Long ago, I watched the original Jurassic Park in the basement of my old house with my sister and her boyfriend. First time watching it.
I saw the first scene where they’re going into somewhere and there’s a black character – and it’s an actor I’ve seen before but couldn’t remember from where.
The music had that ‘way” about it: somebody was going to get get killed.
I said, “The black guy is going to get killed. Black makeup is easier because white people don’t usually notice bad black makeup and black people are used to crappy makeup in white movies.”
They looked at me shocked and appalled, called me racist, almost kicked me out of watching the movie with them.
Thing is, I don’t *like* that things are that way in Hollywood – it’s just something I notice.
So, the black guy got his arm torn off – very bad makeup job – and my sister and her boyfriend wouldn’t talk to me for the rest of the movie.
Joey never made it out of childhood acting. He did a few big movies but then disappeared into TV or something.
Elijah Wood had steady work though. I think it was his eyes at first (they really *ARE* that unique blue), but he was also a solid actor. He mastered the “I’m scared shitless and frozen but I think I can handle this” look on his face.
He’s a natural hobbit. 5′ 6″ tall. In the USA, most men grow out of their blond hair by the time they’re 10-11 years old. Blond haired men in the USA tend to stand out as ‘different’.
I’m thinking of the East Coast mostly though. I *think* blond hair is very common in the midwest. Not sure about the West coast.
Yeah. I only traveled once through the country. Went to Colorado from New Jersey for a youth ministry trip. We stayed in a few churches along the way.
The strangest was in Indiana. EVERYBODY in town had blond hair. It was the first time I’d seen so many blond haired people all at once.
I have a lot of followers on one of my social networks from Norway, Finland and Sweden. *So* much blond hair. But it’s not so odd to me now. I’m used to more of a mixture of people around me.
I don’t think I could get used to being surrounded by a lot of people who look like me.
Never understood the things that most people do, to be honest. But I’m probably weird to them. I get a deep aversion to “Be like us! Join in!”. Orange County CA baffles me the most. Do they REALLY all get plastic surgery to conform to a certain image? Blows my mind.