doesn’t appear all that busy, other than a few Rocky and Rambo movies, and one or two others (such as “Rhinestone”).
I’m not a movie actor, but I fail to see how making approximately 8 to 10 movies over a decade would leave one with no free time to parent. Doesn’t it take these Hollywood guys 3 to 6 months per film to film it?
At any rate, the People magazine article, dated June 1985, suggests that Czack did all or most of the parenting:
…Seargeoh, the doctor announced, was suffering from autism…
…Ignoring advice to place Seargeoh in an institution, they resolved to shoulder the responsibility themselves. “I knew that Sly couldn’t get as involved because of his work,” says Sasha. “We do what we have to do. So I just said, ‘Give me the money, and I’ll take care of it.’ ” He did, and she has.
Numerous Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct by Democratic Party Backer Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein
I have a difficult time taking liberals and Democrats seriously when they talk about things such as being against sexism, supporting women, inclusion, and tolerance, when I note most of them seldom speak out against sexism against women when it is committed by liberal or Democrat men, or any of their other favorite groups, as in this case.
Many women – both famous and not, ranging from staff members to movie stars – have come forward the past few days to say that they were raped, groped, or sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, in incidents that took place over a two decade or more time frame.
The news media colluded with Weistein to cover up the charges of sexual misconduct, and the New York Police and D.A. were too inept or unwilling to press criminal charges against Weinstein.
Since these stories about Weinstein broke, other actors and actresses are saying they were groped or sexually abused by other powerful people in the entertainment industry, such as this story.
I find it very obnoxious that a lot of these liberal celebrities or others affiliated with Hollywood like to sit around condemning rank and file, middle class Americans for our perceived shortcomings, or for being conservative or Republican, and they say we are all sexist, yet they themselves abuse women or cover-up sexism.
I’ll either keep updating this post to add new links as more aspects of this story come to light, or I may make a part 2 in the future.
Here are links to news stories about all this (and new headlines are being published every minute, making this a difficult story to keep up with):
Update: The Weinstein Company’s board has fired Harvey Weinsteinafter reports of sexual harassment complaints against him. Find more coverage here.
…An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
I think that O’Dowd needs to take personal responsibility for his public comments and actions – whether in interviews and social media or where ever else – as even the cop character he played in the film “Bridesmaids” was telling another character in one scene she ought to do, but he seems happier to brush off or ignore criticisms in real life.
The picture I’m getting is that O’Dowd does not want to accept personal responsibility for any offensive or terrible things he Tweets or has said in interviews (he has insulted people of faith in interviews, insulted all religion in general, and periodically insults conservatives or Republicans on his Twitter account).
I found out today I was blocked by O’Dowd on Twitter. I suppose he blocked me either yesterday or today – probably today, though I’m not sure.
O’Dowd is apparently not as nice and friendly as the media keep saying he is.
However, that is something I’ve come to discern over the last year or two after reading more of his interviews, which came as a surprise at first, because I was expecting him to be as nice in real life as the character he played in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie.
I’m not sure exactly which tweet of mine set O’Dowd off that caused him to block me. Or, maybe it was a combination Tweets?
(Maybe it was this Aug 24 Tweetwhere I said I had no plans of watching his “Get Shorty” show, as he slams conservatives on his Twitter page and is an anti-theist?)
I’ve only blogged about O’Dowd a few times on my blog at this time of writing. I’ve never tweeted to him or at him, however. I’ve never threatened him or harassed him. I’m harmless. I’m just a person with a blog and some opinions.
Even though O’Dowd has blocked me, by logging out of Twitter, I can still go back to his page and read it, if I so choose.
I didn’t have plans of visiting O’Dowd’s Twitter page on a regular basis, only to check back over this next week or so to see if he’s done any charity work on behalf of Texans displaced by Hurricane Harvey, but no, he has not.
I would guess O’Dowd periodically checks for his name on Twitter, under the hash tag system – because I was hash tagging his name to the Tweets I made where I linked to my few blog posts about him?
I’ve only blogged about this guy a handful of times on my blog here.
