He was a babe. Way better as a model than an actor.
Tom Berenger during his modeling days
|by Anonymous||reply 85||March 19, 2023 2:42 PM|
You could have shredded cheese on that stomach.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||March 17, 2023 8:39 PM|
He always looks so angry.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||March 17, 2023 8:42 PM|
R2 I've got my hand washables all ready for him. Lovely. If only the Tardis was for real!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||March 17, 2023 9:06 PM|
I had such a crush on him when he was on One Life to Live
|by Anonymous||reply 4||March 17, 2023 9:08 PM|
Who's the fatty ? isn't it Jerry Hall ?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||March 17, 2023 9:08 PM|
I am always ashamed how hot I think he is in Looking For Mr Goodbar playing the self-hating fag who murders Diane Keaton
|by Anonymous||reply 6||March 17, 2023 9:11 PM|
We want him back on Dancing with the Stars! Tyra is a horrible host.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||March 17, 2023 9:15 PM|
Those abs in the OP are totally painted on.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||March 17, 2023 9:22 PM|
He was insanely and terrifyingly good in [italic]Platoon.[/italic] That Oscar nomination was deserved.
I'm assuming he had an alcohol problem because he aged so poorly. Last time I saw him was as Mary McDonnell's estranged husband on [italic]Major Crimes.[/italic] Still charismatic, but oh, that face looked like bloated lunchmeat.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||March 17, 2023 9:25 PM|
R6 was he in that movie ? apart from Tuesday Well's performance, I only remember Keaton showing her pussy and Gere prancing around in a jockstrap. I thought Gere was the culprit
|by Anonymous||reply 10||March 17, 2023 9:28 PM|
Weld, FFS Tuesday WELD
|by Anonymous||reply 11||March 17, 2023 9:29 PM|
He was one gorgeous piece of ass in his day.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||March 17, 2023 9:31 PM|
Is this the guy who hosts Dancing With the Stars?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||March 17, 2023 9:31 PM|
R8 Really? How can one tell? Are you a Photographer, or a Graphic Designer by chance? Genuinely curious.
He still has plenty of other charms though, if he's been artificially enhanced. Please don't tell me his thick curly hair is fake next!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||March 17, 2023 9:31 PM|
I’m pretty sure that is indeed Jerry Hall in OP’s post.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||March 17, 2023 9:33 PM|
Well back then they didn’t have photoshop. Back then they would use makeup to draw on abs if the model didn’t have them OR if they had then but they weren’t deeply defined.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||March 17, 2023 9:34 PM|
Yes, that is Jerry Hall.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||March 17, 2023 9:34 PM|
He had a Marky Mark quality to his look in his youth.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||March 17, 2023 9:34 PM|
He was wonderful in “In Praise of Older Women”, where he also wasn’t scared to do nudity
|by Anonymous||reply 19||March 17, 2023 9:40 PM|
He's one of those guys who should be gay but unfortunately wasn't. Which is probably why he's still around.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||March 17, 2023 9:51 PM|
Full frontal from At Play in The Fields of the Lord
|by Anonymous||reply 21||March 17, 2023 10:09 PM|
R21 acts like a 13 year old.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||March 17, 2023 10:18 PM|
He had those abs in Goodbar. Not photoshopped.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||March 17, 2023 10:31 PM|
Very, very very
|by Anonymous||reply 24||March 17, 2023 10:41 PM|
That’s Ab Paint on that torso!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||March 17, 2023 10:44 PM|
R9, I've told my Tom Berenger story on here many times. I won't bore you with it again (gist: I was 20 working at a very fancy hotel, he stayed there all the time when shooting in LA 0- he lived in South Carolina at the time, we became odd friends for about a year, I visited him on set many times, had his home phone number, etc.), but Tom was a great guy and the biggest drinker I've ever seen. Ever.
