Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Emile Hirsch Wins Golden Globe

I was psyched to see that Emile Hirsch won the Golden Globe for playing Cleve Jones in MILK. Out of all the great work that ensemble did, Hirsch stood out for me. He used his physicality and poise in the role to create a character that was clearly gay, but had nothing of the lisping stereotype. The only similar transformation I can compare it to is Jeffrey Wright's Belize from Angels in America. Both actors were totally fearless in their embodiment of a role that would make most straight men squirm.
You can't knock Hirsch style game in the movie either, or 70s Cleve Jones for that matter. Those Re-run glasses were killin' it!
Here he is with a distinctly less stylish Jones today

Spank Rock is still doing this look to death!

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