Let's All Judge Justin Bieber's Acting

As vice-president of my local Justin Bieber Fan Club chapter, I know for a fact that The Bieb is the greatest pop singer in the history of everything. He can sing, he can dance, he can... sing. And to top it all off, she's he's just so adorable!

Like all pop idols, his ascension to God-like status includes a few stops in the realm of acting, and his first jump into professional pretending is as a little bad boy in CBS' procedural CSI. While his proficiency as a singer and Youtube legend are untouchable (he's so dreamy!), his acting... well, don't quit your day job, kid.

Perhaps I'm being a little too hard on the munchkin. Heck with that Boys Don't Cry-era Hilary Swank haircut of his, he could do just about anything and I'd watch! And he's still light years ahead of the worst actor of our generation and generations to come, Ms. Bristol Palin.

Have a look at Bieber's acting debut on the season premiere of CSI, which debuts on September 23 on CBS.

What did you think? Let's critique the performance, and please, don't pull any punches. He'll be reading these comments so let's give him constructive criticism.


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Apr 24, 2011
I know this was ages ago but seeing as he may possible chance upon this message I couldn't resist but to comment.



Firstly I think he did very well. The important thing is that we can believe him to be Jason McCann, I think it was pulled off very well. Justin Bieber is a good actor and I think he shows promise for the future. Very well done!



At points I think he seemed over-confident for someone in his position but it didn't ruin it for me. I wouldn't like to see him in any leading roles for big films because, let's be honest, the story will be changed to fit with Justin and not the other way round. With similar sized parts I think he could have a very successful acting career.



If he goes and suprises me I'll be very happy but as someone else commented. Perhaps he should leave acting to actors?



When I heard about your appearence I was frankly worried. "Here comes another singer who plans to muscle into acting." Act well and I have no problem. Somebody below said that he had no expression on his face while being interrigated. Had he had a big expression I would have critisized it. All he was lacking there was a sense of timidity. His facial expression was perfect throughout. I'm not a fan of Justin Bieber but credit given where credit's due. I would like to see him more on TV. He may turn out excellently.
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Jan 12, 2011
it was a good performance
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Sep 20, 2010
Indeed
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Sep 19, 2010
He's a Goa'uld everybody.
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Sep 19, 2010
i don't know if it is him or his hair which is more retarded
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Sep 19, 2010
Awful, hate him!!
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Sep 18, 2010
Here's a crazy idea; how about letting actors get acting parts?
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Sep 17, 2010
I think he 's great,he just feels what he says,and if he wasn't...i'm sure he gave his best and this is what it counts.Great job Justin!!!
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Sep 17, 2010
who the hell is this retard?

No wonder half the world think americans are stupid when this is the people that are ""Famous?"" in thier culture
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Sep 17, 2010
he sound like girl i hate his hair! and his face and his voice and everything about or relate to this kid plus this sh** isn\'t acting
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Sep 17, 2010
Not as bad as Bristol, but def not guest star caliber.
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Sep 17, 2010
Justin, just go die already, we're fed up of some kid who has to deliberately lower his voice to get a part of an adolescent male, he should try growing his hair and going for acting positions requiring a teenage girl. Oh and stop wearing lipstick if you don't do that
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Sep 17, 2010
To everyone complaining about his hair -- he can't change it, he needs to hide the Mark of the Beast on his forehead.
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Sep 17, 2010
Just stop Justin.. Stop..
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Sep 16, 2010
Well, he's definitely better than Bristol Palin, though that isn't saying much.
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Sep 16, 2010
LOL Did you see him "act" on SNL? That was ridiculously bad. Acting isn't in this kid at all, maybe he should stick to walking into doors. At least that'll make us laugh cause all of his singing just makes me sad.
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Sep 15, 2010
well it could have been ALOT worse, although his voice sounds like he's been smoking for 10 years, he was that that bad.
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Sep 15, 2010
Aside from the fact that for some reason I hate him... I have to say, Palin was so bad, which makes the kid a tad better... Loved the Swank reference =D
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Sep 15, 2010
Oh My God that was awful. It was like someone botoxed his face. I blame Taylor Swift for this. She started this whole teen star on tv shows thing. Don\'t get me wrong, I thought Taylor was really good when she was on CSI but she is the reason that CSI execs thought it would be a good idea to bring this talentless mama's boy on here. This is why shows have an auditioning process. If this guy had auditioned, he would have been thrown out on his ass. He couldn\'t even be bothered changing his look to suit his character. At least Taylor dyed her hair black and was able to put some compassion into her performance. Once again Beiber sucks ass. The sooner his voice breaks and he fades into obscurity the better
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Sep 15, 2010
No emotion on his face...

