|That's quite a long career you have ahead of you!|
Well, today is the 40th birthday of my current Australian import obsession, Joel Edgerton. Yes, if you follow me here, you've probably heard me gush a few times about Edgerton. I just find him supremely talented and quite a nice thing to look at. I've been bullish on his career for a while now, awaiting him to break through completely and cement his status as the one we all want to watch. I was hopeful that his remarkable turn in The Great Gatsby would have done that, but no one really remembers that film. He needs his Gladiator, fast, but I don't think his current collaboration with Ridley Scott (Exodus) will do that trick.
Still, his filmography speaks for itself, and it's got a lot of people talking!
It's kind of appropriate that Edgerton is turning 40 today. He's been the deemed successor to Russell Crowe (at least in my mind) for about a year now, and my Crowe obsessions, while born in 2000, was completed and full throttle early 2004 when I realized he wasn't nominated for the Oscar (for his magnificent work in Master & Commander: the Far Side of the World) and was actually pained in my gut, making me finally aware that I was obsessed in a way I've never been before.
Crowe turned 40 in 2004.
So, on this day I'm going to be thinking about this incredible actor and contemplating where his career is headed, how much range he's bound to display, when he'll win his Oscar and when I'll see him naked.
Because you're never truly famous until the world has seen you naked.