Tom Hardy | “A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.”
happy birthday, Christopher Lee - with an unmistakably commanding voice and a physical presence to match, he has been enriching our cinematic experiences since the 1940s. I have loved him in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Rasputin: The Mad Monk, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Hugo. Amazingly, he’s still going strong, reprising the role of Saruman in the next two Hobbit films. Happy 91st, Sir Christopher!
Get to know me meme: [4/5] Favorite actors Ben Barnes “I think every film actor secretly wants to be a rock star as well; just that part of the job which requires the extrovert in you. Even if you’ve become an actor because it’s your way of hiding in plain sight, there’s still part of you which has that craving.”
happy birthday, Christopher Walken - he has been entertaining audiences since the 1950s. Even in roles that don’t allot him much screen time, he completely steals any scene he’s a part of. The list of films I’ve seen him in is short, but they’re all worth it for him: Annie Hall (brilliant, really), Pennies from Heaven (a one-scene wonder), At Close Range, The Milagro Beanfield War, America’s Sweethearts, Man of the Year and Hairspray. (Years ago I saw Batman Returns and The Rundown, but I don’t remember either too well.) His importance in pop culture has been cemented; his reading of “Poker Face” is proof enough. Happy 70th, Christopher!
“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.”