cop vs best seller



hi to all fans of james woods out there, i have a question to all of you, which james woods best in this movie a cop or best seller?

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Best Seller is alright but it has TV movie written all over it. Cop is very underrated IMO and features Woods at his manic best. However if you want a real Woods experience then try "Videodrome"

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I actually like them both very much. In Best Seller he gets a chance to win the audience over w/his sacrifice at the end. It's a journey but worth it.
In COP, he is a less likable character (perhaps?!) but interesting too. I like them both, but if I could only keep one, it would be COP.

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Very good question.

I really enjoyed Woods' acting in Cop but never empathised with the unlikeable character. Whereas in BS his character was more accessable but I don't think it was Woods' best role.

Today I'll go for Cop ... but I know I'll quickly change my mind depending on my frame of mind :o)

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I've gotta call a draw on this one. I think Woods is equally great in both films. He's likewise terrific in "Fast-Walking," "Videodrome," and "The Onion Field."

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I liked Cop better, but also liked Best Seller.

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Best Seller. Because it also featured Brian Dennehy.

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Tough call, but I think I'd go for "Cop".

I much prefer his more manic, unpredictable roles to be honest, and Cop showcased these attributes of Woods' character better then BS.

BS was good, but somehow it lacked the grittiness of Cop. And of course the ending in Cop, was pretty awesome and totally shocking

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I would have to go with Cop. Both show their age a bit, and have that "Vestron Video " feel to them, meaning they basically come across as eighties b movies. Woods is the kind of actor I'll watch in nearly any film, no matter how crappy, because he is so good in every role. I even watched that god awful Stallone film he did. He manages to imbue even his most loathesome characters with an underlying charisma and dark sense of humor that forces you to like him, no matter how represhensible the character may appear on paper. The ending of Cop is one of the best in Hollywood history in my eyes. Hopkins isn't redeemed, he doesn't become a more law abiding version of himself, he probably remains the same obsessed, deranged, sleazy guy he always was. His sharing of case details with his young dauhgter should be repugnant, but he manages to make even this seem sort of charming. He also manages to wring some comedy out of this very dark movie, as when he and Dutch are discussing the captain at the party, only to have hi interrupt their discussion. You shoulod check out the Hard Way, an early 90's film he made with Michael J Fox, Annabella Sciorra, Steven Lang and a pre Daily Show Lewis Black in a cameo.

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Woods is a shockingly under-rated actor. Doesn't matter whether the film is a high-gloss big budget blockbuster or some budget b-movie, Woods always delivers a quality performance.

Personally I think "Salvador" is his best film. But Best Seller & Cop are good platforms for his considerable acting talent


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Woods is a very well-respected actor. Can't imagine why you would say he is underrated.

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I guess what I mean by "under-rated" is that he doesn't get the credit he deserves; people never think of him as an A-list actor; its always going to the Brad Pitts, Al Pacinos and Bob De niros of this world. And even though all three are fine actors, or at least were; Woods either gets to act in lesser films or plays support in major ones.

What I like about Woods is that he is the real-deal; what you see is what you get, and even if the script is poor, he will always give 110% rather than just thinking of the money aspect.





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I like both, but i prefer "Cop"

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