Monday, April 26, 2010
Advance #17: Our Generation's Cary Grant
These Pharaohs of Old Hollywood all possessed unrivaled acting chops, sculpted jawlines and animal magnetism in spades. And we'll never forget them.
Whether a role required a slow burn or a bright conflagration of thespianic ardor, they stood at the ready to transform themselves. And, perhaps, us a little as well.
Many have debated what nuanced player of our generation will one day proudly stand arm and arm with these Titans of the Celluloid.
Will it be Clooney? Depp? Washington? Seymour Hoffman?
I say none of the above.
Let me be the first to lay my hard earned money down on a multi-faceted son of a Michigan auto mechanic, who worked his way through the acting ranks with razor-like aplomb, never losing sight of his dream to be the very best at his craft.
I'm talking about you, Dax Shepard. Please get up and take a bow.