Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Born February 20, 1954

Anthony Head or Anthony Stewart Head as he was known in pre-Buffy syndication times. He was freaking Giles. One of the best characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was the mentor to that whole group and was the pivot of the plot on a lot of episodes.

Noteworthy

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Giles the Watcher. Perfectly cast. No one else could have done this role.
  • BTVS – Episode: The Gift – Click here to watch the scene – This is my all time favorite Giles scene in the entire show. He has been training Buffy to kill Vampires and Demons for years. He explains to Ben/Glory that she can’t kill him because he is human – because Buffy is not like “us.” The “us” he is talking about is he and Ben/Glory. Giles then puts his hand over Ben’s nose and mouth and suffocates him. Damn…
  • Little Britain – Head plays the Prime Minister. Hilarity ensues. I love Little Britain and Tony Head playing the straight guy to the rest of the cast as the PM is perfect casting.

We all sing about the things we’re thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can’t talk about. It works a real treat.

-Anthony Head

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Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart Born March 12, 1968   Aaron Eckhart was one of the bright points for me in The Dark Knight. And while I enjoyed Heath Ledger as a lone terrorist in that movie, I really dug Eckhart's work in the film. Noteworthy Erin Brokovich - This was the first movie...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Born February 17, 1981

Joseph Gordon-Levitt just keeps getting more interesting and broadening his artistic sights. It seems as if there is nothing that he will not try and when he tries it… well he rocks it.

Noteworthy

  • Snowden – JGL take son the biopic about Edward Snowden. His ability to take on someone’s likeness, characteristics and life prove how amazing he is as an actor.
  • The Walk – JGL explores the life and walks in the shoes of high-wire artist Philippe Petit. He again takes to the biopic to show off his acting skills. Great movie.
  • Don Jon – Love this flick. Don Jon is a Jersey guy that has a real porn addiction that has clouded how he sees women and relationships. Careful who you watch this with. 🙂
  • 50/50 – JGL and Seth Rogen tread on serious territory working with a script inspired by a true story. Adam learns that he has cancer and he and Kyle try to deal with it the best that they can.

Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or craft. It’s about being rich and thinking that you’re better than everybody else.

-Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks Born February 10, 1974   Elizabeth Banks is one of those truly funny people in Hollywood. On top of that, she is a director and a producer. Banks is going to be pushing the envelope and setting the trend in Hollywood for a long time. Noteworthy Pitch...

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Josh Brolin Born February 12, 1968   Josh Brolin is and always will be a Goonie to me, first and foremost. On top of that huge accomplishment, he is awesome in every role they stick him in. Plus he Thanos and Cable... so there you go. Noteworthy The Goonies - Brolin...

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Rick Astley

Rick Astley

Rick Astley – Born February 6, 1966

My sister was a Rick Astley fan. As a little brother, I also had to be a Rick Astley fan. He had some great songs back in the 80s and quite a few that I still listen to.

Noteworthy

  • Never Gonna Give You Up on his freshmen album Whenever You Need Somebody – I love this song and can sing most of it whenever I am Rick-Rolled or when I add it to an 80s compilation on Spotify.
  • Rickrolling – This internet phenom started out in 2007. This is the act of leading someone to think they are going to see one thing and then showing them Rick Astley video to Never Gonna Give You Up.

So, even though this is an article about Rick Astley, if you watched the video, Never Gonna Give You Up is now stuck in your head and you have been Rick Rolled.

 

I don’t get recognized until I’m on stage, and then I can walk off and forget about it. It’s great.

-Rick Astley

DL Hughley

DL Hughley Born March 6, 1963   DL Hughley first dropped onto my radar when he was part of the Original Kings of Comedy. I had probably seen him before that but this was my first exposure to his style of comedy, his perspective, and his brilliant mind. Noteworthy...

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake – Born January 31, 1981

Justin Timberlake

Noteworthy

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Best Original Song – Academy Awards 2017 – Nominated
  • Best New Artist – BET Awards 2003 – Nominated
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Top Selling Song – Billboard Music Awards 2017
  • Saturday Night Live – Dick in a Box – Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics – Emmy Awards 2007
  • Justified – Best Pop Vocal Album – Grammy Awards 2004
  • Yogi Bear – The voice of Boo Boo. Perfect for the role and so much fun in the movie.
  • Friends with Benefits – He and Mila Kunis were great in this movie. And of that genre/theme that came out about the same time, it might have been my favorite.

I used to keep my Air Jordans icy white. I had one toothbrush for my teeth – and a couple of toothbrushes for my shoes.

-Justin Timberlake

Henry Rollins

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Ed Helms

Ed Helms

Ed Helms – Born January 24, 1974

Ed Helms is one of my favorite performers alive today. I say, performer, because he is way more than just an actor. Whether he is improvising, singing, or acting, Ed Helms is one of those people that brings a smile to your face. As usual, below is a list of the things that I find noteworthy – let me know if I missed one of your favorites.

Noteworthy

  • The Hangover – Very funny movie and though the whole cast was perfect, Ed Helms is one of the standouts in a whole set of standouts. He works the sadsack character better than anyone has since Daniel Stern in City Slickers.
  • Vacation – Had you told me when I was younger watching Vacation movies that someone would eventually take Chevy Chase’s place, I would have told you that you were full of shit. Watching Ed HElms take the patriarchal role in this franchise really works. It works to the point that I would love to see Ed Helms try on some other Chevy Chase roles. I think he could be the new Fletch.
  • The Office – Big fan of the American version of The Office. Andy Bernard worked really well on that show and was really the perfect person to step into the manager’s role.
  • The Lonesome Trio – In case you are unfamiliar, this is Ed Helms bluegrass group. They are amazing. Helms plays Banjo and sings. They are on Spotify. I keep this album downloaded a lot.

I try to explain to people that you get the roles that are right when they’re right. If you have a nerd character but you’re kind of a cool guy, you’re probably not going to get the nerd part. The nerd is going to get the nerd part. You know, someone like me.

-Ed Helms

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