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January 19, 2006

Holy Crap!

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Behold Jared Leto, that guy from that show...you know, with that whiney Clare Danes person. Now, look at this:

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Apperently, Mr. Leto is portraying Mark David Chapman in a movie about the brutal killing of John Lennon.

I honestly hope this is a fat suit and makeup, and that he isn't going all "Renee Zelleweger" on us. My gawd, can you imagine his diet if he had???

h/t: Martinis, Persistence, and A Smile

P.S. I've read The Catcher in the Rye and maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't get it. That book inspired Chapman to kill? Maybe I should go pull that off my bookshelf and read it again, because it bored the hell out of me the first time I read it.

UPDATE: Today (Friday Jan.20) I read in US Weekly that Jared Leto has, in fact, bulked up for this role by eating a lot of burgers and fries. He has gained this weight, obviously, in his face and torso. He's not going out in public much either.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 10:08 AM | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)
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Whoa!

Posted by: thirdee at January 19, 2006 11:09 AM

I recently saw that show where Chapman was interviewed, and all that Catcher and the Rye crap was discussed. Personally, I never caught the alienation connection, so I'm thinking that one must be mentally ill to be "touched" by that book.

You know, now Jared Leto looks just like that guy, which is pretty creepy.

Posted by: Sadie at January 19, 2006 01:12 PM

All those "classic" books that you are "supposed" to read are boring as hell.

Posted by: junebee at January 19, 2006 08:27 PM

Have fun, read a banned book! Here are a few:
Gone With The Wind
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Wrinkle in Time
Harry Potter (all of them)
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Outsiders
A Light in the Attic
James and the Giant Peach
Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret
The Face on the Milk Carton
Deenie, Tiger Eyes, and Blubber-all by Judy Blume
Where's Waldo?
Summer of My German Soldier
Little Black Sambo
Pillars of the Earth (an excellent book!)
How to Eat Fried Worms
In the Night Kitchen
Flowers for Algernon
The Goosebumps series
(can you believe that some of these have been banned?) Oh, sorry, a little off topic...

The guy looks really creepy!

Posted by: Anna at January 19, 2006 10:17 PM

Anna! I've read over half that list! All the Judy Blume's (including Forever and Wifey), all the Harry Potters...and I read GWTW at least once a year. And what girl who grew up in the 70's and 80's didn't read Blume's stuff??? I confess to being in a "Pre-Teen Sensations"...and yes, we did those boobie exercises.

I used to have a shirt that said "Enjoy Freedom, Read a Banned Book." Yeah, back in my Lib college days (hangs head in shame.) But I still say read those books, although "Catcher" would probably still bore the hell out of me.

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 20, 2006 06:16 AM

And I think I still have a copy of A Wrinkle in Time. I loved that book.

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 20, 2006 06:17 AM

He didn't get the urge to kill from that book. He got it from the government brainwashing. You see, the government was afraid of John because he could mobilize millions of fans so they concocted this amazingly intricate plan to brainwash one of his fans over a course of several years in order to get rid of the Lennon menace.

Well, at least that's what Johnny's #2 son thinks.

And probably Yoko too.

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2006 05:29 PM