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Robstar
01-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Since we went off topic on another thread, I am going to dedicate this thread to the legendary Aussie crim, Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read. ;)

Robstar
01-15-2011, 06:21 PM
Chopper -
http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2009/08/13/1225761/159085-the-infamous-mark-039-chopper-039-read.jpg

NOT Chopper -
http://blogs.theage.com.au/schembri/chopper3.jpg

Chopper -
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7_91IQIF4-c/SSCqehGQACI/AAAAAAAAA5Q/5JMFpnICvG0/s400/markchopperread_narrowweb__300x357,0.jpg

NOT Chopper -
http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0901/imbecile-chopper-read-demotivational-poster-1233024782.jpg

Lol, just found that one, couldn't resist


Damn....a tatted guy with guns throwing up an "X".

My first thought(don't blame me! I am from LA!) he looks like a gang member.

That top pic was from the mid-70's. He was a toecutter, so he worked solo pretty much. Lol, he got caught a lot though. If you haven't seen the movie, check it out - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221073/ The guy really did cut off his ears to get moved in jail!

I should mention he has given up crime and now does do spoken word tours and has written several books - some stories true, some patently untrue and some he's taken from other crims and applied to himself. But as the man himself says, 'never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn(story)'

Robstar
01-15-2011, 06:22 PM
NOT Chopper -
http://www.shoutmouth.com/index.php/images/der/L3Zhci93d3cvc2l0ZXMvbWVkaWEuc2hvdXRtb3V0aC5jb20vaH RtbC9kZXJpdnMvM2U3YWM0MmU5ZDNjODUxY2IwMmE3ZTY3MzAy YWE1ZTItZTk2YzM4NTEzMzNhM2JlZjA5MzczY2M4NTI0MGI3Nz cuanBn.jpg

The REAL Chopper Read -
http://images.brisbanetimes.com.au/2009/08/13/677315/read2-420x0.jpg
http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs228.ash2/50356_5885597503_9316_n.jpg
Eric Bana as Chopper -
http://paracinema.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Chopper.jpg

Iron Ape
01-15-2011, 06:50 PM
I didn't know much of anything before I saw the movie, but I thought Bana was pretty incredible in it.

Robstar
01-15-2011, 06:57 PM
I didn't know much of anything before I saw the movie, but I thought Bana was pretty incredible in it.

Yeah he's a bomb actor. Funny thing is, here in Aus, he started as a comedy actor. You should see The Castle - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826/ and I thought he was great in Star Trek, but have to admit, I watched that poor excuse for a movie Troy last night and he's not too flash in it. The whole movie is an overblown bag of pus. In my opinion, lol

Iron Ape
01-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Yeah he's a bomb actor. Funny thing is, here in Aus, he started as a comedy actor. You should see The Castle - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826/ and I thought he was great in Star Trek, but have to admit, I watched that poor excuse for a movie Troy last night and he's not too flash in it. The whole movie is an overblown bag of pus. In my opinion, lol
Yeah, I knew he came from a comedy background, but the only comedy that I've seen him in was Funny People, and his character in that was kind of tied in with the more dramatic second half of the movie. I just added The Castle to my Netflix que, so I'll check it out as soon as it becomes available.

You're dead on about Troy being pretty much rubbish, and I dug him in Star Trek, too. I really liked him in Munich, though; that's a severely underrated flick.

Kashdinero
01-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Mate, this thread is soooo gonna get a five star rating!

Have you ever heard of this guy http://img.tesco.com/pi/Books/L/95/9781844542895.jpg, he is a friend of my father's.

He was an amateur/underground boxer/gangster, that tore through his opponents like the Nasty Bully most of his type are. He finally met his match in a younger, bigger & nastier (in the ring at least) Lenny McLean http://photo.maxim.co.uk/images/library_UK_245/this_day_in_history_122866_7.jpg They had three fights and Lenny won the last two, although I don't think Lenny got his money for the last one, due to the fact that it was waiting outside for him, so to speak!
Although has passed on now, you may remember Lenny for his role in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, by Guy Ritchie.

Back to Chopper, how many movies have there been about him? I saw one ages ago and loved it, the guy seemed to be completely off his trolley! His description of chopping off toes was simultaneously Cringing, Shocking and Funny!

Iron Ape
01-15-2011, 07:48 PM
As far as fantastic movies about completely bonkers, real life bad-asses go, I'm going to throw this into the mix:

http://www.trespassmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/tn_bronson.jpg

He was pretty much the nastiest dude to ever set foot inside a U.K. prison, but he was quite the fascinating individual. And Tom Hardy's performance in it might even edge out Bana's turn as Chopper, though it's pretty damn close.

