... you can learn from:
Boogie Nights (1997)
Todd Parker: Who's 'vette is that out in the driveway?
Reed Rothchild: DIRK! I'm so jealous.
Todd Parker: That shit's jammin', man. Start down low with
a 350 cube, three and a quarter horsepower, 4-speed, 4:10
gears, 10 coats of competition orange, hand-rubbed lacquer
with a huplane manifold... full fuckin' race cams. Whoo!
I have no idea what he just said, but Thomas Jane's performance as the coke-head to end all coke-heads in Boogie Nights is really underrated, I think. There are enough side characters of god-like stature in that movie to make ten lists but you never hear him get love. He totally should! I would watch an entire spin-off movie about his "dancing" career.
It's Jane's 50th birthday today so a happy one to him! Although he's not as prevalent as he was a decade back I'm glad he still works a lot -- it was good to see him in The Predator and the little horror flick Before I Wake is super under-rated. And I haven't kept up with The Expanse but that's still going on right?
Anyway if I weren't busy finishing up my awards today I'd totally do a list of my favorite performances from him because I'm a big fan, but since I am busy with that I'll just ask y'all -- What's your favorite Thomas Jane? I mean besides this photograph obviously...