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For Halloween, which character actor or actress would you be?

I would be Sydney Greenstreet. Happy Halloween Metafilter. Thanks to the 'Commish' for covering the topic last year.
posted by clavdivs to Etiquette/Policy at 6:29 PM (83 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I wld exercise my 1st amend rite 2 b Palin's Twitter stream.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:50 PM on October 30, 2010


Ayman al-Zawahiri.
posted by gman at 6:51 PM on October 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd be Michael Cole and close this thread.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:54 PM on October 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


wallace shawn. Never go against a sicillian when DEATH is on the line.
posted by jenkinsEar at 6:55 PM on October 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


A three-headed monstrosity made of John Goodman, John Turturro and William H. Macy.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:08 PM on October 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Edward Everett Horton. My god, the shit that man got away with eighty years ago... And was there a comedy made in the 1930's he wasn't in?!
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 7:27 PM on October 30, 2010


I heard, as if I had no Ear
Until a Vital Word
Came all the way from Life to me
And then I knew I heard.

I saw, as if my Eye were on
Another, till a Thing
And now I know 'twas Light, because
It fitted them, came in.

I dwelt, as if Myself, were out,
My Body but within
Until a Might detected me
And set my kernel in.

And Spirit turned unto the Dust
"Old Friend, thou knowest me,"
And Time went out to tell the News
And met Eternity.

posted by Wallace Shawn at 7:27 PM on October 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Faint of Butt: "A three-headed monstrosity made of John Goodman, John Turturro and William H. Macy."

Jilliam H. Turdman? I love that guy!
posted by Rhaomi at 7:29 PM on October 30, 2010 [14 favorites]


I would be a closed MetaTalk thread.
posted by malocchio at 7:40 PM on October 30, 2010


Can I be Christopher Meloni if I get to ware that kimono he had on in Action?
posted by The Whelk at 7:52 PM on October 30, 2010


I would be a thread where we talk about Minecraft updates.
posted by The Whelk at 7:53 PM on October 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


You know that guy who's always in movies but if you saw him on the sidewalk one day you'd just be like "Hey, that guy looks familiar" but then you couldn't remember a goddamned thing you'd ever seen him in?

I'd be that guy.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:54 PM on October 30, 2010


I'm what looks at a distance to be one of the cute robots from Silent Running, but in fact actually an ambulatory terrorist laser printer.
posted by Artw at 7:54 PM on October 30, 2010


Either George Clooney, Matt Damon or Brad Pitt, but I'd have to ugly myself up a bit.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:00 PM on October 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


What is up the the photoshoping on Damon's face in that hereafter poster? He looks like a wax model of himself from 20 years ago. Unsettling.
posted by The Whelk at 8:03 PM on October 30, 2010


I'll be that guy who plays the USian.
posted by Dumsnill at 8:11 PM on October 30, 2010


Can I be Christopher Meloni in Wet Hot American Summer?
posted by box at 8:12 PM on October 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Lets all be Christopher Meloni i, holding hands, having fun.
posted by The Whelk at 8:14 PM on October 30, 2010


This isn't MetaChat, folks.
posted by Melismata at 8:24 PM on October 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


It can be, just for one day...

So a friend of mine is in an interactive living theater thing and it's going great, he got his first mention in backstage and everything, and his calves are excellent cause he he's run down 93 sets of stairs so far in the run - Anyway we have lunch and he says that because of the show, he's had to listen to the same song 93 times and now it's stuck in his head. Working hazard, of course, I ask him what it is and he says, Oh some old 20s thing ..duh duh midnight and you or something , it's on when when we're alone in the hotel room.

Suh suh Midnight and you? Wait, is it this?

Oh yeah! he says, god that's on a fucking loop in my head now.

And then I realize I want to see this show.
posted by The Whelk at 8:29 PM on October 30, 2010


Christopher Morris.
posted by dunkadunc at 8:34 PM on October 30, 2010


Slim Pickens (my answer, not a comment on this thread.) You get to yell 'YEE HAW' at the top of your lungs; what more is there to want?
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:36 PM on October 30, 2010


We'll MeTa again
posted by The Whelk at 8:40 PM on October 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, I had a black wig and a box of kitty litter for my Glenn Danzig costume, but now I'm just going to dress up as eyeballkid.
posted by George Clooney at 9:48 PM on October 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


I've always wanted to get a group together to do "Brando through the ages" sort of thing.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:17 PM on October 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


Gina Fucking Torres.
posted by Sara C. at 10:42 PM on October 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


This isn't MetaChat, folks.

Okay then. Has anyone noticed that this site tends to get all messed up by people not coming clean on which character actor or actress they tend to emulate in everyday and/or party situations? Which would you be and how is this affecting your ability to contribute here? And what should be done about people who won't admit that downloading music files is illegal, immoral, unethical and wrong?
posted by philip-random at 10:47 PM on October 30, 2010 [5 favorites]


Last year I dressed up as Little Edie. She would love it if you thought she was an actress.
posted by amro at 11:47 PM on October 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was Liz Lemmon the year every other brunette with glasses was Sarah Palin. It confused a lot of people.
posted by maryr at 11:52 PM on October 30, 2010


Little disappointed in the update. Me and my friends have a huge metropolis going on, and I was hoping for some multi-player love. Nothing! Portal doesn't work, still invincible, etc.

