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
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.