Robert James Smith (born 21 April 1959) he has been the lead singer for the band the Cure for over 40 years. Smith’s unique look and voice are just part of what make his band so easy to like and successful.
The Untouchables - For the ‘Train Station Sequence’ Alone
A huge hit the summer it came out, and probably the start of the whole ‘remaking old television series for the big screen’ trend that got a little out of hand in the coming years ('Flintstones’ or 'Josie and the Pussycats’ anyone?). A great cast, and beautiful music by Ennio Morricone, but as usual with a DePalma movie, it is a flimsy piece of work held together by a couple of truly amazing scenes, in this case, there are several good sequences to hold it together, including a memorable 'baseball bat scene’ starring Robert De Niro as Al Capone, and a 'Train Station’ scene that is worth the price of admission alone. Costner plays the Gman Elliot Ness with a bland 'good guy’ persona, who enlists the help of a colorful crew of helpers in his quest to see Al Capone put behind bars (of course, his eventual imprisonment for tax evasion is a bit of a story let down, but what are ya gonna do? rewrite history? DePalma’s no Quentin Tarantino, that’s for sure.). Sean Connery won an oscar for his portrayal of a gruff no nonsense irish cop (but it was probably more of a career oscar for years of James Bond servitude).
3.5 stars out of 5
Released 1987, First Viewing June 1987 with several revisits since
I’ve realized how much I love when the actors I see as top notch also have fantastic personalities outside their skills as actors. Then when you see them like this yo realize– yes, we could be best friends…or more.