Bruce Willis and Adam Sander: Humble Beginnings to Prideful Ends

Actors and actresses lose their edge when then forget about their humble origins. Some actors, such as Tom Hanks and Christian Bale, maintain their class despite their success. Other actors, such as Adam Sandler and Bruce Willis, succumb to the temptation of success, which is pride. Pride has led Sandler and Willis, among others, to become so self-absorbed that it hinders their acting ability.
Bruce Willis is awesome in every movie in which he has a somewhat humble role. Take Die Hard 1: Willis plays John McClane, an average cop from New York who finds himself in a situation requiring extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice. McClane displays the truest brand of courage: that which is not planned ahead of time.
Then came Die Hard 2, 3 and 4. These sequels were terrible for one main reason: Bruce Willis had become excessively self-conscious. The "unsuspecting cop from New York" aura
had been replaced with "seasoned tough guy who would bring the pain if you weren't careful."
Adam Sandler started off as an average goof-off in Billy Madison, then a progressed version of the same guy in Happy Gilmore. His roles in these as well as any other self-deprecating part are charming because he's not trying to make himself look macho, etc. He continued to do a great job in Spanglish and 50 first dates. Click was a good movie, but here he started to slip. Then I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry demonstrated how much a lead actor can taint a movie by trying to look good all the time. In I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Sandler plays Chuck, a super-masculine New York firefighter who inspires crowds of models to dance around him in their panties with his coolness. The same thing seems to be happening in His newest film, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, where he plays a super-studly kung-fu master secret weapon man from Israel who every woman on the block falls all over. Oh please.

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