Other James Spader Work

How are we going to make it through the summer  
without James Spader?  Here are a few of his more memorable
roles.  Rent or download some and we can talk about those.

Secretary

Boston Legal
Stargate

           
Pretty in Pink
   
Crash     Lincoln     The Office     White Palace   
True Colors    Wolf    Bad Influence    Wall Street 

62 comments:

fangirl said...

Sounds great! I'll see if it's available on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Or maybe the DVD set is available?

Charmed said...

We can't forget that Jimmy Spader's ride on network tv began on The Practice as Alan Shores.

Chompstick said...

I never saw The Practice.

Orange said...

Love Alan Shore in both Boston Legal and the Practice. Chompstick, you should watch the final season of the Practice as that is when Alan Shore made his debut, which created BL.

Charmed said...

Hi Orange- you tell them. They never listen to me anyway.
Welcome. I'm happy to find someone else on this site that knows of his work on the Practice. He has always been so good.

Be sure to return tonight after the last (sniff) episode of season 1. If you haven't already done so, you might want to check out the FAQ page.

Naike said...

James Spader to be the next James Bond?

By Jim Leap
Washington
Last updated on May 20, 2014

Is Spader set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2014. One of the names who keeps cropping up is James Spader.

Continue reading: http://en.mediamass.net/people/james-spader/james-bond.html

Naike said...

"The website “mediamass.net”

The website mediamass.net is the medium of our satire to expose with humour, exaggeration and ridicule the contemporary mass production and mass consumption that we observe

Also it will not only mock the producers (mainstream media, journalists) as it is common when questioning and criticizing mass media, but also the consumers as one cannot exist without the other. Sensationalism, lack of verification of information, ethics and standards issues are only symptoms of the actual social and economic order. This is particularly obvious when observing the role of social networking sites in spreading rumours."

Source: http://en.mediamass.net/blog/mediamass-project

I think James Spader could play James Bond, though! If they are trying something new with Batman and Ben Affleck can play Batman, then divine James Spader could certainly add thousands of layers to a different James Bond.

Naike said...

International trailer for "The Homesman (2014)" from director Tommy Lee Jones (currently competing for the "Palme d'or" at Cannes in France). Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Miranda Ott, John Lithgow, James Spader, William Fichtner et al.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVfS0bgB7ZQ

Unfortunately, in the trailer, James can only be seen for half a second at 1:43. Blink and you will have missed him. ~Sniff~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVfS0bgB7ZQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=103

Chompstick said...

I just looked up the James Bond link, Naike, and it was just updated to say it's a false report. You never know, though, the false report could be a false report to throw us off!

Naike said...

Yes, Chomps, my post immediately following the "James Bond - James Spader" post was about the resolution of those news.

But I still think James Spader would be able to do a marvelous job at portraying a James Bond at a different stage in his life, though. I mean, we get a new interpretation of X-Men and Marvel's thousand and one superheros every day, so why not a new, bold approach to James Bond? Maybe the "false" news (with a distinct purpose from mediamass.net) will invite some powers that be in the industry to think about something that has never been done in that regard. So the "false" news will have served something good, after all.

You really never know these days, right? ;o)

Chompstick said...

Some JS shows upcoming:

Lincoln, Showtime, Mon May 26, 4pm

Mannequin, Encore, Fri May 30, 1am and 7am

Supernova, Momax, Fri May 30, 3:15am (I I've never heard of this channel)

Bad Influence, Encore, Mon June 2, 1am

Pretty in Pink, ABC Family, Fri June 6, 9pm

The Office, TBS, all the time

Orange said...

Charmed, do you remember the speech in the practice, case against alan shore? It was soooo good. I mean he always had so many awesome closing arguments and just lines in general. I miss him. Haha. And I thought Alan and Tara had such a great chemistry. Too bad she left the show early.

Marie said...

Can you imagine "James" as "James"? He would have to lose some weight though-sorry, but true. We would all like to see him with a "love interest" or 2+.....

Chompstick said...