The man would drink an entire bottle of Tanqueray before dinner, two bottles of wine at dinner, then half a bottle of Sambuca after dinner. I have no idea who he managed or lived. He would do this every single night he stayed there too.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||March 17, 2023 10:50 PM|
He was really good in Platoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||March 17, 2023 10:52 PM|
He was charming in The Big Chill.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||March 17, 2023 10:54 PM|
Four wives. I'll never understand serial marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||March 17, 2023 10:54 PM|
Hopeless romantics who divorce at the slightest inconveniences.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||March 17, 2023 10:57 PM|
Loved him in Major League. Very hot as the washed up catcher.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||March 17, 2023 10:58 PM|
Is Looking for Mr. Goodbar any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||March 17, 2023 10:58 PM|
The super-defined abs are all his.
He showed them off in In Praise of Older Women.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||March 17, 2023 11:01 PM|
Hot. Jerry Hall?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||March 17, 2023 11:02 PM|
R33 I said this upthread, he did have great abs. However, they did draw on them to make them stand out more for the photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||March 17, 2023 11:06 PM|
"... playing the self-hating fag who murders Diane Keaton"
You don't sound so healthy yourself, Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 17, 2023 11:06 PM|
There was always something weird about this guy . Couldn’t warm up to him
|by Anonymous||reply 37||March 17, 2023 11:15 PM|
I really loved him in Someone to Watch Over Me.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||March 17, 2023 11:26 PM|
R26, take that back!!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||March 17, 2023 11:32 PM|
He always had rough-looking skin, like Tommy Lee Jones. Still attractive and sexy, though.
Sounds like he's an alcoholic, based on what R26 said.
Here are some photos from a 2017 article. He looks like Robert Redford (another guy with rough skin) with a wig plopped on his head (like Redford).
|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 17, 2023 11:34 PM|
What r26 said was fan fiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||March 18, 2023 12:02 AM|
Haha. It most was definitely not, R41.
But feel free to think so.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||March 18, 2023 12:04 AM|
(It most definitely WAS not)
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 18, 2023 12:05 AM|
R42 these celebs see a shit ton of people everyday. Especially when traveling. But you were the one person he happened to befriend out of all the filming locations and traveling he’d done in the world by that point?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 18, 2023 12:07 AM|
Tanqueray gin used to be 100 proof. I see it's now 94.6 proof. Back in my drinking days, I could feel a difference drinking Tanqueray vs. other hard liquors, which are usually 80 proof.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 18, 2023 12:10 AM|
R44 I have no idea if he made other friends while traveling. I never asked. I assume he had friends all over the place. Maybe?
When he was shooting in LA, he'd stay at the Fairmont (where I worked) for a month or so. I was the lounge server. So I'd serve him every night. He liked sitting alone in the small patio near the koi pond. This was usually around 3-6pm. So it was quiet. He was often the only one there. So he and I would shoot the shit as he drank his gin and tonics.
Over time, we became sorta friends. It actually happens between a regular and server from time to time. I was a young wannabe actor and he invited me to set many times. Gave me a ton of advice - including a piece a took to heart: Don't do it unless you really love it.
I also got to know his wife and young toddler son. She was super nice, if a bit high strung.
I know this is hard to believe for you, but sometimes? People talk and get to know each other and then a strange thing sometimes happens: They like each other. Even stranger? They might even become something that resembles friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 18, 2023 12:25 AM|
That photo at R40 ... wow, he IS Elon Musk in a biographical film needing to be made in 30 years!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 18, 2023 12:25 AM|
That photo is old. Is older now and his hair is all white. This is a trailer that came out 4 months for a straight to dvd movie he did with Cam Gigandet.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 18, 2023 12:28 AM|
He's also good in the movie Someone to Watch Over Me.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 18, 2023 12:35 AM|
[quote] Gave me a ton of advice - including a piece a took to heart: Don't do it unless you really love it.
