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Luke Wilson Finds Enlightenment on the Small Screen

If you're anything like me, you cringe a little bit every time Luke Wilson pops up in one of those AT&T commercials. I loved him back in the day, but he hasn't done much for me lately — which is why I'm hopeful about his newest project. Wilson is set so star opposite Laura Dern in the upcoming HBO comedy Enlightened.

Wilson will play the druggie ex-husband to Dern's spiritually awakened Amy. As a cool extra bonus, Dern's real-life mom Diane Ladd has also signed on to play Amy's mom on the show.

With HBO's biggest comedies growing old (Entourage, I'm looking at you), I'd be happy to see some fresh meat as mainstays in my Sunday night lineup. I'm also interested to see how Wilson fares in his first major TV role (other than Casey Kelso on That '70s Show, of course). Are you wiling to give Luke Wilson another shot, or has he passed his prime?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I disagree; a commercial campaign doesn't mean your career is over - there are tons of successful actors right now doing product spokesmanship. The only difference in Luke Wilson's case is that he's never had much success as an actor because; to be quite honest; he's not all that talented (he's not terrible but he's just not super great) and he doesn't have much range. I like him a lot but that's the truth. I am glad to see that he's getting work because he is so likable; and this idea sounds like it could be interesting, funny, and a good return for Wilson to the kind of subtle comedy that he's best in (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums; even Legally Blonde, and Charlie's Angels)...
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
I feel bad for Luke Wilson because of the way he looks now a days. He used to be so cute, what happened? Hopefully this show will motivate him.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I feel bad for the man when I see him on the AT&T commercials. When you start doing those it usually means your career isn't doing to well.
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