Friday, October 24, 2014
24 October 2014
Eliza Taylor b. 1989 (The 100)
Daniel and Joshua Shalikar b. 1988 (Honey, I Blew Up the Kid)
Lincoln Lewis b. 1987 (After Earth, Aquamarine)
Oliver Jackson-Cohen b. 1986 (Dracula [2013 TV])
Tim Pocock b. 1985 (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Alycia Purrott b. 1983 (Supernatural, Power Rangers S.P.D.)
Katie McGrath b. 1983 (Jurassic World, Dracula [TV 2013], Merlin, Labyrinth [2012 TV])
Jemima Rooper b. 1981 (Atlantis [2013 TV], Frankenstein’s Wedding… Live in Leeds, A Sound of Thunder)
Dave Callahan b. 1977 (writer, Doom, Godzilla)
Amy Bailey b. 1975 (Dominion , Supercollider, Boogeyman [2012 TV], Alice in Wonderland )
James Babson b. 1974 (Solomon Kane, Hellboy, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Children of Dune)
Catherine Sutherland b. 1974 (The Cell, Power Rangers)
Burgess Jenkins b. 1973 (Revolution, Coma, Vault of Darkness)
Raelee Hill b.1972 (Superman Returns, Farscape, The Lost World [TV], BeastMaster [TV])
Raul Esparza b. 1970 (666 Park Avenue, My Soul to Take)
Jacqueline McKenzie b. 1967 (The 4400, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Deep Blue Sea)
Rick Ravenello b. 1967 (Doomsday Prophecy, Smallville, Seven Days, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, Creature, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Doomsday Rock, Stargate SG-1)
Conrad Pla b. 1966 (Riddick, Alphas, ReGenesis, Mutant X, Lathe Of Heaven, Odyssey 5, Relic Hunter)
BD Wong b. 1960 (Jurassic World, Awake, The X Files, Jurassic Park)
Brad Johnson b. 1959 (Left Behind: World at War, Riverworld, Alien Siege, The Robinsons: Lost in Space, Mysterious Ways, Philadelphia Experiment II)
Douglas Brian and Steven M. Martin b. 1954 (The Addams Family, Addams Family Values)
Martin Campbell b. 1943 (director, Green Lantern)
F. Murray Abraham b. 1939 (Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale, Carnera: The Walking Mountain, Thir13en Ghosts , The Darkling, Muppets from Space, Star Trek: Insurrection, Last Action Hero, Journey to the Center of the Earth [1993 TV], BloodMonkey, Shark Swarm, Mimic)
S. William Hinzman b. 1936 died 5 February 2012 (Mimesis, It Came from Trafalgar, FleshEater, Night of the Living Dead)
John Winston b. 1933 (Max Headroom, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel)
Maggie Pierce b. 1931 died 5 April 2010 (My Mother the Car, My Favorite Martian, Tales of Terror)
Clifford Rose b. 1929 (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time [1973 TV])
Bob Kane b. 1915 died 3 November 1998 (artist, Batman)
Merian C. Cooper b. 1893 died 21 April 1973 (writer, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. This list skews fairly young today and quite often, the younger actors do not have what I consider to be iconic roles. But Daniel and Joshua Shalikar The Kid in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and Raelee Hill might have a chance next year because of my fondness for Farscape. Last year I used John Winston as Lt. Kyle, but this year it's S. William Hinzman in the role role that defined his career, Zombie from Night of the Living Dead. (Not much of a spoiler alert: He kills Barbara's boyfriend in the first scene.) I chose Mr. Hinzman because... well, I think regular readers will know why.
2. F. Murray Abraham: Not as sucky as I thought. Back on a previous blog, I had a competition for which good actor's career sunk the most and F. Murray Abraham won, largely on the fact he was in BloodMonkey and Shark Swarm. But apart from those two credits, there's not a lot more slumming in zero budget films for him. In the past few years, he's back to being in major motion pictures like Inside Llewyn Davis and The Grand Budapest Hotel and TV shows like Homeland and The Good Wife. My guess is he was really hard up for cash but got over it. Good on ya, Mr. Abraham.
3. Spot the Canadians! There are two, one who was born in the Great White North and another who emigrated. Answers in the comments.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Back to the Future, Part II released 22 March 1989
Prediction: Jaws 19 is promoted with a holographic shark that needs no projector.
Reality: Of course, Jaws 19 is a gag, so I won't grade down on that "prediction". As for the technology, it doesn't exist yet and if it ever does, the skins on the polygons will be way better.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Still using Back to the Future, Part II for a last prediction this year.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!