Posts by Mark Deming
- Mark Deming at Movie Talk5 mths ago
Smart and a little snarky, a smug guy who knows how to put other smug guys in their places, Chevy Chase had been knocking around the edges of American comedy for years when, in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" made him an overnight star and one of the biggest names on television.
The 1978 comedic thriller "Foul Play" proved Chase had the makings of a movie star, and after racking up hits like "Caddyshack," "Fletch" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," he became was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Less known: Chase has passed up on just as many, if not more, iconic roles, including "Ghostbusters," "Forrest Gump," and "American Beauty."
As Chase celebrates his 70th birthday today, we’re commemorating it with 70 things you probably don’t know about the legendary comedian. Try not to trip along the way.
1. Birthday Boy. Chevy Chase was born on October 8, 1943. He might want to go out for a free ice cream cone today with Sigourney Weaver, Matt Damon, Paul Hogan, and/or half-man of “Two and Half Men” fame, Angus T. Jones, who were all also born on the 8th.
- Mark Deming at omg!8 mths ago
Iron Man has a really cool red and gold metallic suit that allows him to fly and do all sorts of neat stuff. Robert Downey Jr. does not. And that's the trouble for young Jaxson Denno.
Denno, who is 18 months old, got a lesson in real life vs. reel life on Thursday when he came face to face with Downey while the actor was in the Western Massachusetts community of Sunderland filming his upcoming comedy-drama "The Judge."
Heather Denno, Jaxson's mom and a resident of Sunderland, heard from her husband that Downey was in the neighborhood, and she took her son (who happened to be wearing a *cough* Superman shirt) out for a walk in hopes of meeting the actor. "My husband’s a huge 'Iron Man' fan," Denno told the Boston Globe. "He said you have to take Jaxson down to see Iron Man."