Reported by Deadline earlier today was the news that Jonathan Majors would be playing the role of Kang The Conqueror in the third Ant-man film. Majors is currently starring in the HBO series LovecraftCountry as Atticus Freeman and has starred in other great works such as Da 5 Bloods and critically acclaimed indie film The Last Black Man In San Francisco.
Kang The Conqueror is actually the perfect direction for the MCU to go in regards to villains as his whole origin revolves around time travel which is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the MCU and he’s sure to be a very interesting addition to the MCU. First appearing in comics in 1964 Kang The Conqueror or Nathaniel Richards is a time traveling super villain who is traditionally an Avengers villain. There have been many versions of Kang in the comics with a few of them even being heroes rather than villains such as Iron Lad, Immortus and Rama-Tut but there is no telling yet which version Jonathan Majors will be depicting.
In my opinion I believe they are bringing Kang in now to help introduce The Young Avengers which included one of Kangs alter egos Iron Lad, some also think that Kang may be a distant relative of Reed Richards which could possibly bring the Fantastic Four into the fold somehow.
Regardless of which direction Marvel is planning to go with the character I think they did a great job with casting here and can’t wait to see how it all turns out…Kang is an underrated villain in my opinion and I’m glad to see him getting the focus he deserves.
What are your thoughts?
Are you excited to see Kang The Conqueror on the big screen or do you think they could have used a better villain?
Let us know in the comments 🙂
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Spider-Woman has been around in comics since the late 70s and typically you don’t hear a whole lot about her in or outside of comic books these days but with the announcement that Olivia Wilde will be directing a future female led Marvel movie, rumors have started to pop up that it’s most likely going to be a Spider-Woman movie and that left me thinking…well which Spider-Woman are we talking about because there have been quite a few in the comics…So let’s take a look at all the different possibilities of just which character this film might be about. I won’t go over anyone’s complete origins but will try to add pertinent details for each entry.
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The original Spider-Woman debuting all the way back in 1977 is Jessica Drew and this is the most likely candidate in my opinion and this is who most people will think of when you say Spider-Woman. Debuting in Marvel Spotlight #32 back in 1977 and created by Marie Severin and Archie Goodwin Jessica Drew got her own 50 issue series shortly after and would continue to pop up in comics throughout the years. Her origin is different from that of her male counterpart and her powers originate from a serum her father gave her when she was gravely ill and the serum contained irradiated spider’s blood. This is my pick for who the movie will be based on.
Known by a few different names in the comics such as Madame Web and Arachne Julia Carpenter started out referred to as the 2nd Spider-Woman and regardless of the fact that she’s usually featured with teams I think she could carry a film on her own. This time around she gained her powers through a mysterious government organization who injected her with spider venom and exotic plant extracts giving her powers very much like Spider-Man’s but with the added ability to create webs from psychokinetic energy. although I’m leaning towards Jessica Drew being the pick Julia Carpenter is certainly a possibility.
A whole different take on spider-woman would be Mattie Franklin as she started out impersonating Spider-Man after he retired and would then go on to be known as the 3rd Spider-Woman. She has a pretty tragic backstory that could make for a powerful movie touching on subjects from date rape to drug abuse it could be a more serious take on the character and is always a possibility I suppose.
This one is a bit unlikely seeing Charlotte was a villain who used the name Spider-Woman but her story could feature all of the Spider Women as her origin has her steal the powers of all of them before her, in the comics she lost the powers and was left in a coma but they could completely change that for a movie if they wanted and perhaps a Marvel movie focused on a villain is just what we all need.
Although she was a Skrull impersonating Jessica Drew for a very long period of time and it would be odd for Marvel to introduce the character as an imposter, Veranke’s storyline would fit right in with what Marvel has planned in the next two phases of movies, with the Skrulls seemingly the main focus of the films at this point perhaps this is the Spider-Woman we get?
Mary Jane Watson
There have been multiple versions of Mary Jane who went by the name Spider-Woman, one who was actually a ninja and another featured in The Exiles comics which focus heavily on the concept of multiple universes/realities. I think if they focused on Mary Jane they could bring more about the multiverse into the movies, which is what they seem to be trying to do anyways…maybe we get a film like Into The Spider-Verse and we get to see many different Spider-Women…you never know with Marvel.
The movie Logan was a huge success and based on the book Old Man Logan, So why not feature a Spider-Woman from that same popular series and in that same gritty dystopian type setting. Ashley Barton is the daughter of Hawkeye and Tonya Parker and uses the name Spider-Woman in the Old Man Logan timeline, although she originally went by Spider-Bitch but I don’t see Marvel using that one…
Although she is more widely known as Spider-Gwen she is generally accepted as her universe’s version of Spider-Woman and in my opinion would be the best choice for a film although I don’t think the most likely choice. Spider-Gwen is a fan favorite and would be a more than interesting choice for them to make…Instead of losing her life to the Green Goblin she got to live and be the hero in this universe and that’d be a great story to watch unfold on screen.
The daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane from an alternate future could have the movie exploring a not so distant future, maybe even featuring one of the actors that played Spider-Man as her father…Mayday is one of the more interesting versions and although she went by Spider-Girl at first she eventually changed it to Spider-Woman. she was even part of the Avengers at one point so there’s that they could work with as well.
