Tuesday, January 10, 2006

John Voight--Dealio?

Last night I went to a live taping of Radio West where director James Gartner was talking about his movie Glory Road. Then we got to watch the movie for free. Nothing beats a free movie--nothing but being preceded by a live taping of Radio West. I took all my kids and a big, huge, bag filled with candy and drinks that could be opened and eaten quietly (18 dollars worth). We made it through the broadcast and the movie without incident (unless you count canker sores). I really wanted my kids to have a point of reference for the discussion of Martin Luther King and Civil Rights day next week. Also, have you ever tried to get a sitter Monday night in Utah county? Good bloody luck.

It's pretty clear that just as Josh Lucas is Kevin Costner mixed with Matthew McConaughey, Glory Road is Hoosiers mixed with Remember the Titans. The discussion on Radio West was pretty good. And the movie was just about what you'd expect. I wasn't really planning on seeing it until I heard that you could see it for free after watching a live broadcast of Radio West. At any rate, I couldn't help but think that John Voight looked a little silly in his fake nose in the movie. Here's why: During the interview James Gartner said that Voight kept calling him in character (oh brother) and eventually Voight insisted on wearing a prosthetic, as they like to call it, in the movie. The director was concerned and said to John Voight, "I don't want you to look silly." James Gartner told us this all embarrassed--like, can you believe I said that to John Voight. I'm such an idiot! John Voight's response was, "James, have you seen any of my movies?" To me that is less than endearing. Additionally, I hate any actor who insists on prosthetics. And I'm normally a John Voight fan. Mission Impossible, The Champ, etc. But what a ding dong. Especially considering this:


Here he is in Baby Geniuses 2. I'm not saying he looks silly, but it's not such a stretch of the imagination, is it? Is it me?

And here he is as Mr. Sir in Holes--a fine performance, to be sure. Anyway, fascinating guy. Fascinating. Remind me again, was it Angelina Jolie who played his kid in The Champ who is now a Mormon and Ricky Shroder who played his kid in Tomb Raider who he is now estranged from or is it the other way around? I can't keep it straight.
That's right! This is my way of telling you that Ricky Shroder is a Mormon. Score one for our side. Yay! Remember the Titans--and by that I mean, we are coming for John Voight next.

14 comments:

  1. Was Doug Fabrizio involved in any way? And is he a Mormon, too?

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  2. If you wanna see John Voight looking weird in prosthetics, check him out as President Whoever in Peal Harbor. Oh man, his neck looks like its made of knock-off Play Dough.

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  3. Be careful what you wish for. I believe John Voight as a Mormon would set off a series of events culminating in either the end of the world, the end of the Mormon church, or me moving to China.

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  4. I can't believe the Academy overlooked John Voight's work in Anaconda. The scene where the anaconda regurgitates him out and he winks at the camera, slime oozing from his body, will forever stay with me.

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  5. …a big, huge, bag filled with candy and drinks that could be opened and eaten quietly (18 dollars worth).

    That is so cool. I so wish I had been there for the candy and drinks. I bet everyone around you was very jealous. Yum and fun!

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  6. I too just love candy at movies. I think I have eaten about infinity milk duds, sour patch kids, reeses pieces, and reeses peanut butter pops, during movies, and I'm not going to slow down.

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  7. To not-so-subtly name drop. My cousin is finishing his last year of law school at Pepperdine and he and his wife and new baby had to move out of student housing (in Malibu, no less!) so they asked around in their ward if anybody had a place to stay. Rick Schroder said they could live in their guest house at their ranch. So that's what they're doing.
    Also, my boss Alisa auditioned his son at his home in Arizona a couple of years ago for the role of 14 year old Joseph Smith.

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  8. I wish you were my mom. But at least I get to have you as a sister and can copy all of the cool stuff you do with your kids. Now if I could just get Josh to eat candy. Ha ha.

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  9. I don't think Doug Fabrizio is Mormon, but then again, I didn't think Rick Shroeder or Angelina Jolie were either...

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  10. Rick Schroeder, yea. Angelina Jolie, nay. Jewel, I think so.

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  11. Jewel! Now we are really in trouble. I'd much rather hear Gladys Knight sing at Women's Conference than pseudo poet Jewel.

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  12. Hide your mega-stars Kacy's on the loose again!

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  13. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Doug Fabrizio cheated on his wife...while she was pregnant...with another man's wife.
    He is now living in the house that other man bought.
    What a PEACH of a guy!

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  14. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Jewel is Mormon, but I am pretty sure she is not active. She was in Young Women's in Anchorage for a while, but the family moved a lot and I think she moved from dad to mom's houses because they got divorced.

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