Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Owen Wilson is amazing

"I know you don't always like it, but I love it-it's my son's face". Man I love this line from Wonder. And Owen Wilson just kills it with his delivery. The way his voice drops to a whisper as the line ends, it feels the guy really, really, really means it. I think Wilson's a phenomenal person. Ofcourse, I don't know him but his sort of acting, where the personality of the actor shines through, can seem more genuine, and effortless, than highly crafted, dramatic acting who's famous exponents are folks like Daniel Day-Lewis and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Anyway, I wanna rewatch some of my favourite Wilson moments from Bottle Rocket (the banana suit sequence is hilarious and melancholic at the same time), The Darjeeling Limited ("I love you guys but I'm going to mace you in the face") and Marley and Me ("I want you to remember you're a great dog, Marley"). He can make cheesy lines like that from Marley and Me work and also convincingly do a Wed Anderson line; To be honest though, nobody does an Anderson line as good as Ralph Fiennes, not even Bill Murray. ("..get me a Courtesan au chocolat. If there's any money left, give it to the crippled shoeshine boy.")- And that pan of the camera.. Wham!!!

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