That is the question... yeah!
December 11, 2009 3:09 PM   Subscribe

Actor Brian Cox gives an acting masterclass on Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy to a young student (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (23 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think he's got the chops. Although I thought it was going to go a bit more like this.
posted by lholladay at 3:15 PM on December 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is a post with jigsaws in it!
posted by maudlin at 3:17 PM on December 11, 2009


"This is a book with jigsaws in it, Brian." Hah. Made me laugh.
posted by afx237vi at 3:17 PM on December 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, it is.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:27 PM on December 11, 2009


I kept waiting for the little guy to say, "my cat's breath smells like cat food."
posted by Senator at 3:27 PM on December 11, 2009


Loved his performances in L.I.E. and 25th Hour (as Montgomery Brogan's recovering alcoholic father - note that he takes a quick swig from Monty's bottle of Harp. LET'S GO YANKEES!!)
posted by porn in the woods at 3:30 PM on December 11, 2009


Brian Cox = best Hannibal Lektor/Lector ever.
posted by jettloe at 3:31 PM on December 11, 2009 [8 favorites]


I was expecting something out of Extras, not the cutest child in Scotland. Well-done.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:31 PM on December 11, 2009


Kids are cute, even when performing that soliloquy. But maybe not if they do it in Klingon.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:33 PM on December 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


Awww.

That sweater makes him look like a roll of Lifesavers after a crash diet, though.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 3:54 PM on December 11, 2009


Quite funny. Cox was very good in Red too.
posted by stinkycheese at 4:05 PM on December 11, 2009


"Yeah."

"That is the question."

"Yeah!"
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:23 PM on December 11, 2009


I thought it would go a bit more like this.
posted by zardoz at 4:30 PM on December 11, 2009


It's been a long day, but this put a big smile on my face. Thanks!
posted by prefpara at 5:27 PM on December 11, 2009


"Bright little guy."

"Sigh. He's one of the worst students we have."
posted by tkchrist at 6:25 PM on December 11, 2009 [4 favorites]


I used to have hair like Theo. As time takes its toll, I can only hope to have hair like Brian.
Outrageous fortune, indeed.

That was very sweet, thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:20 PM on December 11, 2009


Just delightful. Brian Cox is, and probably forever will be, Captain John O'Hagen from Super Troopers ("Drunk enough to kick your a$$!"), but, yeah, I know he's an accomplished actor.

This video makes him out to be a really sweet guy, too.
posted by elmer benson at 9:49 PM on December 11, 2009


* and probably forever will be...

In my mind, that is.
posted by elmer benson at 9:50 PM on December 11, 2009


I have that same refrigerator! It's the Conserv 375, a very nice low-power fridge designed for solar homes, which takes up only 2' square on the floor. Also, the condensers are in the sides, so there's no coil on the back and you can put it flush to the wall, and it makes no noise at all, lovely. And, the freezer's on the bottom, where you want it really. Brushed aluminum front, doesn't take fingerprints.

What, did I miss the point of this?
posted by nicwolff at 1:46 AM on December 12, 2009 [4 favorites]


Yeah, it is.
posted by Harry at 1:54 PM on December 12, 2009


Just delightful. Brian Cox is, and probably forever will be, Captain John O'Hagen from Super Troopers ("Drunk enough to kick your a$$!"), but, yeah, I know he's an accomplished actor.

There's a story of the making of that movie, in the scene when all of the troopers are getting shitfaced after learning that the budget has cut them out, and all of the Broken Lizard clan are just losing their shit at every moment, and Brian Cox turns away from them all dejectedly and simply asks, "whatever happened to craft?"

I think of that every time I see Cox, and love him for it.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:35 PM on December 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


For O'Hagan.
posted by adamdschneider at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2009


that was so stinkin' cute i think i plotzed.
posted by geekhorde at 8:46 PM on December 13, 2009


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