David O. Russell's 55th birthday today, and while we're all holding our breath that his next movie American Hustle will be as much fun as its terrific trailer promises it will be, let's take a look in the way-back machine at his wonderful 1999 first Iraqi war movie Three Kings. Specifically... the mens.
George Clooney, Spike Jonze, and Mark Wahlberg!
And all due apologies to Ice Cube, who is technically one of the "three kings" alluded to in the title, but my love for Spike Jonze trumps all that business. Especially in this movie, where's he's utterly and completely adorable. I wish he'd act more, but then we might not even get the slow trickle of movies we get from him as a director now, so it's probably for the best. Anyway feel free to write in Ice Cube if you so desire when you take to the comments...