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Flea is a wonderful actor

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

  1. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey 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.
  3. "We believe in nothing, Lebowski!"
  4. JDLowEnd


    Dec 19, 2010
    Norwich, CT
    "Come on McFly, what are ya.........chicken"
  5. 0.
  6. 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.
  7. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
  8. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
  9. Stormer


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

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
  11. 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.
  12. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    10:35 in the OP's video, Flea's wearing the famous Brother's Cup jacket.
  13. 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."
  14. jay440


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


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  15. 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!
  16. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

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

    ...Unplugged... :scowl:
  17. kikstand454


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

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


    Feb 24, 2012
  19. friedlbug


    May 15, 2009
    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.
  20. peledog


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

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