All the same, I update due to excitement of seeing imdb.com! After spending ages going there to see if Michael was doing something new...to no avail, except for playing NARC for the soul purpose of hearing Herr Wincott. (Game was fun anyway.)
Hoorah! And even if his role(s) are TINY I will be viewing. I do that often. The Asassiniation of Richard Nixon was viewed solely because I adore Wincott. >_< The Sicilian, which I still haven't made through *shame* was also purchased merely for Wincott.
Okay, this place died for a while, so, I'm posting once again in an attempt to save it.
Anybody see Sin City yet? I saw it 4 TIMES. Anyway, my point is, there's a delightfully awful character called Jack Rafferty, aka Jackie-Boy. Even tho I don't like Benicio del Toro that much, I thought he did a great job bringing Jackie-Boy to life. Even so, on my third viewing of the film, I realized that Benicio has a similar voice to Michael Wincott.
And so my mighty brain began a-thinking: wouldn't Michael have been fabulous as Jackie-Boy Rafferty?
I have recently become addicted to the show "24," if anyone else watches it. It's basically just Kiefer Sutherland running around yelling and shooting things and generally being all "I'm a renegade CIA agent; watch me blow shit up!" Very entertaining show.
Anyway, Season 4 has just started now, and I'm currently working my way through Season 3 on DVD.
Now, the premise is that Kiefer works for the L.A. Counter-Terrorist Unit, and therefore each season involves a different nationality of terrorists. Season 3 happens to involve Mexican drug lords. Specifically, one named Ramon Salazar, who is played by an actor named Joaquim de Almeida.
Now, maybe it's just that my weird addiction to Athos/Rochefort is carrying over into other fandoms, but I swear--Salazar is basically Moxica on steroids. If Michael gained about 100 pounds, he would be absolutely indistinguishable from Joaquim de Almeida. I swear. Exact same eyes, same nose...slightly different mouth, but the overall effect is frighteningly similar. Even the voice is reminiscent of Michael's. I mean, it isn't quite The Voice, but it's similarly deep and raspy, just not to the same extent.
The relationship between him and Kiefer's character reminds me of Athos/Rochefort, too. Used to be friends, then some sort of betrayal occurred and Kiefer's character got Salazar arrested, and now they're trying to kill each other and being so mind-blowingly slashy about it that the pairing is generally accepted as canon.
Just saying, we've got ourselves a Michael-lookalike. A very sexy one.
Okay, has anyone else heard about this alleged Israeli phone-sex documentary? (Besides Laurel, I mean, who has far more information about relevant Michael issues than I ever do.)
From what I can gather: there is an Israeli Playboy bunny named Noga Shahar, who has a very sad history of sexual abuse and features prominently in a documentary which involves her having phone sex with Michael. The concern about this is that it will have a negative effect on Michael's career (such as it is.)
Part of me would really be interested in hearing that, but if I had the opportunity, I'd probably pass. Given the woman's history, I'd feel too guilty about it. Besides, we don't know if the phone sex itself was recorded, or if Ms. Shahar just mentions it. Evidence leans towards the former.
As for the sleaze-factor and possible career suicide on Michael's part...eh, no comment. Personally, I kind of think "Along Came a Spider" was career suicide enough. That movie made me want to peel off my own face just to have something to do besides watch it.
Just a news update, for those who haven't heard about this. If anyone does manage to get ahold of this documentary if and when it's released, feel free to give us more information.
My oldest brother Dustin got me an autographed script of THE CROW...yes my favorite movie of all time...and guess who's autograph is on it? Brandon Lee...as well as Michael Wincott...He wont reveal to me how he got it...but I'm still in total frickin' shock!! lol MERRY CHRISTMAS! -Larissa
Dele requested fic, so I'm crossposting it to a few relevant places.
Just remember, it's my birthday on the 30th. Reading and reviewing someone's fic makes for an inexpensive but highly appreciated gift.