R46, I've enjoyed your Tom Berenger stories. But I think this is an iffy piece of advice. Sounds like advice that only nepo babies (sorry), casting couch players or extremely lucky people can give.
Kathy Griffin said that her mom met Jill St. John (I think it was JSJ) and asked her: "Can you give me some advice for my daughter, who's starting out in the business?" JSJ said: "Say yes to everything [work offers]."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 18, 2023 12:36 AM|
I think he meant don't go into acting at all unless you really love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 18, 2023 1:05 AM|
No mention yet of Butch & Sundance The Early Days, where he played the earlier version of Paul Newman? I always found this stance supercharged sexually, weirdly in both a dominant and submissive way.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 18, 2023 1:11 AM|
I was going to start a Tom Berenger thread but you beat me to it.
Tonight I'm going to watch Shattered from 1991, starting Berenger, Great Scacchi, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Bob Hoskins. Berenger and Scacchi were gorgeous together. They don't make movies like this anymore with stars who look gorgeous and had sex appeal.
For awhile there, Berenger was A-list (Big Chill, Platoon, Shoot to Kll, Someone to Watch Over Me, Major League but then it moved to B and C list for him, with straight-to-DVD and streaming movies.
He was perfectly cast in Goodbar, both seductive and scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 18, 2023 1:14 AM|
Back then it was common for actors to fall from A-List. Sometimes they had comebacks that shot them back to the top but sometimes they never did.
I remember when John Travolta was no longer considered A-List until Pulp Fiction came out and shot him back to the top. Jamie Lee Curtis is another who had many ups and down.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 18, 2023 1:17 AM|
In the early days he seemed to be honing in on Ben Murphy’s career, and then he surpassed it and Ben basically disappeared.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||March 18, 2023 1:18 AM|
And then you had those stars who had enough notoriety and long period of hits that even if they had bomb after bomb they were still A-List. Those permanent A-Listers. Julia, Brad, Tom Cruise, Sandra, Denzel etc. are actors who are permanent A-List.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||March 18, 2023 1:19 AM|
I jerked off to him a lot watching At Play in the Fields of the Lord on VHS back in the day. Same with Bruce Willis in The Color of Night
|by Anonymous||reply 57||March 18, 2023 1:19 AM|
R55 they literally had nothing to do with one another.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||March 18, 2023 1:19 AM|
R57 I’m younger than you (I think) but I was born in 1986. When I was a teen around 1999/2000 I would watch Cruel Intentions and jerk off to Ryan’s ass. And there was a brief full frontal shot from Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction I would pause and jerk off to lmao.
I guess teens today don’t have to do the shit we did, even in the late 90s and early 00s. But I also don’t like how accessible hardcore porn is for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||March 18, 2023 1:22 AM|
R32 I think Looking for Mr. Goodbar is excellent but I was once obsessed with the Roseann Quinn murder so I’m a bit biased. Many great performances, art direction, music…but dark as fuck and sordid…as was the real story. I have an old VHS tape of it but it may never be released on DVD (or streamed) because it has severe music clearance legal problems. My friend works at Paramount and checks every so often for me but nothing has changed. You can catch it on YouTube sometimes in foreign market versions (German subtitles, etc.) but it gets pulled.
The character that Berenger played was based on John Wayne Wilson.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||March 18, 2023 1:29 AM|
Haha I remember the first time I rented gay porn. I wasn’t out then and was so embarrassed. Same with buying Playgirl mags
|by Anonymous||reply 61||March 18, 2023 1:29 AM|
I know he's 73 now and everyone ages but man, his drinking really took a toll on his face.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||March 18, 2023 1:32 AM|
I’d still bend over for him
|by Anonymous||reply 63||March 18, 2023 1:33 AM|
I believe r26. I think Tom seems like a nice guy, and I totally believe he drinks like a fish. It's a shame he let himself go and yet he's still likable and handsome.
