Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Stephen Shellen: Orchestrated Exit?
Conspiracy theories are a funny thing, most are fairly easy to quickly dismiss. Most also however, have something about them that makes you pause and wonder. Although I am not a huge believer in most conspiracy theories, I find them immensely fascinating, especially when they are based in a past truth.
Stephen Shellen was a hard working busy Hollywood actor for most of the 80's and 90's. Shellen appeared with some of the industries biggest stars together with Brad Pitt, Whoopi Goldberg and Angelina Jolie in films including; A River Runs Through It, The BodyGuard, Casual Sex, Burglar and Gone In 60 Seconds. Shellen also appeared on television with roles on 21 Jump Street, Tales From The Crypt, Counterstrike, Law & Order, Due South and the 80's mini-series Hollywood Wives.
Although many actors see their careers and roles take a dip, according to Shellen, his exit from Hollywood was far more orchestrated. According to Shellen, after attempting to find out who assaulted his wife, and who was threatening his 4 year old son, he endured years of harassment leading to a blacklist from the industry. Although one might want to quickly write off Shellen as crazy, blacklisting as we all know is nothing new in Hollywood, and whether real or imagined, Shellen's tale is fascinating one to research.
Now here's where things get sort of interesting, or maybe just a fun and ironic coincidence. Back in 2009, I did a birthday piece on Stephen. If you click on the link, (HERE:) you will see all of the images in the piece were blackened out. Stephen himself saw the piece and made a comment. Stephen's images and video's disappearing seemed to be a pattern. What is strange is that all of the images were still in my storage, but despite my efforts, I was unable to put them back. On it's own, I am sure it means nothing, but at the same time, even though this has happened a few other times in the last eight years, this was the only piece I was not able to easily fix.
Shellen eventually moved from Hollywood and is now a respected artist living, working and exhibiting in Montreal. Shellen's last on screen role was in 2010's Territories (see image below) and he continues to do voice work including voicing the character of David Sarif for the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Below are a few shots from some of Shellen's movies, but... this is of course FH. Scroll down for some of Shellen's hottest skin scenes over the course of his fascinating career.
Casual Sex (1988)
A few screen caps from more recent movies:
With Bo Derek in Frozen With Fear (2001)
Stephen Shellen on Facebook