Wednesday, October 29, 2008

TV's Latest, Part 2: In Response to "Anonymous"

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your comment on my post, "TV's Latest". Sometimes I wonder if anyone even reads our blog, and, if nothing else, your comment proves people do.

Maybe I am an idiot, as you point out. Other than Dawson's Creek, I was only aware that Joshua Jackson was in one movie, and all I remember about it was that it was one of those teen thriller flicks. (Cursed?) But a quick search on IMDB reveals a long list of credits, including these highlights:

Though I've certainly put my foot in my mouth, his list of credits doesn't appear to include anything one might consider challenging. Sure, his characters may differ, slightly, but I want to see him in a dramatically different role. I'd love to see him play a quiet introvert, maybe someone with a mental disability (think Leonardo DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape), or maybe something slapstick.

Anonymous, maybe you can suggest some of his more obscure films that support your claim to his acting versatility?

And keep in mind, I'm not saying that Joshua Jackson is a bad actor. He most certainly is not. In fact, I enjoy him thoroughly. My point is this: probably through no fault of his own, his characters have been very Pacey-like.

That said, you have a point, Anonymous. I'll create a TiVo wishlist for "Jackson,Joshua" so I can be better informed.

Now, if only you knew how to write...


Anonymous said...

Again, have you bothered to even WATCH any of his films? Probably not. Now really, go watch Safety of objects, go watch I love your work, go watch aurora borealis before you make judgements on this guy's acting ability.

Anonymous said...

Don't mind her, she's a rabid fan but harmless.

Check out Aurora Borealis to see a good example of Josh's talent.