actor and Reese
Witherspoon are excellent in the movie, Sweet Home Alabama.
I first noticed Lucas as Martin in A
Beautiful Mind, and he did a wonderful job in this movie opposite Russell
Sweet Home Alabama is a movie that fits
him and he reveals why he did the movie. He says he identified with the “southernness” of the story
because he grew up in the South.
The movie is a
romantic comedy and ends, of course, where the two lead characters do
truly love each other and end up in each other’s arms in the end. What happens afterwards is another story, and I’m sure Lucas would depict this “afterwards” character well.
He proved his
abilities in A
Beautiful Mind, and again in his starring role in Sweet Home
Alabama. So it will be
interesting to see what other roles he will take in the future after
success with Sweet Home Alabama.
As far as looks, he
reminds me somewhat of Paul
Newman. For humor’s sake, maybe if you paired him with Brad
Pitt, we will have another, different yet similar version of the
pairings of Paul Newman and Robert Redford. It will be interesting if the business minds of Hollywood
will tap into the possibilities of a Lucas and Brad Pitt pairing.
Still, this rising
caught my attention in A
Beautiful Mind and I wondered about him. I wondered how his good looks and presence that he proved in A
Beautiful Mind would make Hollywood realize here is a future, lead
actor. Hollywood knows and recognizes screen presence and they know
Lucas “has it.”
The other thing I
wondered about was when will be his next, successful movie. My question is answered. Sweet
Home Alabama makes full use of this emerging actor. They have him take off his shirt, they have lots of close-ups of his handsome face, and they make him that kind of man every woman
would love to “catch” or “be with.” Despite all these, which can sometimes cover up his talent, he
Josh Lucas, I look forward to your future movies.
I will definitely go
see Hulk, not only because of Lucas but also because of Ang
Lee. Ang Lee is a great
director. With Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon, he showed today’s audiences innovative
camera angles and movement. Because
of directors like him, movies continue to be high quality, inventive entertainment. And as a fan, I am truly appreciative.
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