is the greatest actor of our generation

I can say a lot of that [Cophine] magic also comes from the chance I had to play opposite Tatiana Maslany, who I think is the greatest actor of our generation. She’s so inspiring to watch and it’s so easy to connect with her on a truthful level and to let the scene happen. She’s so spontaneous and instinctual and so it sort of makes you feel free to be in the zone too. It’s a very safe zone but sort of a very ‘anything can happen’ place as well. So, I mean, I feel blessed I got the chance. So lucky. Both to be able to be those two characters but to be those two women working together as well.
—  Evelyne Brochu talks Tatiana Maslany for - PaleyFest, 2017.

May babies are the hottest 😉🔥 The short version of this post is “Happy birthday to the woman who changed my life with her portrayal of Carol Aird.” The long, yet completely necessary, version is this: Happy 48th birthday to an extremely gifted and hard-working actress whose artistic expression and versatility is unparalleled. A performer who can evoke the deepest emotion with just a subtle look of the eye, tilt of the head, or tremble of the lip, cutting the viewer straight to their core. She is the very definition of the power of acting; moving an audience, truly affecting people, prompting them to see the truth within themselves, and leaving a lasting impression upon them. A flawlessly gorgeous woman who is passionate and committed to her craft, and an all-around incredible and gracious human being who is absolutely fearless in any project she takes on. I am so grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to witness her perform live, as well as the chance to meet her; she far exceeded any and all expectations that I had. Thank you for being an inspiration and role model to the next generation of actors; I can only hope that someday, with plenty of hard work and experience, I can be half as good an actress as this legend- the greatest actress of our time, the incomparable Cate Blanchett. Cheers, Cate, you wonderful woman! 💖🎉🍸🤗

icosahedonist  asked:

Please consider, in the actor AU: Sid in one of those super artsy, black and white films. There's a nude scene. People gasped aloud in the theater when they saw his butt. That scene alone makes it one of Geno's favorite movies. (And Jake's!)

Jake: It’s a classic film and it’s one of the greatest pieces of our generation.
Olli: The movie or the butt
Jake: The but–the movie, of course the fucking movie. 

(At the Crosby-Malkin’s pool party)
Jake, sees Sidney’s butt in swim trunks, bending over to pick up his child, whispering: Oh my God there it is
Sidney, with his daughter in his arms: Where’s what?
Jake: Nothing. 

You know you watch SWAC too much when...

1. You called Sonny nice and are expecting some scented candles soon.

2. You can remember Sonny’s number off by heart.

3. You quote Chad Dylan Cooper in real life.

4. You want to go to Lookout Mountain.

5. You know all the words to the Stop SPS song. What a legendary song :D

6. You adore Cupcake, even if he costs $60 an hour.

7. You think Chad Dylan Cooper really is the greatest actor of our generation.

8. You smile hugely when Chad gets jealous.

9. You think Channy is the greatest couple there will ever be.

10. Your friends are sick of hearing you talk about Sonny With A Chance.

11. Your favorite dog combination is a chocopoke, the ice cream that licks itself.

12. When you want someone to change something you bawk like a chicken.

13. You used to watch the episodes a week before they aired on youtube.

14. You say “It’s rediculous!” with the Princesses of New Jersey accent.

15. So Far So Great is always stuck in your head.

16. You think cheese pants are the coolest invention.

17. You want a blarmie, the blanket with arms.

18. Your cellphone ringer is MOOOO!

19. You wish you could taste the creamy goodness of the fro yo machine.

20. Instead of Oh my God, you say Oh my Chad!

21. You can honestly say you love Chad Dylan Cooper.

22. You suddenly want to go live in a vent.

23. Your favorite lipstick is Coco Moco Coco.

24. You know the difference between Coco Moco Coco and Moco Coco Moco.

25. You settle things by playing musical chairs.

26. You wrote a complainent letter to Condor studios about the unfair treatment to the So Random! cast.

27. You can’t say no to the kiss cam.

28. You understand this statement, and why its one of the best: Peace out suckahhs!

29. You keep telling your friends that Chad Dylan Cooper is real.

30. There are eighty shades of white.

31. Even 3 named jerk-throbs look amazing in pink.

32. You shouldn’t fake your own fan letters. (Unless you have a weird beard costume)

33. You shouldn’t open giant boxes that belong to a certain eleven year old.

34. Tawni Town is one heck of a town.

35. You can fall in love with your mortal enemy.

36. Not all proms end in disaster.

37. You have to play yourself before you can play someone your not.

38. People will get mad if you wear the same clothes as them to the

“Oh No You Di'n'ts”.

