Tuesday, January 20, 2009

NY Daily News Blind Item

Which eccentric actor got his start in the biz by letting directors in where the sun don’t shine?

42 comments:

Ed said...

Colin Farrell was the first actor to come up when I googled eccentric actor, so hes my guess. (google images)

121007 said...

johnny depp ?hes pretty eccentric ?

jax said...

joaquin BYE GOOD

amster said...

Robert Downey Junior

amster said...

OT- It is now President Obama

jax said...

Val Kilmer?

Jilli said...

Vincent Gallo!

Bev said...

Mickey Rourke!

becki626 said...

RDJ I agree
The B.J.he was a giving
in 'Less Than Zero' never looked too forced

Me.. said...

ah.. Less Than Zero.. one of THE best movies ever.. I hope it's not RDJ :(

Wendy Wilshire said...

Robin Williams

David D. said...

It's Vincent Gallo, he apparently was a hustler for a period before he became an actor/writer/director/annoyance.

(Not to suggest that any of the others are off the hook, though!)

Audrey said...

I don't consider RDJ eccentric. I'm on the Vincent Gallo bandwagon.

linoge1 said...

Eccentric??
LMAO!!That is about 90% of all Hollyweird actors.
Is there any small extra clue...timeline?age?new actor or acadamy award winner...some more info would be nice.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

RDJ has been in the business a long, long time.

lachickforever said...

I like the Mickey Rourke guess. Especially since he is in the limelight right now.

Ror said...

Vincent Gallo for sure.

dreadpiratecuervo said...

My first thought was Crispin Glover, but why a blind about him? Doubt it's Joaquin b/c he was in Space Camp & Parenthood when he was a kid &...my mind will just not go there.

lutefisk said...

Ben Affleck.

Michaela said...

Jonathan Rhys Meyer?

kanonymous said...

Heath Ledger

kanonymous said...

Vincent D'Onofrio

kanonymous said...

Philip Seymour Hoffman

kanonymous said...

Keanu Reeves

Jo said...

Garey Busey! Yuck & kidding.

Syd said...

Harvey Fierstein

slappywhyte said...

Larry David

Katja said...

tommy boy

Jesse D said...

"where the sun don't shine"...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind....

Jim Carey?

valerie said...

Doesn't this blind apply to half the actors out there?

Sylvia said...

Valerie, I would say more than half hahaha.

Tea Lady said...

It was rumored that John Travolta turned into a big old bottom on Broadway when he was a chorus boy looking to succeed. Does he count in the eccentric column?

KellyLynn said...

I'm with valerie and Sylvia on this one. This could be just about anyone.

TheGoldenSockPuppet said...

Never seen so many different names as guesses on a BI. Fun.

Mooshki said...

Jesse D, I like your guess.

Brainy Pirate said...

Brando or Jimmy Dean

Pink Skull said...

All of them.

john said...

For some reason this smacks of Old Hollywood to me. Perhaps someone who has been around a long time?

Snautrag said...

I thought that was a prerequsite anyway....

kedsarecool said...

well i've read that james dean did this- as i think someone may have mentioned. you can wiki it.

StudioBB said...

What about Harrison Ford? Eccentric pothead, rumored to have got his start hustling sex and drugs to Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola etc.

VerityFine said...

I don't think he is all that eccentric, but I have heard this rumour attached to Colin Farrell many a time.