Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Where have I seen that guy?!?

Okay, if you're anything like me, when you see a face you're sure that you recognize, it can drive you crazy until you figure out where you've last seen it! This happened to me quite recently -- last night, in fact -- as my hubby and I were sitting down to enjoy Pirates of the Carribbean, Dead Man's Chest. I just KNEW that I had seen (or rather heard) the actor who was playing the gurgling, slimey, pirate Davey Jones. (an excellent performance, by the by) These kind of things will drive me crazy until I figure them out, so I decided to look up the actor, Bill Nighy, online. Sure enough, he also starred in one of my other favorite movies, Love Actually, in 2003, as an aging, washed-up rock star, Billy Mack. If you haven't checked out either of these movies, I'd highly recommend doing so. They are both fabulous!
Another face that caught my attention was the guy who played Orlando Bloom's father in Dead Man's chest, Bootstrap Bill Turner. Being a complete movie geek, I was sure I'd seen him before. And I had .... as it turns out, he had a role in Good Will Hunting, playing the professor who originally "discovers" Will Hunting.


amy7252 said...

This is a particularly fun game to play with Colin because he often mistakes one actor for someone completely different. 9 times out of 10, he says, "Hey, isn't that so-and-so?" and I'll say, "Um, no, that is what's-his-name" and be right.

Given that he's right about 99% of the rest of what we're talking about, I'm glad to have this one small talent in my corner!!

Katrina said...

The other fun game we play is "Hey, isn't that actor dead??" We had that debate the other night over James Garner, who I insisted was dead. But of course, I was thinking of a completely different actor ... Walter Matthau, who IS in fact, dead. A good website someone told me of, to resolve such disputes, is They're fairly up-to-date as well, as on the night of Saddam's execution, when they already had a skull and crossbones by his name ... meaning he was most definitely, dead. :)

C Staude said...

If you like Bill Nighy, check out the DVD "I Capture the Castle" - based on a book by Dodie Smith. Nighy plays this really eccentric author with writer's block... you'd like it!