Return him to MTV...
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Sep 14, 2010
well that was just bad. good thing he isn't quitting singing since a tvshow with him on it would be the most boring thing ever.
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Sep 14, 2010
Wow, he actually sucks at two things, not only one.
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Sep 14, 2010
his hair is to long..it covers his eyebrows and forehead completely... so for all i care he could have been really emotional or scared or whatever ... it just doesn't come through. his face look emotionless ...real piece of wood.
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Sep 14, 2010
I hate this guy.
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Sep 14, 2010
How is this kid this popular?
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Sep 14, 2010
Justin Barbie is trying to act? He should (or shouldn't as it doesn't matter to me) work on his singing.
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Sep 14, 2010
omg.. he looks like Amanda Bynes in that movie "she's the man" hahaha.. even soo he's a talented kido.. but.. if i have to choose.. i pick up the Jo-bros.
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Sep 14, 2010
he sucked so BAD !!
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Sep 14, 2010
It sounds like he's about to die.
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Sep 14, 2010
he can't sing and wants to act, no supprise he can't do that either
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Sep 13, 2010
I am going to say this up front, Justin Bieber in no way, represents the great country of Canada. Ugghhh.
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Sep 13, 2010
BRING BACK BRISTOL PALIN TO TV, I WANT HER ACTING AGAIN OVER BIEBS
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Sep 13, 2010
He's not that bad, actually. As an actor myself, I can honestly say that.
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Sep 13, 2010
nope. even i can act better.
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Sep 13, 2010
eh he was alright... it did nothing towards making me like him though. I still don't understand why all the girls love him, but that's a different issue.
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Sep 13, 2010
With the number of guest roles that appear in a series, when a celebrity comes it is a huge fuss...For a fact, he will not get the best guest role award for emmy, but he didnt do half bad on the show. I would suggest JB not to make this a continuous thing...He should stick with singing and dancing....I've seen worse and I think he did average...
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Sep 13, 2010
don't watch the show and not a fan of the music, but cut the poor kid some slack. Everyone starts somewhere and chances are you weren't the witty and suave writer you are now right out of the gate either, Sir Tim!
You go kid. There is no such thing as being loved by everyone but everyone has an opinion. Some of them won't be kind. That's life. Welcome to it!
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Sep 13, 2010
For a first time doesn't seem bad :x
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Sep 13, 2010
I have never and will never be a Justin Bieber fan. I have nothing against the little didums, he has a fanbase and I'm just not a part of it is all.



Though I do think he is a little too self-assured for my taste. Regardless, I watched this clip with an open mind. Maybe, just maybe his acting skills will reign me a little into the tween side. Maybe just maybe I would smile and say touche to the baby heartbreaker. And then the clip finished and I was like, baby baby baby no! There was no compassion, no emotion whatsoever. Disappointing, and sadly predictable.
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Sep 13, 2010
Aren't sixteen-year olds supposed to be...well...more grown? I mean, he looks like he's twelve or something and from what I can see we has the height to go with it.
Also, he is sixteen...where is the facial hair? What is wrong with this kid??
Stuck in Neverland much?
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Sep 13, 2010
good thing i stopped watching CSI years ago, i'd have never watched this episode because i really don't like justin bieber
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Sep 13, 2010
I didn't like it ...
I don't get the Bieber's fever I don't like his music even tho R&B , Hip Hop and Pop is my favorite music genre But I don't like his music . I don't understand why he has all this fame and crowd . and now he is acting lol ?? wtf I hope he disappear asap , he has no talent , he just a regular kid . and why in hell does he has this hairstyle on CSI , he is acting a certain character he shouldn't show up as Bieber , he should look like whatever his character is .
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Sep 13, 2010
You are not being hard, it does not feel genuine, there is no genuine expression in his face at some moments. I did not feel the conflict of the decision he made of telling the cops where his brother was. So assuming he will read this i would say objectively: I am no actor but practice in front of a mirror and try to convince yourself of the things that are supposedly happening to you. There is a lot of empty expressions there.
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Sep 13, 2010
I think he and Bristol Palin need their own reality show. Perhaps if they'd thrown a water bottle at him they'd have gotten a better "acting" performance out of him.
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