September 6, 2011 at 4:44 am #160601Jesse ScottParticipant
I am looking for mainstream hollywood movies where landscape architects are portrayed. These are the only ones I could find:
Mark Ruffalo in Just Like Heaven (2005)
Simon Baker in Something New (2006)
Jude Law in Breaking and Entering (2006)
Can any of you think of any others. The one stipulation is that the words Landscape Architect need to be uttered somewhere in the movie dialog.September 6, 2011 at 5:17 am #160616Kimberly CarusoParticipant
Mark Ruffalo (again!) in The Kids are Alright (2010)September 6, 2011 at 6:07 am #160615Anu MParticipant
I think it’s Julianne Moore who’s trying to start a Landscape Design business in The Kids are Alright (2010)…September 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm #160614Daniel RadaiParticipant
In ’17 again’ Leslie Mann starts a garden design business!September 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm #160613Jordan LockmanParticipantSeptember 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm #160612September 7, 2011 at 1:58 am #160611Trace OneParticipant
Green Card, Andie McDowell is a garden designer…
How about expand to fiction – I love Agatha Christie’s mystery that revolves around a garden in an old quarry, and the garden designer who was obsessed with his creation..September 7, 2011 at 6:59 am #160610landplannerParticipant
Unless your considering a career change with more “Hollywood” attached to it than continuing
to slog it through this crushing economic time warp we are in ( in the current profession we assume you to be in) your choice of discussion topic seems a little vapid.
Still, with the comment by our resident film critic, the plug-in head himself, Mr. Nick A., I might even check out one of the listed films here.
Let us all know when you get a screen test.September 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm #160609Jordan LockmanParticipant
I am sure that no one is realisticly hoping to play a LA in a feature film, but it is more of a fun way to see how we are percieved by pop culture. It is fun to watch “how I met your mother” on tv and see the things that they think an Architect is. Of course he always has models and sits in front of his drafting board. Even though we have only built one actual model in the 5 years I have been at an Arch firm and there is only two drafting boards in our office, both of which are performing well as dust collectors. Even better I laugh when my brother calls and states that he understands my work life better based on a sitcom.September 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm #160608RobotParticipant
I think they are making a movie based on “The Devil in the White City,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I wonder who will play Olmsted?September 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm #160607BoilerplaterParticipant
Speaking of Breaking and Entering, its the only movie I’ve seen that portrays LAs tackling a major urban design project. That is the side of landscape architecture that I wish more of the public knew about. There’s this scene where Jude Law’s character is digitally inserted into a model of their big project. He sounds more like a landscape architect than I ever have! They had a real hipster urban office too! Its funny how he introduces himself to this woman he cheats on his wife with (Life! It imitates art!). He says “I’m an architect, of sorts.” Kinda ties into the whole crisis of identity that LAs suffer from. His LA partner, as an interesting side note, is played by the actor who played the analog of Jim Halpert in the original UK version of “The Office”.
In the other movies I’ve seen, LAs are more often portrayed as garden designers, though I can’t speak for all of those listed here. I can’t believe I’ve never seen “Sunshine State”, being a big John Sayles fan.September 14, 2011 at 1:30 am #160606Alan Ray, RLAParticipant
there was a Barbra Streisand movie in the 70s where her love interest was a la student I think. Can’t remember the name of the movieSeptember 14, 2011 at 2:19 am #160605allandParticipant
The character played by Annette Bening (a realtor) in “American Beauty” references a Landscape Architect when trying to sell a home.December 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm #160604Justin W. LeeParticipant
I just saw a preview of a new sitcom that features Rob Schneider, and his occupation is a Landscape Architect. Should be interesting…….December 13, 2011 at 7:29 am #160603ernie garciaParticipant
in the pilot episode of “angel,” one of the talent agents claims to be dating a landscape architect.
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