Thursday, December 28, 2017

Blind Item #7

Unless you are actually in the movie exhibition business you probably don't know there are a bunch of different awards they hand out. One of them is a big love fest between studios and the exhibitors that gets a lot of attention. The rest? Not so much. The king of all these awards for years has been this diminutive permanent A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee. He is a long way away from the years when he really tried to do acting. Now, he is all about the money and franchise movies. Anyway, if you give him an award and pay him some money he will show up so he probably gets dozens of these awards every year from around the globe. The exhibitors love to have him show up. 

36 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Joe Peschi?

Tricia13 said...

Pesci*

Scandi Sanskrit said...

"And the award for Biggest DOng Flasher goes to..." 😂😂🤣🤣

Lalalisa57 said...

Hi all! I’ve been lurking about a month now and 1st time to comment. I’m addicted to this blog!! I have to check it everyday....do I need therapy now? LOL Great to meet everyone :)

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Welcoooome! Great to see all the lurkers coming out of the woods lately! 🗽👩🏻🚕🍂💛

Marlin said...

DeNiro.

spacecowboy78 said...

Pesci has barely worked in 20 years though. Tom Cruise. Three franchises and anything else are sci-fi movies, other than American Made.

Appalachian Mothersauce said...
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Appalachian Mothersauce said...

Danny DeVito. He's fun...especially when drunk, and did some TV. I don't known if Pesci did TV.

hothotheat said...

Tom Cruise

Violet said...

I'll forgive Pesci anything just on the basis of My Cousin Vinny.

Do Tell said...

Tom Cruise. And yes, his serious movies (Taps, Born On The Fourth Of July, Jerry Maguire) are well behind him. Too bad, he can be a decent actor when he wants to be.

Kate said...

Lalalisa- welcome :)

Krab said...

I was thinking Tom Cruise too. He was excellent in Born on the Fourth of July, proving he can act when he wants to. And he's a giant global star.

just sayin' said...

We ALL need therapy, Lalalisa!

longtimereader said...

To paint like picasso, to sing like aretha or to swear like pesci.

LizOz said...

Why is this a blind?

LizOz said...

Hi Tom 👋👋

Boo Hearne said...

Walking down a San Francisco street and heard a very familiar voice in front of me. It was Joe Pesci and another man looking in an antique shop window commenting on an item. Didn't stop because he doesn't look like the kind of guy who wants to be chatted with by a total stranger. Have a feeling he is a very intelligent, savvy guy in real life.

BKiddo323 said...

Love all of your stories Boo.

Lalalisa57 said...

Thanks guys!

@just sayin’ Hahaha good, I do not want to be the only one!

Lonely Bastard said...

@Boo. When Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were starting out they had a lifelong pal of theirs, a small guy called Joe Pesci act as a roadie/general dogsbody.
One of the Four Seasons, Tommy DeVito, took particular delight in ripping the piss out of Pesci's lack of height at every opportunity much to Pesci's annoyance.

A few decades later when Pesci was making Goodfellas, his character was based on infamous psycho mobster Tommy DeSimone (who in reality was 6'2", devilishly handsome and only 27 when he was killed). DeSimone had a brother and cousins still very actively involved in the mob at that time and it was thought legally and, well, just generally prudent to change the characters name. Scorsese asked Pesci if he could think of a name to call his character that would work. Pesci, thinking about the times he got the pissed ripped out of him in the past and havine chance of belated yet worldwide revenge, told Scorsese, " DeVito. Tommy DeVito!"

Do Tell said...

@LizOz ???

Anyway..Joe Pesci did a hilarious holiday song years ago that I heard a part of the other day on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast. Take a listen, it's a riot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hawOAtZcW9o

just sayin' said...

Great story, Lonely Bastard! Never heard of that album, Do Tell! Pesci should do stand up.

Mrs Meat said...

I could see Tom Cruise for this. a) that ego! Every film he comes off like a kid acting out a fantasy of who he really is. And b) gotta spread the CoS word

katsm0711 said...

@boo I’m picturing Joe and his friend intelligently discussing the history and craftsmanship of an antique armoire in the window and then you politely say, ‘excuse me, I’m a big fan’ and they turn around literally do a 180 cussing you out like those guys on Seinfeld lol

Boo Hearne said...

katsmo: That is EXACTLY what they would have done! Although Joe P and I are about the same height, he would have cut me off at the knees! You're a mind reader!

Tricia13 said...

Joe P is extremely smart.... and not to be messed with. Lives quietly ,modestly now in a place called Lavalette NJ (all NY/NJ people know)...

bunnyzenpeace said...

Congratulations 🎉 Tommy!

https://www.wrpioneers.org/pioneeroftheyear/

Tricia13 said...

He used to give my uncle (who’s is Irish ☘️/American) a hard time about who was tougher... my family was from
Hells Kitchen (yeah State of Grace/Sleepers$... my uncle was- very involved with that ,sadly... but Joey P was always scared of him at first... because he was from Brooklyn ...and trust- Hell’s Kitchens boys were the OG gangsters, so gbwy ultimately got along

Tricia13 said...

And they worked together several times , I left out

UnicornsRReal said...

Hi! I am a lurker of years and years. It's the best here. The people make it great.

Tricia13 said...

Hey lalalisa57!

Unknown said...

Isn't it Nicolas Cage? That's who popped to mind for me, at least.

delete account said...

Lmao @ScandiSanskrit!

MatineeIdolx said...

Tom Cruise has never won an Oscar.

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