I never liked Tara much. His closing arguments were thrilling. They made me wish I was a lawyer. Once I get my teeth in something I don't let go.

I really enjoyed the "love affair", so to speak, between Alan and Denny. More than a bromance. Like when they went fishing, or when Denny had to sleep at Alan's place, in the same bed!

Was The Practice pretty similar to BL? Oh that's funny...Boston Legal, Blacklist, same abbreviation!

Orange said...

The Practice has a more serious tone than boston legal. They are more like law and order. Alan Shore was brought into the fold in season 8 to shake things up and oh boy he certainly did. It was funny to see when Alan met Denny. I like Tara-Alan in the practice more so than BL. Boston Legal, not Blacklist haha

timetraveler said...

The Practice: season 8 is now available on DVD. I got my copy from Walmart. Alan was much darker in The Practice than he was in Boston Legal. I fell in love with the character from the moment he opened his mouth. James Spader was just awesome in the show. That first episode of TP made me a fangirl. I just love watching the man act.

Basil said...

Hi Timetraveler....is this your first time posting here? If so, welcome...ifnot...sorry..I've been nose to the grindstone lately and have been catching up on all the comments...so may have missed any of your earlier posts.

All of what you say about "Jimmy" and his work...oh yeah....I completely agree!

Chompstick said...

Hi Timetraveler, welcome! Thanks for the heads up on The Practice dvd. I'll have to go pick that up.

We should all pick a night to download one of Jimmy's movies and watch it together.

Charmed said...

Timetraveler- We are happy to have you join our little support group. I am excited about your information regarding TP Season 8 DVD availability.

Some addicts hear of us by word of mouth, general sleuthing or may have been long time followers. Time travel must be very helpful to a James Spader "fangirl".

Please share...

I'm Charmed

Redravenous said...

Timetraveler - "I just love watching the man act" - well said! I'm going to online shop to see if I can find the Practice, Season 8. Thanks for the tip

Redravenous said...

Time traveler, I just ordered season 8 - The Practice from Walmart. Thanks, I should have it in a week and can't wait to watch it!

Chompstick said...

I can't find it on Walmart.com . What am I doing wrong? I searched for The Practice season 8 and it came up with 4,476 items, none of them are what I'm looking for.

Chompstick said...

These are the DVDs that come up on the first results page of my search at Walmart for Season 8 of The Practice: Bear in the Big Blue House, All Creatures Great and Small, Dukes of Hazard, Modern Warriors, Harts of Dixie, a golf tutorial, Scandal, Matlock, Law and Order, Private Practice, and the first, not last, season of The Practice. Not kidding.

Redravenous said...

Chompstick, being in Canada, I went to Walmart.ca

I got my DVDs today and watched the first three episodes. Spader is in great form.

Redravenous said...

Chompstick, just tried to go to walmart.com so I could try to help. It won't let me go to the US site, I have to take the Canada option! Can you imagine?! Sorry I can't be of any assistance.

Redravenous said...

"Have you ever sailed across the ocean Donald?" Red's speech about what he wants to do again is one of my favourite Red moments. Knowing some about James Spader I imagine he had a lot of input to that dialogue. Brilliant!

"That's why I won't let that punk out there get the best of me, let alone the last of me." Love it.

And seeing the scene with Donald when Red asks what happened to Audrey it's clear now having seen her death in a later episode that it was Red who contacted her -for Donald.

Chompstick said...

I agree, that's a very strong moment for Red. His soliloquys are always poignant and sometimes amusing. My favorite part of the Anslo episodes is the Red/Ressler interaction. As I've said many times, I feel there's some story arc developing there, and then continues in Mako Tanida.

Richie Coster as Anslo showed some great acting chops. Plus, this is where Aram becomes a noticeable character.

Chompstick said...

Regarding the Walmart.com site block, yes I can imagine. It's called geo blocking, or country specific URLs. I first encountered this when I was developing this site and CES2, who lives Australia wasn't able fully access it. She could read but not post comments.

