"Me, I fart loud - I can't be a hypocrite. I get these parts, but I never get to play 'em because I fart out loud. Why can't we all fart together? Let thy arse make wind!"
It is my pleasure
the late, great Timothy Carey
, possibly the weirdest
of all Hollywood character actors. A follower of Salvador Dalí
and Le Pétomane
, Carey was a Method actor
who was pals with John Cassavetes
, a muse of sorts for Stanley Kubrick
, alleged discoverer of both Frank Zappa
and Ray Dennis Steckler
, and one of the dedicatees of Reservoir Dogs
. Not only that, he wrote, directed, and starred in one of the all-time strangest American films
, The World's Greatest Sinner
, and wrote and directed the world's only Dalí-inspired play about death by flatulence.
Against all odds, Timothy Carey has a website
, and if you're interested, you can buy his movies, posters, and other odds 'n' ends
(warning: doesn't appear to have been updated particularly recently).
Truly, in the words of his tombstone
, "A Super Nova of Original Thespian Talent."
posted by Dr. Wu
on Dec 29, 2004 -
, Tura Satana
, Laura Gemser
. Cult Sirens
is a site dedicated to, you guessed it, the women made famous due to the cult movies they starred in. If you love this kind of stuff, there are links
to more sites having to do with actors, cult movies and horror movies. And there's always this list of cult movies
, complete with reviews.
posted by ashbury
on Aug 25, 2003 -
De Niro non disputandis est
or, in English, don't fuck with Bobby De Niro
. Which is what the English have been doing recently, naming Al Pacino
as the greatest movie star of all time. Askmen.com
is a little more appreciative but also brackets Pacino with De Niro
. The American Film Institute
] will be giving De Niro their 31st Lifetime Achievement Award on June 12 but - there they go again - he's merely described as "widely regarded as one of the most skillful actors of the last three decades". Is nothing sacred anymore? Who's the man [read "of a certain age, experience and cojones"
], after all? I mean, after Jack Nicholson
, of course. Now I'm all confused!
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on May 8, 2003 -
Attack of the Hollywood Clones
Flametracker investigates how some actors are being cloned so that they can work on twice as many projects. See also Julia Roberts and Monica Potter, Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman, Robert Redford and Brad Pitt ...
posted by feelinglistless
on Apr 25, 2002 -
Berry, Denzel Make Oscars History
Denzel Washington is only the second African American male to win an Best Actor Oscar since Sidney Poitier's win for Lilies of the Field
in 1963. Halle Berry is the first African American female to win Best Actress ever. Berry's speech
was quite good (albeit long) but it leaves me wondering how all those "women who stand behind her[sic], Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox and it's for every nameless faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened" feel about being named inferior. And why didn't the camera flash onto Jada Pinkett-Smith when Berry said that? Now, that would have been a true Oscar moment.
posted by gloege
on Mar 25, 2002 -
Roger Ebert on Steve Martin.
"He published a novel last year that was touching and true, and he is an expert on modern art, and he is capable of hosting the Academy Awards and starring in a David Mamet movie and writing for the New Yorker and, no doubt, brooding a lot."
posted by adrober
on Nov 11, 2001 -
Dig the Wig:
In the face of the mainstream media's campaign to keep us distracted with the fake news of presidential pardons and the eyewash of budget debates, only independently published mavericks have the courage to cover the story of Samuel Jackson's hair.
posted by jhiggy
on Mar 13, 2001 -