Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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How do you think that I survived the other 25 before you...?

A good birthday-day. Apparently the end of January rocks.

- Christian Bale (32)
- Gene Hackman (76)
- Vanessa Redgrave (69)
- Wilmer Valderrama (26)

Wilmer joined up with Rob Thomas to throw a party at Sundance this past week. How sweet does that sound?

Also, the IMDb poll is "What guy would you send a "Please Be Mine" valentine to?" and has quite the list of lovely men. Enough to make me forgive the poor sentence structure. Voting is here. I picked Johnny Depp...because he is beautiful and talented and so very European, despite being born in Kentucky and raised in Florida.

Oh, and I forgot to express my outrage at a girl in my film class on Thursday. It's a fun story, I promise.

There are movie posters hanging around all of the film department classrooms (it's a nice, corny touch) and one was Children of the Revolution, which I (admittedly) had never heard of, but noticed had a very cool cast, including Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Rachel Griffiths, and Geoffrey Rush. A girl sitting near me said, "I've never heard of that movie," which I agreed with, and then she said, "Oh, Geoffrey Rush was in Pirates of the Caribbean. He was Captain Barbossa, I know because I have a poster with all the names on it, like Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, him and that girl."

Okay, losing some points because she doesn't sound very intelligent and she needed a poster to name the cast of Pirates. If I had mentioned the name "Jack Davenport," she would probably look at me with lost puppy eyes.

And then the kicker, "I'd never heard of Geoffrey Rush before that movie. I guess he did some others [referring to the Children poster]."

My head exploded from the inside and I died right then.

Let's ignore the fact that he won an Oscar for Shine 10 years ago...I know isn't usually in leading roles, but she had NEVER heard of Geoffrey Rush before 2003 and the release of Pirates of the Caribbean. Granted, he's done a lot of not-so-good movies. Mystery Men...awful, Les Miserables...dull and bad, Tailor of Panama...I fell asleep. But Shakespeare in Love? Not only did it get him Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, but it was GOOD. And a must-see. Plus, you couldn't watch an awards show last year without hearing about "The Life and Times of Peter Sellers." [There are others, of course, but I haven't seen some (like Ned Kelly or Quills) so I can't justly express my outrage.]

It broke my spirit. And made me think that she should not be allowed to open her mouth in front of film majors.

Geoffrey Rush! Honestly...

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