Friday, March 20, 2020

Blind Item #6

Back in the day, this foreign born A list actor who is having a better start to his year than he did last year, made a different kind of movie than he is now known for. One of those movies was based on a real life person who shares something with the actor. As part of his research, he contacted the top scholar on the real life person and borrowed several documents and pieces of memorabilia on the person to help him get in character. Memorabilia that was rare, expensive and hard to find. He not only refused to return it, but destroyed the scholar's career in the process.

33 comments:

MDAnderson said...

Liam Neeson?

Tricia13 said...
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Tricia13 said...

Hugh Grant-Chopin?

MDAnderson said...

Or Russell Crowe and a beautiful mind ?

Tricia13 said...

He started off in period pieces and now does RomCom (mostly)

Trapped said...

Jerk

SquiddusMaximus said...

Jim Carrey?

SquiddusMaximus said...

Andy Kaufman movie

Freed Weave said...

Benedict Cuntybitch?

Troy Dyer said...

Eddie Redmayne- Theory of Everything?

norster said...

The tricky bit is the has something in common with the character?

PhillyWilly said...

schindler's list?

PhillyWilly said...

rob roy?

VeganDiva said...

Colin Firth, The King's Speech, stuttering

Rob Zero said...

Neeson. Rob Roy.

(It was early 2019 when he made his insane racist comments, hence the "better start")

gauloise said...

Jim Carrey and the Andy Kaufman movie is a good guess, both are comics. The movie was a drama.

Just not sure there are Andy Kaufman scholars, though. That makes me think it is someone historic

norster said...

What does Neeson have in common with Rob Roy ?

Thia said...

I like the Colin Firth guess because I read multiple articles that he had a hell of a time losing the stutter after the role.

PhillyWilly said...

But was The Kings Speech "back in the day"? Back in the day has to have at least a 25 year minimum

Morninglorri said...

Colin Farrell played Jesse James

sandybrook said...

I like MD's Liam Neesen guess because now he does more Charles Bronson type movies than anything he did that was deemed Oscar-worthy material.

Morninglorri said...

Www.missing-documents/news/DisgracedRobRoyscholatblamesLiamNeeson.com

VeganDiva said...

Okay I take it back about Colin Firth as he always does period pieces like King's Speech so it's not a different sort of movie for him - sorry, Colin. I agree with MDAnderson and others - Rob Roy and Liam Neeson. Thing Liam has in common with Rob Roy is avenging a rape.

norster said...

@VeganDiva That does make it hang together with Neeson.

Snooker83 said...

In that case it could be Michael Collins ( for the character) too.

IndieRaga said...

Wow...thanks for the research!

IndieRaga said...

Why give valuable things to these nincompoops !!

T. W. said...

Whomever this is I hope they get some corona beer...

J-Man said...

Liam Neeson sounds right. He starred in Kinsey, the biopic about Albert Kinsey who pioneered in researching human sexuality. In the film, Kinsey and his wife had problems initially in the bedroom because he was "overly endowed". I remember reading gossip columns many years ago saying Neeson had the same gift. Don't know if true or not. Don't know about anything else connected to the blind.

Okay, back to lurking for me.

Unknown said...

There are some very wonderful museums around the country financed by one very wealthy man who invented the routing numbers on checks. They are manuscript museums. So fascinating. If there's one in your area, go to it. You will love it. There is one set of manuscripts based on Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Absolutely fascinating to see all the paper ephemera. The exhibits revolve among the 15 museums.

Unknown said...

A gigantic pox on the actor who did this.

Melvin said...

Hope this gets a reveal down the road.

EV said...

Agree with the Liam Neeson filming Michael Collins guess. My father is a well-respected Irish historian and a retired professor, I'm going to give him a call to see if he can verify this one.

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