This is by no means a definitive list, there are quite a few others that have gone by the name Spider-Woman throughout the years but these are my personal picks for ones they could do a movie about…Oh and honorable mention since I don’t think they’ll focus a movie on her, the character Silk is a small possibility as well but didn’t think enough of one that I should add her.
Born in 1974 in Vicenza, Italy Amy Lou Adams studied ballet early on in her life but around the age of 18 decided she was more interested in theatre. She had a lot of TV roles in her early career but most were just one time appearances that gave her a little exposure on popular TV shows, her roles back then included being on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, That 70s Show and Smallville. Her real destiny was in film though and she found huge success there and seeing it’s her birthday today I thought it’d be fun to go over some of my personal favorites of hers.
There is no ranked order on this list just mostly by release date and I am including only movies not her television roles and any sequels will be included in with the original as to avoid repeating things, so without further delay let’s take a look at some of Amy Adams’ movie roles throughout her career.
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Catch Me If You Can
Released in 2002 and directed by Steven Spielberg Catch Me If You Can is about an FBI agent pursuing pretty much the world’s greatest conman Frank Abagnale Jr. and it was a great jumping off point for Amy Adams’ career. Starring alongside great actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks it might be hard to standout but Amy Adams held her own and although she wouldn’t get more work for a year or so it is the first major role many people remember her in.
Released in 2005 and directed by Phil Morrison Junebug depicts the struggles a pregnant art dealer goes through while meeting her in-laws in North Carolina. Although the movie wasn’t a huge commercial success the critics loved it and Adams was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as well as winning numerous other smaller awards, concreting her place as an up and comer. Starring alongside Embeth Davidtz in a role that really let her show off her acting skills Amy Adams showed she was here to stay.
The Wedding Date
Also released in 2005 The Wedding Date was directed by Clare Kilner and gave Amy Adams a chance to show she could pull off mild comedy as well as dramatic roles…The film revolves around a woman who hires a male escort to pretend to be her date at her sister’s wedding and as you can probably guess things don’t go as planned. Starring alongside Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney and Jack Davenport gave Amy Adams a chance to stand out in a supporting role and shine.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Released in 2006 and directed by Adam McKay Talladega Nights allowed Amy Adams to further show off her comedic skills in an even larger supporting role than her last one. Starring alongside Comedy legend Will Ferrell never hurts but Adams certainly kept up just fine and was one of the funnier parts of the movie. also starring Sacha Baron Cohen and John C. Reilly this film was overloaded with great comedic genius and was a huge commercial success spawning a sequel and a whole generation going on about how “If you’re not first you’re last”
Released in 2007 and directed by Kevin Lima Enchanted was Amy Adams first real role where she had to carry the movie herself and she did a wonderful job, so it’s no surprise we’re still seeing her in films to this day. Starring James Marsden and Susan Sarandon the comedic fantasy film is what many people remember Adams in first and is perhaps responsible for her career taking off.
Charlie Wilson’s War
Released in 2007 and directed by Mike Nichols the biographical film Charlie Wilson’s War covers a period of time in the Texas Congressman’s life and gave Amy Adams a chance to get back to a serious role and show she could still do dramatic roles. Starring Tom Hanks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts the film showed that Amy Adam’s could still stay memorable, even in a smaller role.
Released in 2008 and directed by Christine Jeffs Sunshine Cleaning portrayed a single mother working as a crime scene cleaner to help pay her son’s tuition to a private school. The film wasn’t a giant success or anything but it is a good movie and one I think about every time I hear someone mention Amy Adams. Starring Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin the film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Released in 2009 and directed by Shawn Levy the whole Night at the Museum series of films were great, entertaining and full of great talent. Adams got to portray Amelia Earhart and although she is much prettier than the historical figure was she did a great job. Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Owen Wilson the film was a huge commercial success and brought Adams further into the spotlight.
Released in 2010 and directed by David O. Russel the biographical sports film The Fighter depicts the life and struggles of boxer Mickey Ward. As usual Amy Adams stood out and shined even among other great actors such as Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. the film was largely successful and won 2 Oscars including one for Christian Bale’s role in the film.
Lois Lane in Multiple Movies
You can’t have a Superman movie without Lois Lane and Amy Adams has played the superheroes love interest in 3 movies now Including Man of Steel, Batman VS Superman and Justice League with her set to reprise the role in Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League due out in 2021…She encompasses everything Lois Lane should be…Classy, intelligent and take no shit from anyone and she is my personal favorite Lois Lane of all time.
As you can see Amy Adams has had a great career and is a very talented actress who I’m sure we’ll be seeing in film for decades to come…Happy birthday Amy Adams 🙂
Born in 1972 in Berkeley, California Ben Affleck has had a hugely successful career in film as an actor, director and writer. One of his most recent roles as Batman has got #ThanksBatfleck trending on Twitter today and I for one can’t wait to see the Snyder cut of the Justice League movie. since he’s been in a ton of films and this might take awhile let’s get right to it.
I will only be listing films that he starred in and not any that he just wrote or directed, although he has found success in both those fields as well. As usual these are in no ranked order and mostly just in order by release date from oldest to newest.
