Washed Up Celebrity

Harrison Ford
This piece of art is called “No One Wants To Play SEGA With Harrison Ford”.  It beautifully expresses the status of Ford, who hasn’t shined onscreen since around the same time Nintendo was preferable to SEGA game systems.  The look on his face is priceless, although in his defense, he did stop committing to film roles when his children were old enough to suffer from his absence.

It makes me think about other former icons of the movies, and how their recent work just seems to be phoning it in.  I guess they can’t all be Gene Hackman, whose resume is stellar, from his burst on the scene in Bonnie and Clyde, to one of his last performances in The Royal Tenenbaums.

Guys like Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, and Robert DeNiro (whose latest, What Just Happened, could have been so much better if he hadn’t simply rehashed his character from Wag the Dog).  Even Marlon Brando descended into sleepwalking roles after The Godfather, as he inflated into a giant malaise-filled balloon.  It seems inevitable after a certain level of achievement has occured.


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