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The 98% humorous musings of M. Lizabeth Currain

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Vintage Al Pacino

That’s right, everyone’s favorite part about Sunday is back! It’s Vintage Crush time! For those of you just joining us, I suggest you take a look here, here, and here to get a feel for what this is all about. This is where I take the time to talk about some older guys that I feel are deserving of a little bit of crushitude.

This week, I gift you all with Vintage Al Pacino.

A while back I went on a bender of old Al Pacino films. Can we just talk about how good Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico are? Those are some quality films. His a little man, but packs a lot of punch and has the kind of charismatic energy that I love in a person. I have to say that my Vintage Crush on Pacino is fairly recent, it developed in the past handful of years (unlike my crush on Van Damme which has followed me from childhood). Now that I’m a mature, adult woman, a self-assured man like Pacino is very attractive. Back in the day he had it going on. Style, personality, talent, everything. These are the kind of qualities that I think actors of this generation are slightly lacking in. There’s the odd few, but it definitely existed more in the 70s.

Men, take note: This is how wear sunglasses.

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Alfredo James Pacino

Born: April 25, 1940 in New York, New York

Height: 5’7″ (Him’s just a little guy!)

Films/Television: He’s acted in 49 titles, produced and directed 3, and written 2.

Awards: He’s one 35 awards and been nominated for 41. He had six, six Oscar nominations before he finally won for Scent of a Woman. He’s also been nominated for three Razzie awards. The man is nothing if not diverse.

…and if I had a time machine, you can bet I would be all over Pacino. But I did have the misfortune of seeing Righteous Kill (they can’t all be winners, I know). He’s also sort of taken a turn for the troll. He might also be indulging a little too freely in the self-tanner. Also, he looks slightly crazy. But! Set that time machine to 1974 and I’ll in line with the all the other groupies.

Here’s a few more pictures for the road. These are from Serpico. When he looked super hot. Hipster-looking guys in the 70’s were definitely not as gross as they are now.

Favorite Thing: Gwildor Eating Barbecue

It’s Saturday so that means it’s time for another one of my favorite things! This week, I present you with Gwildor from the Master’s of the Universe movie, indulging in barbecue for the first time:

First off, Billy Barty is amazing. I once contemplated getting an airbrush tattoo that said “Billy Barty Party 2011”. It was my birthday and I had been drinking. Still, it would have been a pretty awesome temporary tattoo. Second, I love Gwildor! How could a person not love Gwildor? He’s cute, has a funny voice, and likes music! He’s a classic novel and a craft beer away from having an OkCupid profile I would check out. Third, he drinks barbecue sauce from a cup, dude knows how to party!

I grew up watching this movie and this has always been my favorite part. It always made me giggle. It’s the perfect mix of everything. On a date I went on a while back, I mentioned that this was my favorite part of Master’s of the Universe and the guy I was out with said, “I never thought I would hear a girl say the sentence, ‘my favorite part of Master’s of the Universe is’, let alone have it be that”. That’s just how I roll. I could watch this clip over and over again and the awesomeness of it would not diminish for me.

If you’re in a bad mood, I dare you to watch this and not crack a smile. Just look at his face!

THE TONES!!

 

Check ya’ll tomorrow!

Vintage Roy Scheider

Welcome to another edition of Vintage Crush! This Sunday I present you with Roy Scheider!

 

Roy circa 1976 in Marathon Man

 

Why is Roy Scheider being giving such a prestigious honor? Well, I’ve been a fan of Scheider for years. I’d like to say it started with JAWS, but, my first memories of Mr. Scheider was with a little show called SeaQuest DSV. Back in the day I was all about a certain boy named Jonathan Brandis…but when I rewatched the series on Netflix, I found myself digging Captain Nathan Bridger. Obviously because I am gross and like old dudes. So I started furiously adding all things Scheider to my queue. He was quite the looker back in the day! And talented!

 

The Seven-Ups, 1973. He looks like a hipster!

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Roy Richard Scheider

Born: November 10th, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey, USA; deceased (Feb. 10th, 2008)

Height: 5’9″

Films/Television: 93

Awards: Nominated for two Oscars; Best Actor in a Leading Role for All That Jazz, 1980 and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The French Connection, 1972.

…and yes. Back in the day though, cause he’s dead now and that’s wrong.

Why do I have a vintage crush on him? Well, let me present you with two clips. The first is from the movie Marathon Man, which also stars Dustin Hoffman.

 

 

Did you see his body? The way he was doing those push-ups?! Damn! Did you see the way he took care of that guy who was trying to assassinate him? I like a man who can take care of business. And did I mention his body? Also, I have a thing for guys with strong noses….and hot bodies.

 

Clip number two is from one of my favorite numbers of the movie All That Jazz (1979)

 

 

I love a song and dance man! The song is also fucking amazing. This movie is actually really great and everyone should check it out.

It’s sad that such a talented actor got relegated to some terrible roles later in his career. Hollywood doesn’t recognize a good thing when they have it. I highly recommend watching some of his movies…but definitely check out SeaQuest; you won’t regret it! It has a talking dolphin!

A parting gift.

 

That face! So hip, so cool. What a man.

 

Have a great Monday!

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