Boxer started this meme back in February I believe and I'm heading the show for now. Most of you know how it works but if you're new here (for which I greatly thank you) here's how it works. A theme is picked each week. You choose a movie to fit the theme and find a clip, preferably three minutes or less, and post it on your blog. Announce in the comment section of this post that you are up and we'll come and pay you a visit. It's simple really. If you are looking for the theme it's usually posted under the MCW banner on the right side of my drivel by Thursday.
So this week I've chosed favorite foreign actor. It's a wide range but then we do have some readers who aren't from America and their choices will be interesting. There are a bunch of great actors. John Gielgud and Alec Guiness come to mind. All of the guys who have played James Bond. How about some great Aussies in Mel Gibson (politics and domestic abuse aside) Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.
However, I did say favorite. My favorite foreign actor is a man almost my own age I grew up with him and one of the most famous characters he portrayed was Alex P. Keaton, the ultra-conservative honors student in Family Ties. Of course I'm talking about Michael J. Fox. Even though I consider Canada the 51st state, he's still a foreigner. I'll be honest, until I started typing I was really leaning towards Michael Caine just because he's a great actor with wide range and doesn't seem to make to many bad movies but went with Fox on sentiment. Add the fact that he's only a couple of years older than me and that I could dunk on him (that's not a Parkinsons joke, dude is short0 and we have a winner.
Of course he made millions as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movie but my favorite Fox roll is Brantley Foster in The Secret of My Success. Fox was pure comedy gold. From Family Ties and Spin City to the aforementioned movies along with Doc Hollywood and of course Teen Wolf, Fox was also pretty much box office gold as well. That he has Parkinsons is truly sad but he still has his mind and his family for which he is thankful. I'm thankful I was able to enjoy him for as long as he performed.
"A medely. Gee,that's nice. Why are you singing a medley Aunt Vera?"