Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Hey, Joe Pesci's back!

I was just watching a preview trailer for The Good Shepherd and who did I spy (pun intended) but Joe Pesci, and in a serious role no less.

It has been 8 years since he last acted in a motion picture, and considering his last 3 movies before this project were Lethal Weapon 4, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag and Gone Fishin', now seems like as good a time as any for him to redeem his character once more. He is more than a caricature as an actor and it is good to see him working again.

I don't know if he plans on doing any more film work, but the movie does look like it would be a good final project if he decides to go back into seclusion, even if it is so he doesn't end up on one of those lists for the worst final roles in a career. But, I do look forward to seeing what he is going to bring to this dramatic party.

And I am sure George Carlin is going to continue to pray to him in any case.


Mr. Fabulous said...

I saw him too in that trailer (I can't wait for the film). Has it really been 8 years? Do we know why?

Maybe it was the makeup, but it looked like he had aged a lot.

Matt said...

I had always thought that "Wagons East" was John Candy's final movie, but a visit to IMDB cleared that up. Either way, both movies would have been a terrible end to his great career.

Oh yeah, and if you are interested Matt, I run a "Celebrity Death Pool" every year - let me know if you are interested in getting in on it! (Also goes for any other readers here - all are welcome!)

Joshua Xalpharis said...

I always felt Joe Pesci got a bad shake.

Sure, he hasn't made a decent movie in 16 years. Before that, he rocked. He might still rock...

If The Good Shepherd doesn't turn into a sheep-fuck.

MC said...

Mr. Fab: I think it was makeup... because he is only 63, so he shouldn't look that old.

Joshua: It could very well turn into that.

Matt: I would love to get in on that. It sounds like good morbid fun.

Semaj said...

Before even opening that “worst roles” link I knew Orson Welles was going to show up on the list, I liked him as Unicron

MC said...

And I knew Raul Julia was going to be on that list. And I was right.