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Old 28-04-2013, 02:15
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Her career was in the doldrums when she got together with TC. It actually gave her profile a boost. She was never that talented though, I always thought Michelle Williams was the better actress in Dawson's Creek. Katie was the DC producers pet so got shoved down our throats until it killed the show.
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Old 28-04-2013, 02:49
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Her career was in the doldrums when she got together with TC. It actually gave her profile a boost. She was never that talented though, I always thought Michelle Williams was the better actress in Dawson's Creek. Katie was the DC producers pet so got shoved down our throats until it killed the show.
Batman Begins is the doldrums?
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Old 28-04-2013, 06:58
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Now Katie Holmes has left Tom Cruise she will probably win an Oscar. The moment Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz left him they won that statue.
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Old 28-04-2013, 07:01
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I remember it being rumoured at the time that the producers of Batman Begins were pretty pissed off that a lot of the press for the movie was being overshadowed by the whole Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes thing.
Yep. She wasn't asked back for a reason.
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Old 28-04-2013, 09:20
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Surely getting together with Tom Cruise should come with a health warning?
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Old 28-04-2013, 09:23
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Being an incredibly limited actress destroyed Katie Holmes career.

Outside of being a sweet natured best friend, or girl next door, she's pretty much useless.
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Old 28-04-2013, 09:24
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I think her lack of talent and ambition had more to do with it.

Let's not forget that there are plenty of scientologists achieving success, such as Tom Cruise. It hasn't pulled him down, and if anything Katie would have been seen as a victim and therefore more sympathetic.
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Old 28-04-2013, 09:28
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Katie didn't give herself fully to Scientology. That's why she failed. She allowed doubt to cloud her belief in LRH (praise be with him) and thus Xenu prevailed.
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Old 28-04-2013, 10:24
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I think her lack of talent and ambition had more to do with it.

Let's not forget that there are plenty of scientologists achieving success, such as Tom Cruise. It hasn't pulled him down, and if anything Katie would have been seen as a victim and therefore more sympathetic.
It could be argued that in recent years its been pretty damaging. More and more he's seen as a bit of a joke. Certainly his career is not what it was.


Katie has a nice little career going that involved some interesting roles in small or quirky films. I don't think she is ever going to be A+list but then I don't think she wanted to be. Being married to Tom had an effect - he's A list and their relationship attracted A list publicity so she can't really be cast in B list/ arty films.
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Old 28-04-2013, 13:05
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She probly didt agree to do dark knight when she found out her character had been made to be purposely killed off in the dark knight she was probly to big headed to get over the fact she was being killed off

I dont buy the she couldt do it because of another film excuse yeah whatever
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:57
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All she had to do prior to getting together with him was type 'Tom Cruise' into google. The end.
Exactly.
Are we really expected to believe that Katie Holmes was the only woman in America (and quite possibly the entire world) who DIDN'T know that Teeny Tiny Tom was a complete nutjob?

I don't think being with TTT destroyed her career-she did that by herself.
From what I've seen of her, she's a very pretty girl and a fairly average actress - hardly a rarity in Hollywood.
She's seems to have been elevated up the celebrity ladder by association with TTT but that's about it.
I know it's slightly OT but I was utterly bemused by all the people "congratulating" her on her "escape", as though TTT had somehow been holding her prisoner in an underground dungeon.
She CHOSE to marry him, and even worse, she CHOSE to have a child with him.
As far as I'm concerned, that was a far more cynical career move than any film role.
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Old 28-04-2013, 17:58
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Exactly.
Are we really expected to believe that Katie Holmes was the only woman in America (and quite possibly the entire world) who DIDN'T know that Teeny Tiny Tom was a complete nutjob?

I don't think being with TTT destroyed her career-she did that by herself.
From what I've seen of her, she's a very pretty girl and a fairly average actress - hardly a rarity in Hollywood.
She's seems to have been elevated up the celebrity ladder by association with TTT but that's about it.
I know it's slightly OT but I was utterly bemused by all the people "congratulating" her on her "escape", as though TTT had somehow been holding her prisoner in an underground dungeon.
She CHOSE to marry him, and even worse, she CHOSE to have a child with him.
As far as I'm concerned, that was a far more cynical career move than any film role.
but you don't know him personally do you

you only know what the media wants you to know which is the crazy things.

Hes done a very few weird things sure but hes probably the sweetest guy Katie Holmes has ever met for all we know im sure reports about tom cruise went OTT back then he gave them enough ammunition for them to do it but Id bet only 10% out of a 100 them were true
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Old 28-04-2013, 18:58
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She's a good actress and there isn't any reason why she can't have success again, all that it takes is one film.

