Bit narcissistic to trumpet one’s own name in a blog isn’t it? Well tough, I’m doing it anyway. Reason being, there’s so many brilliant Michaels in the world that it’s high time someone gathered them together and sung their praises.
Obviously the below is only a snippet of the great work Team Michael has accomplished, but it’s a strong list. From drama to comedy, superheroes to period pieces these guys have got all your entertainment needs covered.
In terms of a favourite, I’m torn between the mighty Fassbender, whose career shows no signs of letting up and hasn’t produced anything particularly close to a turkey yet, and the legend of cinema that is Michael Caine – a man who’s only one of two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award in every decade from the ’60s to the present day (the other being Jack Nicholson).
So… if your name is Michael and you’re starting out in the acting profession you’re not only in good company, but have reason to be upbeat that your career too, may follow a similar path.
Or maybe you’ll just crash and burn like Michael J. Fox. After all, it’s only a name.
Beetlejuice, Batman, Jackie Brown
Wall Street, Falling Down, Traffic, Behind The Candelabra
Revolutionary Road, Take Shelter, Man of Steel
Fish Tank, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, 12 Years A Slave
Frost/Nixon, The Damned United, Masters of Sex
Rumblefish, The Wrestler, Sin City
Michael Clarke Duncan
The Green Mile, Sin City
The Italian Job, Get Carter, Children of Men, Harry Brown, The Dark Knight Rises