Ben Barnes, his choice shows his real talent

Since September 2009, I have written several blogs about the young British actor, Ben Barnes. He has lots of interesting facts that made him intriguing. I admire not only his good looks, but also his personality and more on his acting talent. Though in the range of 2007 to 2010, he only had 8 movies, but from one movie to another, his roles were diverse and different from each other.

He played small but pivotal role as young Dunstan in Stardust, then he changed his character into Russian thug. But he also the naive and vulnerable young prince in Prince Caspian and charming drip mama’s boy type in Easy Virtue. At his utmost beauty, he took the role as timeless narcissist, Dorian Gray but again put down all the glorious moment and taking his route to play the insecure tortured father in Locked In. He returned as the self-assured king in Voyage of Dawn Treader, though it was his second time to played the same role as Caspian, but his character develops. His latest role was wannabe rockstar Neil McCormick in the movie called Killing Bono. From the behind the scene clips and few interviews, he showed that he totally giving himself into a rock star wannabe. As an actor, he proved that he’s preparing his path to become a formidable one.

But Ben Barnes is not someone you can see every where every time. He only appears for his projects and its promotions. Out of that circle, he’s invicible. His latest appearance was in Madrid, Spain early June, promoting his movie, Dorian Gray. Of course, he looks at his best. The new hair cut, the new fashion style made him tantalizing and the object of embarassing drools. But then, he vanished ^_^

Ben Barnes,the Prince

I always questioning his next projects. He’s so unpredictible, yet he never failed in shocking me as his fan. He said in one of his interview in Spain, “I have a couple of things, but I don’t know which to choose, I hope in the coming weeks to make a decision on either project”. It was last week and boy, he made his decision very quick and the news emerged as quick as the lightning. Ben Barnes will play Stephen Wraysford the lead role in stage version of Sebastian Faulk’s phenomenal best-seller, Birdsong. A heartbreaking dramas centred around World War I and powerful love story too.

He’s coming back to stage? well, that’s what I call shocking news. I was shocked, not understand his decision, but then I admire him more. Because the charming Brit once said, “Acting is my dream job. I am happy and grateful that I am not amongst those people who, after the end of their studies are not sure if they actually want to spend the rest of their lives in the profession they learned“. His decision to take a role back to West End stage showing his deep passion in acting.

But that’s not the only reason for me to write this blog. Taking a role on stage was totally different from taking a role in a movie. To be on stage, one must be well prepared. There will be no “re-take” or “cut” if one make mistake. Acting was real on stage. Real talent was needed. His decision made him more adorable. Made me proud of becoming his fans. By taking the role on stage, Ben Barnes shows that he has the real acting talent.

Ben Barnes,the Prince

Birdsong goes into rehearsal in early August and begins performances at the Comedy Theatre on September 18, with an official first night on September 28. As his freaking crazy fan, I wish I had a chance to see him on stage ^_^

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How my heart see Robert Pattinson through “Remember Me”

I am not a movie freak. I am just a person who like watching movies that fascinate my soul. I like movies with great special effects. I like historical stories. I accept drama and romantic movies too. But on top of that I like movies that deliver strong moral lesson. If I found a movie fulfills the criteria, I can watch it again and again. Well, that’s me with my anomaly habit ^_^

I believe many of young girls and mature woman went to watch Remember Me, because they want to see the damn-hot dashing bad-boy look of Robert Pattinson as Tyler Hawkins. But that reason didn’t go for me. Almost half a year ago, I wrote a blog about the world of Robert Pattinson after Twilight. I was confident that he still can be a real good actor after Twilight, not just a temporary popular celebrity. On that reason, despite few comments from my friends, which actually able to stop me from watching the movie :p I gave myself a chance to watch Remember me. Of course this won’t be a professional movie review, because I am not the movie critics or reviewer. I only want to share my objective opinion about what my sincere heart see Robert Pattinson through Remember me.

Robert Pattinson

I have no complaint about the casts. Everybody have been chosen almost perfectly. Though I watched Pierce Brosnan all forever Remington Steele, but I found him not boring at all. As well as Chris Cooper, years of experience made Pierce and Chris able to portrayed their roles convincingly. Even Emily de Ravin whose gaining few critics on her accent can played her role as tortured-by-her-past young girl with over-protective father nicely. As for Rob, though his role as Tyler Hawkins is not enough to convinced me that he really can act, but I can say, he’s not acting Edward Cullen in Remember Me. Well, the truth is, he’s acting himself in Remember Me :D. It seemed like Tyler Hawkins was the actor and Robert Pattinson is the role he played. So, on this stage, in my opinion, he didn’t face the acting challenge.

