It’s been a while since there’s been any news about Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming X-Men: First Class. We know it covers the early years of the X-Men, it focuses on Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and it will feature a shitload of mutants (have we learned nothing from X3?). The newest addition to the cast is Ray Wise, who will play the US Secretary Of State. No real word on how large or important the role is, but still… Ray Wise is pretty cool.
No, he’s not. I lied. Ray Wise scares the piss out of me. He always has. He’s been in a billion projects — “Reaper” as The Devil, random episodes of “Mad Men,” “Psych,” “Dollhouse,” Superman/Doomsday, “24,” and of course, Robocop. His IMDB page dates back to 1969. Christ, he was in 8 episodes of “Dallas.”
But to me, he’ll always be seared into my memory as Leland Palmer, Laura Palmers bugfuck crazy father in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks.” I’ll never see him any other way. Every time I see him, I’ll think of this: