First things first yes I am fairly certain that's a real photograph of Joel Edgerton with his bandaged fist stuffed down his boxer shorts -- it fits in with the other shots taken for Tim Palen's book of photographs taken for the movie Warrior anyway. (Check out these other shots of him and Tom Hardy and swoon.) And with that greeting, a happy birthday to Joel today! In his honor, a beard-off! .
(This is also a fine way to forget his hairless turn as Ramses in the godawful Exodus: Gods and Kings -- best forgotten for all of us.) .
"Rain was her first real starring role. She's quite good in Daisy Kenyon and in Sadie Makee. Dancing Lady is fun, and she dances with Fred Astaire. The Bride Wore Red is also quite good. And of course, there's her magnificent performance in The Women."
"Possessed (1931 version. She made 2 movies by that name. Fitting somehow). Sadie McKee - 3 leading men and the great song "All I Do Is Dream of You". Laughing Sinners - She joins the Salvation Army!"
--- For the great Joan Crawford's birthday I asked y'all to recommend some of her early films to see, and I got many answers - to single out a couple that's what Pierce & DCameron had to say. I guess I have some binge-Joaning to do! What do you think?