Released in 1992 and directed by Robert Mandel the sports drama film School Ties is about a Jewish student that is awarded a scholarship at a prestigious school and the difficulties he has fitting in. Although Affleck didn’t have a very large role in this movie it was the first one that he gained any attention for and was his first major film role. The film also starred Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Chris O’Donnel. It was a giant success of a movie or anything but decided to add it because it was basically the start of his career.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Also released in 1992 and also featuring Ben Affleck in a smaller role Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a commercial success and spawned a TV series that to this day is one of my favorites, both were written by Joss Whedon. The film also starred Luke Perry and Kristy Swanson and Hillary Swank and grossed over $16 million at the box office.
Dazed and Confused
Released in 1993 and directed by Richard Linklater Dazed and Confused was about growing up in the 70’s and was a classic coming of age tale. Affleck played Fred O’Bannion who was kind of the biggest bully at the school in regards to picking on the Freshman. Parties, drugs and drinking…It’s a fun movie to watch for sure. The film also starred Jason London and Matthew McConaughey. the film wasn’t a huge commercial or critical success but my generation at least considers it a classic for sure.
Released in 1995 and directed by Kevin Smith Mallrats would be the first of many roles Affleck would get in smith’s films. The film revolves around young adults navigating life and the mall while trying to figure it all out and it also stars of Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Shannon Doherty and the great Michael Rooker. The movie wasn’t a huge critical success but it certainly helped to kick start Kevin Smith’s career in the industry and I’m glad for that as some of his movies are my favorite of all time.
Released in 1997 and again directed by Kevin Smith Chasing Amy would see Affleck in the role of Holden McNeil, a man in his 20s trying to figure out life and love and the tribulations he goes through in the process. The film also stars Joey Lauren Adams(who by the way I adore and wish she was in more these days),Jason Lee and of course Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes as Jay and Silent Bob. The film grossed over $12 million on a tiny budget and helped to prove Kevin Smith’s success wasn’t a one time deal. I love this movie and if you haven’t seen it I highly suggest checking it out…all I’ll say now is…Fingercuffs.
Good Will Hunting
Released in 1997 as well was a film that will always hold a special place in my heart as I was born and raised in Massachusetts and Good Will Hunting is all about a couple guys from Massachusetts. Affleck plays Chuckie Sullivan whose best friend is a brilliant young mind played by Matt Damon. The film also starred Minnie Driver and the late great Robin Williams and was a huge critical success grossing over $225 million worldwide.
Released in 1998 and perhaps one of the most underrated of Affleck’s movies Phantoms was directed by Joe Chappelle and focuses on a small town that gets shut off from the rest of the world and strange things start happening all over the town, basically a ghost movie but done very well, which isn’t a surprise seeing it’s based on a Dean Koontz novel of the same name. The film was actually a pretty big commercial and critical failure but I still love the movie and feel it never got the credit it deserved.
Released in 1998 and directed by Michael Bay the Scifi disaster film tells the story of an earth where there is a huge asteroid headed towards it and only a crew of oil rig fellas can stop it. Ben Affleck plays one of these fellas alongside some other great talent such as Steve Buscemi, Bruce Willis and Michael Clarke Duncan. It was a critical failure but a huge commercial success grossing over $500 million worldwide.
Released in 1999 Dogma would be the third Kevin Smith movie Affleck would star in and perhaps my favorite Kevin smith movie overall. Affleck plays Bartleby a disgruntled angel of death who is looking to change the way people see religion. It’s a great unique funny take on the subject matter and stars a bunch of great actors such as George Carlin, Chris Rock, Matt Damon, Jason Lee and even Alanis Morrisette as god herself. It wasn’t the most successful movie on this list for sure but I could watch this movie over and over and absolutely love it.
Released in 2000 and basically The Wolf of Wall Street of it’s day and directed by Ben Younger Boiler Room took a look into the crazier side of stock trading and Affleck’s role wasn’t the most important one in the film but he certainly played his part well and honestly it might be some of his best acting work. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Scott Caan the film grossed &28 million worldwide. It was probably more successful with the critics than movie watchers but is considered to be a great film now and certainly worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet.
Released in 2001 and directed by Michael Bay Pearl Harbor was based on the true events of well…Pearl Harbor except it focuses more on a love story than the attack itself. Affleck plays a combat pilot and is joined by some great talent such as Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett and Jennifer Garner. the film was a huge success grossing over $450 million worldwide and was nominated for numerous awards winning an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.
The Sum Of All Fears
Released in 2001 and based on a Tom Clancy novel of the same name The Sum of All Fears is a spy thriller that puts Affleck in the role of Jack Ryan( who has been played by so many different actors it’s crazy) and is joined by some great actors such as Morgan Freeman and Liev Schreiber. the film opened to mixed reviews but did gross $193 million worldwide and won a visual effects award.
Released in 2003 the superhero film Daredevil saw Affleck in the titular role and although a lot of people consider it a bad movie I actually think he did pretty decent in the role and that the movie just had some lazy writing at points in the plot. He starred alongside his then future wife Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell as the villain Bullseye. Perhaps not Affleck’s greatest film but I thought it needed to be included here. He would also later star in the spin-off Elektra a few years later.
