Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's Not Quite Typecasting, But...

I saw 30 Minutes or Less this afternoon and really enjoyed it. Mindless, raunchy fun, with terrific performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Michael Pena and Nick Swardson.

Watching the movie, I started to realize that as talented as Jesse Eisenberg is, he seems to have made a career out of playing characters for which he never really has to brush his hair. Check out the photos below to see what I'm saying.

Jesse in The Squid and the Whale


Zombieland (although, in his defense, he's fighting zombies!)

30 Minutes or Less

Anyone else spot a trend? He's clearly staked out some successful territory with the characters he chooses—he's tremendously talented and has a great future ahead of him. But wouldn't it be something to see him step completely outside of his comfort zone?

Even so, I'm sure I'll see whatever he does. He certainly has a knack for picking great movies!

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