Personally I preferred Maggie Gyllenhaal in the role as Rachel Dawes.
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:37
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Destroy? No.

Mess it up? Yes, and Thank You For Smoking's edits at his request to a studio head who basically have the director an ultimatum to make the cuts, and have a career or not make them, have the studio make them anyway before the theatrical wide release and not have one.
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:45
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I think he got his claws into her JUST as her career was taking off and that meant it did damage her career as she couldn't get the jobs she needed because she was too busy having to be "Tom Cruises" wife.

She'll be ok, look at Nicole Kidman she is doing really well for herself, as will Katie
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:47
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but you don't know him personally do you

you only know what the media wants you to know which is the crazy things.

Hes done a very few weird things sure but hes probably the sweetest guy Katie Holmes has ever met for all we know im sure reports about tom cruise went OTT back then he gave them enough ammunition for them to do it but Id bet only 10% out of a 100 them were true


If you class a man who dismisses psychiatric drugs for postnatal depression as 'unnecessary' then yes, I'm sure he's incredibly 'sweet'.

The trouble is, he sacked his sister as his publicist and then showed his true colours. He is deranged and espouses some incredibly dangerous and downright lunatic views. Read up on Scientology; it is utter, utter nonsense.
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Old 28-04-2013, 22:34
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Her career was in the doldrums when she got together with TC. It actually gave her profile a boost. She was never that talented though, I always thought Michelle Williams was the better actress in Dawson's Creek. Katie was the DC producers pet so got shoved down our throats until it killed the show.
I agree. She was so dull in that show. I couldn't understand what the fuss was about.
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Old 28-04-2013, 22:37
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Her career was in the doldrums when she got together with TC. It actually gave her profile a boost. She was never that talented though, I always thought Michelle Williams was the better actress in Dawson's Creek. Katie was the DC producers pet so got shoved down our throats until it killed the show.
Yes Michelle Williams was definitely the better actress and character on DC.

I always thought it was the behind the scenes politics that gave Katie more attention than Michelle. Plus the little girl viewers were jealous of Michelle's character.

Michelle has proved what a great actress she is with all the roles she's taken on, most of them in independent movies.
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Old 29-04-2013, 03:16
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Batman Begins is the doldrums?
Batman Begins was her only decent film circa that time. It was a lifeline from a succession of dull flops. Yet she jumped ship and missed it's blockbuster sequel. I didn't miss her much as as she was the least interesting headline performance in Batman Begins. Maggie Gylenhaal came in and sparkled in the same role. At least Katie managed to bag roles in films like Jack and Jill afterwards...
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Old 29-04-2013, 03:19
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I can only but concur, haphash and koantemplation.
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Old 29-04-2013, 03:28
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Batman Begins is the doldrums?
Well what came before and after it?
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Old 29-04-2013, 03:40
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Before Go, Wonder Boys, Peices of April - respectable B list somewhat indepent stuff.

After - not much till the Kennedys
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Old 29-04-2013, 14:18
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Yes Michelle Williams was definitely the better actress and character on DC.

I always thought it was the behind the scenes politics that gave Katie more attention than Michelle. Plus the little girl viewers were jealous of Michelle's character.

Michelle has proved what a great actress she is with all the roles she's taken on, most of them in independent movies.
Yep, have to agree about Michelle Williams, a beautiful lady and a good actress.....KH average/average IMO.
I agree with other posters sentiment that it would have been impossible for her not to have any inkling about TC his beliefs and the situation with his and NC children.....I'm pretty sure her parents who she seemed to turn her backs on at the time must have spoken to her and advised about the speed of it all.
Luckily for her they supported her and helped with the massive expense of getting out of that situation and most importantly getting out with Suri.
She is fortunate to have had such a family and I appreciate she was young...l maybe she has learnt not to let her ego and vanity take such a grip over common sense in future.
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Old 29-04-2013, 15:18
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I think Tom made Katies' career rather than destroy it. It was the dirty way she left him that, I think, destroyed her career.
She was so cold and did it all behind his back.
She didn't leave in a dirty way. She left before he sent her a text or the like telling her it was all over, just as he did with Nicole Kidman. Katie's lawyer father saw to it Katie managed to end it her way and ensure she wasn't cut off from her child as Nicole was from her two children with Cruise.

I haven't noticed Katie being an exceptionally talented actress. I don't think her association with Cruise has assisted her.
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Old 30-04-2013, 02:47
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No....I'm sorry, maybe it was just Dawsons Creek, but Katie Holmes is MORE the leading lady than Michelle Williams will ever be.

Michelle just seems like a wet piece of paper and limp acting compared to Katie, she doesn't even have to say anything and I'm drawn in.

Michelle just makes me want to go and take the bins out.
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