Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lou Taylor Pucci on skinemax

Lou Taylor Pucci was one of the judges for the Sundance festival for the Short Film category, and between shows Cinemax is showing an entertaining bumper with him. He's narrating the upcoming film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Collider has a video interview with him regarding that film as well. Lou is probably best known for starring in Thumbsucker, my favorite of the Garden State-alike indies (including Garden State itself) and he's had smaller, but very memorable parts in Southland Tales, Fast Food Nation, Personal Velocity, The Chumscrubber, and Fanboys (full review). He'll also be in the Dennis Quaid thriller The Horsemen and Bret Easton Ellis's The Informers this year.

Why the plug? Lou's my cousin, and honestly, a fine young actor- notice I plugged the movies of his I like, and I'll warn you off 50 Pills which even he hates- it got mangled in editing. I'm going to give The Go-Getter another shot before reviewing it here, as the first time around I wasn't that thrilled with it. But give Thumbsucker a shot- it's a great little movie, and he holds his own against Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio and Vince Vaughn, which is saying something.

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