Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ed Harris - 60

Happy Birthday to Ed Harris who turns 60 today.

Ed Harris is a favorite performer of mine, there's simply certain roles he's played that I can't imagine anyone else playing.

The range of film work Ed Harris performs in has been both larger films and smaller. Although, the larger films (The Rock, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) seem to me more of an exception than the rule.

In fact, most "bigger films" tend to be with his favorite collaborators, Ron Howard and Peter Weir. And it's those directors that really benefit from their relationship with Harris.

I look forward to Ed Harris' performance in Peter Weir's The Way Back due in limited release this next month. But even beyond what I expect to be a well perceived performance, I am excited to see what Harris does over this next decade, as his diverse acting abilities can certainly carry on into Harris as a man in his sixties, in fact, it could open up new roles for him and I can see him stepping into those just fine.

Pictured above: Ed Harris with Saoirse Ronan in the Peter Weir film The Way Back based on the adaption of fiction/non-fiction book The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man, Ed Harris has been old for so long. I assumed he was at least a decade older.