39. Five weddings and a wedding makes a lot of weddings.

40. A mop makes a great present.

41. A tiara can also be a key to a secret unicorn stable.

42. Anyone can pull off a weird beard.

43. Chicken fingers and ski ball are a great combo.

44. Cold Cut catapults also work with cheese.

45. A 9 year old could be the final vote between losing your job or keeping it.

46. You should never let your co-star talk without a script.

47. Tween Choice Awards make great toilet paper holders.

48. If you rent a snake, be sure you know which size you are getting.

49. You spend most of your time reading and writing fanfiction for Channy.

50. You answer your phone with “Let me hear you say HEEEEY!”

51. When you wanna show your friend something, you say check it out, check it out!

52. Instead of sandwich, you say sammich

53. You leave the room yelling ‘PEACE OUT SUKAHS!“

54. You say a'ight in a Chad Dylan Cooper fashion

55. Whenever someone acts OOC, you like to draw a circle in the air and explain the circle of life.

56. You laugh at people who say double duty (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

57. You know the importance of having two phones.

58. You know it’s serious if Chad cuts his massage to an hour.

59. Camp Hip Hop is better than the Chad Dylan Cooper Story.

60. You break up people by dressing up like Big Foot.

61. Syrup and feathers is the best way to prank someone.

62. To scare someone out of your prop house, you lure them into the arms of a rat that used up all your film.

63. You know to get a hug from Chad, you need to buy a box of cookies.

64. You joined the Blossom Scouts.

65. You know pacts are broken when you deal with a guy who hides cameras in gift baskets.

66. You cheer up people by making them a balloon animal.

67. You know Sonny will always do your science project if you act sad enough.

68. You always practice to be a tennis judge in the middle of the cafeteria.

69. You know why Zac Efron is banned from the Mackenzie Falls set.

70. You know, even if you deny it that you can fall in love with your enemy.

71. "Really, *name here, really?”

72. You like to name your pets/plants/siblings after characters.

73. Most of the stuff you search for on google/youtube/ect. is SWAC related

74. When eating a sammich you use the bite, wipe, and gloss method.

75. Every time you say you feel something- it’s immediately followed by 'and pretty!’

76. Any time you hear banned, you think Zac Efron.

77. Whenever someone’s being dramatic you shout “There’s just so much drama!” and people agree, not getting the reference.

78. Whenever you see a soap opera, the first thing you think is MacKenzie falls.

79. Whenever someone says 'I love you’, you have the urge to say- 'I- I’m afraid of flying’ regardless of whether it was directed at you or not

80. You start answering your phone with, “*your initials* what it do?”

81. You continually channel surf on Wednesdays at 8/7 to see what channel MacKenzie Falls is on.

82. You refer to frozen yogurt as “Fro-yo”.

83. Whenever you hear a dog fart, you try to decipher the message.

84. You go to a Church Play, and when the gospel singers come out in white robes swaying and singing with lights shining down from above, you automatically think about Stop SPS.

85. Blue eyes and blonde hair are suddenly very attractive in a guy, when they weren’t before.

86. In the middle of lunch you start randomly talking with a New Jersey accent while twirling your hair, saying you’re the 'real princess’.

87. You are scared of Candy Face.

88. You have the Chad’s Birthday Song stuck to your head (Chad Chad Chaddy Chad Chad…)

89. You have a hat which says “Embassador of fun”.

90. You think the “Chad-o-meter” should reach 1 million.

91. You will kiss your future boyfriend when pigs fly.

92. You’re a guy and you scream like a girl and run CDC’s style.

93. When you’re nervous you drink too much water until you explode.

94. You want an autograph from Pauly.

95. If you have a problem, you “Sonny-it-up”.

96. You want a pony named Frank and a puppy.

97. Everytime someone says fine or good, you start a Good-Good-Fine-Fine fight.

98. You say “Not cool” with a Sicky Vicky voice.

99. You try fixing problems with a peace picnick and egg salad.

100. You just wish Channy would get back together!

A lovely interview with Tom’s stunt double and friend Jacob Tomuri (very long, so abbreviated here). Including very nice words from Tom about Jacob:

From Canada, where he’s filming The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy sends me this email: “Jacob loves spandex and 80s kung fu movies that suck.”

