Wherever I go, people say to me,
'Hey, are you that guy?
Doctor Who's companion
Rory Williams?' And I sigh
I want to tell them that there's more to me than this
I'm not just a bloke riding a TARDIS
I am an actor in a fable
I didn't get captured by a Weeping Angel
You need to know my own story
I'm not Rory
Princess Leia was famous, and I looked like her.
I was never really happy until I became Doctor Who
. At the same time, although it’s the loveliest job I ever had, it essentially killed my career stone dead... So when I went to play Macbeth
the audience wanted me to play Macbeth in the style of Doctor Who and naturally I did. Afterwards a critic said ‘I had no idea how nice
Macbeth was’. So I realised then that the people coming to see me — people like you — didn’t want to see me playing Jack the Ripper or whatever it was. So when I went to Ireland to play Sherlock Holmes
and Moriarty in the same play
, they were absolutely baffled because they were absolutely interchangeable.
And to this day, whenever people say to me, 'Aren't you Alexis, that Bitch
?', I smile and respond, 'No, I'm Edith Keeler
, depression-era social worker from Star Trek
Pretty much 7 and unders, I tend to get nothing but boos.
No matter how kind I am to them, they’re not interested in being kind back...What people have to bear in mind is that we spend 99% of our days off-camera, so we have plenty more time to be friendly to each other than we do to be nasty.
Taking time machine back to my Degrassi Junior High
self. Just to let past me know, 'You. Will. Never. Leave.'
The worst abuse I get is from people who don't know who I am. I was in a restaurant and the waitress didn't realize who I was. All she could remember is that she hated me; she'd spat in my food, but then was like, 'Wait! I'm sorry! You play Pete Campbell!
I thought I knew you!
— Vincent Kartheiser
Although highly regarded, Wyndham did have one peculiar run-in with a fan: author Annie Gilbert, in the book All My Afternoons
, noted that Wyndham was mildly assaulted when an enraged fan, fed up with Rachel's scheming ways
and thinking Wyndham was her character, attempted to punch her
at a Lord & Taylor store in New York City, all the while screaming, 'I hate you! I hate you!'
—Wikipedia on Victoria Wyndham
This man had to be Captain Kangaroo
for over thirty fucking years
! No scandal, no controversy
, drank a lot
. You would too. I don't think he knew the show was going to go thirty fucking years. 'Goddamn it, I'm fucking Captain Kangaroo. Thought the fucking gig would last two or three years, I didn't think I'd spend my whole fucking life as Captain Kangaroo! I was an actor, I was in the Actor's Studio, I wanted to do Death of a Salesman
, I wanted to play Willy. My God, I'm Captain KANGAROO!'
18-month-old Jaxson Denno of Massachusetts was all excited when his mom Heather told him she was taking him to meet his hero Iron Man. But when they got to the set of Robert Downey, Jr.
.’s movie The Judge
near Jaxson’s house, the boy’s world came crashing down around him as he realized that his mom lied to him and the world lied to him. It wasn’t Iron Man in front of him. It was ONLY Robert Downey Jr.! Jaxson shouted, 'You’re not Iron Man! You’re not my father! You’re an impostor! Liar! Police! Edward Snowden! Police!'
...RDJ should really learn from this. He should always have an Iron Man suit in the back of his rental car. If he doesn’t have an Iron Man suit in the back of his rental car, he should drive down to Party City or wherever to buy an Iron Man costume. He has a responsibility to little children everywhere.
, "Robert Downey Jr. Ruins A Kid’s Life By Not Wearing His Iron Man Suit"
“Selina Kyle” in this movie is actually Elvira Hancock, Michelle Pfeiffer’s character from Scarface
, having entered the Witness Protection Program. She’s so nervous because she’s actively trying to repress her gangster instincts, and when Christopher Walken tries to kill her, she snaps and becomes the female Tony Montana. David
: Now I want to see a video of Michael Bolton
playing Catwoman. Damn you, Lonely Island.
Christopher Lambert plays Raiden, the Chinese god of thunder, in this film, and Sarah and I quickly realized that Mortal Kombat
works better as a Highlander
sequel than any other actual sequel.
