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Adam Dunn plays a bartender in “Dallas Buyers Club?” OK.

Jan 26, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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Mr. DeMille: The Big Donkey is ready for his closeup. And his Quote of the Day:

Dunn said he enjoyed his big-screen debut as a bartender in the Oscar-nominated film “Dallas Buyers Club,” made by the production company in which he invests. Dunn, who didn’t have a line in the movie, joked he was snubbed in not receiving a nomination.

“It seems like that always happens,” Dunn said. “The Gold Glove, every year I get snubbed on that, so I’m used to it.”

I used to argue all the time that Dunn was underrated. His talents unappreciated because people always focus on what he can’t do as opposed to what he can do.

I don’t do that too much anymore. Dunn’s fallen off too much to make such arguments. But maybe he can be underrated in another field now.

  1. Jack Marshall - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    The question is, was he better than Wade Boggs was in his nuanced, tortured performance as Deputy Stanley in “Swamp Shark”? I can’t believe he could have been.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1684927/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Dunn actually did have a line in the movie.

    But he missed his cue.

    In all three takes.

    By a lot.

    • cderry2000 - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      As a White Sox fan I can confirm that this probably did happen. All the director needed to do was give him slower cues down and away…

  3. ptfu - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    It clearly wasn’t a singles bar.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      It was one of those sidewalk cafes with a walk up bar.

      • cderry2000 - Jan 26, 2014 at 3:44 PM

        He hit on a girl, but struck out…

  4. yankeedjw - Jan 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    It took him a few takes, then he hit it out of the park.

  5. rbuckner - Jan 26, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Bartender? I hope he didn’t miss the glass as much as he misses the ball!

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