I almost have no complaint about the story. Even few of the conversations were great, especially the one between Ally & Tyler on “I have my dessert first” It was hilarious. I can’t stop giggling on that scene, geezz, how creative the script writer’s mind to pull out interesting conversation on a dessert. And I found that Robert also has the opportunity to contribute his ideas to the script. It was great. It means that in the future he can sharpen his ability to script writing too. But I can not deny. I was a little disappointed. Not because they killed Tyler Hawkins at the end of the movie, but because I don’t see the point of doing that. (was it also the ending that Rob wanted?) What message they wanted to deliver? Remember me is not Saving Private Ryan type of movie. Why should the movie ended by letting a parents lost their two sons tragically? I still think, the movie could ended the other way.

There are many factors to make a movie worth-watching, worth-awarding and unforgettable. Good script, great actor who can deliver the role convincingly, good director who can make the whole movie fascinating, great special effects and of course massive publication. Remember Me got good actors, and of course a massive publication, but though I did have a prick of tears on my eyes, the story didn’t reach my soul and I didn’t feel the necessity to watch it again.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, through his role as the brooding-vampire opened the huge door of opportunity to broaden his acting career. The opportunity to work with great directors. The opportunity to act side by side with senior and good actors, whom from them he can learn to become a better actor. And not to forget that he also has the acting ability, he just need more space to prove it. But on the other hand, he must be very wise about this. Because the phenomenon of one night catapulted stardom only came once in a lifetime. And he already on the highest level of fame that any actor could ever reached. At this stage, any movie with him in it is salable. But after his role of Edward Cullen ends, he will facing different group of fans. If he wants to stay in the business longer, he needs to pave his path carefully. He must avoid the generic Hollywood type of script that make him charming. Learn to make quality stories are a top priority for him as an actor. Making the movie worth-watching and not just following flavor of the month trends.

After Remember me, I will give myself another chance to watch Bel Ami and Water for Elephants, where Rob got another chance to act along side senior and proven actress like Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Reese Whiterspoon. The original story of Bel Ami and Water for Elephants were very good. If the scripts were written strongly and Rob can really pull out his ability in acting opposite the seniors, he can make the movie fascinating and worth-watching. If he succeed, I will confidently saying that he’s a good and award winning actor, not a temporary showcasing celebrity.

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Ben Barnes, another pretty face or real talent?

To many of his fans, the British actor, Ben Barnes was perfect or well, almost perfect as an actor as well as a gentleman. Of course I have no objections at all, because I am one of his freaking crazy overdosed fan. Who can resist his well-proportioned unforgettable handsome face and his charming attitude? Almost no one. Seeing his face was enough to caught your attention. Dig deeper to his personality, it will drag you to like him more.

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But he’s not someone who entered the hall of fame by sudden either. His journey to finally reached that stage of being famous was long and not easy. But is it really because he’s talented? is there any real talent along with his aristocratic face and charming personality? Would his package be enough to make him a good and award-winning actor? To make his name a guarantee to great movies? How long can he stay in this business? These are the serial writings on what other people said about his talents and some on his personality, which I think could be strong points of being a great actor.

Sabine White – assistant head teacher from Homefield Preparatory School, Sutton says they are all thrilled about Ben’s success. “Ben is remembered by all his teachers at Homefield as a good student, keen to be involved with all aspects of school life. He always strong at drama and music

Philip Swan – head of drama & directors of the School theater at King’s College School in Wimbledon recalls that Ben was already showing great promise. “Ben had an excellent singing voice and was keen on acting as a young boy. So I suggested he be in the ensemble for a production of Salomon Pavey, which was to be directed by Jeremy Taylor the founder of the National Youth Music Theater. With his good looks and outstanding talents, a great future was always likely to await him”.

He graduated from Kingston University in 2004, where he studied drama and English, specializing in Children’s literature. Frank Whately – Head of Kingston University School of performance & screen studies remembered him as one of their most talented students “Ben was one of the first student to read drama at Kingston University. As well as being a fine actor and director, he was intellectually outstanding. He’s the first student to be awarded first class honors in drama (with English). He was a dashing Don Juan in the Spanish Golden Age play by Tirso de Molina, among many other roles. He directed several productions too”.

Ben Barnes was proud of being a choir boy, doing the Messiah at Saint Martin’s in the fields. “I was proud of the musical theater that I’ve done with the National Youth Music theater for 6 years and I am very proud of the function band stuff that I did. I did Sinatra tribute concert and funky Stevie Wonder stuff at graduation”.

His first job was on stage in production of Bugsy Malone, where he played drums. Ben also a keen supporter of the Rose theater in Kingston. He performed a monologue in Judi Dench & friends back in 2004 to help raise funds for the venue. Wondering if there were recordings or videos on his previous projects. It would be very interesting to see him on stage while he was on school and college.

It was clear that, Ben Barnes was not entering the big screen and becoming one of the most endearing British heart throb without preparation. His backgrounds showed that he had always strong at drama and music. He had an excellent singing voice. He was one of the most talented students and intellectually outstanding. His talents have been admitted. Along with his knowledge in drama and literature, he has the strong combination to support his acting career. Ben Barnes is not just another pretty face. He has the real talents.

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