pondering fame

Isn't this a gorgeous bunch?


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Yes, they are all well known actors...
yes, they've done some wonderful work, but one doesn't hear a lot about them.

Jean Reno2

Have you seen The Professional?

Jean Reno

Leon? It is, in my mind, Natalie Portman at her best.

Dennis Hopper

Have you seen the investment commercials Dennis Hopper is doing?
I like them. Look at his face. He's wonderful. I looked him up. Did you know he's made HUNDREDS of films? He's been working for decades.

Robert Carlyle

I like Robert Carlyle's work too. And he's never on the covers of magazines.

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Mr. Tuturro peeks his head up into the world of glitz every now and then, but mostly he just does very fine work without ever appearing on Entertainment Tonight.

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Franke Potente has been in some of the biggest movies in the world and I have no idea what her personal life is like. I find that refreshing.

I like this bunch. Quietly going about their work. Doing their work well. Not stuffing their personal lives down our throats.
I'm wondering if the lot of them is available for dinner next weekend.

Comments

Badger said…
Can I beg an invite to that dinner? McDormand and Turturro are on the short list of Famous People I'd Totally Do. But, er, I promise not to do them AT your dinner party.
Jo said…
I once rented a Robert Carlyle film about football (soccer of course), that was set in Glasgow. I couldn't believe when I started watching the film that they had subtitled it! Sure Glaswegians have a rather strong accent...but subtitles?
Birchsprite said…
can I come too. That sounds like my kind of guest list(in my dreams)
aurorabuddha said…
Leon... I love that movie.

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUfXBpwWi1E
Melissa said…
I like this bunch too--elegant, cool, talented and blessedly well-behaved;) I think if they saw your last dinner blog, they'd cancel any plans and come to dinner at your place. I know I would.
RW said…
Oh. Yes. The Professional. That was a fine film.
Fannie Mae said…
Frances in "Fargo" - LOVE!
BabelBabe said…
ok, I MIGHT do McDormand at your dinner party (I have to beat Badger to it, after all), but only after I have had the baby. God, she is gorgeous. and Robert Carlyle - who knew? I love a man who can carry off a scarf...
barbra said…
You've made some really great choices here. The Professional is an amazing movie. There actually are many actors in the business of acting, not celebrity; I find those people much more interesting.

In other news, I finally made my blog public!
http://notjustbarbra.wordpress.com
I'm definitely not cool enough to attend this dinner party, so could I help serve food instead? That way I could observe the brilliance and humor, but not actually have to talk to anyone and try to be clever myself.
Amy A. said…
I love Frances! So pretty and yet, not, sometimes, too.

And did you see Jean Reno in the Big Blue?

Good list!
Eliane said…
How about dinner with these guys?
http://www.alternativereel.com/includes/top-ten/display_review.php?id=00075
mizz_b said…
Oh, How I adore all of the actors listed. I made it a point to Netflix ALL of Jean Reno's films one year. Wasabi seemed the oddest to me.

A dinner party with all of them would be lovely.
catsteevens said…
I like the title to those post. Can I steal it?

And this group! I love that they are all older.
catsteevens said…
Ooops. I like the title to this post, not those. D'oh!
Rae said…
I'm stealing an invitation so that I can sit next to Mr. Tuturro, and can my husband sit on his other side?
Kim said…
Frances McDormand is one of my all time favourites.

Robert Carlyle is fantastic.

Denis Hopper freaks me out a little.

I love people quietly going about their craft, doing it brilliantly and having a renown for it, a recognition. As opposed to fame.
tut-tut said…
er, D encountered Dennis Hopper in San Diego many years ago; Hopper is not someone you'd want to encounter . . .
kmkat said…
I just read a newspaper review wherein the reviewer reviewed a trailer he had seen for Frances McDormand's movie that comes out in March. Basically, he was pissed that he had to watch the movie he had come to see; after seeing the trailer, what he really, really wanted to watch the McDormand movie. And if I could tell you the name of it I would, but my memory is lame and I can't.
Geggie said…
Poor Natalie peaked at 11.
kt said…
You are spot on about The Professional, but you knew that.

Good buncha folks.
MizMell said…
Sounds like quite the dinner party--good company makes all the difference in the world, don't you think?

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