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Conan O’Brien Wants To Be An Action Star, Let’s Make That Happen

By Andrew Sanford | TV | April 16, 2021 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | April 16, 2021 |

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You no longer need to be in shape when you’re up for an action movie! I’m not addressing you specifically (or maybe I am, I don’t know who’s reading this). No, I am addressing pretty much any actor in Hollywood (and any adjacent, big-budget movie-making areas). The most recent example is Bob Odenkirk and his action-star turn in the film Nobody. Odenkirk says he trained for almost two years to get in shape for the film and that inspired an old friend of his: Conan O’Brien.

“What Bob has done, for people like me is, he’s opened a door,” O’Brien said on the newest episode of his podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend. Let’s be honest, he’s totally right! Why NOT Conan?! He’s got the height, the reach, the… other distinct features!

Conan goes on to pitch a more satirical version of what the movie might be but I’m serious! Conan could easily fit in any of the big superhero universes. Why stop there?? A new Fast and Furious trailer just dropped. Imagine, if you will, Vin Diesel squaring off with Conan, both in formal white tank tops! The dream!

Perhaps we can start a petition? Everyone has one these days. We just have to get loud and insistent and we can get a John Wick meets Fast and Furious-style, in space maybe(?) action movie! With Conan O’Brien as the star!

Until that beautiful dream becomes a reality, all I have is my imagination… but it is STRONG.

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Andrew lives in NYC. You can follow him on Twitter.

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