Wednesday, January 2, 2008
John Cusack = Kevin Spacey??? Not Quite...
I really like John Cusack as an actor, freaky no talent sis and all. If there was ever going to be a movie made about my oh so average doldrum life I'd want John to play me. I loved Say Anything just like everyone else at the time. I loved Being John Malkovich, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (my wife's favorite movie,) Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, The Grifters, True Colors, Stand by Me, One Crazy Summer, The Thin Red Line, the best film he ever did- Better Off Dead ("I want my two dollars!",) Sixteen Candles... I could go on and on. He did have that WTF stint in '01 with Serendipity and America's Sweethearts though, among some other polished turds in his career. But I still admire him though.
The girl in the video conducting the interview, like most film students (I should know- I was one,) is a pretentious all-knowing (in her own mind,) twat. Only problem is she has somehow confused John Cusack for Kevin Spacey. How on God's green earth you manage to do this is beyond me. Maybe after two bottles of Meridia, some Lipitor and a four pack of Red Bulls and a shot of Jager...but, really? Really?
HE SAID NO THE FIRST TIME!!! WHAT PART OF THAT DO YOU NOT COMPREHEND?
And mad props to him. You can tell he is a little pissed with the body language and tone...but golf clap sir. That dingy twit was wasting your time and you held it together. He could of been an absolute jerk, but he kept his cool. I think a Crowe-esque phone bashing of her cranium would of spiked the hits of this on YouTube to epic proportions and been absolutely merited. But the show of restraint is nice.
I have been in that broad's shoes for junkets. You get like 30 seconds to ask the same damn questions that they just got done answering from the last schlep that asked them, and they don't want to be there as much as you do. This is not the time for you to flaunt your clearly ignorant and vastly unknowing catalog of a said actors movie career. I'd think he'd know if he'd been in a movie or not. Pretty good source if you ask me. Why don't you ask him how is was to work with Spielberg as a kid on ET? Or how he felt dancing in Footloose would typecast him for the rest of his career? No. I got it! Ask him how it felt to play Johnny Cash, and if that was really him singing! You are FILM STUDENT! Kudos Cusack. Although I think you should of throttled the broad. Not to knock Spacey (Usual Suspects is celluloid gold,) but come on chick... know your stuff before you sit down.
This is not Ms. South Carolina caliber, but it is pretty good.
Oh...and so you all don't think that my current man crush is in fact John (it's not, that title is being held steady by Jason Lee, as it has been for YEARS...) Spacey can out act Cusack any day, anywhere, any time. I'd taken what happened as a compliment.