He was also really funny in his guest stint on Cheers. I didn't make the connection until years later that he and Kirstie Alley had already starred together in Shoot to Kill a few years earlier.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||March 18, 2023 1:37 AM|
Did you ask Tom to pity fuck you when you got him drunk serving him drinks? Or offer to blow him at least
|by Anonymous||reply 65||March 18, 2023 1:44 AM|
Is he the old host of Dancing with the Stars?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||March 18, 2023 1:52 AM|
Jesus, I always have liked him, and he was gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||March 18, 2023 1:55 AM|
Is that horse faced Jerry Hall too?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||March 18, 2023 1:56 AM|
R54 Richard Gere’s career looked over pre Internal Affairs/Pretty Woman. Even Al Pacino pre Sea of Love.
What’s funny about people like that is once they did come back, even if they had some flops, they still remained pretty much perma A list. I think just the nature of the business had changed starting in the 90s.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||March 18, 2023 2:28 AM|
So, is Marisa Tomei a permanent A-lister?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||March 18, 2023 2:33 AM|
R70 I think she’s considered A-List in todays world and is respected now. A lot of people look back on her Oscar win now and don’t hate it like they used to, especially younger people who love films. She is also Holland’s version of Spider-Man’s Aunt May, given her worldwide exposure in modern day to young people. They all know her as Aunt May now.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||March 18, 2023 2:43 AM|
I love Marisa Tomei in Untamed Heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||March 18, 2023 3:17 AM|
Also in Only You with Robert Downey Jr
|by Anonymous||reply 73||March 18, 2023 3:25 AM|
Read post @R26 and immediately flashed on this scene:
|by Anonymous||reply 74||March 18, 2023 3:46 AM|
R50, it wasn't like that at all. He told me it wasn't the great life it's cracked up to be and that unless I loved the art and craft of it, to find something else. And he was totally right. Still, he let me figure that out on my own. Sent my headshot to his agent. And, like I said, invited me to set.
He was a really great guy, as I said. Tortured for sure. I think he hated fame. But hated the fact it had waned even more. Thus the drinking.
R65, he was straight. Not gonna lie, I was a very, very good looking man. I also liked older guys. Many a straight, older guy suddenly "turned" gay with me over the years. Especially after drinking!
But not Tom. He clearly liked playing the mentor role, but there was nothing sexual between us.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||March 18, 2023 5:08 AM|
R75 and his made up stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||March 18, 2023 12:58 PM|
^don’t be jelly
|by Anonymous||reply 77||March 18, 2023 5:57 PM|
[quote] I would watch Cruel Intentions and jerk off to Ryan’s ass.
The amount of seed that gay boys spanked out to Ryan Phillippe in the 90s could've populated a small nation.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||March 18, 2023 7:20 PM|
He played the repulsive hunk in “Betrayed” with Debra Winger. Over the top view of America from Costa-Bravas. Tom was the racist, white supremacist in tight denim. He made hate look sexy!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||March 18, 2023 9:31 PM|
He used to remind me a bit of Paul Newman, but, unlike Newman, he didn't have much range as an actor and didn't age well.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||March 18, 2023 9:54 PM|
He was good as the Tom Selleck-type TV star in The Big Chill. Not a lot of depth and almost unrecognizable with the moustache.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||March 18, 2023 10:28 PM|
[quote] He used to remind me a bit of Paul Newman, but, unlike Newman, he didn't have much range as an actor and didn't age well.
Newman didn’t have much range, IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||March 18, 2023 11:51 PM|
Newman only had a career after James Dean died.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 19, 2023 12:03 AM|
Newman benefitted from giving strong performances in his later years (Absence of Malice, The Verdict, The Color of Money, Nobody's Fool, The Road to Perdition) which referenced his aging. He embraced it and he was showered with great reviews and accolades.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 19, 2023 12:25 AM|
Newman's Sockaroonie spaghetti sauce is outta sight!!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||March 19, 2023 2:42 PM|