Robstar
01-15-2011, 08:00 PM
Only one Chopper movie and I think Bana played it pretty close to the bone. Who was Lenny in Lock, Stock...?

Hey check these out, this newsreader is totally blowing this out of proportion - 'a WOMAN(!) faced him down in his 'hideout in an island off Australia'(Tasmania, which isn't just some island, it's a state, never a secret). The incident they refer to is retold in a different way in the movie, when Chopper shoots somebody and drives him to the hospital afterwards. It was never proven.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG90K9Oi4OM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eptnB2tZd-0&feature=related

Fucking classic stuff

Robstar
01-15-2011, 08:20 PM
I just had to add these of Bana


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQFYQchQAU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqFcdz4gGKA&feature=related

Kashdinero
01-15-2011, 08:20 PM
Ya ninja'd me on Bronson, Ape. That guy's something else!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/Bronson2DM_228x345.jpg
Even his beard was nasty!

@Rob: Lenny played Barry the Baptist. He was Hachet Harry's (I think) minder/bodyguard.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a274/patch60/Lenny_mclean.jpg

Robstar
01-15-2011, 08:31 PM
Ah yes, now I remember. Haha, Bronson Ape looks like a white Kimbo!

Kashdinero
01-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Ah yes, now I remember. Haha, Bronson Ape looks like a white Kimbo!

Sorry Rob, look back at my post, I just edited it so it actually makes sense (my bad). It's just Bronson, But yes he does look like a white Kimbo!!!! He would also eat Kimbo for breakfast lol

Regarding the first video you put up: That dude was brave to hold the bottle while that maniac had a gun in his hand!

Iron Ape
01-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Ah yes, now I remember. Haha, Bronson Ape looks like a white Kimbo!
Holy shit, he really does. Only difference being that Bronson is still standing.

Robstar
01-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Holy shit, he really does. Only difference being that Bronson is still standing.

Lol, true, true

Kashdinero
01-15-2011, 08:46 PM
The fact that he's smiling make's him even more scary!

Robstar
01-15-2011, 09:00 PM
The fact that he's smiling make's him even more scary!

How can you tell if he is smiling? His beard might just be trimmed that way!

Robstar
01-15-2011, 09:01 PM
Oh, Bronson , Ape - I see what I did there! Hey that's a cool name though

Kashdinero
01-15-2011, 09:06 PM
How can you tell if he is smiling? His beard might just be trimmed that way!

You could have a point there! That's even scarier!!

Robstar
01-19-2011, 03:20 PM
Hey that guy that played Bronson is playing Bane in the new Batman movie

Necroyeti
01-19-2011, 03:25 PM
Nolan's still bothering to make Batman films? Doesn't he realise he'll never top the 1966 Batman movie no matter how hard he tries?

Robstar
01-19-2011, 04:03 PM
Nolan's still bothering to make Batman films? Doesn't he realise he'll never top the 1966 Batman movie no matter how hard he tries?

Lol, well that's a no-brainer! Hey you know that scene from the 1966 Batman where he's carrying the bomb around looking for a place to dump it and keeps running into nuns and babies and stuff? That's possibly the funniest swene ever - I saw something the other day that ripped on it.

It's Nolan & Bale's last Batman movie

Kashdinero
01-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Hey that guy that played Bronson is playing Bane in the new Batman movie

It's weird that we were just discussing Bronson, then this piece of info pops up! The news-board I read it on calls Tom Hardy a Bi-Curious Icon!
For the record: I love this Batman series! Anne Hathaway is set to play Catwoman, Mmmeeeooowww!!!! I would have liked Jonny Depp to play The Riddler, but that's just the comic mark in me talking!

Robstar
01-19-2011, 04:45 PM
No, lets keep Depp off this one shall we? That's the mistake Schumacher made, besides being shit movies, was the baddies were bigger than Batman.

I think Joseph Gordon Levitt could play Riddler; he could reprise Joker he's that good, and he's very similar to Ledger. I heard that Matt Lucas might play Penguin? He'd be just right

Rich Cranium
01-19-2011, 04:48 PM
This is a 'little' off topic but FTW means for For The Win now but my dad was a Hell's Angel and he had the acronym tattoed on his arm and it meant F the World back then and he told me as a youngster it was his cousin's initials but I digress. WTF?

Rich Cranium
01-19-2011, 05:27 PM
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Iron Ape
01-20-2011, 06:30 AM
No, lets keep Depp off this one shall we? That's the mistake Schumacher made, besides being shit movies, was the baddies were bigger than Batman.
Am I the only one who's gotten a little sick of Depp? There's no doubt that he's a talented actor and all, but I've just been bored to death of the guy for going on a couple of years now. I can't even remember the last time he gave a performance that I found particularly interesting. Now the guy just cashes those Pirates checks or shows up in uninspired Tim Burton movies to chew scenery.