I have never used O’Dowd’s Twitter handle to talk to him personally or to leave him comments. (Until today, when I sub-tweeted his Melania Trump bashing tweet here, but this was after he blocked me.)
(By the way, even though O’Dowd blocked me, I did not block him.)
A year of more ago, actor Chris O’Dowd and his wife, Dawn O’Porter, were using their social media to promote charities related to Islamic migrants – they were trying to raise funds to help Muslims who were migrating to Europe.
Like most all liberals, they are too politically correct to notice or admit that a percentage of these migrants consist of young, single men, and ones who, when they arrive at their destinations, rape or grope European women or little boys.
See these links (you can find more examples than this if you google for them):
As much as I dislike Dawkins (specifically, his manner of promoting his atheism, which tends to be arrogant and obnoxious), I do believe Dawkins is at least correct in mentioning the dangers posed by extremist Islam, which is more than I can say for O’Dowd and a majority of liberals and anti- Trump Republicans, who remain in denial about it (or silence, due to political correctness).
Contrary to what O’Dowd seems to believe (from what I saw of his Tweets on the subject), Muslim migrants to Europe or the U.S.A. are not the same thing as 20th century Irish immigrants to the United States, as I discussed in another post earlier (under the section about Pence).
At any rate, O’Dowd’s wife, O’Porter, kept tweeting links and things a year or more ago, asking readers to donate funds to help buy food or supplies for Islamic migrants coming into Europe. At that time, O’Dowd re-tweeted a few of his wife’s Tweets about charity efforts for Islamic migrants.
Here we are days after Hurricane Harvey hit the south east region of Texas, causing loss of life and a lot of damage, and I don’t see anything at all by O’Dowd or his wife, O’Porter, on their respective Twitter pages or Instagram.
As of today, Aug 29, 2017 (Tuesday), the last tweet I see by O’Dowd is some jovial, goofy animated GIF of him, and that Tweet is dated August 24.
Edit: As of today, August 30, the latest Tweet I see by O’Dowd isthis August 29 Tweet, (see screen capture below) where he is making fun of first lady, Melania Trump, for the clothing she is wearing. He makes no mention in that Tweet or any other ones of how people can send money to charities that are helping people hurt by the hurricane and flooding.
As of today, Aug 29, O’Dowd’s wife has tweeted several jokey tweets (example, example, example,and here is her first Tweet from Aug 25), but no mention of asking readers to send money to the Red Cross or any other charities, to help Texans who have been misplaced or lost their homes due to the storm.
And (edit here), as of August 30, O’Dowd’s wife, who was so keen to help Islamic migrants to Europe, has also not Tweeted anything in response to Hurricane Harvey, like asking her followers to donate funds to Red Cross or anything. Today, she made this tweet where she seems to be promoting a book she wrote (or a book by one of her friends?).
Scrolling through O’Porter’s Twitter timeline, looking down Tweets she has made since August 24 and on-wards, I don’t see any mention of Hurricane Harvey at all.
The Inconsistency of Actor Chris O’Dowd Regarding Religion – His 2017 Comments
(This post has been edited to add additional links or commentary)
One of my previous posts, out of several, critical of actor Chris O’Dowd, is already fifty feet long.
Rather than add more commentary to that post, making it even longer, I thought I’d make a new post, so here we are.
At this point, I guess you could say I am “hate-watching” O’Dowd’s career. I am not following his career out of fondness, no.
Sometimes news about O’Dowd comes across my radar. I was on one of my social media accounts yesterday, and there was a headline saying that his “Get Shorty” cable TV show has been renewed for a season two.
So, I sometimes don’t go looking for stuff on O’Dowd, it crosses my path.
I started out sort of liking the guy.
I assumed (oh so very wrongly) that O’Dowd must be as nice and considerate in real life as the nice cop character he played in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie, which is why I googled him a few months after I first saw the movie on cable TV in 2015.
I thought around that time, well, if he’s as nice in real life and has played similar characters in other movies or shows, I may follow his career from here on out.
But the more I read about O’Dowd, the more disappointed I became.