#AlexOLoughlin – To Shine

While Alex is taking a long break and moving on from his 10 year Hawaii Five-0 phase to the next stage of his career, I wonder if this thought is still with him?

I prefer to shine in a mediocre movie than to be un-noticed in a masterpiece.

Vanity Fair Italia,

26 May 2010

Or whether the tiresome work on Hawaii five-0 will let him decide to rather only write, direct or produce in the future? Or maybe retire from the entertainment world altogether?

Of course my wish for his future is that he will stay in the story telling business and be able to do it all, while still acting in it as well! Then he might be able to shine in his own masterpiece!

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Many fans keep asking if Alex will be seen in something soon. Well, the fact is that if and whenever he decides to start a new project as an actor, it will take a while to actually see him in it.  We will first have to wait and get news of him filming that project. So any career related new Alex news will first be of filming and interviews and articles of the new project – no screentime at first. Unless production is done in total secrecy – which rarely happens in Hollywood.

If the past is any indication and if he will move onto doing a movie, chances are that it can take as long as 2 years or even more before we might actually see him in it. Once filmed, movies can take a long time to be edited and released. And now with the global pandemic of the past two years, projects take even longer.

On the other hand, TV projects are released sooner and there it can take less time to see him again, once a project is announced and start production. But still, if anything is not announced by now, chances are that it will only be seen by next year.

And as for the constant wishes of him to be James Bond  – my guess would be that that ship has sailed. Even if he still would have been interested, all the odds are against him. In 2005 when he auditioned for it he was regarded as too young and this time he will be too old to start it – and not Brittish enough I would guess. If chosen, he will then be only the 2nd non-Brit and the oldest ever to start as a Bond in history. Not good odds in that.

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So what am I saying here? Fans will have to be patient and decide if they are here for the long haul, otherwise there will only be frustration for them.

Although it is not all full of excitement at the moment, it is easy to be here on the one hand. This is our hobby and we will keep on exploring the past work and things that we have not posted yet …. until the new stuff gets here to report on. And of course we will post any new news as soon as it is officially announced – that is always our first priority!

The not so easy part of being here, is craziness that comes along with running such a site as this while fans are waiting for something to happen with Alex’s career. The list of it all is endless and I decided to delete it rather than to share all the negativity. And many times some of the madness actually inspires me to do studies and posts, just to refute what has been said or done.

But I guess the good and the bad is all part of real life and online fan life as well. People will be people …..

Maybe the key to the happiness in it all lies in the difference between dealing with fans or fanatics:

A fan, according to the American Heritage College Dictionary, is “an ardent devotee, an enthusiast.”

Fanatic is defined as “a person marked by an extreme unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.”

The distinction, then, apparently rests on whether the enthusiasm is ardent or unreasoning.

And maybe with all of the madness, one might forget that fandom is supposed to be fun and none of us should be taking any of it too seriously

……. while we wait for Alex to shine!

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Thank you to the Alex fans (the ardent reasonable devotees) who are sticking around!

And while we wait, you can always catch the summary of his known activities since end of H50 here:

#AlexOLoughlin ‘s Diary (# 7): Beyond #H50 (April 2020 – ….. )

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33 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin – To Shine

  1. Cindy

    As the saying goes…. patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. I’m sure he is enjoying much needed time being husband and father right now. I will wait for him to shine in whatever form that takes. Thank you for this wonderful site. Thank you for keeping it active. I am enjoying exploring as I came upon this site after the show ended.

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  2. Hi FOYeur

    Hope you are keeping well.
    Thank you as always for keeping us all updated on how the Ozzie version of a Greek god we all love, and, would also love to be in Malia’s shoes, to be able to lick that body of his from top to bottom, front and back, concentrating on a certain part of his anatomy 😜, is doing.

    Personally, for me, if anyone can’t wait for Alex to be ready to either continue his career or to make an announcement on his decision, really isn’t a real fan.

    Thank you again for again for more photos and some craic.

    Love in all things Alex
    Tina

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  3. He is worth any wait. Period! I´m happy for him to be able to lead a normal life with his family at the moment and I hope, he won´t decide to quit acting for good. He is too good with still a lot of creative potiental which he was not yet able to explore to quit. One of this would f.e. be his own story although this would expose him quite a bit, what he maybe doesn´t want. But giving what he already told and what kind of man he has become, his story would be interesting and inspiring. And he is a really good actor and director, too. So i will wait and enjoy this blog and see what he is going to do in the future no matter what form it takes. In the meantime I´ll be happy to see whatever he allows us to see. But if he feels, he doesn´t want to go on, he will be very much missed. But he and his family are top priority.
    Thank you for keeping us updated on this blog!

