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Twitter Users Ponder Which Movie They'd Like to See Recast With Danny DeVito

By Petr Knava | Social Media | April 21, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | April 21, 2020 |


Danny DeVito is an international goddamn (gahd-daaamn) treasure. In highly polarised, fractious times, surely this is the one thing that can unify us all: Everybody likes Danny DeVito. The industry veteran is a beloved actor of screens both large and small, as well as a successful and influential director and producer, and he has been delighting audiences with his skill and personality for multiple decades now. The man’s solidly leftist for a wealthy celebrity it seems too, so even more power to him. He is also, as Kristy dubbed it when she linked to this piece in the Pajiba Slack, a ray of sunshine:

In the internet age—and especially since his debut as the filthily iconic Frank Reynolds in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia—DeVito has also become a much-memed presence online. The remarkable thing about DeVito and the universal affection we all seem to hold for him is that I’ve never seen him memed disparagingly. It always seems to come from a good place. On the internet, that’s a rare thing indeed, and that kind of Keanu Effect only applies to a select few (mostly male, let’s be honest) people. This was very much in evidence recently on Twitter when fantasy author Sam Sykes dropped this question:

In response, the sunshine bloomed:

(We already got a glimpse of how glorious that would be of course in Sunny’s third season.)

Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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