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.’
He Complained About Not Being Paid Enough for a Movie Role But Apparently Had Enough Money To Pay Cash for a $870,000 Home All At Once
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 mentioned in that post that O’Dowd, after his appearance in the 2011 film Bridesmaids, kept taking roles in movies that were awful – the characters he played were awful (sexist, violent, profane, or what have you), and the movies themselves were terrible (terrible or boring story-line and so forth).
That O’Dowd was able to afford a $870,000 home in West Hollywood (see information below) tells me he’s not hurting for money, although he complained in a few interviews that he wasn’t paid enough to play the character of Nathan Rhodes in ‘Bridesmaids’.
I assume O’Dowd paid for this home in one lump sum (he talked about being flat broke after buying it), and that he is not paying a monthly mortgage on it.
As to his other roles, according to these celebrity salary sites I’ve seen, it appears that O’Dowd earns something like $500,000 to $700,000 per movie
I cannot wrap my head around this, either.
-The guy is a Z-grade actor, not an A-lister, such as a Tom Cruise or a Brad Pitt (which I say as a matter of observation, not as an insult),
-He’s only been in a small number of movies, and
-He’s usually not on the screen more than about 5 to 10 minutes in total in most of the films I have seen him in.
How can someone doing so little film work, who is not as well-known as a Tom Cruise, a Robert Redford, or a George Clooney, be getting paid so much money for so little work?
COMPLAINED ABOUT PAY
I have no idea how much O’Dowd was paid to play Rhodes in ‘Bridesmaids,’ but he complained in one interview the pay was not much (he said, “the pay was not brilliant”).
Hollywood celebrities once again are gearing up to advocate and agitate for their causes as elections approach, but political scientists and observers say liberal stars do as much to hurt as help their efforts.
…But in the wake of the failure of the full-scale industry push for Hillary Clinton in 2016, political observers are left to assess whether Hollywood’s progressive campaigns do more to mobilize liberals or energize conservatives.
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.
Actor James Cromwell to Hollywood: We Need to ‘Get More Political,’ ‘Educate People on the Right’
This movie actor thinks that liberals need to be MORE publicly out-spoken about their political views? Is he serious? If he is…
No. No, no, no. One reason of several I started this blog a few months ago was to precisely call out and catalog the liberal entertainer habit of spouting off political views publicly, and lecturing the American people, and to kindly ask them to please, please knock it off.
Celebrities: please stop discussing politics in public.
No, I don’t need you to “educate me” about politics. That is an arrogant attitude.
I am college educated – most of you celebrities I’ve read about are not. You either dropped out of college and did not get a degree, or you did not attend at all, but you think you are in a place to lecture ME?
Liberal actors (and singers) already publicly pontificate on politics far too much as it stands.
I have been right wing my entire life and was a Republican until a couple of years now (I am now, currently, no longer affiliated with any political party).
What annoys me and bothers me is that these liberal celebrities, who have never met me, who don’t know me, never the less act rudely towards me – to people like me who buy their records, watch their movies – and they behave rudely and condescendingly because I don’t share their political sentiments; they go on to their social media accounts and TV shows and interviews insulting anyone who is not a liberal.
I have a few posts on this blog already with numerous examples of different celebrities who have publicly insulted Republicans, conservatives, and anyone else who is not a liberal Democrat.
I would suggest that actors and singers shut up about politics in public. You’re alienating people who may otherwise buy tickets to see your movies or concerts.
Actor and activist James Cromwell insists that Hollywood actors and actresses must get more involved in politics and rails against the American justice system and President Donald Trump in an interview released this week.
If the Nathan Rhodes Character Acted in the Bridesmaids Movie the Way Actor Chris O’Dowd Does In Real Life, Most Women Audience Members Would’ve Hated the Character
I will use this blog post to copy and paste any comments I made about O’Dowd on other sites. If I make any more. So far, there’s just the one.
I posted the following comment at a British site under an article about Chris O’Dowd.
O’Dowd just annoys me (ever since I found out he’s kind of jerky in real life), and it bothers me that there’s this perception of him as being a “Really Nice Guy” when he really is not one.
Months ago, when I first looked up info on O’Dowd (after having seen him in ‘Bridesmaids’), I came across some survey taken among British or Irish readers who were asked “out of everyone (or all Irish entertainers) you had to be stuck on a long car trip with, who would you choose.”
And I think O’Dowd was number one on the list, or in the top five.
For some reason, a lot of Europeans seem to be under the faulty impression that O’Dowd is this really great, nice guy who it would be enjoyable to spend time with.
Then, about a month ago, actor Jon Hamm said insome article that Chris O’Dowd is “one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.” I’m sure in person, O’Dowd is probably polite or rather friendly. I won’t dispute that.
“People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.”
I did leave some critical comments on their page, but nothing rude or hateful. In case the people at Kent Online disagree, however, I have copied my comments here:
My Comments on Kent Online, Aug 3, 2017:
What I have to say here is critical, but I don’t consider it “abusive,” so I hope this comment is not scrubbed from this page.
Had O’Dowd’s “Nathan Rhodes” character in the 2011 ‘Bridesmaids’ movie done or said some of the things O’Dowd has said and done in real life-
(such as, but not limited to, condescendingly and smugly insulting people for believing in a deity, or being politically right wing) –
-women audience members would have detested that Rhodes character, and much more so than the “jerk” character, “Ted,” played by actor Jon Hamm. I don’t think O’Dowd appreciates this fact at all.
I have no desire to watch O’Dowd in any future movies or TV shows, after having learned more about him online.
I really thought the character O’Dowd played in 2011’s “Bridesmaids” movie, the cop named Rhodes, was very sweet, so I was assuming (when I looked him up online after having seen the film) that he would be much the same way, but I was very wrong, and it was disappointing.
….Despite the poor endings that entertainers often meet after threatening Trump, many of them continue to do it, and Depp is just the latest in a long line of those abusing the privilege of free speech.
In the United States, it is still a federal crime to threaten a president, sitting or otherwise:
“Whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon — a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President; a member of the immediate family of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, or the Vice President-elect; a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate; or a person protected by the Secret Service under section 3056(a)(6); shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”
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Do we see any liberal entertainers sitting in jail for remarks that they’ve made? No. And frankly, what makes these “celebrities” think they have a free pass at breaking the law when the common man and woman would likely be considered a terrorist or treasonist and incarcerated immediately for making similar remarks?