QUESTION: Weird actor crush?
ANSWER: Paul Dano
There is a whole lot of weird surrounding this question, because what makes an actor crush weird? I’m taking things into my own hands and I’ll interpret it as follows…
My weird actor crush is Paul Dano, because the first film I saw him in was 12 Years a Slave, in which he played a bad-natured character called Tibeats. What makes it weird is that, while I hated what Tibeats was doing, I was strangely drawn in by Dano’s voice and, to put it somewhat bluntly, his face! It was a very conflicting time for me!
Another layer of weirdness comes from seeing him in Prisoners, a 2013 film I watched some time after seeing 12 Years a Slave, but without knowing Dano was in it. His character in Prisoners is very creepy… very creepy. Usually if I am scared enough by a character, I tend to associate that feeling with the actor as well, so it’s unusual for me to crush on an actor who has played that sort of creepy character. Michael Fassbender, for example, held a lot of hatred in my mind because of 12 Years a Slave, and it is only recently that he has gradually gotten back into my good books.*
I haven’t really seen Paul Dano in anything else, but I am very excited to see him in Swiss Army Man, along with Daniel Radcliffe, which I’m sure is just going to add a third layer of weirdness, cause how can any character in Swiss Army Man not be weird?!
*I realise that this sounds like I don’t know the difference between acting and real life. Don’t worry, I do, I think it is a testament to an actor’s skill if they can make me that scared of them, but when it really comes down to it, I’m just having a bit of fun and I don’t actually hate an actor because of how well they played an evil part!
If you read last week’s Movies Tag post, you’ll know I promised you a short answer much like the last. Clearly that promise has been broken! I hope you enjoyed it anyway 🙂