Title: All's Fair in Love and War Rating: Oh, just R. Not as pornographic as I usually write. Summary: Just as Dele requested. Athos explains to D'Artagnan, over copious amounts of wine, that his father and Rochefort were riding the proverbial hobby horse, and explains further how he came to find this out. Pairing: Rochefort/D'Artagnan Senior (played by Sean Bean, at least in my head), Athos/Rochefort, Athos/D'Artagnan just because I'm naughty that way
As I recently posted on wincott_addict, I am expecting for Xmas to receive (from a kind hearted and lovely British fan) a DVD of rare Michael footage. This is to include:
• Wild Horse Hank • Michael 1998 German VIVA ONE video interview • Clips from his appearance on his brother's 80s TV series, Night Heat (not the whole show, just clips) • His appearance on the cable series, "Strangers". I don't know if this is a clip or the whole episode. He plays a french guy, that's all I know. • The 1989 Eric Bogosian film "Suffering Bastards". I assume the whole movie. This is not supposed to be very good, but it's hard to find and I have never seen his (small) role in this.
Sadly, this will NOT include Michael's most recent (never released) film, "The Red Phone". Lyn has a rare copy (it's only available in a handful of European countries, including Greece and Israel), and has described the film for us. But when she tried to make me a copy, it was "copy protected". SOB. This is not for sale in the US now or likely in the future; however Lyn says it was a decent film and that MW has a pretty big part.
Once I get this translated from Region 2 to Region 1 format, I will attempt to copy it for other fans. So....anyone with any interest can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This won't be until next year, but I would like to get an idea of how much interest there is in this. (I will probably have to charge a token sum for the blank DVD and the shipping...)
I need to do something to take my mind off some things that have happened recently at my school. Everything's sort of stirred-up, everyone's really shaken, things are going to be really weird pretty much everywhere I go for the next few weeks or so, and I need some sort of mundane thing to do that will take my mind off things.
So...can I write something for someone? Ordinarily I'm really, really bad at fulfilling requests for stories; I can't even do ficathon stuff on time, but I need practice at that, and it isn't like I'm going to have loads of schoolwork for a while.
I just feel like if I have something to write for someone, I'll feel better. And I feel like writing something Michael-related, because I'm me.
So can someone give me a request/bunny? Preferably smut, because I'm best at writing smut, but I'd just like someone to give me a Wincott-plotbunny to try to write for them.
Oh frell, I saw "Along Came a Spider". GOD DAMNIT MICHAEL! HOW DO YOU DO IT?! He was so gorgeous. Even though I prefer the longer hair, it was not needed here, because Michael was just so exceptional and brilliant in that performance. I wonder, if that was really him in that teacher's disguise the whole time, how many days did he go without smoking to achieve that poofy high voice. lol And the way he just emoted. Oh God, angsty villain alert! And so gentle too. Granted, he was psychotic, but at the same time, he showed such tenderness to the little girl. I loved that scene when Meg calls for him on the intercom. Usually, you'd expect a kidnapper to say "What!" or even just "Yeah?", but no; Gary Soneji says, "Hello..?" Freaking adorable. His confrontation with Morgan Freeman at the end? So perfect. And complete with just one little tear when he reflects on his abusive parents (or at least they were in his mind). Amazing, once again, Michael. And this movie also reminded me of how great it is too see Michael smile. Absolutely gorgeous. Any one care to share thoughts on this enjoyable film?
According to this fan who claims to have met him, Michael really doesn't like it when people go up to him and tell him they're his biggest fan.
(Understandable. I did that in the stupidest fashion imaginable when I met Alan Rickman and got this really irritated eye-roll in response. I still cringe to think of it. But y'know, I was 13, so I should hope it's excusable.)
Well, at any rate. I honestly don't know what I'd do if I were ever to meet him. I mean, I know I'd try to be all suave and cool and stuff, but I'd inevitably end up making a complete ass of myself, as I am wont to do. Because y'know, how often does one meet one's favorite celebrities? I'd probably try to casually, non-sycophantically tell him that he's been a big inspiration to me both as an actress and a writer (with his amazing talent for characterization, you know. If there's a way to say any of that non-sycophantically.) What would probably end up coming out would be something like "Oh my god. Ooooooohhhhhh myyyyyyy goooooood. OHMYGOD. OHMYGOD YOU'RE MICHAEL WINCOTT OHMYGOD. OH. MY. GOD. OHMYGOD I AM SO TOTALLY LIKE YOUR BIGGEST FAN EVER LIKE WITH THE CROW AND THE TOP DOLLARING AND THE HAIR AND THE VOICE AND THE SEX AND THE OHMYGOD. OH MY GOD. GOD MY OH. OH GOD MY. I WANT TO SHAG YOU AND BEAR YOUR GRAVEL-VOICED CANADIAN SPAWN. RUN AWAY WITH ME OHMYGOD."