Released in 2012 and based on true events revolving around rescuing some hostages from Iran. Affleck is joined by some great talent including John Goodman and Bryan Cranston. The film was nominated for numerous Academy Awards and won 3 for Best Picture among other things.
Released in 2014 and directed by David Fincher the psychological thriller Gone Girl revolves around a man suspected of his wives disappearance and the twists and turns are great along the way. Also starring Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry the movie won 2 awards for it’s soundtrack and is included on a bunch of top ten lists.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Released in 2016 and directed by Zack Snyder Batman v Superman would be the first of multiple movies where Affleck would play Batman/Bruce Wayne starring alongside Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill. the film was highly criticized but I actually enjoyed it quite a lot and am a huge fan of Ben Affleck in the role of Batman.
In 2017 Affleck would play Batman for the third time, if you count his small cameo in Suicide Squad although this time Batman would be part of a team with Superman, The Flash,Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman. The film was almost as badly criticized as Batman v Superman but once again I disagree with most people and think it’s a great film, although they could have used another hour or so to flesh out the characters better, perhaps this Snyder cut I’ve been hearing about will do it justice.
Ben Affleck has played many roles, some great and some not so great(See Gigli) but in my opinion he is still one of the most talented people in Hollywood today and deserves much more credit than most people will give him.
What’s your favorite Ben Affleck role?
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With the abundance of TV shows and Movies that come out these days it’s impossible that they’d all get their endings right, lots of shows have left fans disappointed with how they ended and people on Twitter are sharing their biggest disappointments.
So let’s take a look at what people are saying about #TheWorstEndingEver.
Was the first thing that came to mind for me as well.
#TheWorstEndingEver Gotta be the eighth and final season of Castle. Didn’t get a satisfying ending for any of the characters we’d grown to love and they just tacked on a flash-forward at the end that didn’t make any sense and just left the audience with a lot of questions. pic.twitter.com/Z1Q6b70lfi
not sure there’s an ending to a series that a followed closely that I didn’t atleast understand as what needed to happen even if not what I wanted to happen. Even #Seinfeld ends… as it should. I think #sixfeetunder might be my favorite — I love many of these #TheWorstEndingEver
Born Robin McLaurin Williams in 1951 in Chicago Illinois Robin Williams would go on to have a long successful career and in many people’s minds is basically a national treasure. I have never heard anyone say a bad thing about this man and it’s for good reason, he was known to be an incredibly good human being, even going out of his way to ensure homeless people would find work on the set of his movies. The world became a worse place the day we lost Robin Williams on August 11, 2014 and today would have been his 69th birthday so I thought it’d be a good time to talk about some of my favorite movies he was in.
As with any of my movie lists any movies with sequels will be included in one entry as to now repeat too much and the movies will mostly be in order by when they were released not ranked by which I like more and although Mork & Mindy is one of my favorite roles by Williams I am sticking to movies for this list, but anyways let’s get to it.
Released in 1980 and directed by Robert Altman Popeye was of course based on the famous cartoon character and it is the earliest role I remember Robin Williams in besides Mork & Mindy. He played the titular character alongside Shelley Duvall who played Olive Oyl. The film was generally well received by critics and was a good start to what would be a great career in film for Williams.
The World According To Garp
Released in 1982 and directed by George Roy Hill The World According To Garp is based on the Novel of the same name and sees Williams playing T.S. Garp. the film follows the life of T.S. Garp who grows up with a feminist mother who is a writer and he grows up to be a great writer as well.It has a wide variety o different characters that Garp meets throughout his life and is a great coming of age type film. Robin Williams starred alongside John Lithgow and Glenn Close, who were both nominated for awards for their roles.
Good Morning, Vietnam
Released in 1987 the comedy drama war film Good Morning, Vietnam directed by Barry Levinson would see Robin Williams play the role of a Radio DJ for the armed forces and is loosely based on the experiences of Adrian Cronauer. The film made Robin Williams acting skills more obvious than ever and made people take him a bit more seriously. He would win a Golden Globe for his role and was also nominated for an Academy Award.
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society was released in 1989 and directed by Peter Weir and was Robin Williams’ most serious and dramatic role so far. Williams played an English teacher who inspired his students through teaching poetry. Williams would win an Academy Award for his role and the film was nominated for countless other awards.
The Fisher King
Released in 1991 and directed by Terry Gilliam The Fisher King follows the story of a radio DJ who feels partially responsible for problems causing another man grief. Williams plays a widower trying to navigate his grief. the film also stars Jeff Bridges and Amanda Plummer and although it wasn’t commercially successful I consider it one of his better roles.
Released in 1991 and directed by Steven Spielberg Hook would put Robin Williams in one of the roles most people think about when they think of him, Peter Pan and he was fantastic in the role of someone who never wanted to grow up because that seemed to be how Robin Williams was in real life anyways, a kid at heart. The film also starred Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts and was very well received by basically everyone.
Released in 1992 Aladdin would have Williams voicing yet another of his memorable characters The Genie. It’s one of his most beloved roles and when the remake was released recently with Will Smith it wasn’t very well met. the film earned over half a billion dollars and won 2 Academy Awards.
