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Thread started 01/23/20 4:09am

SoftSkarlettLo
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Would you consider Jack Nicholson kind of a goth icon?

I'm being serious. Jack became famous by starring as eccentric characters in dark, depressing environments, but often played with the darkness with a devilish grin. His past flame, Angelica Houston, looks gothic in appearance and played Morticia Adams.

What do you think?
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Reply #1 posted 01/23/20 7:59am

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Goth doesn't mean evil does it?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 01/23/20 9:08am

TheFman

A Goat icon perhaps but surely no Goth icon.

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Reply #3 posted 01/23/20 12:22pm

Genesia

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No.

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Reply #4 posted 01/24/20 2:04pm

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No.

Other than Robert Smith I'm not sure who would qualify for that title but then again I'm not Goth...

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Reply #5 posted 01/24/20 3:44pm

onlyforaminute

It would be interesting if you'd explain your thinking. Oddball characters?? One flew over the cuckoos nest? The Shining? As the Penguin in one of the Batmans? And?
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Reply #6 posted 01/25/20 11:32pm

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onlyforaminute said:

It would be interesting if you'd explain your thinking. Oddball characters?? One flew over the cuckoos nest? The Shining? As the Penguin in one of the Batmans? And?

Well, in his early career, Jack played characters that were doomed from the beginning and would never really get anywhere (e.g. Five Easy Pieces) hence he went through his trials with an appreciation for the fact that life isn't always roses. That's kinda dark in itself?

I may be overthinking this (I certainly don't "have a lot of time on my hands"). Maybe Jack was in some dark movies like Batman and The Shining, but maybe it's just that - it is evil but not goth.

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Reply #7 posted 01/27/20 1:11pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:



onlyforaminute said:


It would be interesting if you'd explain your thinking. Oddball characters?? One flew over the cuckoos nest? The Shining? As the Penguin in one of the Batmans? And?

Well, in his early career, Jack played characters that were doomed from the beginning and would never really get anywhere (e.g. Five Easy Pieces) hence he went through his trials with an appreciation for the fact that life isn't always roses. That's kinda dark in itself?



I may be overthinking this (I certainly don't "have a lot of time on my hands"). Maybe Jack was in some dark movies like Batman and The Shining, but maybe it's just that - it is evil but not goth.


He was in a many upbeat, romantic comeical movies. He comes from a generation of actors that were very fluid in their ability.
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