“The actor brings a written character to life.”

-Goodykoontz and Jacobs

 

In the film Parker (2013) there are two names which caught all the enthusiasts’ attention. The two main characters Parker and Leslie are acted by Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. To make it better, the next top character in this film was Michael Chiklis. Why do people become so excited about actors? Couldn’t this movie be as good with less common names to play out the scenes? Not necessarily.

Each actor is an artist in a sense. What they do for a living is an artfully crafted characterization, individualized and unique for each film. Within this characterization there is a certain air to their style that catches the audience’s attention. Jason Stotham is known for his adrenaline-laced thriller films. Many common films such as The Mechanic (2011), Furious 7 (2015), and Death Race (2008) are some of the popular films in which Jason shows his personality of style. He is known for his wit and English accent just as much as his bravery and stunts.

Jennifer Lopez is widely known for her musical talents as well as her gorgeous appearance. She has played in The Boy Next Door (2015), What To Expect When Your Expecting (2011), and The Back-Up Plan (2010) just to name a few. She is known for her charisma and sexiness in movies, but she also has a comedic side to her as well! One look at the following trailers doesn’t even do justice, but shows just a glimmering glimpse of her artistic characterization in film design. Even to her famous quotes as published on BrainyQuotes.com, her true soul shines through. “I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.” and “You mirror what the world mirrors to you.”
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jennifer_lopez.html#1CK2k91DZRxz1ddd.99

Michael Chiklis is the whole package when it comes to film making. He has been the actor, director, and television producer! In the film Parker, he plays the character of a leader gone rogue, greedy for money and power. According to Wikipedia, he is known for being “Detective Vic Mackey on the fox police Drama No Ordinary Family.” Also, further reading his bio, he is known for science-fiction comedy-drama and crime drama films as well. Overall, his personality in the film Parker (2013) his personality shown through the characterization of the leader gone rogue. He was a tough leader, with no mercy. He held his weight in power and prestige within his gang.

Overall, the art of film making rests in the hands of many. The choices of actors to perform the parts is one of the most crucial decisions in the processes of shooting a film. The roles of these three actors were matched perfectly with their personal stylish flair. In particular, Jennifer Lopez was in essence, the heart and soul of her personality in this role. At 46 years old, she easily pulled off the character of a woman in her 30s who was recently divorced and needed to take up a job in real-estate to try to make ends meet while crashing at her mom’s house and trying to keep her car from getting repossessed. In life, according to Wikipedia, Jennifer is a successful business woman, “consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company, television shows, and a charitable foundation among other business interests.” Jennifer also is a mother of two children, and has been divorced three times. This role, as a struggling business woman striking out on her own after a divorce is very fitting to Jennifer Lopez’s spirit and image.

“If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying , then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.”

-Jason Statham

References

Brainy Quotes of Jason Statham, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jasonstath247576.html

Death Race (2008) Movie trailer, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8bxcJZrus0

Film: From Watching To Seeing, Second Edition by Goodykoontz, Bill of The Arizona Republic and Jacobs, Christopher P. of The University of North Dakota. Page 5.3. 2014.

Furious 7 (2015) Movie trailer, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skpu5HaVkOc

Parker (2013) IMDb reviews, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ4Nsu2tXTk

The Back-Up Plan (2010) Movie Trailer retrieved on 4/30/2015 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZccXEe55w

The Boy Next Door (2015) Movie Trailer, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgbBwovOOoc

The Mechanic (2011) Movie Trailer, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlZXatxdaCQ

What To Expect When Your Expecting (2011), retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpnMkGGd_rQ

When The Game Stands Tall (2014) Movie Trailer, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT0aE4iAnJo

Wikipedia on Jennifer Lopez, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Lopez

Wikipedia on Michael Chiklis, retrieved on 4/30/15 from URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Chiklis

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