Released in 1993 and directed by Chris Colombus Mrs. Doubtfire was a strange but loved movie. With Robin Williams playing a recently divorced dad that dresses as and pretends to be a nanny in order to spend more time with his kids. It sounds a lot creepier when I type it out but it’s a fun movie full of Williams’ unique brand of comedy. Also starring Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan the movie was very successful making over $400 million at the box office.
Released in 1995 and directed by Joe Johnston the fantasy comedy film starred Robin Williams as a man that was stuck in a magical board game for years and is finally released while some children play the game for the first time since he became trapped in it. It is one of my favorite roles of his and I’m not alone in that feeling. The film did very well and spawned sequels,spin-offs and remakes and even an animated TV show at one point in the 90’s.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1996 the film Jack feels like it was made just for Robin Williams to star in as he is perfect in the role of a child that looks like an adult. Also starring Diane Lane and Jennifer Lopez the film wasn’t very successful commercially or critically but regardless it is a role I feel Robin Williams was born to play and he played it very well.
Good Will Hunting
Released in 1998 and directed by Gus Van Sant Good Will Hunting would put Robin Williams in the role of a therapist who is trying to help guide a gifted young man towards success in life rather than being trapped in his hometown his whole life. also starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Minnie Driver the film was incredibly successful grossing over $225 million and being nominated for 9 Academy Awards and Williams won an academy Award for his role.
Released in 1998 and directed by Tom Shadyac Patch Adams puts Robin Williams in the role of a doctor trying to find a better way to handle his patients and finds that humor is the answer. It is based on the life of Dr. Hunter “Patch Adams and although critics didn’t favor it very much it did gross over $200 million at the box office an is one of Robin Williams more memorable roles.
One Hour Photo
Released in 2002 and directed Mark Romanek One Hour Photo gave Robin Williams a chance to play a different kind of role, a creepy spine tingling one. The film was praised by critics and Williams won a Saturn Award for his role.
Night at the Museum
Released in 2006 and directed by Shawn Levy Night at the Museum turned out to be a pretty successful franchise spawning 2 sequels and gave us all a chance to see Robin Williams play Theodore Roosevelt which was worth the price of a ticket all by itself. Also starring Ben Stiller as a night watchman the film grossed over half a billion dollars.
World’s Greatest Dad
Released in 2009 and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait World’s Greatest Dad see Robin Williams in the role of a father trying to deal with the loss of his son while also going through a midlife crisis of sorts and although it’s not one of Williams best known roles it is one of my favorites. The movie wasn’t a huge success or anything but I certainly would recommend watching it if you haven’t.
This list is by no means the definitive Robin Williams list or anything, it’s just some of my personal favorites.
He was a good man, a funny man and the world needs more people like him and will be worse off without him.
Happy Bday Robin Williams.
What’s your favorite Robin Williams role? Let us know in the comments.
With #HarrisonFord trending on Twitter today due to it being his 78th birthday I decided I’d write something I haven’t in a while, one of my actual lists that I named the blog for. Although Harrison ford has had some television roles , especially early on in his career I will be sticking to movies for this list. any franchises where he was in multiple movies will be listed in 1 entry all together so It doesn’t get repetitive.
1. American Graffiti
I’m only 41 years old so my knowledge of movies only goes back so far, the first film I remember Harrison ford being in was the 1973 comedy/drama American Graffiti. Ford played drag racer Bob Falfa alongside other great actors such as Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. the film was nominated for numerous awards and won 9, including an Academy Award for Best Picture.
2. Star Wars
In 1977 Ford would land the role of Han Solo in the first star wars film and the role would forever cement him in to the minds of movie-goers, he would go on to star in numerous other Star Wars films and it is by far one of his best known roles. The George Lucas films would become a part of film history and Harrison Ford alongside other actors such as Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher would also become a part of that history.
3. Apocalypse Now
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1979 Apocalypse Now is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. Harrison ford played Colonel Lucas alongside acting greats such as Marlon Brando,Martin sheen and Dennis Hopper. The film would win a total of 20 awards that year and has achieved legendary status in the movie industry.
4. The Frisco Kid
Released in 1979 and directed by Robert Aldrich the Drama/Western/Comedy would star Harrison Ford alongside Gene Wilder. The film would follow a Polish rabbi (Wilder) as he made his way through the old west in order to open a synagogue in San Francisco. It was nominated for 2 awards.
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark/Indian Jones films
In 1981 Ford would land another career changing role in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first film where he would play Indian Jones, perhaps the most pivotal role of his career. Directed by Steven Spielberg the film would win 4 Oscars as well as 31 other awards that year as well as being nominated for another 24 awards and would spawn numerous sequels with a new one in production as I type this out.
6. Blade Runner
Released in 1982 and directed by Ridley Scott the Sci-fi thriller Blade Runner would put Harrison Ford in the lead in what would become a classic of Science fiction cinema. Playing Rick Deckard a blade hunter in pursuit of rogue replicants Ford was perfect in the role. Fans have been asking the question “Was Deckard a replicant?” for years now and it’s partially due to Ford’s great acting in the role. He would go on to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049 which was released in 2017.
