Michael Rosenbaum



  1. Eli Roth, Cabin Fever, 2002.    “Michael got stuck doing Smallville and couldn’t get out of Canada, so I thought I could just bluff my way through it, it was just ridiculous and fun [his credit ran: David Kaufbird], and… Quentin loved it. He thought it was the fucking funniest thing. And that’s why he made me do Death Proof.” Hehas acted in about 20 movies but horror-auteur Eli Roth insistsit wasn’t planned, just “unfolded” that way. Enough for Tarantino to make him a crazed Nazi killer in his war spoof, Inglourious Basterds, 2008, and say: “Look, you have another career here if you want it. You could be a star… Now you’ve got permission to write great parts for yourself.” Fellow film-makerJoe Dante calls him:“Tony Curtis with a touch of Timiothy Carey.” Helluva insult to Curtis and Carey. In truth, Roth acts as badly as Tarantino.
  2. Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2013.    The most Lucasian of the Marvel films…  All the usual prerequisites were the (crowded)  battle of new Hollywood guys for Peter Quill/Star Lord…  Seven TV finds (Pratt, Cam Gigandet, Jack Huston, John Krasinski, James Marsden, Lee Pace, Aaron Paul),  three science fiction favourites (Rosenbaum, Jensen Ackles, Garrett Hedlund), a couple of  triples (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Logan Marshall-Green), two  hot Brits (Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess),  two Aussies (Joel Edgerton, Sullivan Stapleton), two total  outsiders (Chris Lowell, Glenn Howerton). And an ex-hottie on the comeback trail (Wes Bentley). Oceanside’s Rosenbaum was called back for Martinex in Vol 2, 2016.


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