The Express, starring Dennis Quaid
I was one of hundreds of Extras that appeared in the 2008 film, The Express – starring Dennis Quaid. At its release, I found myself in a brief sequence during I think the first 3 minutes of the film – with the football stadium behind me – standing in the bleachers – looking up toward the camera. This after they relentlessly dragged me into dozens of scenes when most were idle; in addition to the larger scenes. I think it was my age. I also played the CBS News camera guy at the sidelines. Today I found myself at 1:09 in the original trailer – back row on far left in the dark suit playing a journalist. Blink and you miss me. But on the computer I have the advantage of freeze frame. Ah, stardom. Dennis never calls anymore.
- “Don’t Look Up, film review,” blog post, 2021.
- “The Dressmaker,” film review, 2020.
- “The Presence,” film review, writer-director Tom Provost’ darkly romantic paranormal thriller. 2014.
- Blog post; “Lion.” Highly recommending the film, “Lion,” a 2016 release available at Netflix. A 5-year-old Indian boy is separated from his mother and family. Incredible casting and shooting capturing the story from the boy’s point of view and follows him into adulthood – and his quest to reunite with his mother after being adopted into an Australian family. Well paced, sad and funny – filled with villains and angels. A real treat.