Here's actor/comedian Jim Breuer on the set of a Pizza Hut commercial, where the crew withholds the delicious goodness of the Hut until Jim reaches his breaking point! Can you blame him?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
SHARON STONE - Basic Instinct (1992)
It was the leg-crossing heard 'round the world. With one shift of her not-inconsequential gams, Sharon Stone became a star.
HALLE BERRY - Monster's Ball (2001)
This wasn't the first time Halle Berry had dropped her kit for a movie — that'd be the otherwise forgettable Swordfish — but it was the first time she had a valid reason to do so. As a woefully repressed recent widow, baring her body to Billy Bob Thornton's prison guard was the equivalent to baring her soul. Plus, it was totally hot.
JASON SEGEL - Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
It's once, twice, three times a wiener in the first scenes for Jason Segel's pitiful but lovable Peter Bretter in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (produced by Judd Apatow; see also Walk Hard). Prop comedy indeed, these initial glimpses of Peter's flaccid friend — paired nicely with his undefined abs and pecs in the early stages of man boob — succeeded in making his character immediately relatable. In that ''Oh, man, I've dated/been that dude'' kinda way.
JULIANNE MOORE - Short Cuts (1993)
Moore has recounted that Robert Altman warned her that the role of Marian Wyman had a lengthy monologue where she confesses her infidelity to her husband (Matthew Modine) while naked from the waist down. The redheaded actress says she not only agreed to take the role on the spot but also told Altman that, as a bonus, viewers would see that the carpet matches the drapes. We did, and it does.
VIGGO MORTENSEN - Eastern Promises (2007)
In a near-perfect example of can't-look-away-can't-NOT-look-away filmmaking, Russian mobster Nikolai Luzhin (Mortensen) engages in a brutal steam-room knife fight with nothing but mist to cloak his nethers.
KATHY BATES - About Schmidt (2002)
Kathy Bates hasn't been shy about showing her not-a-supermodel's body on screen. She got naked and rolled around in the mud in At Play in the Fields of the Lord, and she's similarly fearless in a scene here where she surprises a hot-tubbing Jack Nicholson by stepping into the Jacuzzi au naturel. Nicholson's grouchy retiree is pretty funny, but the bold Bates steals the movie's biggest laugh.
WILL FERRELL - Old School (2003)
We have the fellas of Old School to thank for a whole new drinking vernacular in the 2000s. Since its debut on the hungover, bloodshot-eyed Animal House scene, we've all been victim to a ''Frank the Tank!'' chant during a boozy night. And for the unlucky ones (come on, people, ''beer before liquor gets you drunk quicker''), you've uttered Will Ferrell's ''We're going STREAKing!'' one more time than you'd like to — or can — remember.
CHARLTON HESTON - Planet of the Apes (1968)
Well, usually, when human scientists examine monkeys in a lab, the monkeys are naked, so turnabout is fair play when it's the apes poking at sweaty, wild-eyed savage beast Charlton Heston.
BEVERLY D'ANGELO - National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
With golden hair and hot-mom-next-door good looks, Vacation matriarch Beverly D'Angelo shined as the common man's version of The Graduateesque MILF. After her revealing sudsy shower scene in the cult classic, you can only wonder why the bumbling Clark Griswold was constantly fantasizing about other blond babes.
KATE WINSLET - Holy Smoke (1999)
(I'm adding this one because it wasn't on EW's list -- they have Kate, but don't mention this scene in Holy Smoke, where she walks up to the cam stark naked and then pees down her leg. Memorable. - C)
(See the rest at EW.com)
From AOL TV. The article's a bit uneven, but I took the good, I took the bad, I took them both and then I had.. this post.
Natalie Green (Mindy Cohn)
Then: She was discovered by future co-star Charlotte Rae when Rae was researching for the show at Cohn's L.A. school, Harvard-Westlake. Natalie was central in 'FoL' episodes on adoption (Natalie was adopted), self-image (she was overweight), religion (she was Jewish) and sex (she was the first 'Facts' girl to "go all the way").
Now: Green moved in with new roommies (one was future star David Spade) in a late-series plot that was supposed to (but didn't) lead to a spin-off, but her biggest post-'FoL' success has been voice work (including a Daytime Emmy nod for 'What's New, Scooby-Doo?') and being a founding member of the weSpark cancer support center.
Tootie Ramsay (Kim Fields)
Then: After guest appearances on 'Good Times' (on which her mom, Chip Fields, co-starred), Fields was hired to play Tootie, the gossipy, braces-wearing, roller-skating youngest member of Mrs. Garrett's girls. She spied on her roommies, aspired to be an actress and had the sing-song-y catchphrase "We are in trou-ble!"
Now: After 'Facts,' she attended Pepperdine University, then co-starred with Queen Latifah in the Fox sitcom 'Living Single.' She also performed with a rap/R&B group called Impromp2, directed episodes of 'Kenan & Kel' and married Broadway actor Christopher Morgan, the father of her son Sebastian.
Blair Warner (Lisa Whelchel)
Then: After starring as a Mouseketeer on the 1977-78 'The New Mickey Mouse Club,' Texan Whelchel was hired to play Blair, the blonde, beautiful, looks-obsessed, snooty socialite who tried to rule Eastland. Blair got -- somewhat -- nicer as the series continued, though she remained snobby to the very end.
Now: Born-again Christian Whelchel, who nixed a planned 'Facts' ep in which Blair had sex, made a Grammy-nominated Christian album and appeared in the 2001 'FoL' reunion movie, but has mostly left showbiz to raise her three kids. She advocates Christian childraising principles and homeschooling on her official site.
Jo Polniaczek (Nancy McKeon)
Then: Discovered by a casting director while she was appearing in a Hallmark ad, McKeon -- the younger sis of 'Alice' star Philip McKeon -- joined 'Facts' at the beginning of season 2, playing tough, smart, motorcycle-ridin' tomboy Jo, who butted heads with preppie snob Blair. Her 'Facts' fame even landed her a private audience with the Pope.
Now: McKeon made many TV movies post-'FoL,' and also starred in two failed TV series: 'Can't Hurry Love' (with a pre-'Law & Order: SVU' Mariska Hargitay) and 'Style & Substance,' with Jean Smart. Most recently she starred in the Lifetime cop drama 'The Division,' became a wife and mother of two and guest-starred on ''Without a Trace.'
Find out about the rest of the cast (including Molly Ringwald, George Clooney and Mackenzie Astin) here at AOL TV.
Now here's a classic FOL clip I call, "Tootie Buys A Bong."