Film's Pretty Boys Fall Short at the Box Office A slew of new movies star some of Hollywood's most handsome male leads, from Ocean's 12 to Alfie. But the actors' movie-star looks are often failing to translate into success with film audiences. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell.
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Film's Pretty Boys Fall Short at the Box Office

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Film's Pretty Boys Fall Short at the Box Office

Film's Pretty Boys Fall Short at the Box Office

Film's Pretty Boys Fall Short at the Box Office

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A slew of new movies star some of Hollywood's most handsome male leads, from Ocean's 12 to Alfie. But the actors' movie-star looks are often failing to translate into success with film audiences. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell.

Critic Elvis Mitchell says Brad Pitt is better served by character-actor parts than in lead roles like his Achilles in Troy. Warner Bros. hide caption

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