Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Am Link

--- Hi Oh Hammer - Six foot five Aryan God Armie Hammer (he should probably make that his full name) is probably gonna play The Lone Ranger, opposite an inevitably hammy Johnny Depp as Tonto who will probably be wearing a clown wig and buck teeth to fully form his "quirky" take on the character. Good luck with all that, Armie.
--- Heavenly Lady - How great is this reminiscence by acting-phenom Melanie Lynskey on her time making Heavenly Creatures with Peter Jackson and Kate Winslet that The Film Experience posted? Love it.

--- Lady Dictator - I was going to do a poll for yall to tell me who you'd rather see get the role of female lead in Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie - it's a real Sophie's Choice between Kristin Wiig and Anna Faris (oh and also some other chick I don't know) - but... didn't. So feel free to tell me in the comments. The movie's called The Dictator and is about a dictator (surprise) who "risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Now word on who the lady'd be playing - presumably the bright shining light of femininity that brings him to his senses, or whatever. 

--- Petty Man - I noticed just yesterday thata Alex Pettyfer had a tag with his name on it here at MNPP, and I thought to myself, "Huh, that was probably a bad idea." So I'm gonna cover him whenever just to make up for that, since his movies are an endless string of flops and nobody on Earth seems to like him. Here's some asshole quotes from him and a couple new pictures. I gotta say that now that he's revealing his inner prick he's kinda growing on me. Since he's not playing anybody in The Hunger Games I've been able to unclench.

--- Death Days Sooner - Final Destination 5's release date has been moved ahead two weeks, to August 12th. Unless it's also changed that's the same day that the Don't Be Afraid of the Dark remake produced by Guillermo Del Toro comes out. Horrorpalooza!

--- And finally, here's a letter that a fourteen-year old Stephen King wrote to Monsters of Filmland Magazine's editor Forrest J. Ackerman back in 1961. This is what the internet was made for, the preservation and distribution of this specific kind of awesomeness.


timothy grant said...

I think I'd like Pettyfer a lot better if his tattoo read "Be Kind, Re-wind."

Love today's banner BTW.

Anonymous said...

"Six foot five Aryan God Armie Hammer (he should probably
make that his full name)"

Yes, I'm sure the name change would have thrilled his great-grandfather, Jewish oil millionaire Armand Hammer.

Anonymous said...

Armie Hammer is of part Jewish descent.

Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.