Wednesday, September 28


Hey everybody. Well, here's my first post in a long time, but I don't feel bad about it like with my other long delays since I'm in college and haven't been writing because I'm busy, not because I'm lazy, like before. Anyway, I thought I'd start off my college era blogs with something light, my favorite actors. To set some limits for this topic. First of all, I do like some really popular actors like Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks, but I'm going to try and mention some of those actors on the outskirts. So, here we go.

Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, and Tim Olyphant (The Creepy Trio)
Boy can these guys present truly frightening and, in Roth and Olyphant's cases, complex villains. No cheesy mad scientists here. Take a gander at Rob Roy, Batman Begins (like you missed that), Red Eye (screwy plot but great interaction), or The Girl Next Door (It's a love story! No, it's a raunchy sex comedy! No, it's a coming of age story!).

Johnny Depp
All right, so he's probably on a lot of top actors lists but he deserves a mention. COme on, he was a pirate, playwright, druglord, and disfigured freak. Who else can pull off such diverse characters so successfully.

Harold Perrineau
A very skilled actor. I loved his schizophrenic portrayal of Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, and his performance in the Matrix sequels was one of the few highlights (the others being Lambert Wilson, the posters, and Hugo Weaving). I guess he's been big on television, in Oz and Lost, so I'll have to try and check those out now.

Vincent D'Onofrio
This guy can pull off attitude. He was the reason that Law and Order: Criminal Intent was my favorite part of the franchise. It's his ability to pull-off more difficult roles so well that attracts me.