I copied our world files to a single player save and checked out the Nether though. That place is has some nightmarish sound effects.
posted by cj_ at 12:08 AM on October 31, 2010


Definitely Nick Cave. If the acting work dries up, you go back to being the dark lord of love and murder ballads.
posted by Ahab at 2:11 AM on October 31, 2010


I gotta be me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:52 AM on October 31, 2010


Henry Rollins. That, or the guy with the scar on his face. You know the guy I'm talking about. He was in Braveheart, the Saint, and is the Irish guy in Sons of Anarchy. With a facial scar that significat, your badass quotient is already up a couple points.
posted by Ghidorah at 3:35 AM on October 31, 2010


Charlie Sheen. I can do drunk and crazy. I just have to convince the girlfriend to let me rent a porn star for the night.
posted by Splunge at 3:49 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, since someone already picked my first choice, I'll go with Michael J. Pollard.

And those of you who are clamoring for a closed clavdivs Halloween MeTa thread: party-pooper is not a character actor costume. Duh.
posted by carsonb at 3:56 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've been told more than once I look like Wayne Knight (Newman on Seinfeld, Officer Don on 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park), although I got that more ~15 years ago when my hair was a bit longer and curlier, and Knight was more visible.

And those of you who don't think this thread should be here should take it to Met... oh. Never mind.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:02 AM on October 31, 2010


I used to be told I resembled John Candy, but now that I've reached an age 11 years older than he was when he died, probably not so much now.

For costume, I'd probably go with Slim Pickens in "Dr. Strangelove" riding his atomic bomb.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:27 AM on October 31, 2010


In my early teens I was told I looked like Morten Harket. Yes, he played some small but significant roles in a couple of movies.

But those days are long gone, so now I guess I'll go as Tom Waits:

My friends think I'm ugly
I've got a masculine face
posted by Dumsnill at 4:45 AM on October 31, 2010


Jack Elam.
posted by crunchland at 5:08 AM on October 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sexy Abe Vigoda.
posted by elizardbits at 5:21 AM on October 31, 2010 [3 favorites]


Klaus Kinski
posted by permafrost at 6:07 AM on October 31, 2010


The two American girls, the Japanese guy, the German doctor, and all three dogs.
posted by Dumsnill at 6:12 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Albert Finney.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:34 AM on October 31, 2010


Actually, I would be that actor, you know... the one in the movie that directed by the guy who made that other movie, you know... the one with all the explosions, and it had that actress in it... you know, the one with the hair... Whatshisname?
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:36 AM on October 31, 2010


Rip Torn. best name ever
posted by Sailormom at 6:40 AM on October 31, 2010


Devils Rancher: "Actually, I would be that actor, you know... the one in the movie that directed by the guy who made that other movie, you know... the one with all the explosions, and it had that actress in it... you know, the one with the hair... Whatshisname"

Ooh, ooh! I know. Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies!
posted by Splunge at 7:20 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I believe you are thinking of Ghostbusters 2.
posted by Artw at 7:31 AM on October 31, 2010


Tim Roth playing Archibald Cunningham in Rob Roy.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:44 AM on October 31, 2010


Does Kane Hodder count as a character actor?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:58 AM on October 31, 2010


He does, but Ron Perlman as Salvatore in "The Name of the Rose" would laugh at him in six languages simultaneously while being burned to death.
posted by Dumsnill at 8:02 AM on October 31, 2010


oneswellfoop: "...For costume, I'd probably go with Slim Pickens in "Dr. Strangelove" riding his atomic bomb"

Oh for the love of... now I have to change.

Fine, Gary Oldman in The Professional then. Backup plan - If I'm running late and don't have time to clean up, I'm a spitting image for Nick Nolte's Mugshot.

If you look up 'Chewing the Scenery' on TVTropes, Nick's picture comes up.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:09 AM on October 31, 2010


Unholy Philip Seymour Hoffman/Paul Giamatti Hybrid
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:10 AM on October 31, 2010


. . . . I just went to a scary slash fic place.
posted by The Whelk at 8:18 AM on October 31, 2010


oh my god that mental image

did not want
posted by elizardbits at 8:20 AM on October 31, 2010


Stephen Tobolowsky, as Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day. (Which wouldn't be a hard costume to make, actually. Hm. I wish I'd thought of that earlier.)
posted by octobersurprise at 8:39 AM on October 31, 2010


Lauren Ambrose (Claire from Six Feet Under). Oh, what I wouldn't give for her hair.
posted by sonika at 9:24 AM on October 31, 2010


I want to be The Whelk

but since my gay French hairdresser tells me I look like Halle Berry I guess I'll stick to being just another Bond girl
posted by The Lady is a designer at 9:32 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


The shell kinda hard to pull off
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 AM on October 31, 2010


Danny Trejo
posted by brundlefly at 9:36 AM on October 31, 2010


Brenda Vaccaro.

