Thursday, February 23, 2006

Thursday Triple: Nature Boys

So Paul Walker is still trying to be a movie star, despite being upstaged by his own ass (Joyride), Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious), Jessica Alba (Jessica Alba!??? in Into the Blue) and now a pack of dogs freezing in the arctic (Eight Below). Hey you can't fault him for the continued effort. If you looked like this, you'd be a damn fool not to keep plugging away at big screen glory. If at first you don't succeed...

three other memorable men at the mercy of Mother Nature.



We start with our nationally beloved (*sigh* why?) Tom Hanks in Castaway. This is my second favorite performance by him actually (after A League of Their Own -- I think he's so much more gifted at comedy than drama). This film had his only nomination, dramatically speaking, that I could get behind. I still can't figure out how he won two Oscars. That's crazy people. He's a lightweight.

I love to throw Burt Reynolds and his fashion-forward rubber vest in Deliverance into as many lists as possible. (Plus ya gotta love that Oscar myth that he was denied a nomination for that due to this photoshoot in Cosmo)

And finally, we end with a sentimental Disney favorite from my childhood Never Cry Wolf. Charles Martin Smith lives alone in the wilderness studying the wolves (cool), eating mice (ewww) and running around naked (yessss!)

Previous Thursday Triple: Cross-Eyed Divas

6 comments:

Terence D said...

You can't blame him for Into the Blue. Anyone would get upstaged by Jessica Alba's half naked body for 2 hrs.

Cal said...

Well Alba had to do something. Nothing above the neck moves.

And Paul Walker's ass is incredible.

the boyfriend said...

Burt's vest in Deliverance is so awesome! Definitely one of the best performances by an article of clothing ever - a very close second to that utterly fabulous fur coat worn by Vin Diesel in XXX. (what a stupid name - actor and film)

Anonymous said...

Oh my god-I've never seen Paul Walker's ass before (I couldn't ever sit through one of his movies)-wow. Does anyone think he should just go into soft core porn?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone doesn't rank "Big" as the greatest Hanks performance!?! But to not even put it in the Top 2 is plain bad manners.

So. Paul Walker...

Rob

Kamikaze Camel said...

Ya, Paul Walker SHOULD just go into porn and be done with it.

Although, I would actually say that Joy Ride (randomly titled Road Kill in Australia) is a really great movie for what it is. And I have a soft spot for 2 Fast 2 Furious despite it being absolutely rediculously bad.

It's a shame Paul Walker is so good looking yet must be about as dumb as a sign post.