7. Regarding Henry
Released in 1991 the drama Regarding Henry would give Harrison ford a chance to show his acting skills off in a more serious and dramatic role. He plays a lawyer who is shot and loses his memory and mobility and the film follows his trials and tribulations in trying to recover. Also featuring Annette Bening the film would win 1 award and was nominated for 2 others.
8. Patriot Games
In 1992 Patriot Games would give Harrison ford the chance to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan, a character that would come to be played by many other actors in the future. Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Thora birch and James Earl Jones the film would win 1 award and was nominated for 3 others that year. He would go on to reprise the role of Jack Ryan in the film Clear and Present Danger but I’m going to count it in with this film as they are connected.
9. The Fugitive
The 1993 action crime thriller would see Ford in the role of Dr. Richard Kimble , a man framed for murder and hunted by police while he tries to find a way to prove he’s innocent. Based on the 1960’s TV series the film was well received. Also starring Tommy Lee Jones and Julianne Moore the film would win 13 awards including an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Tommy Lee Jones’ role.
10. Air Force One
Released in 1997 the drama thriller saw Ford playing the President of the United States James Marshal and the plot revolved around air force One being hijacked by communists. Also starring Glenn close and Gary Oldman the film won several awards and was nominated for an Oscar.
11. What Lies Beneath
In 2000 Harrison ford would star in the supernatural horror thriller What Lies Beneath alongside Michelle Pfeiffer. the film has you wondering through the whole thing if the house is haunted or if the wife is crazy. a very under-rated film it was nominated for 6 awards and won 7 including an ASCAP award for Top Box Office Film.
12. Cowboys & Aliens
Released in 2011 and directed by Jon Favreau the scifi western Cowboys & Aliens would see Ford playing an old rancher who begrudgingly teams up with a man with no memory to fight against the aliens that are invading their towns. also starring Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Abigail Spencer the film wasn’t very well received even winning a Yoga Award for Worst Foreign Actor but I actually enjoy this film quite a lot so I’m including it in this list. The joys of having your own blog is you do what you want 🙂
These are just some of my favorite films featuring Harrison Ford and are in no way listed in any special order or rank, it’s mostly just by when they came out, oldest to most recent.
Harrison ford has an Indiana Jones movie in the works right now as well a TV series called The Staircase which is in post production.
Happy 78th birthday to one of my favorite actors of all time.
The Last Jedi is trending on Twitter right now with many debating over how good the film really is with some touting it as the best film in the franchise and some even saying it may be one of the best films ever made.
I’m not a crazy Star Wars fanboy, I do like the movies a lot but I’m not nearly as passionate about them as some fans, I can enjoy the new films just as much as the originals but as with anything Star Wars there are countless sides to this debate.
Here are some of the responses being posted on Twitter in regards to The Last Jedi.
Call me a fanboy, but I actually enjoyed The Last Jedi.
Except for that casino scene. Editors can go ahead and kill that entire scene with fire and skip ahead to Luke punking Kylo Ren.
Side note: autocorrect kept trying to switch Kylo to Kylie. NOT a damn Kardashian saga!
I remember when I saw The Last Jedi I walked out of the theater beaming and euphoric about how much I loved it, then being hit with total confusion about the seething hatred so many people have for it. Like I literally don’t get it
Born as Johnny Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky Johnny Depp would go on to have an extremely successful career in film and early on in his career he found success in television as well, starring in the TV series 21 Jump Street. Since he is trending on social media today for his production of a new musical all about Michael Jackson’s glove titled For The Love of a Glove I thought it a great time to go over his long and illustrious career in movies. As usual sequels will be included in with the original so the list doesn’t repeat too much.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Released in 1984 and directed by Wes Craven the horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street was both the beginning of a great career for Johnny Depp and the first film in one of the most famous horror franchises of all time. The film had Johnny Depp in the role of one of many teenagers battling the dream demon Freddy Krueger. The film only grossed $25 million worldwide but considering it was made on a $1.8 million budget I’d call that a huge success. The movie spawned many sequels and even had a remake released in 2010.
Released in 1986 and directed by Oliver Stone the war film Platoon would put Johnny Depp in the role of a soldier in the Vietnam War as he fights to survive alongside his fellow soldiers. The film also stars Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen and grossed $138 million at the box office as well as being nominated for 8 Academy Awards and winning 4 of them.
Released in 1990 and directed by John Waters the teen musical romantic comedy Cry-Baby would have Johnny Depp portraying a 1950’s teen rebel who falls for a girl his total opposite…Sort of like Grease I suppose. The movie also stars Iggy Pop and Traci Lords and although it wasn’t a success when released it has since garnered a cult following and is adored by many.
Released in 1990 and directed by Tim Burton the romantic dark fantasy film Edward Scissorhands Would cast Johnny Depp in the titular role and would be the first of many collaborations between Depp and Burton. The movie also stars Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall and Vincent Price and was a huge success, grossing $86 million at the box office as well as being nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
Released in 1993 and directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik the romantic comedy film Benny & Joon stars Johnny Depp as one of two very eccentric individuals who find each other and discover although they are both far from perfect that they are perfect for each other. The film also stars Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore and Oliver Platt and grossed $30 million worldwide as well as being nominated for an Academy Award and 3 MTV Movie Awards.