AHHHHHHHHHH!
posted by hermitosis at 9:57 AM on October 31, 2010


I'll take Frank Nelson but everyone will just think I'm being a general dick.
posted by hangashore at 10:02 AM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Incidentally, and I realize this is a truly epic derail, how many pairs of underwear is it normal to have? Asking friends and relatives IRL has given me some distressing answers.
posted by elizardbits at 10:18 AM on October 31, 2010


One for weekdays, one for weekends.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:19 AM on October 31, 2010


When I left for college my mom made sure I had 2 weeks worth. After a few times where it was easier to buy new underwear instead of doing laundry I'm now at around a month's worth.
posted by theichibun at 10:20 AM on October 31, 2010


Two to three weeks worth and some pretty ones
posted by The Lady is a designer at 10:26 AM on October 31, 2010


depends, as so many things do, on how often you do the laundry.
posted by philip-random at 10:33 AM on October 31, 2010


Not necessarily, if you travel frequently you're not on a regular laundry cycle and you don't always get reimbursed for laundry/it may not be available/you don't want to hand those over to them etc
posted by The Lady is a designer at 10:44 AM on October 31, 2010


You need at least one lucky set.
posted by The Whelk at 11:09 AM on October 31, 2010


Are you collecting or do you mean for practical purposes?
posted by Sailormom at 11:28 AM on October 31, 2010


One of the most evil temptations of WalMart is the 7-packs of not-too-tighty whiteys for $7, each time allowing me to put off laundry day a whole week! Still, there is something reassuring about having over 40 changes and being able to trash one if it doesn't come totally clean in the wash.

And anyone else willing to be Col. Kong for Halloween shouldn't change on my account. I'm not going anywhere this year and I'm still looking for a silver case for a body pillow I can use to make my 'riding bomb'.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:43 AM on October 31, 2010


Nope, sorry, tighty whities just can't happen. Ever since I started playing sports that involve wearing a cup and started with the boxers I just can't go back.
posted by theichibun at 12:17 PM on October 31, 2010


One of the weirdest things about being pregnant is that I no longer have to have a reserve set of underwear for Shark Week. Because I did. Have a set of old and/or dark colored underwear reserved specifically for the monthly Invasion of the Red Army. I still have the actual underwear, but I no longer carefully set aside the black ones. I can also wear my cute white underpants at anytime without fear!

(All in all, I probably have 2 weeks worth of regular underpants and then one week's worth of Battle Gear.)
posted by sonika at 1:08 PM on October 31, 2010


> wallace shawn. Never go against a sicillian when DEATH is on the line.
> posted by jenkinsEar at 9:55 PM on October 30 [2 favorites +] [!]

They don't call me Jack Skellington for nothing, Oogie.
posted by jfuller at 1:29 PM on October 31, 2010


William Bendix! William Bendix!
posted by Trochanter at 2:42 PM on October 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'd be Michael Cole and close this thread.
I would be a closed MetaTalk thread.
This isn't MetaChat, folks.


You think this thread is bad? Just wait until July 14 of next year, when this total newb posts a link to a cat-scan.com, which will be one of the lamest FPPs you've seen in some time. You'll have no idea how he got his post wedged onto the Blue, or why.
posted by Ian A.T. at 4:37 PM on October 31, 2010


Underpants Gnomes (NSFW) Language may include words that will piss off certain persons. Close cover before striking. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
posted by Splunge at 4:48 PM on October 31, 2010


Neil Patrick Harris as Neil Patrick Harris from Harold and Kumar.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 4:59 PM on October 31, 2010


William Bendix is so cool. I like that.
posted by Splunge at 5:36 PM on October 31, 2010


how many pairs of underwear is it normal to have?

I can't comment on anything that's normal, but I think you need one pair for the gym and one to wear under a skirt for like funderals and stuff. So... two?

Also, I was a snow clown for the holiday and the mister was Mister Peanut. It's hard to dress as Vince Schiavelli and have anyone know who you are.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:23 PM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Was he Slutty Mr. Peanut?

Last night some friends and I decided the theme for costumes next year is Slutty, but you have to go as something incongruously/ironically slutty. Mr. Peanut was mentioned by name.
posted by Sara C. at 9:33 PM on October 31, 2010


Mr. Peanut is naked, save gloves, shoes, a tophat, and monocle.
posted by maryr at 10:24 PM on October 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wilford Brimley, and all that implies.
posted by metagnathous at 2:50 AM on November 1, 2010


My fav as in pollard. for depth and range acting wise
or sydney pollack....anything strangelove and some...Bendix...and my 'Dinner with Andre' is my favorite movie of the post 70s.

its the doctor for the photo page.
posted by clavdivs at 5:14 PM on November 3, 2010


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