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Ritchie: 'Madonna a perfectly good actress'

Guy Ritchie has described his ex-wife Madonna as 'a perfectly good' screen actress.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, the Sherlock Holmes director suggested that cinema-goers are unable to separate the pop icon's off-screen image from the characters she plays in movies.
'If you ask me, I think she's all right,' he said of Madonna's acting ability. 'I think she's perfectly good. I just don't think people can get her persona out of the way.'
Ritchie also defended his 2002 movie Swept Away, which starred Madonna and was panned by critics, claiming that he treated the subject material in an 'ironic' way.
'The whole thing is supposed to be ironic,' he commented. 'It's about a man that hits a woman, and at the same time, it was her. There were all sorts of irony. If you ask me, everything about it was rather interesting, but it was such a feral relationship between a man and woman and you just can't get away with that in contemporary society.'



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Black Heart

Dont forget superb performance in Dick Tracy, A League of their Own and The Next Best Thing. On Swept Away, its a good film yet a wrong actor was paired to her. Sorry but there's no aura on that guy. What if Madonna is partnered with actors like Sly Stallone, Harrison Ford, Mark Whalberg, or Matt Damon for Swept Away? :)


It seems he still loves Madonna... I think Madonna was a very good actress in movies like Evita, Seeking Susan, and Dangerous Games. But she wasn't very good in Swept Away... She was good in spots, but bad in other parts... Anyways, I just saw Sherlock Holmes, which was pretty decent. Rocco makes an obvious, cool cameo in it. There is also a reference to Madonna, I think... The bad guy in the film, at a certain point, is in jail and you can hear him sort of praying to the devil, using some bible passages that Madonna used in justify my love's remix "The Beast Within." Although Guy Ritchie didn't write the script, I wonder if he included those words...

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