Liz & Dick

Meet Grant Bowler, the man who played Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick

We all know there’s something about a Lifetime movie that’s so bad it’s good. The reason why this works is they don’t aim too high. This Liz & Dick movie was NOT going to be an accurate portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, or even a complex psychological character study (CLICK HERE to read some of the worst reviews.) It’s really more about our culture’s fascination with Lindsay Lohan than anything else. Lindsay Lohan didn’t sound (she sounded like Lindsay Lohan, sometimes with an accent,) act, or even really look like Elizabeth Taylor, but she was fascinating to watch last night. The movie was more about inside jokes about Lindsay’s headlines over the years: with nods at tabloid headlines, jewels, pills, booze, calling paparazzi to let them know where she is, and hiring her own photographer to take pictures of herself on a boat. After not being able to find work for a while, Lindsay-as-Liz laments how “bored” she is because she’s been working all her life. That’s been a complaint of Lindsay’s throughout all her troubles. Last week on a GMA interview she even said it was “safer” to keep her on set at all times.

But what held the movie all together was the guy who played Richard Burton, Grant Bowler. His roll wasn’t exquisitely written, but he did a smashing job of portraying a masculine emotional-trainwreck to Lindsay Lohan’s Liz. But, who is Grant Bowler?

5 brutal reviewer quotes for ‘Liz & Dick’ starring Lindsay Lohan

Last night Lifetime finally revealed to the world their film about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starring Lindsay Lohan. The reviews have been rolling in and by almost all accounts I think I’m glad I missed Liz & Dick. The actress was hoping that the film, which gained a tremendous amount of media attention because of Lohan’s involvement, would spark a reignition of her career but so far it’s looking like it might have the opposite effect. Read 5 rough review quotes and see some of Lindsay’s various costumes from the film. As a bonus find out what Lindsay’s dad, Michael Lohan, thought of his daughter’s performance.

PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan at Liz & Dick premiere, says she regrets nothing, wants to adopt a son

Lindsay Lohan stepped out of the red carpet last night for the premiere of Liz & Dick (it airs Sunday night on Lifetime at 10 PM EST) in a satiny dress with cut-outs down the front.

She may have skipped out on a Barbara Walters sit-down (rumor is that she refused because Barbara was going to ask probing questions about Lindsay’s drug use, and I guess she’s just not ready for her Whitney Houston confessional moment,) but she did give an interesting interview to US Weekly this week to promote the film.