Friday, March 10, 2023

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 11th


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That thong th-thong thong, thong

'A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.'
Jean Luc Godard

We all have to start somewhere, and for many young actors looking for their big break, you still have to pay the rent.  Many actors wait tables or tend bar while many others start out modeling before getting their big break.  For actor Colin Farrell, nominated this year for best actor in  The Banshees of Inisherin, it was modeling that paid the bills until he made it as an actor. 

Many of you may have seen this video before, but was only while searching for images of Farrell for my Best Actor post that I came upon this gem thanks to DC poster xyzpdq.  Colin's appearance on an Irish morning show, modeling a bright red thong, is from 1994 when the young actor was just 18 years old. 

Despite looking incredibly delicious, the hosts of the show don't really seem really fond of the thong and appear aghast, especially when Colin turns around.  I'm guessing this morning show appearance was one of Colin's last modeling gigs as it was the following year he received his first professional credit in his uncredited role as 'Young man in Cinema #2' in 1995's  Frankie Starlight.   Check out more of the Bared Best Actor nominee's on the NEXT PAGE HERE:


'I had a period when I was sixteen where I started to get a big head. I was going through puberty, and I was nominated for an Academy Award. My head got inflated. My friends were the real ones who said, 'You're acting different.' But the truth is that I don't need that, because I don't get out of hand.'
Leonardo DiCaprio

Above: Tim Roth, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Rapaport, Stephen Dorff, Johnathon Schaech, David Arquette, Will Smith, and Skeet Ulrich.


Del Toro

Anyone who follows the Academy Awards, knows that one of the signs the award show is close, is the annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.  Full of stories about the starts and incredible images from photographer Annie leibovitz, the annual issue was released every year, usually in March to coincide with the Oscar's. 


I bought the issue every year, including picking up the most recent edition last week.  Although the issues have gotten smaller, the images fewer, and  celebrity and Hollywood back stories not as in depth, I still look forward to seeing who's in it, and who is on the cover.  I used to think all of the stars on the fold out cover got together for the cover shoot.  It was disappointing to learn that they were shot at different times, sometimes in small groups, sometimes alone, then edited together for the final shot.

Rapaport in The Naked Man (1998)

This year's issue didn't have much meat in regards to articles, but as always, I did love Annie leibovitz's work, especially her shots of Jonathan Majors, Jeremy Allen White and Aaron Taylor Johnson.


One of my favorite Hollywood issues of Vanity Fair was the 1996 BOYS TOWN edition.  The cover featured 10 of Hollywood's hottest properties, with Tim Roth, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey on the front part of the cover.  


When I was recently looking at the cover, I realized that I've covered, and uncovered, almost everyone of the actors on the cover.  I think the only exception was actor Benicio Del Toro, who I don't believe had done any on-screen nudity.  Some were featured in small posts or in the daily birthdays.  Others had larger features, or were spotlighted with an Actors & SKIN.   Here are some of my favorite shots of 9 of the 10 actors on the cover.  



Ulrich in Touch (1997)

McConaughey in Magic Mike (2012)

Actor In A Supporting Role:

Judd Hirsch
The Fabelmans.
Nudity Resume: N/A

Brian Tyree Henry
Nudity Resume: N/A

Ke Huy Quan
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Nudity Resume: N/A

Brendan Gleeson
The Banshees of Inisherin.
Nudity Resume: Brief butt flash (Into the Storm, 2009)

Barry Keoghan
The Banshees of Inisherin.
Nudity Resume: Butt and dark frontal, Mammal (2016)

    Brendan Fraser: Actors & SKIN

    I was first introduced to Brendan Fraser when he played private school student David Greene 1992's School Ties.  In addition to Brendan's beauty, the movie was incredibly impactful to me, so much so, the film, and the shower scene, warrant it's own post on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

    Doom Patrol (2019-2023)

    Although many might believe Brendan's nudity resume was primarily in the 1990's, there was on exception. Brendan had a brief butt scene in the pilot to DC's Doom Patrol in 2019. 

    Gods And Monsters (1998)

    'The last days of Frankenstein (1931) director James Whale are explored.'

    Although he was not 'technically' naked in 1998's, Gods And Monsters, Fraser did show some skin in some intimately erotic scenes with Ian McKellen who played James Whale.  In the film, Whale befriends his young, handsome gardener, Clayton Boone, (Fraser) and the two begin a sometimes uneasy friendship as Boone poses for Whale's sketches.  When Whale attempts to get physical with Boone, his advances are definitely not reciprocated. 

    George of the Jungle (1987)

    During the 1990's, Brendan Fraser was able to smoothly move from character roles in critically acclaimed films, to silly fan favorite mainstream films like 1997's George of the Jungle.  Although he always had a great body, he was especially buffed playing the loin cloth wearing George who was raised in the jungle by apes. 

    The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

    'A young man who has spent his life as a member of an ultraconservative Christian cult loses his parents and becomes disoriented, wandering into a forest and meeting a coffin transporter, a caring woman, her mute boyfriend, and his mother.'

    With Honors (1994)

    'Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage.'