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Flea is a wonderful actor

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by tappingtrance, Jan 23, 2014.


  1. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    Saw the premiere of "Lowdown" at Sundance Film Festival last night. Flea plays a strung out trumpeter, good friend of jazz pianist Joe Albany. Flea is believable, sorrowful and a good character. He could give up his day job.
     
  2. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    He has been acting since the early 80's and he is pretty good in everything I've seen him in.
    I agree.
     
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  4. "We believe in nothing, Lebowski!"
     
  5. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

    Dec 19, 2010
    Groton, CT
    "Come on McFly, what are ya.........chicken"
     
  6. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fl
  7. poit57

    poit57

    Apr 30, 2010
    Oklahoma City, OK
    "The Chase" is the only thing I can really remember him from, and I didn't like him so much in that - probably because the loud, over-the-top character he played. It's been years since I've seen it though, so I might have a different evaluation of his actual talent to pull off that character now than I did at 13 years old.
     
  8. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
  9. NightCat

    NightCat

    Apr 4, 2013
    Oregon
  10. Stormer

    Stormer

    Jul 24, 2012
    The LSD lovin' hippy in fear and loathing.
     
  11. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
  12. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Yeah Suburbia is mainly the movie i know him for as an actor.

    Anthony Kiedis is in a very short scene of Stallone's F.I.S.T. playing Stallone's son. He's a teen, that's pre-RHCP by a few years. I just mention ti for trivia, I hate Anthony Kiedis.
     
  13. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    10:35 in the OP's video, Flea's wearing the famous Brother's Cup jacket.
     
  14. He was also the tattoo guy in "Son-In-Law" (an old Pauly Shore movie).

    Actress-girl-main-character getting a tattoo: "Does it hurt?"

    Flea: "It's better...than a kick in the face with a golf shoe."
     
  15. jay440

    jay440

    May 22, 2007
    Cleveland, OH.
    He certainly is a wonderful Actor...

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  16. I just love that my usa ebmm sub looks a lot like his bass in the superbowl lol
    Matt black, black headstock, black pg, rosewood board. Except I actually have to plug mine in.... his bass was so loud he didn't need an amp!
     
  17. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Ah, he's back playing a Modulus!




    ...Unplugged... :scowl:
     
  18. kikstand454

    kikstand454 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Flea was great as "Needles " in the Back to Future series!

    Weren't he and Anthony in Point Break also?
     
  19. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    ouch
     
  20. friedlbug

    friedlbug

    May 15, 2009
    Near Pittsburgh
    I figured that the recent posts in this thread were about the Superbowl. The performance was a "live" performance, but pre-recorded. No way the NFL is going to put any rock star on live TV with a mic to represent their brand. Their pants were probably glued on, too.
     
  21. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    You're probably right.

    Also, Flea had a part in 'My Own Private Idaho'. Great flick.
     



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