January 9, 2009 § 2 Comments
The Common Man, having been spanked once with a rolled up newspaper for excluding tan guys from his poll on face swapping, is trying to do better. Self-improvement is quite manly, of course. The (closed) poll up at TCM at the moment includes the legendary Richard Roundtree as one of the options to choose the manliest of man actors. For the younger and paler types, Richard Roundtree is none other than:
Although Common can perhaps be excused for his myopia, we might as well get something straight right now. Tan guys are more manly. Sorry, true story.
Even more Manly (Fishburne, obviously. YouTube is letting me down with the variety of clips from this most Manly of films. I mean shit, Fishburne and Connery? Daaayum).
Okay, now Common did get one thing right. Eli Wallach. Even though he’s not really a tan guy, he functions as such in this most Manly of films. And this movie would’a been crap without The Ugly.