Saturday, November 24, 2007

Good For a Laugh

Chris Kelly at Huffington Post has some fun at the expense of Ron Silver, the self-important B-list actor who’s played a political adviser on The West Wing and is now acting like one of his characters.

He’s a revolutionary liberal from right of the left of center who resists reactionaries, and believes in the Bush Doctrine to project American power, expand freedom and, uhm, seek out new worlds and new civilizations and boldly go where no man has gone before.

Also, when he finds himself a-fallin’ for some girl, he hops right into his car, and drives around the world because he’s the wanderer. Or maybe I’m thinking of Dion.

Ron Silver counts himself “firmly in the tradition of Wilson, FDR, Truman, Kennedy… Reagan and George W. Bush.” Except, of course, they’re all presidents, and he’s the bad guy from Timecop.

So far – and he only just started – Silver Bullet is about 50% tragic tough guy palaver, like a small dog barking at the fridge, and 50% Kingfish-style pseudo-formalize, the kind used by actors who’ve played too many lawyers.

I love good snark.