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Timberlake's Film Career Not NSYNC

7/14/2006 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Timberlake's feature film debut has sadly become his straight-to-video debut.
Justin Timberlake
Despite co-starring with Oscar winners Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman, it looks like Justin's crime drama "Edison Force" isn't up to par. It's being released to video stores on Tuesday, July 18.

The movie, filmed in 2004, hit the film festival circuit last year, but early reviews were not kind. Variety said "The movie is a parade of cliches," and the Hollywood Reporter called it "a star-studded dud of a B-picture."

While Justin's new single "SexyBack" is burning up the charts, it seems his acting career is following in the cinematically doomed footsteps of fellow music icons Madonna, Mariah and his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.

With four other films set to hit the big screen, including a part in "Shrek the Third" with girlfriend Cameron Diaz, Justin still has a chance to prove to the world that his movie career hasn't gone "Bye,Bye, Bye."

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tk    

I'm so tired of singers and models wanting to be actors and actors wanting to be models and singers and they ALL want their own clothing line, perfume, etc.....it's disgusting......can't they just stick to one thing, do it well and be happy???

3021 days ago
2.

Anna    

HEY TK

I totally agree with you...

They all want to star in movies, have a hit record, either their own perfum line or Cosmetics Line or both and they want their own clothing line.
If they push the button too far.... thats what happeneds....

People get burnt out on them...

But i love his new song...

3021 days ago
3.

Melissa    

What ever happened to the flick "Alpha Dog" that he is 'so great' in?

3021 days ago
4.

Cojo- Artsucks.com- "Art Juggernaut"    

His next film will co-star Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, and Meryl Streep. It be a straight-to-Youtube.com release.


-Cojo "Art Juggernaut"

3021 days ago
5.

CANDY    

There was so much hype around this film..glad it's going straight to video. Some people shouldn't feel entitled to film stardom and I'm not just talking about Justin..

3021 days ago
6.

No legs in Texas :(    

I wouldn't mind making a "straight to video" w' him !!!

3020 days ago
7.

the wise old owl    

IT'S NOT LIKE HE NEEDS THE $$$. If you're really good at something you should stick to it. However, Barbara Striesand, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson , ELVIS PRESLY, David Bowie, ect. ect. ect. Have all tried their hand at ACTING. Some made it. Some didn't. GUESS IT CAN'T HURT TO TRY.

3020 days ago
8.

Merina    

If he's trying to ugly himself up for us, it's working. Can't stand that three day growth on his face. Shave it off and clean yourself up! His star has been fading since Nipplegate. He better do some reinventing now! Get rid of the clingy older woman and focus back on his music. Young pups don't last long in the biz unless your talent exceeds your ego. We haven't forgotten that half-time fiasco fake-aloo malfunction. Come clean and start over.

3019 days ago
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the wise old owl    

THIS IS FOR # 15. THAT GOOD ,HUH. YOU LIKE HIM THAT MUCH. What makes you think you would like his DICK any better then you like HIM. ha ha ha WHAT A BIZZARE STATEMENT TO MAKE. I 'll look for future postings from you.

3019 days ago
10.

Tyler    

I wish U people would stop tryin' 2 shove every average looking, no talent white boy down our throats like he is Jesus or something man. . . His new songs sucks & we all know he only got wit 'his girl 2 try 2 bring his acting skills up but as we can see 'dat plan didn't work so stop with the wack white boys america please. .

3019 days ago
11.

Joseph Bua    

I hear "Alpha Dog" is an incredible film.

Me think TMZ has gone off half-cocked (no reference to post #15).

3019 days ago

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