Etsy user Sleepybowie paints famous people’s heads onto animal’s bodies. Also, sexy predators and aliens. He or she is on vacation right now, so you can’t view her gallery, but save that link so you can go back later! They’re great.
Gary Oldman’s dramatic reading of an excerpt from R. Kelly’s memoire Soulacoaster
This Hugh Laurie gif kind of made my morning. =]
I love the face he makes at the end with the crinkledy eyebrows. Grumpybear Hugh is cute.
Gary Oldman representing Actors against Acting Athletes
This is hilarious.
I don’t even.
It took me a minute to recognize him, but that is exactly who you think it is.
Young Hercules was a spin-off of the tv show Hercules. It only lasted one season. If you still don’t know who that is, just go look through the imdb page. He was 18 or 19 when he did this.
5 favorite actors: honorable mentions
Well known as an actor who will go to great lengths to create a character (read: The Machinist), Christian Bale has never left me unhappy with a character. But he’s kind of an asshole, so I didn’t reserve a spot for him.
Candy. That’s all I feel like I need to say.
He’s probably 6th on my list of favorite actors. At this point, I’m really just saying the same thing for every actor, but commitment. Mysterious Skin was an incredible movie that was a complete emotional investment and is difficult to watch but so worth it.
5 favorite actors:
1. Edward Norton
I seem to be setting a dichotomy here: Actors who Become Completely Different People When They Take On A Role and Actors Who Become Distinct Characters That Are All Based Off of Their Own Personality. Edward Noton falls into the latter with Don Cheadle. He takes on tons of different characters that are unique, but at the same time all of them still feel like Edward Norton in minor ways. Unlike the other 4 guys on this list, Edward Norton has done some terrible movies (read: The Illusionist [note: The Incredible Hulk doesn’t count as an “Edward Norton movie”.]), but even when he is in bad movies, he is a joy to watch. He commits so well and acts with every once of his being.
5 Favorite Actors
2. Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman is in the same group as Jeff Bridges: able to fully immerse himself in a character so that they are almost unrecognizable as the same person. Every single one of Gary Oldman’s roles is a distinct character, and I’ve had many moments where I have to double take upon realizing that who I’m watching is Gary Oldman. On top of that, he’s a voice actor; not for anything really big or anything, but still enough that I’m just impressed with his talents. Although he seems to be consistently placed in supporting actor roles, he’s FINALLY gotten some credit for his talents for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Also, Gary Oldman is a wonderful Devil. Also, look at him!
5 favorite actors
3. Don Cheadle
I can’t tell you what exactly has always drawn me to Don Cheadle, but I love him. Unlike Jeff Bridges, Don Cheadle’s characters always feel like Don Cheadle, even when they’re as different as the comedic, cockney speaking Basher Tarr (Ocean’s Eleven) and the caring and desperate Paul Rusesabagina (Hotel Rwanda). His ability to draw on his own personality to create distinct characters who feel grounded and real is what puts Don Cheadle in my top 5.
5 favorite actors:
4. Jeff Bridges
When picking an image for this one, I couldn’t decide if I wanted “Sexy, mature Jeff Briges” or “Goofy and relatable Jeff Bridges” so I just chose this picture where he looks more like d’Artagnan than normal. Jeff Bridges is a man who’s filmography I will never be able to fully appreciate. He’s done so much that’s so good in his lifetime that there’s simply no way I’ll be able to take it in. We all know of his talents -everyone and their mom has seen The Big Lebowski-
but beyond his popularity based on a few really great films is a man who really really enjoys what he’s doing and can so immerse himself in a character as to become a different person.