Stephen King Roles That Changed Actors Forever

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  • Xuất bản 16 Th11, 2019
  • Whether it's working on a classic Stephen King movie or one of his more frowned-upon films, getting involved with the King of Horror can make a star, revive a career, or give an actor a new perspective. From helpful psychics to horrified housewives, these King roles changed these actors forever.
    Carrie was the first screen adaptation of a Stephen King story, and it remains one of the most iconic. The film launched several careers, but the person who owes the most to the movie is Sissy Spacek. The movie almost single-handedly turned her into a celebrity.
    Spacek first drew attention in Terrence Malick's Badlands, but still wasn't quite a star yet when the movie was released in 1973. Hearing that Stephen King's Carrie was getting adapted for a movie, Spacek used her familiarity with the book to her advantage and auditioned for the title role. The director had another actress in mind, but Spacek's audition was so good that it blew everyone else out of the water.
    The role earned Spacek popular acclaim and an Oscar nomination… but maybe it's a good thing that she didn't actually win. The last time she was onstage receiving an honor, things got a little freaky.
    Anthony Michael Hall was one of the biggest young stars of the 1980s. A regular actor for teen movie director John Hughes, a veteran of the Vacation franchise, and a brief cast member of Saturday Night Live, his career seemed bulletproof.
    Then came the '90s and Hall's career seriously tapered off. He spent most of the decade doing guest TV appearances and showing up in less-successful movies. Hall was at a professional low point in 2001. He co-starred in Freddy Got Fingered and critics had some pretty harsh things to say about the film. Keep watching the video to see the Stephen King roles that changed actors forever!
    #StephenKing #TheShining
    Sissy Spacek | 0:16
    Anthony Michael Hall | 1:08
    Shelley Duvall | 2:00
    The cast of Stand by Me | 2:45
    Morgan Freeman | 4:22
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  • Looper
    Looper  25 ngày trước +10

    What is the most iconic Stephen King movie role?

  • CJGreen
    CJGreen 25 ngày trước

    Firestarter! Drew Barrymore

  • Wild Introvert
    Wild Introvert 25 ngày trước +2

    That joke when she was on stage (carrie) made me shook

  • Someone like you
    Someone like you 25 ngày trước +3

    Wondering why looper and watch mojo are interested in shining all of a sudden

    • Angela C
      Angela C 24 ngày trước +1

      Probably because Doctor Sleep came out

  • Aston Dacus
    Aston Dacus 25 ngày trước +1

    Hwill Hwheaton?

  • delfin7461
    delfin7461 25 ngày trước

    JOHN Hughes not JACK!!! Geez, get your facts straight --- Anthony Michael Hall will be remembered for his teen films, NOT his role on the Dead Zone. Shelley Duval was already well-known when she made The Shining. And while these are all Stephen King stories, what made them breakout roles had a LOT to do with the directors too. Seriously harsh forgetting Kathy Bates, she was NOT well-known before Misery, that really launched her career.

  • Mama Pink
    Mama Pink 25 ngày trước +1

    That. Was. Awesome! Best video in a while!

  • RN Misty
    RN Misty 25 ngày trước

    Anthony Michael Hall likes to hit on extras on movie sets. He really is Farmer Ted.

  • blues watchin
    blues watchin 25 ngày trước +1


  • J Toland
    J Toland 25 ngày trước +10

    It wasn't King who changed Shelly Duvall, but that abusive bastard, Stanley Kubrick. He mentally and emotionally broke that lady down and isolated her from the cast and crew so she had no one to lean on.
    I wish she'd used that baseball bat on him.

    • J Toland
      J Toland 22 ngày trước

      @Payhole Everdouche I agree. But sometimes things take a lifetime to recover from.
      I get your point, but treating her like that was inexcusable. Its not like he pushed her a little and she freaked out. He literally alienated her from everyone and pushed her to exhaustion. That is his fault, not her's.

