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An Appreciation of Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, and Matt Dillon in the movie To Die For

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I loved To Die For, and if my Introduction omits to mention Wayne Knight, it's only because I'm at a loss to remember him in anything but Seinfeld -- the jolly fat U.S. Postman who Jerry always greeted with a supercilious, "Hello, Neeeeewman!"



Moreover, I really can't find anything funny and/or negative to say about Joaquin Phoenix; which may simply be due to the fact that he is a very very fine actor, and proved it for all time portraying John C. Cash in the 2005 movie Walk the Line.   (My restraint also very likely reflects the fact that Mr. Phoenix is an active animal-rights person.)



Howsoever, there follow Wikipics of Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon.   And regarding them, Dillon was totally excellent in Factotum and, as somebody said, he did become the finest "good-looking young actor of his generation."   And Nicole Kidman - out of Australia and in To Die For -- Well frankly, she's bloody Awful !




Animal Rights Activist and Actor Joaquin Phoenix at the Toronto International Film Festival (2005).




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