Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Clancy Brown's finest moment?

Perhaps. Well, not really. Wherever you rank it in the Brown oeuvre, I think you'll get a chuckle out of this video loop set to Little River Band's "Man on Your Mind," which peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in '81. Often, during production, the music in a scene hasn't been set and the actors must dance or perform to a different song or nothing at all. I'm not sure if Clancy was actually groovin' to the tunes of Australia's greatest soft rock export, but I was convinced. In this case, Brown, sporting a ridiculous blow-dried blonde 'fro, gives his all and shows no fear of looking the fool...traits that are vital for any actor worth his salt. Never a household name, Brown is one of the better American character actors of the last 30 years. Often cast in villainous roles, as he did so well in Bad Boys, his debut, Brown has also proven adept in less nasty roles when given the opportunity, as in SpongeBob SquarePants and as Rawhide, Buckaroo's cowboy sidekick, in Buckaroo Banzai.

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