Harry Dunne And The Songs Of A Disenchanted Hollywood ActorPosted by jeffdaniels on June 2, 2008
Jeff Daniels is obviously a movie actor. This can’t go any further without making note of that tiny fact for just a short while. It’s a tribute, a sort of geek out. There was a time back during those high school years when not only did we go to the movie theater one Friday evening – yeah – 14 years ago to see “Dumb and Dumber” on opening night, but we went back the next night as well to watch it again – just the dudes. Lloyd Christmas and Daniels’ Harry Dunne were the new quotables (there with Chris Farley and Adam Sandler) and saying, “Samsonite? I was way off!” or, “Why don’t you eat your burger and we’ll tell you,” or discussing the scene where Petey is sold to a blind kid for travel money were how we spent our time when we weren’t challenging our buddies about who knew more lyrics for Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” It was the perfect comedy for a bunch of 16 year olds – complete with Daniels’ explosive diarrhea scene that was robbed of any special, distinguished recognition from the Academy (they were too busy going bananas over “Braveheart” and “Babe”).