Released in 1993 and directed by Lasse Hallstrom the drama film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape stars Johnny Depp as a 24 year old young man who is stuck in a small town taking care of his obese mother and his mentally impaired little brother. The film also stars Juliette Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary Steenburgen and John C. Reilly and was adapted from the novel of the same name.
Released in 1994 and directed by Tim Burton the biographical comedy drama film Ed Wood stars Johnny Depp as the titular character as the film explores the life and career of cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film also stars Bill Murray, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker and Patricia Arquette and grossed only $5.9 million but did win two Academy Awards.
Released in 1997 and directed by Mike Newell the crime drama film Donnie Brasco is loosely based on the life of Joseph D. Pistone, an undercover FBI agent played by Johnny Depp, who infiltrated the New York Mafia in the 1970’s. The film also stars Al Pacino, Michael Madsen and Anne Heche and grossed $124 million at the box office as well as being nominated for an Oscar.
Released in 1998 and directed by Terry Gilliam the psychedelic satirical black comedy film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is adapted from the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson and has Johnny Depp in the role of a journalist who gets distracted by psychedelic drugs while on a journalism assignment. The film also stars Benicio Del Toro and although it was a commercial failure at the time of release it has since become a cult classic in the minds of many.
Released in 1999 and directed by Roman Polanski the mystery thriller film The Ninth Gate is loosely based on the 1993 novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez Reverte and stars Johnny Depp as a book expert on the hunt for a very rare book said to be able to summon the devil. The movie grossed $58 million at the box office worldwide.
Released in 1999 and directed by Tim Burton the supernatural horror film Sleepy Hollow is loosely based on the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and stars Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, a New York City constable sent to investigate murders in a small village called Sleepy Hollow. The movie also stars Christina Ricci and Casper Van Dien and grossed over $200 million worldwide as well as winning an Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
Released in 2000 and directed by Lasse Hallstrom the romantic comedy-drama film Chocolat is based on the novel of the same name by Joanne Harris. The movie stars Johnny Depp alongside Carrie-Anne Moss, Alfred Molina and Judi Dench and grossed $152 million at the box office as well as being nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
Released in 2001 and directed by Ted Demme the biographical crime drama film Blow was adapted from the 1993 novel Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All by Bruce Porter. The movie stars Johnny Depp as George Jung who was a major player in the cocaine trafficking of the 80’s and was heavily involved with the mexican cartels. The film also stars Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta and Emma Roberts and grossed $83 million worldwide.
Released in 2001 and directed by the Hughes brothers the slasher film From Hell is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore about Jack the Ripper. Johnny Depp portrays a police officer investigating the murders and is joined by Robbie Coltrane and Heather Graham. The movie grossed $74 million worldwide at the box office.
Released in 2003 and directed by Robert Rodriguez the western action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico is the direct sequel to Desperado and the third film on Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy. Johnny Depp stars as a corrupt CIA agent who tries to play all sides of a drug war and he is joined by Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe and Danny Trejo. The movie grossed $98 million worldwide at the box office.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Released in 2003 and directed by Gore Verbinski the fantasy pirate movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl would be the first of many films where Johnny Depp would take on the role of Jack Sparrow, an eccentric pirate and captain of the ship The Black Pearl. The movie also stars Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley and was tremendously successful grossing $654 million worldwide and spawning multiple sequels.
Released in 2005 and directed by Tim Burton the musical fantasy film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is adapted from the 1964 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and a remake of the classic film based on the same material. The movie also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee and was a huge success commercially grossing $475 million worldwide.
Released in 2005 and directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton the stop motion dark comedy Corpse Bride would once again see Tim Burton and Johnny Depp working together with Depp lending his voice this time around. The movie grossed $117 million worldwide and is considered to be somewhat of a cult classic these days.
Released in 2007 and directed by Tim Burton the musical period slasher film is adapted from the 1979 musical of the same name and would have Johnny Depp portraying the titular character alongside another of Tim Burton’s favorites to work with Helena Bonham Carter as well as Alan Rickman. The movie grossed $152 million worldwide and won several awards including 2 Golden Globes.
Released in 2009 and directed by Michael Mann the biographical crime drama film Public Enemies is an adaptation of the book Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34 by Bryan Burrough. Johnny Depp stars as famous bank robber John Dillinger and is joined by Christian Bale and Stephen Dorff and the movie grossed $214 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews.
Released in 2010 and directed by Tim Burton the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s fantasy novels and stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in a unique and sometimes creepy new take on the classic children’s story. The movie also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman and Crispin Glover and grossed $1 billion at the box office worldwide as well as being nominated for numerous awards and winning 2 Academy Awards. There was also a sequel released in 2016 titled Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Released in 2016 and directed by David Yates the fantasy film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first in a series of spin off sequels based on the Harry Potter universe. Johnny Depp stars as Gellert Grindelwald and is joined by a great cast including Colin Farrell, Eddie Redmayne and Jon Voight and the movie grossed $814 million worldwide as well as spawning a sequel in 2018 and one set to be released sometime in 2021.
