Tuesday, September 15, 2009

If we could be heroes

7 comments:

Mark said...

great post

Detector said...

I can't believe he turned down the Expendables.

mather said...

He looks like a skinny twirp till he flashes that bicep...when he started crying I started laughing...but then, of course, there is something wrong with me...

Nathan said...

The only rule is there are no rules.

Detector said...

I read that the director was given the original script and didn't like it cuz it portrayed Van Damme as more of a clown. The director wanted to work with VD because he always thought there was something more to him than what you saw in the action movies. He took it from parody and made it into a deconstruction of being an action star and celebrity in general. One critic actually said JCVD's performance was second that year only to Heath Ledger's in the Dark Knight. That's a great compliment and possibly true. I still think Ledger's best work was as Ennis Del Mar, not because of the gay shit but just because it was such a hard role. It's always hard to be the straight man or the unglamorous character (since Jack Twist was the flaymboyant one) and for him to still steal all the scenes in that was just amazing.

Nathan said...

Doogie Houser MD.

sophie ellis b. said...

possibly the most serious post ever by detector?