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Bernie Mac on Transformers

Postby Robinson » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:15 pm

Theres a blurb over at superherohype about Bernie Macs role in the movie.

While interviewing Bernie Mac about his next film, the swimming drama Pride, the actor briefly talked about his role in Michael Bay's Transformers.

"I play a used car salesman, and all used car salesmen are full of sh*t – scuse my French – but they're con men," said Mac. "And they came to my set and I sold them the Transformer; I didn't know it was the Transformer, I thought it was a piece of junk. And the first thing you do as a salesman, a car salesman – I didn't know this, I did some investigating myself – they always sell you the 'bs' cars first. It's almost like a restaurant – get rid of the food, rotate it. When they come, I didn't know what the car exists of, and I just threw them a line; I'm a fast talker, quick whit guy. I got a chance to have some fun and Michael [Bay] – man, I've been fortunate, man, because every director allows Bernie Mac to do his thing. I have not been handcuffed since my career started from Ted Demme; every time a director, every time we'd do it straight, they always tell me, 'Now Bernie Mac it.' That's a luxury, you know."
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Postby dragons » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:10 pm

bernie mac...? huh i like some of his films that he was in but as long as he has a small part and not a big part like tyrees, or the actor playing spike i wouldnt mind to much guess we wont knwo untill its offiacial yes my spelling is bad..... good luck bernie mac.
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Postby Robinson » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:34 pm

It was official along time ago, he is the guy that sells bumblebee to sam when he is in 70's camaro mode
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Postby Hotrod » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:18 pm

Front paged and credited!
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Postby Burn » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:20 pm

*blinks*

The english language just died a little more thanks to Bernic Mac. :-(
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Postby Mkall » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:26 pm

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Wasn't Seibs a used car salesman once?

Either way, my theory on Bernie Mac is the smaller the part the better.
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Postby Sentinel Maximus » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:28 pm

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Don't care about Bernie much. But I can see him playing this type of character. Bernie Mac?, used car salesman?,...o-yeah.
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Postby Super Megatron » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:29 pm

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Bernie Mac kicks ass! Good to see he's going to be in at least 2 movies this summer.
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Postby Shadowman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:32 pm

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Super Megatron wrote:Bernie Mac kicks ass! Good to see he's going to be in at least 2 movies this summer.


Bernie Mac is all kinds of awesome.

Ooh, can't wait to see this!
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Postby 1337W422102 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:36 pm

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Sounds good, as long as he doesn't become Cobra Commander.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:39 pm

I do most of my work for used car salesmen!

So I'm very opinionated right now over that statement.

I think what I'd realy like to say is, or more so ask; is where can I get a T-Shirt of this post!?! :grin: !?!

I break my a$$ all day for these guys who give me hell then do this all day themselves...


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Postby Seibertron » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:46 pm

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Mkall wrote:Wasn't Seibs a used car salesman once?

Either way, my theory on Bernie Mac is the smaller the part the better.


Heh heh. Yep. I was a used car salesman from 97 - 98 and then I flipped to new cars from 98 - 2000 because I liked selling the set price to the GM employees. The dealership I worked at for about 3 of the years I sold cars had a set price on the vehicle. If you came in, the price was right on the window. If you didn't like the price, there was nothing I could do to negotiate the price. It was an interesting and far better way to sell cars. I did it the old fashioned way during my last year of selling cars. That's when I decided that that wasn't how I wanted to spend the rest of my life so I got into programming (thank god!).
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Postby Seibertron » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:47 pm

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Super Megatron wrote:Bernie Mac kicks ass! Good to see he's going to be in at least 2 movies this summer.


I wasn't initially thrilled about Bernie Mac being in the movie. But after I read the script last August, his role in the movie really grew on me. It'll be a fun scene in the movie I think.
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Postby Shadowman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:48 pm

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83457W422102 wrote:Sounds good, as long as he doesn't become Cobra Commander.


Somehow--And this is probably the lack of sleep talking--that's hilarious. :lol:
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Postby Autobobby1 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:03 pm

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It's good to see recognizable actors in our movie. I just hope that he adds humor to the role!
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Postby OptimusIsHot » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:15 pm

I liked him in Bad Santa and that movie with Ashton...
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Postby Saber Prime » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:26 pm

Sorry I've seen a couple episodes of his series and I absolutly hate the way he acts. There's verry few things he ever says on that show that I'll agree with. Most of it I think is pure BS the way he talks about his family. I'm glad he only has a small part in the movie. It's bad enough allready without adding in actors I hate to the story.

So far as I know the movie is at least getting decent actors to play the main parts in the film and I'm hoping that'll be enough to make the movie look good because everything elce so far looks horrible.
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Postby the purifyer » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:54 pm

Um...what? something about going to a restaurant with rotating food and then had some fun with Michael Bay then something about getting arrested and then Bernie Mac-ing it?

Ok I'm lost.
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Postby demarcusgd » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:05 am

I never in a million years have would've thought I would hear Bernie Mac's name and Transformers in the same sentence. Oh well, it might me fun. But from the interview I wonder if he knows what he calls being told to "Bernie Mac it" is really just type casting.
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Postby proximus » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:21 am

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Postby kary » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:24 am

Thanks Bernie, now I'll throw you a bucket of KFC.
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Postby JEDI ALCHEMIST » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:52 am

god I hate that guy
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Postby Saber Prime » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:08 am

demarcusgd wrote:I never in a million years have would've thought I would hear Bernie Mac's name and Transformers in the same sentence. Oh well, it might me fun. But from the interview I wonder if he knows what he calls being told to "Bernie Mac it" is really just type casting.
Yup, you got that right.

BTW I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't understand a freaking word he was saying in that interview. :lol:
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Postby emeraldbeacon » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:03 pm

As long as he comes in small doses, I have no problem with Bernie Mac. It's when he's tapped to take a more prominent role that things start to fall apart...
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Postby PrimulArchangel » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:00 pm

Yeah The Mac Man is funny as hell , hes perfect for the part of a used car salesman lol .. When i first read he was playing this part way back when it first came out i was like " yeah thats a perfect role for him "

I never in a million years have would've thought I would hear Bernie Mac's name and Transformers in the same sentence. Oh well, it might me fun. But from the interview I wonder if he knows what he calls being told to "Bernie Mac it" is really just type casting.


It's because he puts his own spin on things and alot of the time don't follow the script and it comes out better then what the writers wrote..
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