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    Frankie crashed in both races this past weekend. He wasn't injured but that's why his score comes up the way it does. He has a two year contract with Jensen so he'll be racing for at least that long.

    About the whole acting thing. I guess I look at it another way. Frankie has been acting since he was at least 8 years old and in movies since he was 11. In a sense, acting is all he knows and all he's ever done. Earlier this year, I believe he found himself at a crossroads. The show he had pretty much grown up on was coming to a close, which I can only imagine how difficult that must have been for all the cast. Spending nearly 7 years of your life, especially when you're only 20, with the same people and at one job, to leave it, must be a very scary and overwhelming experience.

    I think he realized that he was soon going to be beginning another chapter in his life. And while he's young enough to do it, I think he wanted to take on something fun and different and also something that he may never have the chance to do again in his life if he put it off to do another movie or TV role.

    I don't know about anyone else who is over 20 but when I was 20 years old, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I was undecided about my future and where I wanted to be 5 years from then. In truth, I don't think anyone should have to have it set in stone what they want to do for their permanent career at 20. Try new things, take chances, go against the norm. Life's too short to just take whatever comes down the pike, in Frankie's case, the next film that comes along.

    As odd, to me, as Parental Guidance Suggested sounds for a film role choice for Frankie, perhaps he took that role as a favor to a friend, or because it's something he believed in, for whatever reason. Just because it sounds strange to me, doesn't mean it sounds weird or an odd career choice to him. I believe he, as should all young people, should do whatever they feel is the right thing to do in their hearts. At the end of the day, it's only ourselves who we have to answer to and if one can't say to themselves that they did their best and tried their hardest and chose projects and jobs that mean something to them, then we're not being honest with ourselves.

    That said, I believe Frankie will return to acting in the not too distant future. As it is now, his next two film roles which are already completed, will be released in 2007 and I'd venture a guess that he'll have another film role scheduled or at least announced before the end of 2006.

    Anyway, that's my two cents on this topic.



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    I totally agree with you (he's 20, if he doesn't try what he wants now he will have no other chances later, especially for racing), except for the end: from what I heard he plans not to return acting until he is over 25, because he says he doesn't want to be stucked in the character of Malcolm.
    It seems he wants people to forget him, to appear later as an adult actor.

    To my mind it's not the best way (as you said he will certainly have difficulties to play leading roles in movies if only a fiew people remember him), but that's his choice !
    And I can understand him, if he goes on acting now he may not really be convincing in serious roles, because we think about Malcolm as soon as we see him !


    For yesterday's race (the original subject of my thread), I didn't think it was an accident because his status was 'off course' (whereas some other pilots had 'accident').
    I'm sorry for him, and I hope he will do better at next race !

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    After reading Sam and Christina's posts, I actually agree with both of them(Sam-Frankie needs to take what roles he can get BUT Christina-He should choose at least some GOOD stuff). I read about that "Parental Guidance Suggested" and it looks like a stupid, stupid, movie. And as soon as I read that it had the writers from "Not Another Teen Movie", I almost threw up. Those guys can't write anything funny, just disgusting and revolting.
    Man, I feel bad for Frankie right now. I REALLY wish he hadn't taken this role. Anyways, whoever wrote that article was(I guess) trying to be funny when they said we always wanted to see Frankie..uh...."fudge" a chicken. I wish I could find whoever wrote that and shove my foot up his a$$.
    Anyways, back on topic, I really hope Frankie improves his racing abilites. And Im also praying for him not to get injured in one of his races(from what Nico said, he crashed twice!).

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    Just throwing this out there...

    With a film that has over 70 speaking parts, I don't imagine Frankie will have a very large role in Parental Guidance Suggested. Perhaps only a cameo.

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    Very good points, Rye. Your post made me think about the situation in a somewhat different light. I can honestly say that most people don't know exactly what they want to do at 20 (myself included) and I agree that Frankie should defintely pursue racing for a couple of years if he wants to--especially if it's his dream job, as he claims. There's no harm at all in looking into other options and doing something fun that he really wants to do. I can also see what's he's saying about people thinking of him as Malcolm regardless of which role he plays. But I guess that's a common problem for any actor who plays one particular role for a long time.

    I just worry that if he ultimately wants to return to acting (as he also claims) or the racing career doesn't work out that he'll miss out on a lot of opportunities if he waits too long. I think what he's doing now--completing acting projects on the side while still keeping the racing as his main focus for the time being is a pretty good strategy. That way, he won't totally disappear from the acting business for any length of time. My other main concern is that if he continues to accept movies like Parental Guidance Suggested, people aren't going to take him seriously. It's just something (obvious) about the description of that movie that really turns me off and I have a hard time believing that Frankie would accept such a role with his popularity and past successes. Like you said though, maybe he has a small part or did it as a favor for a friend. And hopefully it will turn out a lot better than the description suggests.

    As for the racing, I hope Frankie does well in his future races. I too feel bad for him that he hasn't done so well in the past few. He's still a rookie in the business so I'm sure it will take a while to perfect his skills. More importantly, like Tony, I hope that he continues to be safe because racing is such a dangerous sport (especially those F1 cars that don't even have a top on them!!)

    I can't answer the initial question posed in this thread because I don't really follow the F1 or BMW racing because they aren't aired in the US (to my knowledge). If he went "off course," I assume that means that his car left the track and went into the infield, probably as the result of him losing control of the car for one reason or another. This could also be classified as an accident, especially if the car spun around or anything like that. Not a bad accident like actually crashing into another car or another object though. (I don't know what really happened, I'm guessing based on seeing things like that happen in Nascar--not that I'm a big fan of that either. My dad loves it though! )
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    If it's not aired in the US, I think it's not aired anywhere !
    In France we never hear about these races.

    And Frankie is not a F1 driver, he races in formula BMW. It's not really the same, as I said engines are limited to 130 bhp (whereas formula one engines do more than 700 bhp for about the same weight).

    I think Ryebeach answered my question, he told frankie had an accident in both races of the week end. But I found no other informations about it on websites, I still think it's strange they didn't mention 'accident' in the results' grid instead of 'off course'.

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    Im sure they said "off course" because it sounds nicer than "crashed" or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_montana
    Im sure they said "off course" because it sounds nicer than "crashed" or something.
    Of course they would not write 'crashed' ...

    But look at the "status" column in the results' grid here, the different status are "runing", "off course", "accident", "mechanical"...
    So I think they could have written "accident" instead of "off course" if Frankie really crashed his car !

    I hope his website will be updated soon so as we could know with details what really happened !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico21
    Of course they would not write 'crashed' ...

    But look at the "status" column in the results' grid here, the different status are "runing", "off course", "accident", "mechanical"...
    So I think they could have written "accident" instead of "off course" if Frankie really crashed his car !

    I hope his website will be updated soon so as we could know with details what really happened !
    Nico,

    I found this info on Frankie's past two races in two seperate articles I read, one on Sunday and the other yesterday AM. I'll see if I can find the articles and post the links here but I don't believe I have the links any longer.

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    As I originaly answered to your post, I believe what you said .

    I just thought it was strange they didn't simply write "accident" on the race report. There must be a reason for this (simply a mistake ?).

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