Monday, February 13, 2006
Jumping on the GB Fanwagon
Michelle – love your list of heroes – my favorites from that list are Gerard, Hugh and James Marsters. I’d have to add Matthew McConaughy ... you can see why ... to my personal list of hotties - as well as Johnny Depp (in his Pirates image) and of course, my lifelong idol – Kurt Russell, whether he's the computer wearing tennis shoes or Snake saving the president.
I have to admit, though, that Gerard Butler is the actor who most intrigues me. He's just so versatile - and good at every role he plays. I’ve listened to several of the Operatic versions of The Phantom of the Opera and the soundtrack from the movie remains my favorite simply because Gerard not only sounds more “manly” as the Phantom, but because he puts so much emotion into his singing.
Another favorite GB role of mine is when he plays Dracula in Dracula 2000. I don’t think we’re supposed to be cheering for the bad guy to win, but how can you not when Gerard makes the bad guy so damn sexy and so sympathetic? He did that with the Phantom role too – you just wanted the Phantom to win – who cares if he killed all those innocent people. He was tortured and they probably deserved it, right? I tend to think that casting directors shouldn't use GB as their bad guy if they really want the audience to bond with the hero - on the other hand, would those movies have been as dynamic as they were had some other actor played the villian? So GB, I don't care who wins the official award, you have my vote for Best Actor.
James Marsters, as Spike, is another favorate villain actor because he does the same thing GB does. He gave the character of Spike so much depth, you just wanted Buffy to get over herself and admit that she loved him.
Okay – enough from me. I missed my regularly scheduled blog date, so shouldn't hog this one. Just wanted to include myself in the list of GB fans. Wish I’d been with Cathy G. and the rest of GB’s Tarts when they went to Scotland – how fun that must have been!
Robin T. Popp