Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Holy Shit, It's That Guy! (The Hobbit Edition)

We're gonna do another one of these things, because it's fun and it's my blog and I'll cry if I want to. But I don't want to cry. I want to point out relatively obscure actors in high profile roles that you probably missed. Speaking of which, I missed one last time. Tywin Lannister, as it turns out, also makes a great movie-within-a-movie villain. Here he is being ridiculously evil in Last Action Hero:
Tywin Lannister in Last Action Hero
That glass eye doubles as a bomb. If that doesn't make you want to watch this masterpiece, you are dead inside.

Like last time, I'm going to ignore the bigger, more obvious ones. Yes, Martin Freeman was Arthur Dent, Ian McKellen was Magneto, Benedict Cumberbatch is a Benedict Sexybitch. Obviously.
Benedict Cumberbatch
I really am straight, I just call 'em like I see 'em

But what about humble Radagast the Hippie Brown?
Seen here making a mockery of his character

Did you notice that he's a freaking Time Lord?
Seventh Doctor
I'm not saying all the Istari are Time Lords, I'm just saying Gandalf kind of regenerated

How about this handsome fellow? Does he look familiar?
Azog the Defiler
And no, believe it or not, it's not your mom.

What if you saw him with no prosthetics and no you could when he played Marc Antony on Xena: Warrior Princess?
Marc Azogtany
He's not the only Xena alum in the cast. See if you can find the others!

Finally, one of my personal favorites. This guy, who sparked a bizarre sub-fandom when he first appeared in The Fellowship of the Ring:
His official name is "Lindir," which is Elvish for "Singer." none other than Bret McKenzie, the musician responsible for the rebooted Muppet Movie soundtrack. He's also one half of Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand's third most popular folk parody duo.
Flight of the Conchords
He's on the left. The other half is in the middle.

Holy shit, right? 

Let me know if I missed any good ones.

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