Thursday, November 12, 2020

Favorite Pic of the Day for November 13th


Happy Birthday today November 13th

Happy 51st to actor Gerard Butler!

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Seasonal Sightings

Vincent D'Onofrio: ACTORS & Skin

'To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin 
Vincent D'Onofrio

Mystic Pizza (1988)

I've seen 1988's Mystic Pizza a few times, usually when it airs on television.  I think I only watched it once the first time, all the way through, but when I see it on, there are a few scenes I like to check out.  The film is known primarily for it's female cast members, particularly Julia Roberts. Although for me, Conchata Ferrell was the main draw in the female cast, it was Roberts who made an impression, just before her star making roles in Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman.

'And all you love is my dick! Do you know how that makes me feel?'
Bill, Mystic Pizza

As great as the female cast was, this is FH however, and it's the men, who often grab my focus.  With Mystic Pizza, there is a trio to choose from, and that doesn't include a young Matt Damon who makes his big screen debut in the film.  The first time I saw the film, I think it was William R. Moses (HERE:) I was first drawn to, the second time, it was definitely Adam Storke. (HERE:)

When I recently caught a few scenes when it aired on TV, it was all about Bill and Vincent D'Onofrio for me.  I could certainly see why Jojo (Lily Taylor) couldn't quit him, and why she was so drawn to his body, and especially his penis.   After this viewing, I thought I check and see if D'Onofrio had done any nudity, I couldn't really remember seeing any nude scenes before.  Low and behold, he did, and enough to warrant an entry in Actors & Skin.  Check out the SKIN below!

Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

Hotel Paradise (1995)

Fires Within (1991)

Vincent D'Onofrio: Actors & SKIN

I've never seen Law & Order Criminal Intent, and except for Mystic Pizza, I don't think I'd seen any of Vincent D'Onofrio's films.  I have a vague memory of seeing 2000's The Cell, but I think it was during a party, and only remembered bits and pieces.  I certainly didn't remember seeing Vincent's bits and pieces...  You won't seem on the Blue Ray either, but in the original VHS release, you can see the camera did point just a wee bit lower....

I was surprised when searching how many nude scenes D'Onofrio actually did, and how different he looks in each of his roles.  There's a reason the actors nickname is The Human Chameleon Noffy. I'm sure it refers to his characters, but he's also shaped shifted in many of his roles.  The actor in fact, stated that one of the reasons he did Mystic Pizza, was because he was thin, and wanted it memorialized on film.

Hotel Paradise (1995)

1995's Hotel Paradise has an interesting premise, one in which D'Onofrio's character The Naked Stranger, was actually naked the entire film  Sadly, the filming was frustratingly edited.  Although we see quite a lot of D'Onofrio's co-star Theresa Russell, we only get a few quick glimpses at D'Onofrio's derriere, one during the film's closing credits.  For the rest of it, The Naked Stranger is covered by a satin sheet.  He does wear it well though.

Claire Dolan

Steal This Movie

'Five  Years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting violence they blame on the Left.'

The Cell

'You cannot kill me.'
Carl Starghler 

I think I remember parts of The Cell, well, some of Jennifer Lopez's costumes, but it may not be a memory of seeing the film as much as remembering seeing promotional shots for the movie in magazines.  Regardless, it may be time for a re-watch.