Thursday, July 19, 2012

I love Peck a bushel and a peck

How do you feel about....Gregory Peck?

If you are neutral in this matter, I pity you. And I implore you to get your shit together and start liking him.  You don't have to know why you are liking him, just trust me, and go with will come later.

 I just request that you don't hold this lurid orange background against him.

He just looks so sweet peeking out of the shower like that!

If you find this creepy, it is just because you don't know Gregory yet.
 Here he is reading a book (be still, my heart)!!

Look at that facial expression!

I suppose at this juncture I should explain who this handsome devil is, for the truly ignorant.
He is a fabulous, all-American gentleman.
Best known for his acting.

He was in Roman Holiday, a great favorite of mine.
And his greatest role was Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. He won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for it.
Have you seen Cape Fear (the original, not the remake monstrosity)? That was him.
Moby Dick, On the Beach, The Guns of Navarone, Snows of Kilimanjaro...
Here he is, reading another book!

Can you tell his reading hobby is one of the many reasons I love the guy?

He was an English major too.

He did his own fight scenes, and during the Red Scare he spoke out about the witch hunt for communists in the film industry.

He was on Nixon's enemies list...which I consider an honor. Crazy bastard, that Tricky Dick
(see my earlier blog
for more details).

And if you want an awesome, classic, grainy 1970s horror flick that captures the paranoia and general unease of the time, watch The Omen.

It doesn't get much better!

But his greatest movie (and his personal favorite) was To Kill a Mockingbird.
He is Atticus Finch come to life.

They don't make them like this anymore.
He was tough but kind, talented, passionate, intuitive. And the boyish die for!
So get acquainted with Mr. Peck.
You won't regret it.

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