Monday, May 9, 2011

Typical day at work

"There was no hospital morality."

Thank you for confirming that.

Also, I don't know about you, but the thought of Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, Thor) being cast as a grownup Hansel (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; no, SERIOUSLY) is about as difficult to comprehend as the decision to cast badass as hell Steve McQueen as a 17-year-old tearaway named... Steve in The Blob (1958).

Image from Forbes

Trivia from the Wiki has it that:

McQueen received only US$3,000 for this film; he had turned down an offer for a smaller up-front sum with 10 percent of the profits because he did not think the movie would make any money and he needed the money immediately to pay for food and rent; it ended up grossing US$4 million.

I don't even---- Bullitt, how could you??

Image by William Claxton from The White Side of Life

How badass was Steve McQueen? He turned down Dirty Harry because the car wasn't cool enough, and the gun was too small.*

Anyway, Renner. He looks like he was the kid who'd pull the wings off beetles to give to you because he thought you'd be as enamoured of their enchanting iridescence as he was. No, I mean, he looks like Nathan Fillion's bratty kid brother. Not creepy at all.

Bonus incredible who'da thought it connection between the two: Renner as McQueen? Discuss.

* This claim is unsubstantiated.


Snuze said...

Your brain is a complete mystery to me. I cannot connect Renner as Fillion's kid brother *at all*.

As for McQueen's 3k paycheque, just cause you're a badass on screen doesn't mean that you are a genius IRL. Just sayin'.

Angela Gripesalot said...

I thought I saw a familial resemblance in the stubborn set of the jaws, as well as the cheeky glint in the eyes re: Renner and Fillion, but then I also thought that Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez looked like Jensen Ackles, so... :/

Also, I guess being able to eat in the short term trumped potential long-term gains for Steve (poor Steve).

Angela Gripesalot said...

I say... my reply was deleted during the outage!

I said that Renner and Fillion both have that stubborn set to their jaw and a mischievous glint in their eyes.

Also, to be honest, I did think that Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Jensen Ackles looked similar too :/

Regarding the mere 3K... even a badass dude needs to eat and a place to rest his head :D