The Mind of a B-List Actor

Sometimes I like Entourage, but I've had it in for Adrian Grenier ever since he singlehandedly dragged The Devil Wears Prada down from an A- movie to a B, so my answer to the interesting question of whether he's a good enough actor to play a bad one is a resounding no. (And if you want a more revealing look inside the mind of a not-quite-good-enough Hollywood star than Grenier's mediocre thespianing provides, I recommend turning off HBO and digging up the great New Yorker profile of Jaime Pressly - "The Almost It Girl" - that Rebecca Mead wrote five years ago.)

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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