What I found is that some countries, and Australia is notorious for it, block certain sites like Google (Blogger is a part of Google) from the U.S. and create a local version, with Walmart your case. It's the local government's way of keeping the $$ in the country, not in the U.S.'s pocket.

I felt quite strongly that I couldn't create a site where we could all go except for CES2, and other foreign users I want aware of.(We have users on this site from around 20 different countries! How cool is that?)

So I set about to find away to circumvent the block. The original, default URL for the Blacklist Support Group, and all blogger websites blah blah blah is rooted through Google. But I found that I could purchase a separate URL, blah blah blah and fix the problem.

So yeah, Canada's trying to keep Wal-Mart's tax revenue the country. You probably don't really care, do you? Hahaha

timetraveler said...

Thank you for the warm welcomes! My apology for not responding sooner.

My local Walmart carries The Practice: season 8. Do you have a Walmart close by that you could check? If not, I believe it is available online from Amazon.

Yes, I am a big time fangirl of James Spader's acting. So much so that I saw him perform many times in RACE on Broadway. What a delight to see him perform in the live theatre where each performance has a life of its own, plus you have the opportunity to get autographs and meet some of the actors.

Charmed said...

Timetraveler- It must have been a joy to see the 4 actors on stage and off in Race. I'm happy for you. I would love to see James Spader in anything, whether he is playing a snake or not. Thanks for the information on The Practice DVD.

timetraveler said...

Yes it was a joy, Charmed. I only saw David Alan Greer and Kerry Washington a few times outside the theatre. They would maybe sign a couple of autographs and then leave. James Spader and Richard Thomas were great though; they would come out after virtually every performance and sign autographs for everyone who wanted one. Plus they were both very good about having their pictures taken with the fans. Broadway is such a great experience.

CES2 said...

#64 fangirl ' as soon as I read your quotes from Robert California in "Office " I knew I had to find this clip.

this is a 1997 interview with James Spader, recorded in Japan.Published on youtube in 2013.( I did not know about Robert Californis's speach at the time)


clip title "speaking of sexuality..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBC9riuwYgc

Young JS also talks about his
family

Well worth watching in my view, even if a bit long in places.

Chompstick said...

JS has certainly been in a lot of sexually charged movies.

timetraveler said...

Chompstick, he certainly has been...LOL. Sex just seemed to be one of his favorite subjects when it came to choosing roles to play. He certainly wasn't adverse to taking his clothes off in movies or doing explicit sex scenes. The man obviously does not embarrass easily.

Chompstick said...

timetraveler - do you have any favorites among his past work?

fangirl said...

Thanks, CES2! That's really interesting!

Hey Chomps at the top of this page, where there are titles of various Spader films, and pix from those films, how about Supernova and Driftwood?

http://www.iphotoscrap.com/Image/491/1325829685-m.jpg

http://www.tnmc.org/news/pics/nova/nova13.jpg


Chompstick said...

Okay, fangirl. I started working on it last night,

timetraveler said...

Chompstick, I do have some favorites and could probably put in order all of his films if I took a little time to think about it. My favorite Spader films are:

Sex, lies, and videotape
Secretary
White Palace
The Stickup
Lincoln
Bad Influence

My least favorites:
Slow Burn
Shorts

JBiltz said...

The new Avengers trailer is out with James Spader doing a voice over through the whole thing. Looks like its going to be good.

timetraveler said...

I was looking forward to Avengers: Age of Ultron, but since the teaser trailer I'm REALLY looking forward to it.

Harry said...

Not-a-Robot has worn me out. I think I'll watch "Stargate" (1994) again with James Spader and the lovely Mili Avital.

Harry said...

Great to hear JS's ominous-sounding voice as Ultron in the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer. "There are no strings on me..."

Harry said...

Here's what director Joss Whedon had to say about casting JS as Ultron:

“Spader was my first and only choice. He’s got that hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling, but he’s also very human and humorous. Ultron is not Hal. Spader can play all of the levels. He’s the guy to break The Avengers into pieces.”

