Wednesday, February 09, 2011
We watched HOPSCOTCH the other night and it occurred to me that although I didn't like it as well as I remembered, Matthau brought something special to the part. An intelligent impishness maybe. At any rate, few actors infuse each part with the such a touch. And that a man of his looks could play romantic parts well is amazing. It was totally believable that Glenda Jackson, 20 years younger, would find him endearing.
What actor, male or female, do you always feel makes a movie special? Who has that special something? And what Matthau movie do you like most? I am torn between THE ODD COUPLE and CHARLIE VARRICK.