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Tom Berenger during his modeling days

He was a babe. Way better as a model than an actor.

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by Anonymousreply 85March 19, 2023 2:42 PM

You could have shredded cheese on that stomach.

by Anonymousreply 1March 17, 2023 8:39 PM

He always looks so angry.

by Anonymousreply 2March 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 Anonymousreply 3March 17, 2023 9:06 PM

I had such a crush on him when he was on One Life to Live

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by Anonymousreply 4March 17, 2023 9:08 PM

Who's the fatty ? isn't it Jerry Hall ?

by Anonymousreply 5March 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

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by Anonymousreply 6March 17, 2023 9:11 PM

We want him back on Dancing with the Stars! Tyra is a horrible host.

by Anonymousreply 7March 17, 2023 9:15 PM

Those abs in the OP are totally painted on.

by Anonymousreply 8March 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 Anonymousreply 9March 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 Anonymousreply 10March 17, 2023 9:28 PM

Weld, FFS Tuesday WELD

by Anonymousreply 11March 17, 2023 9:29 PM

He was one gorgeous piece of ass in his day.

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by Anonymousreply 12March 17, 2023 9:31 PM

Is this the guy who hosts Dancing With the Stars?

by Anonymousreply 13March 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 Anonymousreply 14March 17, 2023 9:31 PM

I’m pretty sure that is indeed Jerry Hall in OP’s post.

by Anonymousreply 15March 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 Anonymousreply 16March 17, 2023 9:34 PM

Yes, that is Jerry Hall.

by Anonymousreply 17March 17, 2023 9:34 PM

He had a Marky Mark quality to his look in his youth.

by Anonymousreply 18March 17, 2023 9:34 PM

He was wonderful in “In Praise of Older Women”, where he also wasn’t scared to do nudity

by Anonymousreply 19March 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 Anonymousreply 20March 17, 2023 9:51 PM

Full frontal from At Play in The Fields of the Lord

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by Anonymousreply 21March 17, 2023 10:09 PM

R21 acts like a 13 year old.

We know.

by Anonymousreply 22March 17, 2023 10:18 PM

He had those abs in Goodbar. Not photoshopped.

by Anonymousreply 23March 17, 2023 10:31 PM

Very, very very

by Anonymousreply 24March 17, 2023 10:41 PM

That’s Ab Paint on that torso!

by Anonymousreply 25March 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 Anonymousreply 26March 17, 2023 10:50 PM

He was really good in Platoon.

by Anonymousreply 27March 17, 2023 10:52 PM

He was charming in The Big Chill.

by Anonymousreply 28March 17, 2023 10:54 PM

Four wives. I'll never understand serial marriage.

by Anonymousreply 29March 17, 2023 10:54 PM

Hopeless romantics who divorce at the slightest inconveniences.

by Anonymousreply 30March 17, 2023 10:57 PM

Loved him in Major League. Very hot as the washed up catcher.

by Anonymousreply 31March 17, 2023 10:58 PM

Is Looking for Mr. Goodbar any good?

by Anonymousreply 32March 17, 2023 10:58 PM

The super-defined abs are all his.

He showed them off in In Praise of Older Women.

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by Anonymousreply 33March 17, 2023 11:01 PM

Hot. Jerry Hall?

by Anonymousreply 34March 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 Anonymousreply 35March 17, 2023 11:06 PM

"... playing the self-hating fag who murders Diane Keaton"

You don't sound so healthy yourself, Mary.

by Anonymousreply 36March 17, 2023 11:06 PM

There was always something weird about this guy . Couldn’t warm up to him

by Anonymousreply 37March 17, 2023 11:15 PM

I really loved him in Someone to Watch Over Me.

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by Anonymousreply 38March 17, 2023 11:26 PM

R26, take that back!!

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by Anonymousreply 39March 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).

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by Anonymousreply 40March 17, 2023 11:34 PM

What r26 said was fan fiction.

by Anonymousreply 41March 18, 2023 12:02 AM

Haha. It most was definitely not, R41.

But feel free to think so.

by Anonymousreply 42March 18, 2023 12:04 AM

(It most definitely WAS not)

by Anonymousreply 43March 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 Anonymousreply 44March 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 Anonymousreply 45March 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 Anonymousreply 46March 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 Anonymousreply 47March 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.

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by Anonymousreply 48March 18, 2023 12:28 AM

He's also good in the movie Someone to Watch Over Me.

by Anonymousreply 49March 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 Anonymousreply 50March 18, 2023 12:36 AM

I think he meant don't go into acting at all unless you really love it.

by Anonymousreply 51March 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.

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by Anonymousreply 52March 18, 2023 1:11 AM

Thanks, OP.

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 Anonymousreply 53March 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 Anonymousreply 54March 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.

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by Anonymousreply 55March 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 Anonymousreply 56March 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 Anonymousreply 57March 18, 2023 1:19 AM

R55 they literally had nothing to do with one another.

by Anonymousreply 58March 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 Anonymousreply 59March 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.

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by Anonymousreply 60March 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 Anonymousreply 61March 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 Anonymousreply 62March 18, 2023 1:32 AM

I’d still bend over for him

by Anonymousreply 63March 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 Anonymousreply 64March 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 Anonymousreply 65March 18, 2023 1:44 AM

Is he the old host of Dancing with the Stars?

by Anonymousreply 66March 18, 2023 1:52 AM

Jesus, I always have liked him, and he was gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 67March 18, 2023 1:55 AM

Is that horse faced Jerry Hall too?

by Anonymousreply 68March 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 Anonymousreply 69March 18, 2023 2:28 AM

So, is Marisa Tomei a permanent A-lister?

by Anonymousreply 70March 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 Anonymousreply 71March 18, 2023 2:43 AM

I love Marisa Tomei in Untamed Heart.

by Anonymousreply 72March 18, 2023 3:17 AM

Also in Only You with Robert Downey Jr

by Anonymousreply 73March 18, 2023 3:25 AM

Read post @R26 and immediately flashed on this scene:

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by Anonymousreply 74March 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 Anonymousreply 75March 18, 2023 5:08 AM

R75 and his made up stories.

by Anonymousreply 76March 18, 2023 12:58 PM

^don’t be jelly

by Anonymousreply 77March 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 Anonymousreply 78March 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 Anonymousreply 79March 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 Anonymousreply 80March 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.

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by Anonymousreply 81March 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 Anonymousreply 82March 18, 2023 11:51 PM

Newman only had a career after James Dean died.

by Anonymousreply 83March 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 Anonymousreply 84March 19, 2023 12:25 AM

Newman's Sockaroonie spaghetti sauce is outta sight!!

by Anonymousreply 85March 19, 2023 2:42 PM
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