Not a Troll said...

Best exchange in "Secretary"?

Mr. Grey (James Spader): "We can't do this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhall): "Why not?"

Harry said...

Not a Troll (#44): I liked all of "Submissive" Lee's assertiveness and "Dominant" Mr. Grey's reticence during the entire last twenty minutes of "Secretary", including the dialog you quoted.

Harry said...

Re: "Other James Spader Work" -- I admit it's not a work if art, but "Tuff Turf" (1985) featuring a young and gorgeous James Spader and a young and gorgeous Kim Richards, along with Robert Downey, Jr., had its moments.* It's also interesting to see where the three of them have ended up thirty years later: JS and RD, Jr. are still-handsome, established stars and will be facing off as Ultron vs. Iron Man; meanwhile, Kim Richards is unrecognizable as one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

* Kim Richard's dance/flirtation scene with and for JS was enjoyable to watch. Also, even back then, JS's charm was evident.

Chompstick said...

Check out this link regarding JS and Downey Jr. who were both in Tuff Turf and The Avengers. I find it to be an amusing coincidence.

Harry said...

Chompstick #47: Yes, it was strange watching scenes in "Tuff Turf" (1985) when James Spader, and then Robert Downey, Jr., are shown by a wall outside a warehouse/nightclub on which the words "The New Avengers" were painted.

Marie said...

http://mesmerizing-james-spader.tumblr.com/post/109330928754/a-public-service-announcement-brought-to-you-by

Tabasko said...

#49 Marie: Totally enjoyed that! Two thumbs (and five fedoras) up!

Harry said...

Here's my dream scenario for the April 30 episode of the BL -- the day before the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." ....
Red is restrained, tied down to a hospital bed. He regains consciousness, tears off the restraints and ropes, stands up and announces in that ominous voice:

"THERE ARE NO STRINGS ON ME!"

Then cut to commercial: promo for Ultron with JS's voice saying the same thing as Ultron.

Marie said...

photo of James in "Se, Lies and Videotape". Better days:

https://blacklistdeclassified.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/image25.jpg?w=630

Magz said...

Has anyone ever met James Spader? I have heard that you can see him quite often if you live in New York city where they film the show and that he often walks his dogs and spends time with his kid and girlfriend there. I have heard various reports about him, but most of the people who have met him as an older man have said that he is a genuinely nice person. I can't imagine how annoying it would be to get asked for autographs and posing in selfies all the time. I don't think I would be a very nice celebrity. lol

Marie said...

http://cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com/images/87257/87257_full.jpg

James photo in "Supernova"

Tabasko said...

Marie #54: Nice photo!!!

I actually watched that movie on Netflix in May or so. It popped up after I watched a couple of Boston Legal's. It was.....not a great film.....but he was good.

Marie said...

There is a YouTube video of James smoking outside the Today Show last year.

Tabasko said...

I hope he quits. He needs to stay healthy. A lot of actors still smoke, it seems, though.

Honey West said...

Actually I though he looked quite fit and trim last night.

I remember all of the theater professors in college smoked in the 70's. It sort of goes with the territory, I guess. I remember one actor from that time who couldn't stop long enough for me to do his makeup and I had to dodge the lit cigarette and the smoke that he tried to blow away from me. Nowadays California is almost a smoke-free state. How times have changed.

Tabasko said...

He does look very good, I agree.

Smoking scares me. I was just having a conversation this week though about how things have changed regarding smoking. The first time I flew on an airplane, you could still smoke on a plane. On a plane!!! The town where we take our summer vacation, smoking there is completely banned in the whole community in public. No smoking on the beach, no smoking in front of a bar. Nada.

Ines said...

I do not know for sure if this is the right place to post this, but here is a recent interview with James Spader about his works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmCwlcdhAGs

Tabasko said...

Ines #60: It is!!! Thanks for posting it for everyone.

Marie said...

article on Spader:

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/feb/03/james-spader-the-blacklist