Tomuri responds to me by email, “Ha ha ha ha!”

The pair have struck up an archetypal male friendship. A good thing considering that these days they are spending an awful lot of time together.

Now an A-list star, Hardy is shooting back-to-back films and keeps requesting Tomuri as his body double. Earlier this year he lured Tomuri off the Gerard Butler film Gods Of Egypt, which he was shooting in Sydney, to London for a gruelling job on Legend, a British gangster movie.

In Legend, Hardy plays both notorious organised crime bosses Reggie and Ronald Kray. The twin brothers appear together in countless scenes, which meant Hardy needed not only a stunt man to fire sawn-off shotguns and to knife enemies but a body double to accompany him through most of the film, perfectly mimicking the physical idiosyncrasies that Hardy wanted to imbue each brother with. On top of that, the double had to be an actor who could learn and convincingly deliver all of Hardy’s lines so that Hardy could switch back and forth between characters, running his lines against the double.

“They don’t grow on trees,” says Hardy, of trying to find a body double up to the job.
“One doesn’t just do the words and the other the stunts. If that were the case then Jacob would not be such a rare find or exceptional. He is. As well as being a fine athlete and, to a reasonable degree, a fearless individual, he is a person who is fully capable of transformation not just physically to the detail, [but] right down to pre-empting psychological choices.”

If Hardy makes it sound like Tomuri just walked on to the Legend set and blitzed the job, Tomuri says it was harder than that.

“Tom is, I believe, one of the greatest character actors of our generation and he said to me, ‘These were two of the toughest characters I’ve ever played and I’m palming some of the responsibility on to you’. No pressure!”

But really, it was Tomuri who really piled much of the pressure on himself. He even perfected a Cockney accent despite Hardy saying he didn’t have to and his lines would never be heard in the final cut.

Tomuri figured that if he was a believable gangster, then Hardy and the other cast members could lose themselves more easily in the scene.

“I thought if I’m going to do this I want to do it 100 per cent,” he says.

Legend, to be released next year, was filmed mostly on the streets of London and Tomuri could often see paparazzi cameras flashing in his peripheral vision.

The photographers couldn’t tell him apart from Hardy so Tomuri ended up splashed across a multitude of English tabloids. In one embarrassing episode for The Mirror, shots of Tomuri were run beneath the headline: “First look at Tom Hardy on set playing both Kray brothers”. Several other papers made similar mistakes. Tomuri thought he’d solve it. “I went and introduced myself: 'Hello, I’m not Tom. I’m a stunt double. Nice to meet you’.”

The articles didn’t stop, they just took a different tack. The Daily Mail ran stories about Tomuri’s stunts while E Online (the website of global network E! Television) ran an article entitled: “Is Tom Hardy’s Stunt Double Hotter Than He Is?”

It was one of the many surreal experiences he had while making Legend but the one that most affected him was watching Hardy at close range.

“It was like a master class in acting and I was in the front row. When you’re that close and you’re watching someone you can learn a lot,” he says.

It lit a spark in him that he thought had been extinguished.“I have that taste for acting again,” he says. That doesn’t mean he’s about to deviate from the trajectory he’s on though. “Now I can see you can do both [acting and stunts] but right now my future is stunts. My next job is stunts. My job after that will probably be stunts.”

His suitcases will be in the shed for only a few weeks before he packs them again and heads to Canada for six months to work on The Revenant.

God only knows what kind of stunts he is in for this time seeing as Hardy is playing a man who is mauled by a grizzly bear. Tomuri doesn’t look worried. In fact, he looks quietly delighted.


