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Sep 16, 2007

David's weekend question

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David's weekend assignment, should we choose to accept it, is a puzzler for me.

Hollywood's knocking on your door, to offer you top billing in
a studio blockbuster, alongside any movie star of your choice. Whom do
you choose?


The first thing I would have to get over is the fact that Hollywood was knocking on my door? "Say what? Who are you really? Are you from Rent-to-Own? I paid that bill last month. Yeah, right, and I'm the freaking Easter Bunny...you wanna see my little fluffy tail?" It would take a great deal of convincing for me to believe it wasn't a practical joke, as I know some jokesters with a wicked sense of humor.

Then I would have to explain to them numerous times that the only acting experience I had was in high school productions, where I usually had the female lead, ta-da!, but that was a couple years back. And, no, my director wasn't William Shakespeare. I knew of him, but never met the guy. We traveled in different circles you might say.

So, after I have accepted the fact that Hollywood wants moi, I get to choose a leading man. Who do I want to work with. I'm not looking at hot bodies here. Well, not to work with so much, but, yeah, I probably am looking.

Once actor who I have long admired, and I know this will come as a shock to so many of you, would have to be Vincent D'onfrio. From Full Metal Jacket, Feeling Minnesota, and The Breakup, he is an actor that uses every tool at his disposal to become the character he portrays. When I started watching Law and Order CI, I just feel in love with Dectective Goren and his profiling approach to each investigation. He created a character of substance, but also with an edge of mystery.

But, my ultimate choice would be to work with the witty, wonderful, keenly observant Christopher Guest. From This is Spinal Tap, which I have watched probabaly 50 times, to Waiting for Guffman, Dog Show, A Mighty Wind, and last years For Your Consideration, his most popular work is based on the mockumentary. The star of Rob Reiner's This is Spinal Tap, playing Nigel Tufnel, with Micheal McKean, and Harry Shearer, is as funny today as when it was released in 1984. Co-writing the screenplay with Reiner, McKean, and Shearer, he eventually released his own productions.

I feel he would be a challenge to work with, and while the finished product may look like fun and games, I believe it is probably much harder and much more involved than that. I would most likely be in awe.

19 comments:

Woozie said...

...he is an actor that uses every tool at his disposal to become the character he betrays?

Tsk, tsk, tsk. For shame :)

alphonsedamoose said...

Jessica Alba or Biel Hello! I'm not dead.

just me said...

Moose: I can understand that completely coming from a male perspective. However, I never even considered a female co-star. If I had, it would probably have been....Dame Judith Dench. I love her.

just me said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Woozie. It does give the sentence a different context does it not? Got in a bit of hurry, I guess. Been a shitty day all around, I guess. Hope yours has been much better.

Babzy said...

I agree completely about Vincent D'onfrio. I haven't seen many of his movies but thought he was amazing in Full Metal Jacket. I did see him in a very strange science fiction movie. Can't remember the name of it. He played a very strange character and scared the crapola out of me.

I've had a shitty day, too. Why are you having a shitty day, Deb? How about we sit on your porch and discuss the finer points of shitty days over a couple of drinks?

just me said...

Sounds like a plan to me. I'll have a Busch NA, what'll you have, Bab?

BBC said...

I don't care to be in any movies. But if they paid me enough I would consider being in any where the women were many and have nice hooters.

It's a man thing. :-)

Babzy said...

A Shirley Temple, of course, with an umbrella and a sword.

SJ said...

Yeah he was great in Full Metal Jacket a movie I like... the first 25 mins or so have to be some of the best film making ever.

Craze said...

I freaking LOVE Vincent D'onfrio!!

Huh... I can't act at all I don't think Hollywood will be calling me!

Craze said...

I freaking LOVE Vincent D'onfrio!!

Huh... I can't act at all I don't think Hollywood will be calling me!

Catmoves said...

Vince is good without a doubt. Very professional. But did you forget the best of them? Jack Nicholson?

just me said...

bbc: Yep, it must be a man thing. Kinda like a Swamp Thing, but not as silly.

craze: Let's start a fan club...I get to president, though...I suspect he has "weapons of mass destruction" so I best go in and check it out...lolol..got to see that weapon...

catmoves: No, I didn't forget ole Jack. Big fan, but I just love Christopher Guest, who is a Baron, by the way. And is also married to Jaimie Lee Curtis, and they seem such a happy couple.

Enemy of the Republic said...

I could never deal with Hollywood. But I would love to hang out with Christopher Walken.

singleton said...

Oh, I knew there was a reason I should watch Tv or go to the movies now and then.....
After Jack Nicholson....I'm lost!

dawn said...

Hey girl I'm back, I don't know I think it would have to a mix of like Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia but only if he could be about 5 inches taller. Although I like Chris Noth also I'm just one mixed up chick. Have a great weekend!

Scott from Oregon said...

Vincent D'onfrio.... yeah, I think you and he could make good movies together...

Enemy of the Republic said...

Yeah, Vinnie is the man!

david mcmahon said...

Nice one - Vinnie would be honoured!