Ordinarily, I am not like that, unless Les Miz is somehow involved. But really. I cringe at the thought of meeting Michael, because I know I'd probably end up saying something unimaginably stupid.
Just one icon. I haven't much time to make icons, as I only have access to Photoshop at school, and the Warden of the Computer Lab does not take kindly to students using the computers for non-academic purposes during school hours. But I snuck this one while he wasn't looking.
And now I have to find the time to make naked icons of Chris Barrie, too. Dammit. Can't very well do that at school. But you see, it's far easier to make icons of him. Because he's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer, more reliable than a garden strimmer considerate enough to frequently take his clothes off onscreen, which cannot be said for Michael. Though Jeff certainly doesn't have a problem baring his ass at every opportunity that presents itself, which is at least something.
What is it with Michael and his nudity issues? Why can't the man just lose the bloody inhibitions and take his damn clothes off? Get over yourself, Michael.
Yeah. I have to do bloody homework. And wash dishes. So much for naked-icon-making.
ETA: Okay, to hell with the homework.
Apparently, a fan met him in LA, talked with him (over coffee! Squee, palais, maybe we do have a chance! Assuming it's true, of course.) and reported to the official forum. Highlights of the report:
She asked him what kind of car he drove, and he apparently replied, "I'm a New Yorker. I don't drive."
...My god, this man is getting to be more my idol than Voltaire. (Except not quite. Michael will have to publicly condemn organized religion, write a book the length of an encyclopedia volume on why nationalism is a disgrace to humanity and sleep with the Prime Minister of Germany before he can take Voltaire's spot there.)
I am now quoting that to my mother every time she nags me to get my license. "I plan to go to college in New York. I'm not going to drive." (And then I plan to move to England, where I'll take the tube everywhere, and then I'll probably end up in Italy where I can just drive a moped everywhere. So really, there's no reason at all why I have to learn how to drive a big ugly earth-violating SUV. Or any kind of car, for that matter.)
Not to mention the fact that if he considers himself a New Yorker, even though he lives in LA...I don't know why that makes me squee so much. It just does. Like, "Hey, he's an East Coaster too! Awesome!"
Also, and this is the part where I get very skeptical, the fan (whose name is Danielle Elizabeth; she says she always goes by Lizzie but Michael insisted upon calling her Danielle...hmm...) says Michael apparently asked for her number, or gave her his, or something. Huh. I smell a bit of exaggeration. But who knows? It's still possible.
But at any rate, the rest of it seemed believable enough. And now I have hope! Huzzah! I will so be on the lookout for him if I get into Barnard.
My mom promised me that once I got to college, there would be a bigger variety of people to make friends with and actually talk to without feeling like you're a total social leper. Well, it turned out that she was right. My new very good friend at college was interesting the first time I met her, but I definitely knew she was right up my alley when I mention Michael Wincott, and she actually knew who he was. Not only that, but she agreed that he's a total sex machine. After talking about the Crow and the unfortunate fate of Brandon Lee, the conversation ended up getting to Top Dollar, and she pauses and says, "why does the sexy one have to die?" Damn straight!! I recommeded Strange Days for the all out yumminess that is Philo, and she sounded interested, so here's hopin'!
OK, I'll admit it, I pretty much joined purely so I could chuck my icons around some more. I really don't have much of a life.
But I like Michael, I do. (You'd have to be bloody dead - and deaf - not to.) Musey got me into him, and by that I mean she bopped around school going "MICHAEL! MICHAEL! MICHAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEL!" until I got the idea. (She's going to kill me for that.) But I love The Crow and The Count of Monte Cristo, and Dead Man - he was incredibly hilarious in that. So, I have made two icons, captioned with Dele's suggestion:
Enjoy, and please, please credit. The Icon Whore needs love.