With both bicycle courier nightmare Premium Rush and bonkers sci-fi feast Looper on the horizon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s premier leading men. But what of the man himself? What do we really know? One thing’s for sure… we have to go deeper.
With that sculpted jaw, flowing mane and piercing blue eyes, up and coming actor Karl Urban is set to become a household name after starring in this summer’s hotly anticipated Judge Dredd. Fresh from appearing in a slew of epic fanboy sagas, he has a lot of experience in physical roles and is prepared to go further than the average actor to achieve the physical authenticity necessary to convince countless audiences that he is all too capable of kicking some serous ass. After getting a look at those impressive biceps in Judge Dredd, we don’t doubt it.
Richard Ayoade is set to make his big blockbuster debut in The Watch this Friday and… what? Whaddaya mean, you don’t know who Richard Ayoade is? He’s only one of the most talented writers, directors and actors in the UK! Fine, yes, he’s that guy from The IT Crowd. Let’s talk Ayoade…
Back on our screens for what feels like the umpteenth time this year, Jeremy Renner aims to take over from Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Whether life imitates art and the actor finds himself at the centre of another, very real mission impossible, you should probably swat up on The Other Avenger as it looks like he’s undoubtedly here to stay.
Is that Emma Stone I see before me? Oh no, wait. It’s Mila Kunis, Stone’s more Ukranian lookalike. You have to admit that these two girls are pretty similar (we won’t say who we think is better…Stone…) and yet so different in many ways. Mila Kunis is actually a good-ish actress, she clearly has a sense of humour and seems like a pretty nice gal. But where did this young minx spring up from? Mila Kunis seems to have cemented herself firmly into Hollywood these days and has taken over from other young starlets as the number one go to person for sex appeal. Whilst this is normally a cause for instant dislike we are for some reason oddly drawn to Mila. Come with us on a magical journey into Mila Kunis. Into Mila Kunis’ WORLD. Sorry, we got a little carried away there. Mila Kunis’ world…
The Zefron is a bit of a dark horse these days; after seeming set for lifelong underage vaginal domination around 2006, when that guiltiest of guilty pleasures came out, High School Musical, he just didn’t take off from Disney quite as drastically as anyone expected. There was a time when he would have been anyone’s first bet for the male leads in things like Avatar – instead, he seems perpetually dissatisfied and cannot decide what he wants. We at BFF do like a mysterious one, so let’s have a wee look.
The Lorax opens on Friday, with the eponymous orange land guardian voiced by Danny DeVito, just as he is in the Spanish, German, Italian and Russian version, which is impressive in anyone’s book. You’ve got til Saturday to catch him in his West End debut The Sunshine Boys with Richard Griffiths. 100% of the people we asked described it as “utterly, painfully tedious”, so make of that what you will. In the meantime, have yourselves a little cheat sheet…
Fresh off her positively beatific performance in Glee-does-gospel movie Joyful Noise opposite Dolly Parton, we’ve chosen to turn our gaze onto Queen Latifah for this week’s Cheat Sheet, on the basis that most of the BFF team haven’t a clue why we like her so much. And we’re afraid that God won’t love us anymore if we don’t, since He can be a real son of a baptist about these things.
Willem Dafoe. You think you know him but really you just don’t have the first clue. So with another interesting film role out in cinemas now, we have decided to rectify this and introduce you to the weird world of Dafoe. Did you know that he was actually born William but everyone called him Willem and the name just stuck, or that he feels frustrated that he has often been overlooked for great roles because people think he is dark and twisted? Nope? Shame on you. He is also a yoga addict. Bet you didn’t know that either. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
It has been suggested that Channing Tatum is something akin to Upstairs, Downstairs brought to life; Upstairs is fine, but Downstairs is where all the fun stuff is at. With his unparalleled wuzuquan kung fu skills winning him the ‘Most Athletic’ award from Tampa Catholic High School, in addition to his Best Fight MTV Movie Award nomination (he was robbed by that useless arrow-slinging bint Jennifer Lawrence), not only is this clearly patently untrue, but frankly insulting for an actor of Tatum’s quality and talent. Allow this Cheat Sheet to show you why.