Who is your favorite actor from a pre-1980 movie? I’m watching old movies this week as part of my research for my WIP. It’s hard tough work, let me tell you. Cue tiny violins. As you can tell from the picture, mine is Gregory Peck.
I have a soft spot for old movies and the actors in them, because they seem so much bigger than life, compared to today’s actors and the nitty gritty details we know about them. Even without reading celebrity magazines and following celebrities on the internet, we can’t escape all the information thrown at us. I click on the news headlines update and get a link to an article about why George Clooney might have been in a bad mood at the Oscars. I don’t want to know, especially if it comes out that he was unhappy because his cat coughed up a hairball and he stepped in it with his favorite pair of lucky socks. Too much information.
So join me in old movie appreciation and tell me your favorite star.