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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Watching Falling Skies two weeks ago I couldn't help but notice how perfect everyone's teeth are. All these actors teeth are perfectly straight and glaring white.

Sure everyone wants "nice" teeth but there all so perfect looking its distracting. It looks more like 20, 30, 40 year old's with dentures. Teeth can be pretty, bring "character" to a persons face without being perfect. It's like they took a saw to the mouth and made a straight horizontal cut.

I suppose this was the next step after all the ridiculously fake looking boob jobs out there. Its one thing to enhance ones beauty, but people are starting to look like walking living breathing manikins.

Anyone else notice this?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Yes! Yes yes yes!

THis has been a pet peeve of mine for a few years. I hate how unrealistically white and straight everyone's teeth are nowadays. It really stands out for me, especially for character roles. you see some guy playing a homeless man, for instance, and they've got the most perfect teeth imaginable. And, yes, I'm sure there are homeless folk with good teeth. But come on.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Exactly, its like the biker dude Pope in Falling Skies. He has messy hair, a dirty face, he drinks, one could insinuate the character smokes or chews tobacco, yet Pope could easily be hired for a tooth paste commercial!

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Yeah, I've noticed this because I have imperfect teeth. And I do some acting and since I started, I've become more self conscious about it. Whatever happened to incisors? Crooked bottom teeth? Discoloration?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yeah, I've noticed this because I have imperfect teeth. And I do some acting and since I started, I've become more self conscious about it. Whatever happened to incisors? Crooked bottom teeth? Discoloration?

I agree with incisors, I actually think they bring character to a face and smile. I'm not against whiter teeth or even the front teeth being straight, but let the rest look natural like they should. I also think seeing things in HD on big screens are not helping either.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Yeah, I'll go with that. Kids get braces and whatnot. But I really do hate the whole "sanded smooth" look.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

What is the method used today to replace the teeth of big stars when they get older? For instance, why do Michael Douglas' teeth now look glossy and weird? They are shaped like his teeth always have been for the most part, but they look...I dunno, fake. Noticed that recently with Morgan Freeman, too. Is there a method of taking a cast of someone's existing teeth to make them look the same shape/size?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Jewel has fucked-up teeth, and she's still beautiful.



It's not just teeth...actors used to have certain physical "imperfections" that neverthless gave their faces character (Harrison Ford's chin scar, Robert De Niro's mole, ect.), but now actors look like they came out of an automated factory, narry a blemish, crooked incisor or errant mole to be seen. There are a handful of actresses with "beauty marks" like Eva Mendes, and I prefer them that way. Hell, Cindy Crawford was the supermodel of the 90's, yet she'd never be allowed to keep her trademark mole today.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Jewel is a good example. Though I wouldn't base it on a still photograph. But when I see her on video I love her smile and her "fang". wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2012 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

agree - but it would be TOO right> ?

Yes, this did not used to be the case, now I think most of them are capped, otherwise fake teeth and whitened every month probably. It obviouly does not effect every day people. The teeth are like high-beams now, actually distracting.

In any case, I think we should appreciate Michael Phelps and his victorys all the more because of his totally messed up grin and his atrocious teeth. We can also always look to the British for not being ashamed of people with terrible teeth. God love em and those bad teeth.

Oh, lets note how most guys are supposed to have perfect abs now too, even guys that work in an office and don't exercise have perfect abs, amazing.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

We Brits have always noticed this about Americans on TV. Sometimes you have to laugh, when the teeth are too white. You expect a 'bling!' sound when they smile doing something cool. Even just saying their name.

"Hi, I'm Ed Winchester."

Some British are following suit now, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I don't quite understand the question, are we talking actors, or their characters in movies. Of course the actors have perfert teeth, they have loads of dosh & can afford the very best capmeisters. As for the movie characters, yeah their teeth are perfect, & they never seem to need to do a poo & they can get kicked in the face ten times & not even a bruse, but that's the movies for you.

This whole Brits with bad teeth thing is way out of date, I walk around London & it's a sea of white teeth, the fluoride in the water seems to have worked. And you go to the dentist & it's all caps these days.

To - Two - TOO!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I don't quite understand the question, are we talking actors, or their characters in movies. Of course the actors have perfert teeth, they have loads of dosh & can afford the very best capmeisters. As for the movie characters, yeah their teeth are perfect, & they never seem to need to do a poo & they can get kicked in the face ten times & not even a bruse, but that's the movies for you.

This whole Brits with bad teeth thing is way out of date, I walk around London & it's a sea of white teeth, the fluoride in the water seems to have worked. And you go to the dentist & it's all caps these days.

To - Two - TOO!


well perhaps so, you can blame Austin Powers, I did not really mean it in a bad way. I think it is rather okay for some people to have less than perfect looking teeth, it seem that Americans were the ones that started the obsession with celebrity teeth, and it is of course expensive and rather shallow.

Dentist in the HuffPost wrote about it>

www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-myths_b_1032949.html

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)



well perhaps so, you can blame Austin Powers, I did not really mean it in a bad way. I think it is rather okay for some people to have less than perfect looking teeth, it seem that Americans were the ones that started the obsession with celebrity teeth, and it is of course expensive and rather shallow.

Dentist in the HuffPost wrote about it>

www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-myths_b_1032949.html


Some people on UK TV look a bit daft, their teeth are SO white, they look a bit silly really. My elder sister had her teeth capped a couple of years age, they did a great job, but it cost a lot of money. I think you're going to see a lot less capping now as people's teeth look so good these days, maybe a combination of the electric toothbrush & fluoride. The caps I've been most impressed with belong to Rolling Stone, Keith Richard, they look perfect & must have cost him a fortune, just think of what the dentist had to work with, with all those years of cocane abuse.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Two words:

Leonard

Nimoy

Seriously, his false choppers in the '09 Trek movie were just awful -I fully expected them to to extend at some point ala Alien and take a chomp out of Kirk.

In fact the image of Spock's ill-fitting dentures isso burned into my mind I couldn't thinkif anything else listening Nimoy's voice in the last Transformers movie.



 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I don't quite understand the question, are we talking actors, or their characters in movies. !

Both. My major gripe is how bad "perfect" teeth look. Its one thing to straighten the teeth and even whiten them a bit. But what they are doing looks awful. Its not even remotely close to what real teeth look like.

All these actors remind me of that monkey with the symbols. In fact I am going to coin that as the new phrase, "monkey teeth"! You heard it here first!

http://www.deitchley.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/monkey1.jpg

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Double post

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2012 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Jewel is a good example. Though I wouldn't base it on a still photograph. But when I see her on video I love her smile and her "fang". wink

Yep. Her nickname is Snaggletooth.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm gonna add onto my gripe. Fake eyelashes! I don't know if HD televisions just make it far more apparent, or if they are going for a 60's and 70's look. They are far to prominent, and it doesn't add to their beauty. In fact it takes away, as they appear over made-up. They look like street corner hookers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

So sorry, but...it should be; far too prominent & Actors Teeth Are Too Perfect.

I don't mind actors with perfect teeth, & they never have to go to the loo either, but movies should be better than real life.

 
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