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A Much-Needed Reminder That One Sheen Still Has The Profound Power To Make Me Perspire

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | March 11, 2011 | Comments ()


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And yet, for the reasons listed below, his presence in any film (with one vampiric exception) makes it worth a look.

Mary Reilly: For keeping a straight face when confronted with Julia Roberts's dismal Irish accent.

Twilight: New Moon: For keeping a straight face when confronted with Robert Pattinson in a velour bathrobe. (Nope, I still didn't see this movie. And I won't. Not for all the Sheens in England.)

TRON: Legacy: For keeping a straight face through all of the things going on here.

"30 Rock": For holding his own against Tina Fey.

Frost/Nixon: For holding his own against Frank Langella.

Bright Young Things: For playing it super effeminate in 2003. (skip to 4:20)

Underworld: For playing it super masculine in 2003.

The Deal: For playing Tony Blair not once.

The Queen: Not twice.

The Special Relationship: But three times. That's range.

F.Y.I. This is much closer to "goddess" territory.

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So well done, Sheen.

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Joanna Robinson would like her favorite actors to stop getting their hands dirty with this Twilight nonsense. Lee Pace, I'm looking at you.



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