Thanks to the magic of expanded cable, my daughter and I watched the movie version of ‘Godspell’ this weekend, a viewing that puzzled her as she recognized the actor playing Jesus, but didn’t know why.  When I revealed to her that, 45 years later, he is Dr. Stein from ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’, she refused to accept it.  To be honest, as earlier roles go, it is amazing to consider the scarecrow-thin 24 year old with the huge mass of ginger curls is the same as the gray-haired elder statesman in spectacles, but that’s the nature of 45 years change.  It’s as strange as seeing twenty-something Deadpool and Captain Reynolds in ‘Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place’ or Aisha Tyler’s cameos on ‘Friends’, leading to today’s IMDB query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) remembers being shocked to see Harrison Ford pop up in ‘Apocalypse Now’, as well, asking: What example of an actor’s earlier roles was MOST shocking to you?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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3 Comments

  1. April 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    Sylvester Stallone’s first role was in softcore porn film. Nothing will beat that.

  2. Ron
    April 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    Tyler Hoechlin, who appears as Superman on Supergirl, co-starred with Tom Hanks in “Road To Perdition.”

    • April 17, 2017 at 11:28 pm — Reply

      That was about the same time he got started on “7th Heaven” too (wasn’t a fan of the show, was forced to watch by mom and brother).

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