Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An Observation from Out of Nowhere

I think that Robert Redford should hire a new stylist as it has occurred to me recently that he looks exactly the same in every movie he has ever been in since The Way We Were. At least he cut his hair for his role as Hubbell.

I'm not even sure he's really acting anymore unless he only chooses roles where the lead character is soft spoken, has sandy, overgrown hair and wears blue workshirts and cowboy boots. He should mix it up a little and get a haircut for a film, grow a moustache. Something. Anything would be a nice change. He's been rocking the dreamy cowboy look for way too long.

Why does he even bother to give names to the characters he plays in films? He's playing himself in every one.

It's like he's the Horse Whisperer over and over and over and over...



He really bugs me.

11 comments:

step right up said...

Lady, once you find a look that works for you why go messing with it? Once again, I must use my mom as an example here. In 1982, she found the white woman's tight perm to work for her. She hasn't messed with it since.

Superstar said...

I agree. Yet I still watch his films. *sigh* Older men.

NOW, lets talk about movies like the horse Whisperer...What was the point again? I had to pee 3 times!!! JESH!

Tara said...

You're right, he does look and act the same in every movie. He needs....something..Oh yeah. Talent. >;)

Family Adventure said...

But also, he is so wrinkly. I know I shouldn't say this - especially since I am starting to sport a few myself, but his face has the most lines I have *ever* seen.

That was mean, wasn't it?

Sorry. Don't like him either.

Heidi

CDP said...

Not a fan either, and I don't like the movies he directs any better than the movies he "acts" in.

pistols at dawn said...

He's been given a pass for being good-looking for decades now. Still, I wish I hadn't stuck with the high-top fade. That was less timeless than I thought at the time.

Churlita said...

Yes, but how do you REALLY feel about Robert Redford.

No, honestly, he hasn't aged very well.And I can say that because I'm old.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Step - Mom's are a moot point where style is concerned.

Superstar - I never saw the Horse Whisperer, I was just sayin'.

Tara - that's what I like to hear - that I'm right.

Heidi - It's only mean if you say it in front of him. If you said it to him it's called a favor.

He's too old and wrinkly to be sporting that shaggy hairstyle.

CDP - he was already old and farty when cast himself in the lead of The Natural and I haven't had much to do with him since. I do like some Sundance Channel programming, however.

Pistols - Chucks are terrible for your feet - no arch support.

Churlita - I don't hate him. I also am old and in no position to critique but it's so darn fun.

evil-e said...

He does look the same all the time. Younger, older...it does not matter. I guess it helps people recognize him.

I like your blog by the way. I am linking you.

Betty said...

Very true!! There is a few of them that don't seem to change one scrap.

Step Right Up said a very funny comment about her Mom.

The Guv'ner said...

I don't mind old Bob mainly I think because I was SUCH a huge fan of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" when I was growing up. Every time it was on TV i'd be there engrossed. Although he was kind of '70s looking and all 'tashed up in it like a cowboy porn star. I did love the lovely Paul Newman however. No nasty tash action for PAULIE. AND? Now he has lovely lemonade and pasta sauce. Can Bob say that? NO!

Also? His skin is sort of knobbly isn't it? Even when he was young.