I think Joseph Gordon Levitt could play Riddler; he could reprise Joker he's that good, and he's very similar to Ledger. I heard that Matt Lucas might play Penguin? He'd be just right
I am so totally with you on Levitt, man. That kid is ridiculously underrated, and I think he'd be right home in a Nolan Bat flick.

For awhile now, I've been kind of holding out hope to see Nick Frost as Penguin, but I think that Matt Lucas idea is a pretty damn good one, too.

Bodom
01-20-2011, 09:28 AM
This is a 'little' off topic but FTW means for For The Win now but my dad was a Hell's Angel and he had the acronym tattoed on his arm and it meant F the World back then and he told me as a youngster it was his cousin's initials but I digress. WTF?

In internet lingo FTW does mean "For The Win", but in general it doesn't have just one meaning. It means both.

Remember Taz's FTW Championship in ECW?

Robstar
01-20-2011, 02:34 PM
Am I the only one who's gotten a little sick of Depp? There's no doubt that he's a talented actor and all, but I've just been bored to death of the guy for going on a couple of years now. I can't even remember the last time he gave a performance that I found particularly interesting. Now the guy just cashes those Pirates checks or shows up in uninspired Tim Burton movies to chew scenery.


I am so totally with you on Levitt, man. That kid is ridiculously underrated, and I think he'd be right home in a Nolan Bat flick.

For awhile now, I've been kind of holding out hope to see Nick Frost as Penguin, but I think that Matt Lucas idea is a pretty damn good one, too.

The guy (Levitt) was super impressive in Killshot. Average movie but he absolutely rocked that role.

Necroyeti
01-20-2011, 03:39 PM
Am I the only one who's gotten a little sick of Depp? There's no doubt that he's a talented actor and all, but I've just been bored to death of the guy for going on a couple of years now. I can't even remember the last time he gave a performance that I found particularly interesting. Now the guy just cashes those Pirates checks or shows up in uninspired Tim Burton movies to chew scenery.
I think he's perhaps the most overrated personality in Hollywood since James Cameron. The popularity of the man is astounding considering he's only really performed two character tropes for most of his career - "the gloomy loner" and "the quirky eccentric" - with varying degrees of success. Whenever he steps out of this comfort zone, he usually ends up being pretty unmemorable. (Notable exception I can think of is Donnie Brasco)

It's always kinda pisses me off when people consider him one of the greatest actors going around when guys like Bruno Ganz, Daniel Day Lewis and Al Pacino are still alive.

Kashdinero
01-20-2011, 03:51 PM
Jonny Depp FTW

Just kidding! Yeah, I agree that Depp is not the commodity he once was and, apart from his Jack Sparrow flicks, I haven't seen a movie of his in a long time. I still think he could do the Riddler some justice though, the role is perfect for him. Saying that I do have to agree with Rob about him being too big a star for Rises, that was a massive mistake (among many others) in the old BM movies. Levitt impressed me in Inception, even though I spent most of the film trying to work out where I remembered him from (it was 3rd Rock from the Sun), and he'd definitely make a good Joker... As for Matt Lucas as Penguin. I can't really see it, unless they have David Walliams as Riddler ; ) seriously though, he definitely looks the part but it would be quite the challenge for the comedy actor!.... Not that I'm a massive film buff or anything, So take my opinion for what it's worth on this matter.
Whoever does play The Penguin though, has an uphill struggle doing a better job than Danny DeVito! Now that was the way to play Oswald Copperpot!

Iron Ape
01-20-2011, 05:14 PM
If anyone here is interested in checking out more stuff with Levitt, I highly recommend checking out Mysterious Skin, Brick, and The Lookout; he's pretty damn brilliant in all of them.

Iron Ape
01-20-2011, 05:18 PM
The guy (Levitt) was super impressive in Killshot. Average movie but he absolutely rocked that role.
With Tom Jane and Mickey Rourke? Yeah, Levitt was good in that one. Pretty sure Rourke was, too. Don't remember much else about it, though.

Iron Ape
01-20-2011, 05:20 PM
I think he's perhaps the most overrated personality in Hollywood since James Cameron. The popularity of the man is astounding considering he's only really performed two character tropes for most of his career - "the gloomy loner" and "the quirky eccentric" - with varying degrees of success. Whenever he steps out of this comfort zone, he usually ends up being pretty unmemorable. (Notable exception I can think of is Donnie Brasco)

It's always kinda pisses me off when people consider him one of the greatest actors going around when guys like Bruno Ganz, Daniel Day Lewis and Al Pacino are still alive.
I absolutely agree with pretty much all of your sentiments here. (And Donnie Brasco is all kinds of awesome)

Kashdinero
01-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Blow was his best film IMHO. Donnie Brasco being a very close second.