    • Payhole Everdouche
      Payhole Everdouche 23 ngày trước

      @J Toland
      Clearly, she already had "Daddy issues" prior to beginning her iconic role in this film. You'd think after all these years, she would've found the right kind of help, that could've assisted her and helped her move on with her personal and professional life goals. It seems like someone's been exploiting her into thinking that she's a victim all this time. Everyone has minor or major setbacks in life. It's really important to be able to recover and move on from them.

    • J Toland
      J Toland 24 ngày trước

      @Payhole Everdouche A good director brings out the best in their actors without abusing them. Either Kubrick was terrible at bringing that out without resorting to mind games or she was the wrong choice for the role.
      Today, she presents with severe mental issues. I don't know if Kubrick is responsible or if this wouldn't have happened anyway, but she was definitely traumatized as a result.

    • Payhole Everdouche
      Payhole Everdouche 25 ngày trước

      Sometimes you need to break down people in order to build them up again. What happened to smelly Shelley is that she became unforgettable.
      She'll live on in film history because of her role in the Shining.

    • Heather Hillman
      Heather Hillman 25 ngày trước +2

      Kubrick broke her mentally. She's not doing well at all.

  • Heather Hillman
    Heather Hillman 25 ngày trước +16

    Morgan Freeman was already an established star by the time he did Shawshank. A better entry in your video would have been Kathy Bates in Misery. She was virtually unknown at the time.

  • Sassy Karen
    Sassy Karen 25 ngày trước +7

    Stephen King is the best story writer ever in my opinion. I own so many of his books and have read them over and over at times. The only set of books I haven’t re read was the Dark Tower series. Only because there are so many books and after reading them to the end, I was so mad at the ending!!

    • Sassy Karen
      Sassy Karen 25 ngày trước

      Heather Hillman no I haven’t read that series. Only the Dark Tower series. If I did ever see them and saw it had to give more insight into the Dark Tower, I probably passed it up because I got so disappointed with the original series of stories. I will look into it and give it a chance. Thank you so very much for the information!!!!🌹

    • Heather Hillman
      Heather Hillman 25 ngày trước +1

      @Sassy Karen have you read Wind Through The Keyhole? It came out after all the rest, but the story picks up between the 5th and 6th book, I think. Anyway, it's a good edition and it might help get past the cheap ending. It helped me anyway, because it went back and told an extra story in the series and it was filled with the same tension and stakes as other books in the series. Worth a read.

    • Sassy Karen
      Sassy Karen 25 ngày trước

      Heather Hillman I felt the same way! I mean come on, I have read every single page of every single book and that’s the ending he comes up with??? I was so angry that I threw all the books of the series in my closet and never picked them up again! After getting so deep into each new hardback book as soon as they came out I could never read it over again after being so disappointed with the ending!! Not one of Mr King’s best endings. I never saw the movie based on the series but I have heard it was a dud also!!😡

    • Heather Hillman
      Heather Hillman 25 ngày trước +1

      Agreed. I thought the end of the Dark Tower series was kind of a cop out. I really expected better.

  • Lisa Gonzales
    Lisa Gonzales 25 ngày trước +21

    Can’t believe you left out Kathy Bates in Misery. That’s probably the biggest example of a career being kicked up to the next level by a King role.

    • Payhole Everdouche
      Payhole Everdouche 25 ngày trước +1

      Like fur real...!!!
      Kathy Bates was simply great in the American Horror Story. So many great seasons.

  • Mario's Great adventures
    Mario's Great adventures 25 ngày trước +1

    Not first.

  • M.S.
    M.S. 25 ngày trước


  • Michelle Watson
    Michelle Watson 25 ngày trước +1


  • J and K White
    J and K White 25 ngày trước +4

    Shelley Duvall was the worst part of The Shining

  • Khonsu
    Khonsu 25 ngày trước +1


  • Weelz Neal
    Weelz Neal 25 ngày trước +1


  • K Jones
    K Jones 25 ngày trước +1


  • Lynchian Enigma
    Lynchian Enigma 25 ngày trước