Lindsay Lohan might get a Tarantino-infused career comeback


Here are some new photos of Lindsay Lohan in New York yesterday. Maybe she thinks she’ll have better luck in the New York clubs than she’s been having in LA? I don’t know. Has anyone else noticed that Lindsay’s outfits have been even more awful lately though? It’s like she’s been photographed in 80s-style stirrup pants for the past month. And the belly-baring shirts just look cheesy, like she cut up a cheap shirt and tried to make it look “sexy”. Anyway…

The Guardian is reporting the rumor that Quentin Tarantino wants to work with Lindsay. They call her a perfect candidate, considering her acting career is in the toilet and Tarantino specializes in actors who need a second chance.

If reports are to be believed, Lohan made such an impression on the set of Machete – the film based on the fake trailer from the start of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s misstep Grindhouse – that Tarantino is currently cooking up a “shocking, hardcore” part for her in a forthcoming project that will instantly propel her back into the big league.

Because that’s something that Quentin Tarantino is quite good at. Everybody knows what Pulp Fiction did for John Travolta, dragging him away from Kirstie Alley and the talking babies, and making him a genuine box-office proposition again. Similarly, Jackie Brown brought Pam Grier back into the spotlight, and Kill Bill made David Carradine and, to a lesser extent, Uma Thurman register on the Hollywood radar. If there’s one thing that Quentin Tarantino can do better than anyone else, it’s resuscitate flatlining actors.

Obviously once they’ve been resuscitated, they’re on their own again, at which point their careers usually flounder. After receiving Tarantino’s helping hand, Pam Grier made The Adventures of Pluto Nash; Uma Thurman made the now infamous Motherhood; David Carradine played a horny old triad called Poon Dong in Crank 2, then died; and John Travolta voluntarily chose to star in (deep breath) Battlefield Earth, Ladder 49, Be Cool, Wild Hogs, Hairspray and Old Dogs all in the space of a single decade. And these actors are much more celebrated than Lindsay Lohan – so even if Tarantino does decide to give her a boost, she probably shouldn’t start clearing any Oscar spaces on her mantelpiece yet.

[From The Guardian]

It could be that Quentin was impressed with something regarding La Blohan, or that he thinks she would make a hilarious cameo appearance as “Crackhead #2”, but I doubt he’s writing a part especially for her or anything. A similar rumor was floating around about Quentin wanting to work with Britney Spears, and nothing ever came of that.

Speaking of Lindsay being rather trashy, the Jersey Shore kids were interviewed by Interview Magazine this month, and they have nothing but nice things to say about the Lohans, of course. Pauly D said, regarding his celebrity fans: “Lindsay Lohan, Ashton Kutcher. Diddy’s a fan. I heard Denzel Washington’s a fan. Lindsay’s cool. When we went to the club, she pulled me aside and said, ‘Pauly D! I love your show.’ We were hanging out with her mother [Dina Lohan].” Shocking! You mean the Lohans would totally relate to the Jersey Shore kids? Honestly, between those two groups, I kind of worry about the Jersey Shore kids, and how the Lohans could be a bad influence.



Lindsay Lohan in New York on April 12, 2010. Credit:

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  1. audrey says:

    oh god. i hope not.

  2. Lala11_7 says:

    Bottom line…THE GIRL CAN ACT…

    This might be JUST THE TICKET…once she connects back with her G-d given talent…maybe she’ll remember who the hell she is…

  3. Kate says:

    Someone needs a root touchup.

  4. Huma says:

    This is going to make me sound like the worst person in the world, but…No! Tarantino cannot give her a comeback! Lindsay needs to properly hit rock bottom so she can get help and get clean and THEN make a comeback. Her whole problem is that she’s surrounded by enablers, people who tell her she’s awesome and keep handing her things, and that is not what she needs.

    And of course, I say that as a person who knows nothing about her, personally, of course.


  5. Milan says:

    hahahahahahahahaha!…..hic….hahahahaha! f3ck, you’re serious. Maybe they should write her up a role in shark tale 2, she already looks like a fish, so they won’t have to waste too much money on CGI. Awesome, I’d watch that.

  6. Iggles says:

    Lala11_7 – I agree. I hope this works out for Linds. Hopefully then she can put the pipe down for good.

  7. Tia C says:

    @ Kate: I was hoping she’s planning on going back to her natural color and that’s what the root growth is for, so her stylist can match the color. Wishful thinking no doubt!

    Whatever else one can say about Lindsay (and there is plenty) she IS a good actress. There is talent there. I’m not a Tarentino fan, but I do hope she finds some good parts in the near future, and if he is able to help her in that endeavor, great.

  8. no second chances says:

    i’m sorry, she doesn’t deserve a second chance.
    If he goes with her, he’ll get burned

    she is just a toxic nutjob.

  9. R2D2 says:

    I think she’s a horrible actress, not sure why anyone would put her in anything that is supposed to be taken seriously.
    You couldnt pay me to sit thru anything she is in, dont care who is behind it.

  10. bellaluna says:

    Tarantino will be dead to me if he does this! *turns head and spits on ground venomously*

    It is inaccurate to say “Lindsay is a good actress” since we haven’t seen her act like anything but an ass in years. It’s more accurate to say “Lindsay WAS a good actress” before drinking, drugs, & clubs became her new gig.

  11. Lori says:

    Wasn’t Georgia Rule her second chance? I agree that she needs to go away for a long while. She is doing permanent damage to her skin and soon, even if she got herself all cleaned up and rehabed she will still have a drug addict face, there will be no more youthful exuberance left. Lindsey you look terrible you are not fooling us!