Born as John William Ferrell on July 16, 1967 in Irvine, California Will Ferrell would first become known for his 7 year stretch on Saturday Night Live and even that alone would have been enough to make him a household name but he has starred in countless films and was part of a group of comics that came along in the 90’s and really changed how comedy movies were approached. Will Ferrell hosted Saturday Night Live last night and it reminded me just how hilarious he really is, so I figured it’d be a great time to go over some of his films. As usual sequels will be included in wit the original movie so the list doesn’t repeat too much.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Released in 1997 and directed by Jay Roach the comedy film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery would be the first film in the series of Austin Powers movies and featured Will Ferrell as Mustafa, one of Dr. Evil’s henchmen and although it wasn’t a large role it was a memorable one and was fun to see Ferrell cameo in anything at the time. The movie also starred leading man Mike Myers as the titular character and Elizabeth Hurley, Seth Green and Robert Wagner. The James Bond spoof movie was well received and grossed $67 million at the box office as well as spawning two sequels.
Released in 1998 and directed by John Fortenberry the comedy film A Night at the Roxbury was based on one of Will Ferrell’s recurring sketches on Saturday Night Live and featured many other SNL alumni such as Colin Quinn, Christ Kattan, Molly Shannon and Mark McKinney. The film was a commercial and critical bomb but still, it was Will Ferrell’s first leading role and there are people who love this movie so I felt it needed to be included.
Released in 1999 and directed by Bruce McCulloch the comedy film Superstar was once again based on SNL sketches and starred Will Ferrell alongside fellow SNL cast member Molly Shannon. The film wasn’t very well received but once again I felt it needed to be part of the list as it was one of his first roles early on in his career.
Released in 2001 and directed by Ben Stiller as well as starring him the comedy film Zoolander is a satire on the fashion industry and had Will Ferrell playing fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu alongside Owen Wilson, Jerry Stiller and Milla Jovovich. The film wasn’t loved by critics but did decently at the box office grossing $60 million as well and did well enough to spawn a sequel in 2016.
Released in 2003 and directed by Todd Phillips the comedy film Old School would be Will Ferrell’s first leading role not based on something from SNL and has him portraying a thirty-something that tries to relive his college years by starting a fraternity. The movie also stars Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn and grossed $87 million worldwide as well as being nominated for two MTV Movie Awards.
Released in 2003 and directed by Jon Favreau the holiday comedy film Elf has Will Ferrell in the role of a human that was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves. The movie is one of my favorites from Will Ferrell and for me at least was an instant holiday classic. The movie also stars Zooey Deschanel, James Caan and Bob Newhart and grossed $220 million worldwide as well as inspiring Elf: The Musical . the movie is considered one of the greatest Christmas films of all time by many.
Released in 2004 and directed by Adam McKay the comedy film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy features Will Ferrell as news anchorman who constantly competes with his female co-star. Also starring Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, and steve Carell the movie was a huge hit and grossed $90 million worldwide as well as spawning a sequel in 2013.
Released in 2005 and directed by Susan Stroman the musical comedy film is based on the Broadway musical of the same name which is in turn based on the 1967 film of the same name.Will Ferrell plays Franz Liebkind and is joined by an ensemble cast including Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman and Jon Lovitz. The film was a commercial failure only grossing $38 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics.
Released in 2005 and directed by Nora Ephron the romantic comedy fantasy film Bewitched is inspired by the old TV series of the same name and stars Will Ferrell as a down on his luck actor who discovers that his co star is an actual witch. Also starring Nicole Kidman, Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine the film was both a critical and commercial failure but still isn’t all that bad in my opinion.
Released in 2006 and directed by Marc Forster the fantasy comedy-drama film Stranger than Fiction stars Will Ferrell as a man who starts hearing a voice narrating his entire life. Also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah and Emma Thompson the movie received positive reviews but ended up being a box office failure not even making it’s budget back.
Released in 2006 and directed by Adam McKay the sports comedy film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby has Will Ferrell portraying an aging Nascar driver trying to hold onto his greatness and his failing marriage. The movie also stars John C. Reilly, Sasha Baron Cohen and Amy Adams and grossed $163 million worldwide.
Released in 2008 and directed by Adam McKay the comedy film Step Brothers puts Will Ferrell in the role of Brennan, one of two grown men forced to live together when their single parents marry each other. The movie also stars John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen and grossed $128 million worldwide as well as receiving mixed reviews from critics.
Released in 2009 and directed by Brad Silberling the adventure comedy film Land of the Lost is based on the 1974 TV series of the same name and features a great cast including Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Anna Friel. The film was considered a total failure commercially and critically but is a fun little movie and s stupid and bad at time it makes it great.
Released in 2010 and directed by Adam McKay the action comedy The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell as one half of a team of New York City Detectives alongside Mark Wahlberg. The movie also stars Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan and grossed $170 million worldwide.
Released in 2015 and directed by Sean Anders the comedy film Daddy’s Home has Will Ferrell in the role of a step-dad who finds it difficult to bond with his step-children once their real father returns. The film also stars Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini and did great at the box office grossing $242 million worldwide as well as spawning a sequel in 2017.
Although Will Ferrell has had a few films come out since Daddy’s Home none of them have been the huge hits some of his past films were. He has two films coming up that are both in post production with release dates to be announced the first being the comedy film Downhill and the second being the comedy film Eurovision.
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