Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

Born April 18, 1953

Rick Moranis has been a part of my Geeks World for as long as I can remember. From Ghostbusters to Spaceballs and beyond he has been a part of some of the biggest geek-fests in the world. I miss Rick Moranis but I get the fact that he is a single dad now and raising kids.

Noteworthy

  • Ghostbusters – This is one of my favorite comedies of all time. Moranis plays one of those secondary roles that is so outstanding that the movie would not have worked without him in it.
  • Little Shop of Horrors – Seymour is one of the roles that I would love to play on stage. Rick Moranis made me fall in love with this character.
  • Spaceballs – Moranis as Dark Helmet – “And I see your Schwartz is as big as mine…”
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – Completely dug this movie as a kid. Liked all of the spin-offs too.
  • Splitting Heirs – Here is one you might not be familiar with. Moranis and Monty Python alum Eric Idle as kids switched at birth. Holy crap it is a funny movie.

I’m a single parent, and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn’t miss it.

-Rick Moranis

Rob Corddry

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Eva Mendes

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Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Born April 17, 1954

Rowdy Roddy Piper is my all time favorite professional wrestler. He was the best bad guy. He was the logical voice of reason… most of the time. He was completely unpredictable. I was an idiot and did not go to see him when he came to a fan show in Knoxville, TN. I missed meeting him, as he passed away a short time later.

Hot Rod – YOU WILL BE MISSED!

Piper Quotes

  • I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubble gum.
  • Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.
  • Sooner or later, everybody pays the piper.
  • I’m the reason Hulk Hogan lost his hair.
  • I don’t need to know how tough I am to know how tough I am.
  • My business, in the beginning, was very lawless and the more trouble I go into, the more the promoters liked me back then. I was on the front page for doing something wrong, the arena was full. Then, all of a sudden, everything changed somehow and they put rules in. You put rules in a gunfight? I’m not so good at following those rules. I don’t’ know what will happen at WrestleMania.

I’m so quick, I could spit int he wind, duck, and let it hit the old lady behind me.

-Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Jeremy Clarkson

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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Born April 16, 1965

I first remember Martin Lawrence as a stand-up comedian. After that, he made the move to the small screen and then to movies. The whole time, Lawrence has kept his sense of humor, his sense of self and he has continued to turn out projects that everyone can enjoy.

Noteworthy

  • Bad Boys – The first one is still the best. Will Smith and Martin Larence pull of the action flick buddy cop movie without any problems.
  • Martin – This self-titled TV series was a huge success and ran for 132 episodes.
  • Life – Lawrence teams with Eddie Murphy in this prison comedy that had a lot of heart and passion.
  • Big Momma’s House – Lawrence is undercover as Big Momma. Gender-bending all the way to the bank.
  • Open Season – Lawrence voices Boog the Bear opposite Ashton Kutcher’s Elliot the Deer. I am going to have to watch this again soon now.

You might see some of the movies that I’m in where there are shades of drama or whatever, but for the most part, I don’t get offered serious roles.

-Martin Lawrence

Sara Gilbert

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Dana Delany Born March 13, 1956   Dana Delany has been a Silver Screen and TV screen staple for years. She can always be counted on to turn out a great performance whether she is being called on to deliver the comedy or the drama. Noteworthy China Beach - This is the...

Podcasts – Talk Radio Whenever You Need It

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Born April 15, 1959

Emma Thompson has been a professional actress on stage and screen since the 80s. She is an amazing actress and her ability to bring a strong woman to life on the screen is beyond belief.

Noteworthy

  • Primary Colors – Thompson plays the Hillary Clinton character to Travolta’s Bill. Great role that let her do something a little bit different playing against the mush mouth good old boy that Travolta was doing.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – It took someone special to put on the glasses and bring Professor Trelawney to life. Thompson made Trelawney from the books come to life.
  • Nanny McPhee – Very strange movie. Very strange role.
  • Saving Mr Banks – Thompson played the lady that created the character of Mary Poppins. She and Hanks were perfect together in the roles of Travers and Disney.

If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.

-Emma Thompson

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will.i.am

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Matthew Gray Gubler

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Chris Parnell

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Born April 14, 1977

Sarah Michelle Gellar is was and will always be Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now that that is out of the way. SHe is super talented and has been involved in a lot of other projects. Very seldom do I go with the 4 “known for” spots on IMDB but they are my favorites so I am rolling with those.

Noteworthy

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Freaking Buffy! This is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. For 7 seasons she was all girl power all the time. Though I would still claim the show was really about the redemption of Spike.
  • Cruel Intentions – SMG as a bad girl. We knew she had it in her.
  • Scooby-Doo – There is not a better Daphne then SMG. This cast was perfect together and it is my favorite of the live-action Scooby-Do movies.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer – Though she was not the lead in IKWYDLS, she was so stinking good in this. Not as good as Scream but SMG kicked it up a notch.

I actually go to the gym much more now than I did when I was on Buffy. I like to stay fit, because that’s when I feel really healthy. But I never worked out for any kind of image. People have said to me, ‘Do you starve yourself before photo shoots?’ And I always say, ‘No way.! That’s what airbrushing is for. I had french fries last night.’

-Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Haley Joel Osment

Haley Joel Osment Born April 10, 1988   Haley Joel Osment Noteworthy Forrest Gump - Osment comes in toward the end of this movie playing Gump's son. You could really see how good of an actor he was and was going to be. There was so much of the Forest Gump character in...

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