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Old 10-04-2009, 05:37 AM
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Why Nemesis was bad? Add another point:

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After supporting roles in the Steven Spielberg-produced mini-series Band of Brothers and Ridley Scott's film Black Hawk Down, Hardy hit the big time in 2002, when he played the villain in Star Trek: Nemesis. Unfortunately, the film flopped. Heralded as the Next Big Thing and then promptly stripped of that imprimatur, Hardy became an alcoholic and a crack addict. His addictions cost him his marriage.
"I went entirely off the rails and I'm lucky I didn't have some terrible accident or end up in prison or dead - because that's where I was going. Now I know my beast and I know how to manage it. It's like living with a 400lb orang-utan that wants to kill me. It's much more powerful than me, doesn't speak the same language and it runs around the darkness of my soul. I would sell my mother for a rock of crack."
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:22 AM
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I think that's less about the film flopping and more about his own nature and dealing with the label 'next big thing' - which I don't actually recall him ever having.
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I think that's less about the film flopping and more about his own nature and dealing with the label 'next big thing' - which I don't actually recall him ever having.
Agreed. I seem to recall StarTrek.com promoting him in that sort of fashion back then. TBH, Nemesis was the first thing I'd ever seen him in and it was the first time I'd ever heard of him.
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First time something doesn't work out for the guy he goes off the deep end and becomes a crackhead. Talk about a role model, let's start a fan club.
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Some folks don't take well to promises undelivered. Not that I'm condoning the path he chose after the unfortunate failure of Nemesis, but that is a personal post-performance issue, and not a slight against Nemesis itself.

That someone tried to use Hardy's personal life after Nemesis as another thing against the movie smacks of an attempt at propaganda against the film. (Still my favorite of the Next Gen films, because it's the only one that actually looks like a big-screen movie compared to Generations, First Contact, and Insurrection.)
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There's little need for extra propaganda indeed at this point - it's flaws are self-evident without bringing Hardy's inability to deal with things into it.
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Some folks don't take well to promises undelivered. Not that I'm condoning the path he chose after the unfortunate failure of Nemesis, but that is a personal post-performance issue, and not a slight against Nemesis itself.

That someone tried to use Hardy's personal life after Nemesis as another thing against the movie smacks of an attempt at propaganda against the film. (Still my favorite of the Next Gen films, because it's the only one that actually looks like a big-screen movie compared to Generations, First Contact, and Insurrection.)
Personally, I think that First Contact and Nemesis both have that movie kind of feel. Whereas, the other two would have fit just fine into TNG somewhere.
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I hope no one thought I was taking away from his professional career. I've seen him in BOB, BHD and of course Nemesis and he's a fine actor, he just can't deal to well with anything less than success it seems.
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