Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Thinking = Burning...

Having finished my Picket Fences post, I wandered off to make a coffee and ended up pondering Life.

Is it a sign of my own mortality that film/TV stars I used to idolise are getting 'old'?

Tom Skerritt is apparently 72 (born in 1933)!
And my lifelong passion, Dick Van Dyke, was 80 last year!

But they both look incredible (all the more so for Dick and his reputed 'heavy' living).

Speaking of Mister Van Dyke - is there any other family that can boast three generations of such good-looking men? Dick, son Barry, grandsons Carey and Shane - god help us if the grandchildren produce boys! And the girls too are gorgeous! Daughter Stacy is incredible and grand-daughter Taryn is a real head-turner. Must be something in the Missouri water of Dick's childhood!

It's a shame Dick has retired. I enjoyed him cranking out a soft shoe shuffle or a duet with the wonderful Delores Hall - or just playing off Barry, who played his son (oddly enough).

ah well, I must be getting old.......

cq

53 comments:

Sleepypete said...

[chuckle] Today, I realised when looking at the dvd box for the first Star Wars film that the Star Wars series is almost as old as I was ...

And I've seen them all in the cinema !

Wonder how Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and the rest of the gang are getting on. (Seen lots of Harrison Ford, hence only mentioning as an aside)

craziequeen said...

google them :-)

cq

flu said...

HA! Sprok only wishes I cheated at chess!

oh, and here's the SW gang now.

craziequeen said...

wondered how long it would take, fluke [evil laugh]

sheesh! They look almost as old as I do! :-S

cq

Sleepypete said...

Scary ... Must keep those images out of my head ! Only one film left to go now in my SW Marathon. Might have to read some of the books again though.

WendyWings said...

Mark made a movie with Creative Light Entertainment. He is still around trust me.
I actually have a sound bite of him saying Wendy ! I love Wendy, I should figure out how to put it on my blog one day.
Anyway he and Mary Lou are both looking their age these day which is fine LOL

flu said...

Mark does lots and lots of voice over work nowadays.

Probably most notably as the joker in Batman: The Animated Series. There's some online petition somewhere to try and get him signed as the next joker in some upcoming Batman movie.... I think.

Carrie sticks to writing stuff nowadays - books and scripts - spotty success.

Aginoth said...

brave man SP, I had CQ screaming today at the mention of a SW marathon...Cyberkitten too.

Sleepypete said...

I think splitting them up over a few days has helped. Not sure if I could watch them all back to back - that would be something like 13 hours straight !

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Can anyone do a Dick Van Dyke cockney impression?

Carrie said...

Happy New Year!! Still was neat tradition to watch the ball drop. Wished I could have talked Michael into having sex while it dropped. AND You have a GREAT blog. Lots of cool tickers and toys. You must be pretty good at HTML.

WendyWings said...

Jean Luc even DICK coudln't do it , that had to be one of the all time worse cockney accents to make it on air evah guv !

Mark Hamill also does a very very bad NZ accent. He has a stupid story about how he was born in Oakland which sounds like Auckland , I told him I hope he never has to do it for a real role LOL

CyberKitten said...

Agi said: brave man SP, I had CQ screaming today at the mention of a SW marathon...Cyberkitten too.

Well... They ARE some of the worst films ever made......... (runs for shelter)

craziequeen said...

Let's get this right, boys - I *ran away* screaming....:-)

JL and Wendy: I loved this quote from imdb - 'In Britain, his attempt at a Cockney accent in 'Mary Poppins' is so notorious, that a "Dick Van Dyke accent" is an accepted slang term for an American's unsuccessful attempt at a British accent. Ironically, he is quite popular in Britain.'

fluke: Dick Van Dyke is in that new animated Batman Movie too! 'Batman; New Times'

Carrie: welcome to the madhouse, dear :-) make yourself at home...everyone else does :-)

cq

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

One of the most talented men in show biusiness--Mr. Van Dyke...'Yeah, that accent was pretty piss poor though, wan't it?

Now, I bet if Tom S. did that accent, it would be PERFECT!!! Yummmmm.

WendyWings said...
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WendyWings said...

uh that should read couldn't in my last comment.
Dick couldn't speak Cockney and I can't speil rully gud some days.

BTW 48 hours of audition at my blog.

Cheerio then ;)

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