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  4. Tanya Y Long

    Yes I am definitely hanging in there with my Alex O’ Loughlin and I know whenever he decides to do something he will be great. Love you always Steve. You will always be my Commander Steve McGarrett.

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  5. marcerizo

    We are ardent and enthusiastic fans. We are here to stay… for good. Thank you girls for being here with us!

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  6. CassG

    I’m sure Alex will make a decision that best serves him as well as his family. In my heart of hearts I feel his fans will also benefit too. His talents are vast and he could do a range of things. I hope in that range he will return to be in front of the camera for sure!
    He should continue to take as much time as he needs. True fans will hang in there with him anxiously awaiting the what, when, where, and how on what his future may hold. Love and support reigns eternal here!❤

    Thank much FOYeur.

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  7. lindae5o

    Thank you for this post, Foyeur. There is still great interest in Alex, at least on Facebook, which is the only social media site I look at. The vast majority who post there fall into the ‘ardent’ category. As you know, there are also scammers. Most are real fans though, still interested in Alex and his career, and missing him.
    Alex continues to have a presence on the iMDB StarMeter. His number rises and falls from week to week. I don’t have a clue what generates these figures. Do the site owners somehow measure the number of times a celebrity is mentioned on all social media?
    Thank you for all that you do. I am here to stay!!

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    • The iMDB meter is adjusted with the number of clicks on the profile. So it will depend on how many people look Alex up on there.

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      • Cassiopea 1000

        In that case, I’m ready to wear my phalange away by clicking on his profile non stop, just to let “them” know that Alex is not forgotten by his fans!

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        • Maybe we should do a little experiment and post the link here so that all the fans visiting here click just click on his name once a day. Then we can see if it influences the rice in his name for that week. It can backfire though – because if we do not continue with it, the will be a large drop the next week.

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          • Great idea. Please do so.

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            • It seems to be working.
              His starmeter is already up by 312 from last week.
              Maybe I should post the link in all posts from now on.

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              • I think, that´s a good idea. You could also include the link to your posts on facebook. And people here who are members of their country´s AOL facebook groups could post it, too. It´s already posted in two German facebook groups. What else can we do to promote Alex´s carreer? Oh well, I imagine him chopping off our heads for causing him trouble. 😀 Let´s maybe tell CBS on their facebook account, we miss him TERRIBLY (and that´s no lie, right?). 😀 – Yes, I know, you don´t like CBS. What else can we do to cause trouble and make Alex being really mad at us? — just kidding ….. I hope.

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  8. Linda Mattus

    Do people Ever take pictures of Alex when he’s out in the public? I have seen a couple but I ever wonder if people take more pictures of him so we can see what he’s doing or that he is still alive and we can see what he looks like now until he gets to decide whether or not he wants to go back into the entertainment field. ________________________________

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  9. amytemple9815

    I’m a fan. Have been since Three Rivers. Alex is so obviously talented. As much as I enjoy his work, I want him -first and foremost – to be well. In all areas of his life. He clearly was burned out when Hawaii Five-0 ended and in desperate need of rest. I want that for him more than wanting to see him in anything new. It’s not about us and what we want. It has to be about to be about Alex and his family now.

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  10. jean short

    Thank you for this great website and all the recent updates. He will decide when it is time to perhaps act again (at least we hope to see him act again!). Or maybe he can write or produce or go on tour in a band! Hat’s off to you in whatever you decided to do.

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  11. Susan

    I always enjoy watching Hawaii 5-0 and I think Alex is a very talented actor but in Hollywood life or the entertainment business the more the celebrity ages the more difficult is to find roles easily, you all know how harsh Hollywood life is. So I hope Alex wont take that long to be seen again doing something in the entertainment business, cause if he takes more than lets say 3 yrs and still in hiatus, when he returns maybe just maybe it could be difficult for him to find roles that he may like, I hope that wont happen of course that it be difficult for him to find a role that he enjoys after so many years in hiatus. I still believes he is a good actor and I would love to see him again soon on the screen small or big and I still watch re-runs of H50, but after H50, I stopped following him that much as when he was on H50.

