THE OBENSON REPORT

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Did You Know #2 & #3 - Norbit And Morgan Freeman Stats

A double dose of Did You Know today.

Did you know #2

... that Norbit apparently is the only film to be nominated for both an Oscar (best makeup) and a Razzie (well, several Razzies - Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Actor, Worst Screenplay)? Did anyone actually see Norbit? I know it made almost $100 million, but I don't know anyone who saw it. I certainly haven't. But I'd like to know what those who did see it, thought of it.


Did you know #3

... that Morgan Freeman has had only ONE onscreen kiss in his entire 30+ year career? I wonder if Mr Freeman is aware of this. Someone give this man a love scene, will ya? He's way overdue! Even some tongue play would work. Something! Anything!

6 comments:

  1. cilladyer said...
     

    I am one of the unfortunate souls that managed to sit through Norbit (after two tries). Yes, I watch the good, the bad, and the ugly. This definitely falls under the ugly category. I could go into the whole gross stereotype schpeal…but I won’t. I will simply say it wasn’t funny…period.

    Eddie Murphy has been making horrendous career choices since 1997 when he was pulled over in the company of a transsexual prostitute and decided to become kid-friendly.

    Norbit (2007
    The Haunted Mansion (2003
    Daddy Day Care (2003)
    I Spy (2002)
    The Adventures of Pluto Nash(2002)
    Showtime (2002)
    Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
    Nutty Professor II(2000)
    Life (1999)
    Holy Man (1998)
    Doctor Dolittle (1998)

    Need I say more? Okay… I'll admit that I enjoyed Shrek...and most recently his portrayal of James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls. Let's hope it's the beginning of a new phase in his career.

    ....and someone pleeeease get Cuba Gooding a new agent!! Geez!

  2. Deesha said...
     

    I just had to Google to see who my secret crush (you heard me right!) kissed. Renee "I've Been Eating Sour Candies" Zellweger in "Nurse Betty."

    But did YOU know:

    "Before he was famous, Freeman did his share of cocaine, but eventually shook the habit. He did penance playing Michael Keaton's rehab counselor in 1988's Clean and Sober. Freeman, though, still enjoys marijuana, and has no plans to quit. "Never give up the ganja", he says. He has called it "God's own weed", and whenever filming brings him to British Columbia, you'll find Freeman at Vancouver's famous Blunt Brothers marijuana bar."

    Source: http://www.nndb.com/people/982/000023913/

  3. theblackactor.com said...
     

    Er, I saw Norbit {***hiding from the readers of this blog; crawling into hole***}

    Er, it was okay.

    I loved The Nutty Professor - Pt. I. :)

    I didn't see the others.

    ONE onscreen kiss??!!! That's all???!!! Wow! I didn't know that at all.

  4. The Obenson Report said...
     

    @ Cilla - I feel your pain :o) Norbit's been on cable for some time now. I've flipped past it a few times, even stopping to catch brief moments here and there, but I've never been able to watch the entire thing. Yeah, a less than impressive list of films for Mr Murphy. So maybe the moral to this story is, don't put yourself in the company of transexual prositutes... or if you do, don't get caught!!

    @ Deesha - *Gasp* Morgan Freeman (MF) is your secret crush? Well, guess they don't call him MF for nuthin'. Although, he doesn't strike me as the blunt smoking type. Might explain his choices in some of the roles he's taken ;-)

    @ TBA - Norbit lover!! It's ok TBA. We still like you anyway *batting eyelashes*

  5. theblackactor.com said...
     

    Thanks for goin' easy on me. LOL.

  6. Invisible Woman said...
     

    Sorry...semi-closeted-Norbit liker....uncloseted Morgan Freeman lover. I used to call him my fourth husband, haha.

    To me what were worse for Eddie Murphy were the 2 on cable this past week; I Spy and Showtime...super yikes!

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