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November 30, 2004


Blade 3: Dorff Upgraded to Reynolds +


Will Blade 3: Trinity be one of the most exciting movies of this end of the year season? Quite possibly, yes. The guy directing the third installment of the series isn't quite as intriguing as Guillermo del Toro, who did Blade 2, although he is the writer of all three installments. But we are still looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out next week, and we fully expect it will be a wonderful experience.

But I'll tell you one person who might be less than thrilled about this movie, and about life in general: Stephen Dorff. Remember old Stephen? That Stephen Dorff was so hot as Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth (and by far the most attractive) Beatle in BackBeat. And he looked very pretty in drag as Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol. Stephen was the main evil pasty vampire in the first Blade, and he looked good in that leather.

The problem is that Stephen Dorff isn't much more than a pretty face. After a promising start, his career starting failing after he did Blade: he was in that horrible Deuces Wild thing, and one good performance that John Waters managed to squeeze out of him in Cecil B. DeMented (an underrated movie) can't save him now. These days he's appearing in wretched looking movies that star Christian Slater and Tara Reid. Bad news, Stephen.

Over the weekend, spies saw Pamela Anderson doing the walk of shame out of his house in Malibu. Six years ago, this might have been a positive indicator for Stephen, but now it just sounds kind of sleazy.

Luckily for the producers of the Blade enterprise, we have Ryan Reynolds, who the world seems to know exclusively as the guy from Van Wilder. (Neither I nor anybody I know has ever seen this movie.) It is yet to be seen if Ryan is any more talented than Stephen Dorff, but he looks almost exactly like him, he's younger, and he's dating a more reputable celebrity, Alanis Morissette. He also got one ripped body for the new Blade.

So, sorry Stephen. Try not to get hepatitis.

FameTracker also notes that Dorff's career is on a downward trajectory, though they think that his replacement in the celebrity world is Peter Sarsgaard. - Amy

I've always found the career trajectory of Stephen Dorff mystifying, since his major role is as the poor man's Ethan Hawke, who in turn is the poor man's Brad Pitt. How many rungs further down the ladder of charisma and attractiveness can one go, and still be classified as a celebrity? Skeet Ulrich? Jason Biggs? It's truly a question for the ages. - Emily

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Some may remember Ryan Reynolds from "Van Wilder." Others may remember him from the sitcom "Two Guys and a Girl." I, on the other hand, remember him best from his stint as Billy on "Fifteen," [http://tinyurl.com/5uev6] which ranks up there with "Degrassi Junior High" as one of the best teen soaps ever. The show was also notable for the loin-stirring whisper-voiced talents of Laura Harris [http://tinyurl.com/5kdvh] as blonde temptress Ashley.

Posted by: matt at December 1, 2004 11:40 AM

Laura Harris also played the multi-tentacled murderous alien disguised as a Southern transfer student in "The Faculty," and, of course, we know her best as Terrorist Barbie, (or as TWoP called her, "Junior Year Jihad") from the second season of 24. See? Everything comes back to 24.

Posted by: amy at December 1, 2004 12:34 PM

Hey, just wana say that I think Stephen Dorff is like 100 times better than ryan reynolds, but my ultimate number 1 is mark wahlberg, woooooooooooooooooooooooo! But anyways yeah his career has been kinda crap but oh well he's sooooo hot but he's still got some personality! Dont worry ste, I still luv ya! xxx

Posted by: kirstie randles at November 27, 2007 12:58 PM

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