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MY TOP 20 AUSSIE-BORN ACTORS – PT2

June 15, 2018 // 2 Comments

          10                       ERIC BANA                                                                     as Hector in Troy                                                                 Blackhawk Down Eric was born in Melbourne, Victoria to a Croatian father and German mother in 1968. Renowned for his [...]

My Favorite Screen Villains Top 10

April 20, 2018 // 10 Comments

      10                                                         ROBERT RYAN as Master of Arms John Claggart in BILLY BUDD (1962) Billy Budd (1962) is a fine drama that helped put a young Terence Stamp into the upper bracket of British stars during the sixties, but it was Hollywood veteran Robert Ryan who stole the picture. He convincingly played Master of Arms [...]

My 30 Favorite Movie Villains: PT1

April 8, 2018 // 6 Comments

  Here is part one of my list of the 30 performances by movie villains I have enjoyed the most down the decades. That does not mean I have chosen the scariest or even the best-acted roles; just the ones I have enjoyed watching the most. I have seen every one of these performances more than once (a few of them as many as 40 times). Villains, such as all the action hero nasties, do not get a [...]

HOME-GROWN STARS – PT 1 (Perth, Western Australia)

January 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

  I thought it might be fun to write a few pieces on who came from which city in the world. This will not be a comprehensive assessment of the world’s great cities, however, for several obvious reasons. First, there are far too many of them. Second, some of the major metropolises on planet Earth, places such as New York City, London, Los Angeles and Chicago, to name but four, boast literally [...]