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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Come to think of it...

Thanks to lousy network TV (specifically the Fox network) it recently occurred to me that Bill Pullman, who gave an obscenely melodramatic speech when he played the U.S. President in Independence Day has also played a spoof-version of Han Solo in the classic Mel Brooks film, Spaceballs. There's something damned funny about an actor who gets cast both as a president, and as a guy who makes a series of dick-jokes.

Then it occurred to me that Harrison Ford, (As a side note: Can someone explain to me why the IMDB claims that Harrison Ford is sometimes credited as, "Jethro the Bus Driver?") who played the original Han Solo in Star Wars also played an overly-dramatic version of an American President in Air Force One.

Coincidence?

I think not.

Seem like a stupid filler post? Yeah, well, it is. Sorry. No time to blog decently right now, but there should be something better tomorrow. As long as by "better" you mean "dealing with oily rectal discharge."

1 Comments:

Blogger Tom Bozzo said...

The 'Jethro' explanation seems to be here.

Pseudonymous credits are, I believe, sometimes used by stars who want to work for essentially nothing on labor-of-love projects while preserving their ability to be paid $20 million for the likes of "Air Force One."

I leave it to someone in posession of a coherent theoretical framework to run with the identity politics of "Harrison Ford didn't work for scale; Jethro the Bus Driver did."

Thursday, March 03, 2005 11:28:00 AM  

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