Today’s Robert Francis Friday post: Character alignments! With all the many and varied characters Robert played over his career, I was confident that I’d find at least one example for each alignment. And I did–
Lawful Good: Napoleon Solo (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) Neutral Good: Lee (The Magnificent Seven) Chaotic Good: Albert Stroller (Hustle) Lawful Neutral: Hunt Stockwell (The A Team) True Neutral: Harry Rule (The Protectors) Chaotic Neutral: Gelt (Battle Beyond the Stars) Lawful Evil: Walter Chalmers (Bullitt) Neutral Evil: Hayden Danziger (Columbo) Chaotic Evil: Ross Webster (Superman III)
“Salma Hayek walked up to me — who I was super in love with because of “From Dusk Till Dawn” with George Clooney — and said the craziest shit: “You know your brothers and sisters are dying over in Africa because of all this jewelry you’re wearing.” Because I guess we had those big ole watches they gave us on, and these platinum necklaces. So I was like, “What?! What are you talking about? I don’t have no brothers and sisters in Africa!” And like that, Salma Hayek killed my hard-on. I just went limp. I told her it was nice meeting her and walked out away from that.”
Think about what it is that drives you. That motivates you. That one thing that makes you want to get up earlier and go down later. If you know what that is, keep at it and allow it to push you forward. If you haven’t found it yet, it’s okay. Keep looking and be patient. It’ll come.
There will be moments when you are pushed to your absolute limits. It may get to the point when you feel like the world is collapsing in on you. This is important, for it is during these moments when you learn of your true capabilities and how far you can really go. You’re much stronger and resilient than you could have ever imagined.