You ever find yourself watching a mediocre movie on cable, something that most people didn’t bother seeing in the theater, and noticing that one of the peripheral characters are just subtley cool? A guy/girl so cool that they could have stolen the movie had they been focused on more? One with such an interesting backstory, charismatic manner or just meancing body language that it could have made them into the next Darth Vader if the role and direction had just called for it? Well, thats what this thread is all about. Who ya got?
Mine? I was watching Arthur last night for the second time (I fell asleep the first time). Not the Arthur with a drunken Dudley Moore, though it’s really great, and not the cartoon with the bespectacled rodent. I’m talking about the Clive Owen/Keira Knightley vehicle wth swords and arrows and some goofy twist on the King Arthur legend.
Have you seen it? Hmm.
Anyways, the main bad guy is flat out cool. The Saxon general. Tall, long blonde hair and beard. The way he speaks and moves is graceful and menacing. Cold hearted and evil, but has a certain respect for a decent adversary. The fluidity of his swordplay has flashes of other characters like Nameless (from Hero), Achillies, but with a grit you’d expect to see in Gladiator. If they’d have made this guy a better developed bad-guy this movie could have really been something.
Anyone agree? Anyone have a similar one? Doesn’t necessarily need to be a bad guy or a action movie. Just has to be a guy who most movie watchers walk away not having a clue what the characters name is. A guy who probably wasn’t very prominent in the movie posters. But a guy, who in his short screentime, really left a impression on you.