Maybe not out loud.
Today's filmic / famous birthdays.
If it's your own birthday shout it out. It's your day, after all.
1882 Thomas H Ince actor who became a lifeguard then an actor again until he was a pioneering film director who became a studio mogul until he morphed into Cary Elwes having an affair with Kirsten Dunst ... and then died mysteriously.
1903 June Marlowe lovely brunette who became the Warner Bros proclaimed "Most Beautiful Girl On Screen" and eventually settled in as Our Miss Crabtree
1931 Mike Nichols Second City Improv founder who became a comedian then morphed into one of the most celebrated film directors of the second half of the 20th century. The filmography is kind of uneven, though, right?
1946 Sally Field a little Pasadena girl who became Gidget then a nun who flew before splintering into several personalities as Sybil. After which she became Burt Reynolds girl then a union activist who was suddenly a farmwife and, with that farm job, a Double-Oscar-Winner. Finally she was passing along the sweetheart torch as a grieving mom "I just want to hit something! I want to hit it hard" ...until she finally became Nora Walker. Judge me all you want but I freaking love her.
1947 Edward Yang an engineer who became a computer guy and then an auteur behind who made the internationally reknowned YiYi (2000)
1949 Brad Davis Floridian who became a television star then a film star of ridiculously potent sexual charisma (Querelle and Midnight Express ...about that shower scene) before becoming an AIDS activist in his final years
1952 Michael Cunningham, novelist (The Hours, A Home At the End of the World) who is also a professor and screenwriter and sometime awards magnet
1957 Lori Singer Fame's (1980) freaky cellist who became Short Cuts (1993) freaky cellist. Hey now, she didn't shape shift at all!
1978 Taryn Manning TV actor who became supporting movie player who I was worried had peaked (?) as snow bunny in Hustle & Flow... but thankfully she's employed for another couple of years at least. Lot of films in pre-production
1988 Emma Stone TV guest actress who is suddenly a busy comedic film actress (Super Bad, House Bunny, Zombieland)
Finally... three actors are celebrating big days and I can never decide how I feel about them: Ethan Hawke, a child actor turned film star turned Mr. Uma Thurman turned actor/novelist celebrates his 39th, the wildly uneven Thandie Newton (is there actually two of her? So good in some scenes/films, so ungood in others) turns 37, and themodel turned Femme Fatale turned nude blue lady turned TV star known as Rebecca Romijn also turns 37.
I haven't watched Romijn's new show Eastwick -- have any of you? -- because the Cher|Pfeiffer|Sarandon trinity is too holy for mine eyes to blaspheme. Is it any good?