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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Bills Must Be Paid



I don't know about you, but when discussing Hollywood and its denizens, the names of Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman come up frequently. In fact, people seem to often be thinking of one guy when they are actually thinking of the other dude. If you use 1990 as a baseline you have several big name films that feature one of these actors. Lets see.....for Paxton: Tombstone, True Lies, Apollo 13, A Simple Plan,Twister. For Pullman: Singles, Wyatt Earp (the connection to Tombstone is very weird.) Independence Day, The Grudge. Mr. Paxton was born in 1955. Mr. Pullman was born in 1953. Obviously there is no cosmic connection, but these two gentlemen seem to often occupy the same movie discussion. Tonight, however, was different. ScatTime featured some flick called Brain Dead (1990) Plot line: A process to erase unhappy memories takes a turn for the worse when a patient loses his mind during surgery. I felt like Indiana Jones finding that golden head statue thing in the cave - such a rare, rare find....a movie that had BOTH Paxton and Pullman. It was a P&P Double-Shot. Imagine that. Then sit back and consider the awesome consequences.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Twister was Paxton.

The Nefarious One said...

Thank you, fixed it.

Pynchon said...

Apparently Bill Paxton auditioned to play Jim Morrison in "The Doors".

Cannot quite see it myself.

The Nefarious One said...

Kilmer was perfect for that role, and he bears a strong resemblance. I agree with you, I cannot see Chet as Morrison. You might as well cast Pullman.