How remotely are we talking here?
Fun fact - Michael Keaton is named after Diane Keaton, but not related
His real name, Michael Douglas, was taken by some hack no one has ever heard of, so he chose Keaton in tribute to Diane Keaton. He met her and told her this and she informed him that Keaton wasn't her actual last name either (though it was her mother's maiden name).
When young Michael Andrew Fox tried to register at the Screen Actor's Guild as Michael Fox, he found out someone had beaten him to it by about 30 years. There was a prolific veteran actor of the same name, with hundreds of film and TV roles under his belt. The Guild doesn't allow duplicates, to avoid confusion between actors.
So, the future Marty McFly stuck the letter "J" in there. But the other Michael Fox guy? He debuted in the mid-50s, in the same era Back to the Future is set. In other words, if there hadn't been a Michael Fox in the 50s, Michael J. Fox wouldn't exist--which is exactly like the plot of the first movie
Wait, it Gets Weirder:
When Marty travels to 1955, his father George McFly mentions being a huge fan of a show called Science Fiction Theatre, a knowledge his son uses to manipulate him into porking his mother. The show was most likely chosen because they needed to establish George as a huge nerd who had no chance of ever sleeping with anyone, and Star Trek wasn't around at the time.
But get this: the original Michael Fox played several roles in that same show, on the exact same year. Another episode, aired in 1955, featured a suburban couple finding out that their neighbors are time travelers from the future, hiding in the present of 1955--which is sort of like the plot of Back to the Future only seen from the opposite perspective.
...that Edward Furlong is 40 years old. And really wearing it hard.
Somewhere in Santa Monica, Quentin Tarantino sits by his typewriter and outlines his his biggest washout-career-resurrecting role yet.
Something about his look immediately made me think of Michael Madsen. Glad to see he hasn't succumbed to plastic surgery like most actors past their prime. Or if my QT theory's correct, before his prime.
It's a shame to think he'll probably never reach the heights of The Crow: Wicked Prayer ever again.
In honor of Edward Furlong's 40th birthday, let's listen to him ROCK OUT.
He looks like any 40 year old who's let himself go.
A spate of clean living and some proper dedicated gym time would have him back in shape in no time - thing is in his current state no one wants to touch him, so the onus is on himself to start, and when you're that out of shape you don't think there's much chance of you getting your shit together. Someone should point him to the depression thread. And then as Raynis said, some new auteur wold pick him up and people would all be like wow, that was the kid who was in The Terminator.
As it is, right now he seems to be modelling himself on this guy...
As a 40 year who's let himself go, I gotta disagree. He looks real bad. I got flack in the Django post release thread for saying the same thing about QT - it's one thing when a guy who's been heavy all their life goes from being overweight to obese, but when a guy who's been slim into their 30s suddenly start pushing 300 lbs, that's real bad.
I kinda feel bad for Furlong. I never thought that Nick Stahl was much of an upgrade in T3, and Stahl turned out to be an even bigger burn out than Furlong.
"I put my ding dong in her hoo ha". Something like that would have improved the movie a lot. I actually took a date to "Autumn In New York" - we were supposed to see a limited engagement of "Ninja Scroll", but after we got to the theater my date told me she would rather see "Autumn In New York". It was actually my room-mate's girlfriend, and I invited her to Ninja Scroll because I didn't want to go to the movies by myself. After the movie, she wanted to smash and I politely blew her off. When my room-mate got back in town, he told me he didn't care if I banged his girlfriend, but I think I made the right choice. The girl was kinda hot btw. Anyways, "Autumn In New York" is one of the worse movies I've ever seen. That nobody on the set knew the rules for getting a PG-13 explains a lot.
Did you catch Dunne's character's slip about knowing the motel they're going to?
POLTERGEIST is this amazing examination of suburban life. So much slides under the radar thanks to the conceit of the ghost story.
Perusing the Bosch thread, I see much talk about Jason Gedrick. I look him up, unsure which character he was, and holy shit he was the lead in Iron Eagle. Which in turn made me realise that I haven't thought about Iron Eagle in about thirty years!
He's so, so good in Animal Kingdom (the original David Michôd movie, not the Americanized TV remake). Incredibly sinister and frightening without hardly having to try. I've seen almost everything else he's been in since (though not Killing Them Softly; I wasn't even aware he was in that). Big fan of his. My main complaint about The Dark Knight Rises is how much it wastes him.
Looked up Dominique Dunne. Just read the tragic story of her death.
This is something I already knew but then I'm also aware not everyone spends their time looking for films by Fulci to watch and reading up on his career. I think it was the Fangoria spin-off magazine Gore Zone that did an excellent write-up on his career up to that point. The Beyond had an excellent soundtrack as well.
He's also very good in Beyond The Pines, which isn't a great movie. Also worth checking out is his guest appearance on Girls as Jemima Kirke's dad (Season 2, Episode 7 "Video Games").