Robstar
01-21-2011, 02:24 AM
If anyone here is interested in checking out more stuff with Levitt, I highly recommend checking out Mysterious Skin, Brick, and The Lookout; he's pretty damn brilliant in all of them.

500 Days Of Summer is good to but then I LOVE Zooey Deschanel.


Blow was his best film IMHO. Donnie Brasco being a very close second.

Blow blows! I really don't see what the attraction to that movie is. Penelope Cruz really ruined it for me. For me, Depp was great in Benny & Joon, Sweeny Todd, Donnie Brasco and my favourite of his Ed Wood. He's a great actor but has been over blown a bit.

Yeah Killshot had Rourke in it, he was good, I think also Diane Lane is in it. It's Elmore Leonard and I fricken love his stuff

Kashdinero
01-21-2011, 03:09 AM
Blow blows! I really don't see what the attraction to that movie is. Penelope Cruz really ruined it for me

No way does it blow! I've seen that film so many times I've lost count, the performances from Paul Reubens, Jordi Molla, Ray Liotta, Depp and (Yes) Penelope Cruz were so good I'm getting a semi-lob just thinking about it ; ) Cliff Curtis as Pablo Escobar was a highlight as well.

I'm not saying it's Depp's greatest movie, but it's certainly mine.

The attraction toward's this film, for me, is it's about one of the biggest drug dealers in history! George Jung is one one of my heroes, along with "Mr Nice" Howard Marks, and I've even read Blow, which is actually alot better than the film (which is usually the case).

But, maybe I'm just blinded by some sort of weird man-crush ; )

Robstar
01-21-2011, 02:21 PM
No way does it blow! I've seen that film so many times I've lost count, the performances from Paul Reubens, Jordi Molla, Ray Liotta, Depp and (Yes) Penelope Cruz were so good I'm getting a semi-lob just thinking about it ; ) Cliff Curtis as Pablo Escobar was a highlight as well.

I'm not saying it's Depp's greatest movie, but it's certainly mine.

The attraction toward's this film, for me, is it's about one of the biggest drug dealers in history! George Jung is one one of my heroes, along with "Mr Nice" Howard Marks, and I've even read Blow, which is actually alot better than the film (which is usually the case).

But, maybe I'm just blinded by some sort of weird man-crush ; )

I think I have read it too. I don't know maybe it was because I was dating a real bitch at the time and she reminded me of Cruz.

Iron Ape
01-21-2011, 03:22 PM
500 Days Of Summer is good to but then I LOVE Zooey Deschanel.
Yeah, that movie was surprisingly watchable. Kind of crazy how the director went from 500 Days to the new Spiderman, though (and it sucks that Levitt isn't the new Peter Parker).


Blow blows! I really don't see what the attraction to that movie is. Penelope Cruz really ruined it for me. For me, Depp was great in Benny & Joon, Sweeny Todd, Donnie Brasco and my favourite of his Ed Wood. He's a great actor but has been over blown a bit.
My favorite performance of his was probably either Edward Scissorhands or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But, yeah, I basically agree with the rest.


Yeah Killshot had Rourke in it, he was good, I think also Diane Lane is in it. It's Elmore Leonard and I fricken love his stuff
You're a Leonard fan, huh? Have you seen Justified?

Robstar
01-21-2011, 04:23 PM
No, I don't think it's aired here

Rich Cranium
01-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Don't waste your time, if you haven't already, in seeing Valkyrie! I know it's been out a couple years, but I just watched it the other night. I already knew the story but was very disappointed with the movie.

Iron Ape
01-21-2011, 05:58 PM
No, I don't think it's aired here
It's fantastic. Probably the best example of his work being successfully adapted for television or film.

Necroyeti
01-21-2011, 07:09 PM
Don't waste your time, if you haven't already, in seeing Valkyrie! I know it's been out a couple years, but I just watched it the other night. I already knew the story but was very disappointed with the movie.
I literally only enjoy two Tom Cruise films. (Magnolia and Minority Report)

Dullest filmography ever.

Iron Ape
01-21-2011, 10:53 PM
I literally only enjoy two Tom Cruise films. (Magnolia and Minority Report)

Dullest filmography ever.
You don't like Rain Man? For shame.

Rich Cranium
04-28-2012, 08:26 PM
You don't like Rain Man? For shame.

Wapner in 10 minutes!

Robstar
04-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Poor old Chopper has revealed he's dying of liver cancer :(

Rich Cranium
04-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Poor old Chopper has revealed he's dying of liver cancer :(

I just today saw Chopper. Dude reminded me of Scarface. He is a legend.