Harry Styles joins the cast of 'Dunkirk'

The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
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dormouse7 wrote:Insider is one of several dinnertime TV celebrity news/gossip shows on US TV. These shows mostly only care about hot US celebrities but they cover a few British ones too, and occasional others. They started including some Harry news this past year (with his US No. 1 album and his casting in Dunkirk).
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Kiwinights wrote:I thought he was good in this movie but find it really difficult to believe that he'd be singled out among the young cast if anyone else had done that same exact performance. Swap him with any of the other roles, and the praise would be equally ravenous. As someone who was very aware of his celebrity, although not young enough to be in the 1D fanbase demographic, I found his presence distracting though not overly so. I would just respond to him as a celebrity instead of a character. "Oh, Harry Styles is taller than I was expecting" "Harry Styles pulls off dramatic yelling pretty well!" were the kind of thoughts that went through my head.
Ok, but the fact you were distracted was your own issue and had nothing to do with whether or not he was good in his role. And I'm not sure how you can comment on how much praise he would or wouldn't receive if he'd been "swapped" in another role. Fact is, he earned the role of Alex, that's where they cast him because that's what they wanted him for. So anything else is moot.
Yes and no. The issue of who the blame for stunt casting (or in this case, if we buy Nolan's claim that he didn't get how famous Styles was) still lies with the director, as it's probably wrong to blame Harry. But I couldn't help thinking of other kinds of stunt casting or instances where celebrities in other fields transitioned to acting, and found this wanting. I forget Tesla is Bowie every time I watch The Prestige, and find Justin Timberlake to be a pretty fine actor who translates his showmanship and charisma to his characters well enough to also convince me he's a character and not JT in his movies. (Was thinking about the Styles comparison when rewatching The Social Network the other night.) Maybe it's the fault of the character, maybe Styles didn't do enough to really convince me he was Alex. Dunno. But yes, in full agreement that he's being overhyped in both directions.
You're comparing seasoned roles with a debut role.

Would you say that about Mr. Timberlake after watching Alpha Dog?

Edit: or Edison?: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/edison_force/

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I've been a fan of Harry's for four years and I didn't find him distracting. Seasoned reviewers (all of them) didn't find him distracting. People in this very forum who were sceptical of him didn't find him distracting. Perhaps KIWI nights, you should try to see if the problem isn't you. I actually think I know why you're here complaining. You didn't choose a very conspicuos name, I'll say. Hard candy huh?

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"You didn't choose a very conspicuos name, I'll say. Hard candy huh?"

??

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okungnyo - part of a line from that song "Kiwi"

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okungnyo wrote:"You didn't choose a very conspicuos name, I'll say. Hard candy huh?"

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Learn to Google, please.

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dormouse7 wrote:okungnyo - part of a line from that song "Kiwi"
Thanks.
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okungnyo wrote:"You didn't choose a very conspicuos name, I'll say. Hard candy huh?"

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Learn to Google, please.
https://www.google.com/#q=You+didn%27t+ ... +candy+huh

None of those results say anything about Mr. Styles.

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here's a tip: try also using the name that's actually being referred to (hint: kiwinights). You know, think outside the box for a moment. Dormouse even wrote KIWI (hint: that's probably the important part of the name). Then use the weirdest part of the sentence you didn't understand. What seems out of place and as a reference? (hint: hard candy).
Good luck :)

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Yeah, I know that now, which is why I said "Thanks." in reply to Dormouse7/dormouse7.

But thanks to you too anyway.

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I run a popular Harry blog, which I've said several times, and certain sectors of the 1D fanbase lately have been sending me messages about Harry filled with hate. A lot of the messages are about his song Kiwi and its meaning. I won't repeat the ridiculousness of what they say, but this person is being very obvious, in my opinion. They have very few messages, all of them recently and in the Dunkirk subforum. That plus KIWI nights and the one criticism that no one else's had about Harry... (plus, all the times they've actually posted about films here were after very obvious google searches, but I'll let that slide). I'm just stating what I see. Could be wrong, but I seriously doubt it. I wasn't wrong with Shady, after all 1 :D

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