Saturday, October 30, 2010

She lost him at "American Beauty"

I have a love/hate thing for John Cusack. I love a few of his movies, but I find his political bombast tedious and pretentious. It's as if he's perennially spooling out the do-nothing anti-capitalist of Say Anything. *yawn*

Anyhoo, I came across this clip Friday. The tape is rolling and first thing you know, he's crammed in a couple of rack-checks before she blows the whole thing to hell with off-the-mark pre-interview banter. If you've seen any of his films, you've seen him go into that condescending mode, too-cool-for-the-room. He leans way back, levels an unkind gaze her way and rubs his nose. Is that a mafia gang sign or something? Next thing you know, that rack lost all credibility. I giggled.

Um, he doesn't even look like Kevin Spacey.


Old NFO said...

And Kevin Spacey is MUCH nicer, and a far better actor...

Matt G said...

Spacey is a superb actor, who has the good sense to only pick great scripts (well, except for that Negotiator silliness). But I have to admit to kinda liking several Cusak films.

Mostly, I feel embarrassed for the interviewer. And a bit derisive of her. The fist to the nose was really a hand to the face thing, which is a shielding behavior.

SCI-FI said...

"The K-12 dude. You make a gnarly run like that and girls will get sterile just looking at you."
(Charles De Mar to Lane Meyer)