Sarah PaulsonPosted: January 28, 2015 Filed under: actors, film, screenwriting, Sorkin, TV 1 Comment
Ryan Murphy sees Sarah Paulson and says, “that woman should be in every season of my show American Horror Story. A witch, a freak, a tortured soul — if it’s horrifying, she’s the one.”
Steve McQueen sees Sarah Paulson and says, “that woman should play the worst, meanest, southern plantation woman ever seen in film.”
“Truly, I’ve found the actress who can make the everyday cruelty of a slaveowner’s wife comprehensible.”
Aaron Sorkin sees Sarah Paulson and says:
“That’s the funniest woman in America.”
George McGovernPosted: October 23, 2012 Filed under: America, heroes, Sorkin Leave a comment
Reading obituaries of this guy, who seemed great and tragic:
After leaving the Senate, McGovern held a number of visiting professorships and opened a motel in Stratford Connecticut — which struggled for a few years before going bankrupt. He was briefly and unsuccessfully involved in the 1984 Democratic primaries, his campaign notable for a speech in which he explained to party members why he needed their vote: “I didn’t have a job. My apartment burned down and I had a real nice dog but he died. If you want to house the homeless and comfort the afflicted, vote for me. I am one of these eight candidates who really does need that house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
Awhile ago an English friend suggested that the Telegraph has the best obituaries. From there I learned:
his 30th [mission as a bomber pilot] almost proved fatal when his aircraft was badly damaged over Vienna and his navigator killed. McGovern managed, however, to nurse the bomber away from the conflict zone to make a crash-landing on the island of Vis in the Adriatic.
Here is Vis (the town of Komiža, to be specific):
In his temperament (wise, good-humored) and his background (professor, considered becoming a minister) McGovern seems like a bit of a real life President Bartlet:
Kind of have the feeling that in real life Bartlet too would have only won Massachusetts.
(That top photo is from this great Life set, credited to Bill Eppridge; rest from wiki as us)