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    • I doubt if he ever stopped looking for anything. He did say that he has been reading scripts and I think he even said that he was writing something himself.
      So what feels to us like he is doing nothing with his career is far from it. Choosing a new project takes time.

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    • I see your point. But I too think, he knows too many people in the industrie who can help him do what he wants to do if he wants to come back. And he even said once – when he probably was really exhausted at the end of a season – that he doesn´t even know whether he still wants to be an actor and work in Hollywood. But not working in Hollywood anymore doesn`t necessarily mean he won´t work again as an actor. I personally think, if he wants to work he will work. A lot of films and even shows are made outside of Hollywood now. But doing films take time. Let´s just give him the the space and time he wants and needs as hard as it feels for us to stay patient. If he is meant to come back, he will. In the meantime he is leading a normal life with his family – actually for the first time since he married and had his family during H5O – and that´s good.

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      • Susan

        I will give him the benefit of the doubt and the show ended in 2020, that was the last time I guess the show aired the year of the pandemic, but even in pandemic some of his former cast members looked for and found jobs in other shows but of course each actor case is different if they want to continue working or not, it is up to them if they want to contineu working non stop or not.

        I mean it is ok to get some needed rest after the show ended that I agree, but I think it is time he starts now to one more time to look again for any job related to the entertaniment business, things are returning to normal progressively all over the world, so I hope Alex is looking to return to show business and be seen on the screen and do not take a long time to do it so. Like I said, Hollywood sometimes can be brutal when it comes to age. And of course he can find roles that can adapt to his age sure but the opportunities are fewer than their younger counterparts and also the importance of staying up while he is on screen. I stil watch re runs of the show I do and I like it but I dotn follow him that much anymore like I used to. Just hope he shows up soon somewhere and do not take anotehr 2 yrs to be seen.

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        • Well, it´s all up to you. It´s completely your choice to wait or not to wait.

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          • Personally I’m prepared to wait as long as it takes.

            Alex as an actor, writer, director, producer and human being is enough for me.

            I’ll be here if and when he decides to come back to either the small or big screen, maybe we’ll be really lucky and it’ll be both.

            The only other actor I’m like this with is Brad Pitt!

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        • Most of the other actors on the show did not want to end it. It was only Alex who felt he needed a break from acting and left the show. Therefore they all looked for jobs again quickly. They are also closer to Hollywood and could therefore make easier decisions on taking jobs.
          There are plenty of actors in their 60s and 70s and even some in their 80’s still getting wonderful roles in Hollywood. Hollywood is brutal at any age.
          Remember what I wrote – even if he accepts a role right now and announces it, he will most probably only be seen in it by next year if it is TV or the year after that if it is a movie because of how long productions take.

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          • lindae5o

            I firmly believe that Alex’s present state of inactivity is completely by choice.
            Alex will turn forty-six in August. That is no hindrance for male actors, compared to difficulties encountered by female actors.
            Alex could perform practically any role out there, though I would think he’d avoid anything requiring a lot of physicality.
            After two years of anxiety, I’ve become philosophical about it all. As disappointing as it may be for his fans, Alex needs to do what’s right for him.

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            • Could not agree more!
              His life, his career, his choices.

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            • I wouldn’t call it inactivity. Let’s call it non-public. Becaus I am pretty sure he is not ‘inactive’ and ‘just’ being a husband and a father. He is not the type.
              “I think I’ll end up directing one day as well. I don’t feel as though I’m really ready at the moment but I love the process of filmmaking and I love the process of storytelling… I always have and I want to be involved with all of it on a deeper level.”
              He is too much interested in storytelling. And that takes time.

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  12. Kelbelle

    Hi Foyeur
    I’m still hanging in there over here and thank you and Paula for being here too. We know if there is news of Alex you will be right on to it and let us know.

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  13. Kelbelle

    Oops put the wrong email address….this is the correct one 🤪

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  14. Karen

    It is his life and his decision, as long as he has enough money to keep up his Hawaiian lifestyle. I’ve loved Alex since Moonlight premiered almost 15 years ago. I miss seeing his face onscreen. Maybe we will one day.

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  15. Susan

    Perhaps Malia told him to go back to work, cause he is driving her crazy, being home, all of the time! ha ha Alex has had a great break, and his creative juices are probably starting to role. Whatever he does, is great with me. He has said that he wants to write more tv/movies. Go Alex! Thanks FOYeur, for keeping us updated!

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  16. Yes.Thank you so much FOYeur.

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