Saturday, March 26, 2005

This week's homework: My movie!

For this week's homework, John Scalzi asks:

Weekend Assignment #52: Congratulations! Hollywood is making a movie of your life, and you get to choose any actor you want to play you -- yes, even if they're dead (the things they can do with special effects!) Who do you choose and why?

Extra credit: Name the musician/band who will play the theme song to the movie.

Interesting question.  With very few exceptions, I tend to pigeonhole actors.  ("Oh, you need someone creepy?  Call Christopher Walken.")  Of course, the truth is that many (maybe even most) actors are capable of more range than what we usually call upon them to do.  Still, it's hard to "cast" an actor to play me without pigeonholing myself.

I think I've got it, though -- Mary-Louise Parker.  Her work always seems so honest -- like whoever she's playing is a just a regular person, with strengths and weaknesses and quirks, like anyone.  And if you were lucky enough to see her on stage in Proof, you would have seen that she's capable of playing smart without playing nerdy.

Extra credit:  Counting Crows can do the theme song.  Their music has a great casual rock sensibility, and (when they want it to), an almost surprising poignancy.

1 comment:

annalisa135 said...

Counting Crows?  That's a new one for me.  Never heard of 'em.  But since you make them sound rather interesting, I'm going to be on the lookout for their music.    ((((big hugs))))