Neil Patrick Harris vs Joseph Gordon Levitt

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    Feb 11, 2015 7:47 PM GMT
    Both child stars, both amazing actors. Handsome, fit, clean and respectable.

    Who would you rather? (Question is open to your interpretation icon_twisted.gif )

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  • Svnw688

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    Feb 11, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
    NPH: He's gay, and ever since his womanizing character "Barney" he's sexy in a jerk way. Nice contrast to his golden Dougie Howser image. Huge advocate for gay rights.

    Joseph Levitt: Clearly the more attractive candidate, but he's straight. He's gay friendly, but not an advocate.

    On balance, I'd pick NPH on principle alone. If drunk on a weekend night, I reserve the right to change my answer.

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    Feb 13, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    It is so hard to choose between the two!
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    Feb 15, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
    Joseph Gordon Levitt is in many Hollywood movies, and I enjoy his acting style. But, to my surprise, Neil Patrick Harris is quite good in "Gone Girl". I wonder why he isn't in more movies. Anyone know?
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 15, 2015 7:28 AM GMT
    Homerk saidJoseph Gordon Levitt is in many Hollywood movies, and I enjoy his acting style. But, to my surprise, Neil Patrick Harris is quite good in "Gone Girl". I wonder why he isn't in more movies. Anyone know?


    NPH fell out of fashion after his successful run on Dougie Howser, M.D. When he came back into fashion, he signed onto How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM).

    HIMYM is like "Friends," those actors make MORE on those shows than they would in Hollywood. In addition, filming for HIMYM takes an 8 month commitment, the contracts typically states an actor during that time CANNOT work on another project (or do risky activities like camping, bungee jumping, or horseback riding). With such little down-time, a movie would, literally, almost have to be filmed around his schedule and limited window of availability.

    In short, you don't throw away a HIMYM contract to splash around as a B list move "star." $$$ talks and NPH is getting plenty of it as "Barney." He reportedly gets $210,000 per episode. There are 24 episodes in most seasons. That's $5M per year. After taxes his bank account sees $3M annually. That's not chump-change. And while he's a great actor, Hollywood goes by box office appeal and how many tickets your name/face sells, not ability--which he admittedly is not short on.

    By way of comparison, this is the reason the phenomenal Jessica Lange said she won't do a fifth season of American Horror Story because it requires a time commitment a majority of the year and forecloses her ability, contractually, to work on anything else (broadway, movies, commercials). She was allowed to be the face of Marc Jacobs new line, but they had to add a rider to her contract that otherwise prohibitied that.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 15, 2015 7:37 AM GMT
    I'd go out for beers with either ... they both seem like they would be fun and interesting icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 17, 2015 9:37 AM GMT
    @Svnw688, thanks.
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    Feb 19, 2015 8:37 AM GMT
    For some reason, I'm neutral on NPH. Sorta don't really like him. I like Joseph Gordon Levitt. I met him in person and he seems like a wonderful guy and a great actor. He is sorta my type of guy, kinda pretty, geeky, cute, not super buff or too skinny. Lol, maybe I just have a thing for cute Jewish gay guys?? Lol
  • JuneauMike

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    Feb 19, 2015 12:47 PM GMT
    Tony Danza has chosen! icon_lol.gifjoseph-gordon-levitt-don-jon-05232013-09