Today would have been this wonderful and talented man’s 35th birthday. Though I was not fortunate enough to have ever met Heath, he left a huge impact on my life. “I’m only doing this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away.” This was my senior quote in my high school yearbook because to me, these are the most important words to live by. Heath knew how he wanted to love his life and having this attitude toward his career was admirable. He wasn’t in it for the money, he just wanted to live his life to the fullest. Heath was an inspiration and it’s a sad thought that we will never see his talent continue to grow. I believe Heath would have been one of the greatest actors of our generation. His career was only just taking off and the world was already in love with his work. I hope that future actors are inspired by him as well and learn to do things for themselves and not the money it will make them.


Ben: Hayley… I’ve just completely fallen in love with. I think she’s got such amazing… obviously beauty and style and grace and all of that, but she’s also got enormous sort of soul and sensitivity.
Hayley: I can talk about him for the rest of my life. Ben Whishaw is the greatest actor of our generation. I think he’s an extraordinary, strange enigma and talented man. I immediately fell in love with him. He has an emotional intelligence and an economy of movement, even what he does physically I find very beautiful and very graceful. I find that he just lets me breathe when I’m around him. I don’t have to do or say anything. Everything kind of just calms down. He has a very strong presence and a quiet charisma which I think comes across in a lot of the work that he does.

A Vexed History of Heroin Addiction

Though the first autopsy proved inconclusive, let’s assume that Philip Seymour Hoffman did in fact die from a lethal heroin overdose. Let’s choose to believe that even the most overwrought of his epitaphs get one thing right: that one of the greatest actors of his generation had demons, and that self-medication shut them up.

It’s a compelling narrative, though not an especially new one. Maybe there’s a quiet edge of schadenfreude to the expectation that our geniuses be haunted: would we view the canons of Joplin, Morrison, and Belushi with the same awe and appreciation if we hadn’t been led to believe that that which killed them—heroin, those three and so many others—was a necessary weapon against the wellspring of inner tragedy or whatnot that had made their art so palatable in the first place?

“Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium,” Thomas De Quincey writes in his 1821 Confessions of an Opium-Eater, “Its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.” Confessions is De Quincey’s autobiographical account of his addiction to laudanum, a particularly potent narcotic derived, like the powder found in the bags strewn across Hoffman’s Greenwich Village office-cum-personal-apartment-cum-presumed-escape-den, from the flower of the opium poppy.

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WME-IMG Enters Content Partnership With UNICEF

WME-IMG is entering a new content partnership with UNICEF.

Under the collaboration, the company will lead the co-creation and distribution of content to elevate UNICEF’s causes. Through its network across entertainment, sports, and fashion, the company will look to partner UNICEF with key influencers, award-winning directors and producers, and global brands to create consumer-facing marketing campaigns and initiatives.

“WME-IMG’s employees work with some of the world’s greatest influencers, brands, and storytellers; all of whom care deeply about the welfare of our next generation,” said WME-IMG Co-CEOs Ariel Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell. “Through this partnership, we will mobilize our global network to ignite action around UNICEF’s most pressing issues, encouraging people to get — and stay — involved.”

UNICEF was briefly mentioned in Tom Hiddleston’s speech following his Golden Globe win for best actor in limited series. Hiddleston, who is repped by WME, is a major supporter of the organization, and was featured in a video message at WME-IMG’s recent retreat, expressing his happiness that the company is partnering with the cause.

In addition to this partnership, the WME-IMG Foundation will continue its support of partner schools in Compton, Brooklyn, London, and Nashville through mentorship programs, arts and education grants, client collaborations, and teacher assistance; as well as its work supporting WME-IMG clients in building and/or expanding their own philanthropic platforms and partnerships. In 2016 alone, the Foundation supported 200 charities in 140 communities globally.

“With 16,000 children dying each day of preventable causes and tens of millions more displaced by violence and extreme poverty, UNICEF’s work on behalf of children is as important now as ever,” said Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “Through this partnership with WME-IMG, we can change the narrative and the way the entertainment industry thinks about global social impact. It is an extraordinary opportunity and I am very excited about what we can achieve together. With their support, we look forward to engaging with influential figures around the world to keep the world’s children in the spotlight, allowing them to survive and thrive despite the obstacles.”