  12. Obvious says:

    Georgia Rule was the end of her first shot. Girl needs to hit rock bottom but she has/had talent. And it’s shame to have it wasted because of all the enablers around her.

  13. Neelyo says:

    Don’t you have to go away first to come back?

  14. ogechi says:

    All the best to her.

  15. lucy2 says:

    Even if he did give her a great role and it was successful, it wouldn’t matter. Even if she managed to complete a film, which I doubt she could, she’d fall apart afterward again. She’s in self destruct mode, and until she fixes that, nothing else will matter.

  16. vale says:

    I wonder if she hadn’t spiraled so far downwards if everyone would be romanticizing how “amazing” she is as an actress. I found her charismatic onscreen but definitely average. She has so far played the same role over and over: teenaged drama queen, and she played that part averagely. I’d like to see her get her shit together and act a mature role in an adult film (and act it well).

  17. dovesgate says:

    I liked Lindsay as an actress. She was believable in everything from Get a Clue to Georgia Rule. I just don’t think she can pull off a new role any time soon.

    Tarantino may have success in boosting the careers of has-beens but if he were to take a chance on Lindsay right now, he just might find his own career flatlining.

    Unless its another epic druggie/gangster film. She could play herself!

  18. Rachel says:

    @Kate, and exfoliating!

  19. snapdragon says:

    meh – her talent is overrated, IMO.

  20. Green Is Good says:

    Blohan isn’t reliable. She’ll show up late or not at all with a BS excuse like she’s sick (hungover).

  21. Red Folder says:


  22. JuiceinLA says:

    I doubt Tarantino could get her insured to be in a movie at this point. Remember when Robert Downey Jr. couldn’t get a role because no one would insure him? Gotta be the same for Lolo.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him want to work with her eventually, if she outlives her self destruction and cleans up her act.

    What she needs is some jail time.

  23. a says:

    I think she is still talented and I hope she has a comeback. She is still young and finding her way, hopefully she finds her way back, but kicking the drugs… seems like she is still flirting in the land called DENIAL.

  24. Snarf says:

    Maybe Quinton wants to tap that. Ewww must go wash brain now.

  25. lrm says:

    Didn’t meryl streep say lohan had a ‘remarkable, raw talent’?

    i don’t know why people think she can’t act? then again, i think goopy has done some great films, so perhaps i have no idea what a good actress is?

    i think bullock is over-rated (but a very good comedic actress,and I was hoping she’d go the way of steve martin, or lily tomlin with her skills, NOT this b.s. blind side melodrama hollywood cr*p), winslett and blanchett are fantastic, scar jo is hit or miss, and phones it in alot, but could have done better if she actually worked at it….Roberts is one note.
    What else? oh of course, Jolie does not have much range, but she’s got charisma and that does count on screen and in life. she’s glamorous, no doubt about it.

    The rest: eh, most of the big names are average in terms of talent. I have to confess (i watched it with my child), i loved lohan in freaky friday with jamie lee curtis. she was good, what can i say?

  26. Jeri says:

    Someone (Mommy??)would have to drag her to the set when ever she was needed (if they could find her).

    What some one else said, Lindsey & her Mom still consider her a “child” so how could she do adult roles.

  27. sue says:

    please, this girl has had enough chances. anyone remember i know who killed me? or how about labour pains. the girl can not act. there are plenty of other people out there who need a first chance in hollywood. why give it to a person who’ll just snort the paycheque any way? if she gets this role, she’ll end up getting cast in 5 other crap-fests.

  28. MSat says:

    Bad Elvira hair with red roots. That’s klassy.

  29. GatsbyGal says:

    If he puts her in his movie, he’s gonna find out real fast why no one else will hire her. He better be prepared for late arrivals to the set, forgetting of lines, high behavior, passing out in her dressing room, not even showing up or calling for days on end. She will ruin his movie.

  30. Majosha says:

    I agree with the others who believe this skank should be out of “second chances” by now. She’s an average actress — certainly nothing special — who’s far more adept at being a self-entitled twat and getting her rapidly deteriorating mug in the tabloids then she is at accomplishing anything of value. I’m usually a Tarantino devotee, but I wouldn’t pay five cents to see his or anyone else’s movie if this bitch was part of the cast.

  31. Sumodo1 says:

    Bitch deserves a Tarentino work ethic, ala Uma: martial arts and sword training! That’ll keep her outta da club.

  32. archiepelago says:

    Her talent is way overrated. Dakota Fanning pulled off a miracle in ‘I am Sam’ at 7 years old. Abigail Breslin has great depth of emotion and even though she was older playing younger, Alison Lohman in ‘White Oleander’ was incredible.

  33. Me says:

    I hope she turns herself around. A Tarantino movie might do the trick.

  34. john doe says:


  35. kiki says:

    What’s with the black hair is she trying out for vampire bucks she looks older with dark hair I thought she already had the comeback chance.A asthmatic chain smoking pill and drug taker who’s a cutter and body abuser why does she deserve more chances Disney can buy a new girl role model.

  36. Kirsten says:

    If Tarantino makes a movie with Lindsay Lohan, I don’t imagine it being a hit or bringing back her career. I mean she hardly had a decent career to begin with, see:Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, Labor Pains. Are we to call these “good” movies? Anyways, I will NOT see one of her movies. She may have had a chance but the constant media attention completely takes away from her being a believable actor.

    Tarantino, please pass on this one.

  37. Robert says:

    Well yah know I think alot of people would pay just to see how well this train wreck (no offense) can do on the big screen again. There is an appeal I have to admit.

  38. CB Rawks says:

    Sump oil-coloured dye, and auburn roots! Why have I never considered that combination before today? Heeeeavenly.