Basically, Raiden from Mortal Kombat is actually Connor MacLeod, somewhat aged
and with immense magical power after claiming the Prize. Using his magic power, most of which is derived from the lightning-like quickening, he realized that he can pose as Raiden
and do some good in the world (you didn’t really think that the actual Chinese god of thunder would appear as some old European guy, did you?
). Thus he turns his attention to supernatural matters and protecting the world from Shang Tsung... For an added bonus, you can connect The Shawshank Redemption
and Mortal Kombat
by saying that Byron Hadley
was a human alias used by the Kurgan before the Gathering. These are the things I think of in my spare time.
You're walkin' on thin ice, Quinlan. If it cracks, ain't nobody gonna hear you scream when you go under. Spoony:
Wait wait wait— are you trying to warn me that "THE ICE! ...IS GONNA BREAK!
Now, I’m actually not going to jump on the bash (Clint) Eastwood
bandwagon here. Eastwood does have an ok voice when used correctly. He can sing soft ballads and has actually a gentle and pleasant voice. The problem comes when they have him belt out big Broadway show stoppers. He can’t project loudly and ends up sounding like Dirty Harry
singing about his love of gold. It sucks at that point.
Patricia Arquette. I'm fine with this being a retroactive Oscar for Arquette for her performance as Alabama Worley in True Romance
. You're so cool … you're so cool… you're so cool …
I mean, look at how brutal this fight scene is. I don't think anyone has ever been thrown through a glass shower door as convincingly. Does Arquette fly through a shower door in Boyhood
? She ought to. Does she put a corkscrew through Ethan Hawke's foot in Boyhood
? Again, she ought to. Does Drexl Spivey show up in Boyhood
, demanding to know where his bitch is? He ought to. I'm just saying: Boyhood
would have been better if it had been True Romance 2: Bodybags.
I always find it fascinating when actors turn up in shows other than the ones that they are more famous for appearing in just to see what else they are capable of. I never envisaged a time when Samantha Carter from Stargate SG-1
would wind up doing the wild thing with Skinner and have her neck snapped in the morning.
Honestly, Michael Hogan
isn’t anywhere near drunk enough on this show. I was really hoping for Drunkstroke
—ComicsAlliance on Smallville
Then, the next inadvertently funny scene takes place. When last we saw Pa, he found out that Lois had taken dirty money from Lionel. What does the next scene start with? PA SHARPENING AN AXE. Hilarious.
'I'll show that girl the House of the Dead
, you watch!' Ma
: 'No, Bo,
don't do it!'
holds the distinction of being the only actor ever to win three Golden Globes for the same role. Sounds great, until you realize he has three statues at home reminding him every day that, as they lower him into the ground, there's a good chance the priest will accidentally refer to him as 'the departed Dr. Crane
What can I say? That '70s Show
has officially made every single other role Kurtwood Smith
has played ten times as funny if you just imagine him ending every other sentence with 'dumbass'.
Most of you will know Penny Johnson Jerald as Sherry Palmer
... Unfortunately, her presence means the whole time I'm watching this movie, I'm imagining Condoleezza Rice is secretly plotting against the President, and we only have a few hours to stop her, and she's somehow involved in the 9/11 attacks.
...a wrestler will almost always be the same “character” even if his gimmick changes drastically. Even if he jumps to another wrestling promotion, he will usually carry with him the baggage of previous gimmicks, which an entirely different set of writers must try to explain away
. For example, every time Dustin Runnels
changed gimmicks, he had to explain that for whatever reason, all of his previous gimmicks (like Dustin Rhodes, Goldust, The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust, or Seven) weren’t “the real him” and were the result of a rocky relationship with his father, bad decisions by rival promotions’ creative teams, or, in the case of TNA
’s Black reign character, a split personality
For as much as people talk about how wrestling fans practice “suspension of disbelief
,” in some ways they are actually much more demanding of realism than consumers of other media. Movie-goers are fine with pretending for 90 minutes that a well-known actor is a completely different person. That’s why no Hollywood writer ever had to cook up a long-winded backstory rationalizing how Harrison Ford
could pilot a spaceship in a galaxy far far away
, then discover the Ark of the Covenant
, only to be framed for the murder of his wife
and finally be elected President and kick hijackers out of his plane