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Friday, August 6, 2010

Alan Cumming. You probably don't know that you know him, but you do.

My posts about celebrities have been pretty few and far between. I've lamented over the career of Christian Slater, confided in you about my infatuation with David Bowie, and admitted my fascination with all that is Helena Bonham Carter. Today I'm going to share with you my latest celebrity obsession, Alan Cumming.


You're probably thinking this Scot looks familiar, but no, he's not the guy who played PeeWee Herman, but I imagine if PeeWee and Joey (I think the grey-haired LeBlanc has infested my brain) were to ever have a love child, Alan Cumming would be it.


I first took note of Alan in X2. He played Nightcrawler (like you didn't already know that), one of the most vulnerable and touching X-Men characters to appear in the X-Men trilogy (in my opinion). He's also had quite a number of one-time appearances on some pretty popular TV sitcoms like 3rd Rock from the Sun (love!), Frasier, and Robot Chicken (as well as some other shows that I've never watched before).


Alan lent his voice to God, the Devil and Bob as The Devil and will even be voicing Gutsy Smurf in the upcoming movie, The Smurfs (and I've already expressed to you how I feel about that). Another TV role that really caught my attention was Alan's portrayal as Glitch in the Tin Man (what do you mean you haven't seen it? Quick! Go put it on the top of your Netflix Instant Queue!), which I believe aired on the Sci-Fi Channel (before it "reworked" its imagine and became the more female-friendly Sy-Fy Channel. And before you jump on that "female-friendly" remark, they aired the movie Enchanted for crying out loud. Why? Why would they do something like that? The channel that brought us such greats as Dinoshark, Mega Piranha, and Ice Spiders chose to air a princess musical? But I digress, as is oft to happen here).


Keeps your eyes open, and I'm sure you'll spot the unique look of Alan Cumming in other movies and TV series. I'm also pretty sure you can expect to see a great deal of him in the future. In fact, he'll be in the upcoming movie Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aquilera (although after reading about that film, I have very low expectations for it). And if you're interested in learning more about Alan Cumming, you can peruse his website or read his blog.

Do you have a favorite "odd-ball" actor or actress?


Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I have nothing planned, but of course, as history has shown us, that doesn't mean I won't have some wild tales to share with you on Monday.

5 comments:

Mrs. P @ TwiBite said...

Oh god....I know him well. I saw him recently in a small movie...where he was celebrating his anniversary (?) with his wife and they were fighting the whole party...I can't remember the name of it.

Anyway, I am enthralled with Bonham Carter. I call her part of the Holy Trinity of Creepy Shit. Her, Depp, and Tim Burton. Put any two of them together...and occasionally all three of them...and I'm in.

Steve G. said...

Most of my crushes aren't really that bizarre. I like Ke$ha because she's dirty, and Julia Stiles because she's kind of snotty and a great actress. Beyond them, I like girls who were slightly older or around my age growing up - Melissa Joan Hart, Larissa Oleynick (Alex Mack), Lacey Chabert.

McGriddle Pants said...

I love him! He's such a cutie patootie. Him and his accent. :)

Krista said...

Jeff Goldblum.

One Blonde Girl said...

@ Mrs. P- Funny enough, (he's gay), at least he is now, but he was married (to a woman) once. Now I believe he is betrothed to a man.

@ Steve G.- I wouldn't call this a crush, not in the least, just a fascination. And, I have no idea who Ke$ha is, sorry.

@ McGriddle- I think he does oddball so well.

@ Krista- I heart The Blum.

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