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  • October 5, 2015

Life Gets An Act Life Gets An Act
Time for the question of the month again and I will probably have a peculiar answer this time, but then I am crazy so it is to be expected.
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
First thing is first, the movie of my life would probably bore. At best it would be one of those whiny drama things that may end up being a tad depressing for a lot of it. The rest of it would have me talking to cats. That would be rough as you can’t really train cats to obey commands on screen. So my life’s movie would be doomed from the get go.
Secondly, no way would I want some whiny, self absorbed, lazy, prima donna actor playing me. People validate these nitwits because they can do what any two year old can do, make believe. Wow, that is something. Hey, I enjoy lots of movies and TV shows, so I’m glad there are actors, but in the end they are the laziest bunch in the whole process. Some have assistants for their assistants and can’t even walk ten feet to get their own bottle of water. Some can’t work with another actor because the poor whiny baby doesn’t like them. Yet normal people suck it up and work with those they don’t like every day. Writers, directors, set designers, all put way more into any production than the actors do. Without them the actors would be in their parents basement playing make believe still. Don’t get me wrong, there are some talented ones, some very nice actors it seems by the way they conduct themselves, and not everyone can act, or rather act well, but it is still doing what any child does every day. Also some have to work at keeping in shape and all of that as the role calls for it. That sure as heck can’t always be easy.
So in the end there would be no movie of my life and no actor playing me. I wouldn’t feed into the BS that comes with them and the pedestal that people put them up onto. You can follow a script and sit in a trailer all day. Woweee, that is so impressive.
Was I too cynical? Who would play you?
Enjoy life, forget the strife.



2015-10-05 03:50:42 Reply

That’s a doozie for me, too. I don’t want a movie made of my life, and I probably couldn’t name ten of the top actresses today. I’d much rather write books that could be made into movies, and some of them I’d probably even come up with an actor or two I’d like to star. But no movies about me.

I’d like to have some of my poems put to music, too, and I know who I’d like to sing them, but we’ll hold off on that until it’s your question of the month. 🙂

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 11:49:39 Reply

    Yeah, having books made into movies would be great, but not my life haha

Tamara Narayan

2015-10-05 13:48:21 Reply

It is amazing how much attention and power celebrities enjoy. I’d love to have one of my stories made into a movie as well, but it’s much more likely for the actors and actresses we name to have books published. Their famous name is a marketing jewel. Lucky them. (Although, I will say, I read a collection of short stories by Molly Ringwald that was quite good.)

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 13:57:47 Reply

    Yep, pathetic the attention and power they are given for doing what any child can do. Name value has its perks though.


2015-10-05 15:13:53 Reply

You cheated!!!!!!! I can’t believe that you cheated!!!!!

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 15:19:11 Reply

    I’m a cheat, works for me lol

Arlee Bird

2015-10-05 15:47:17 Reply

As I’m reading what you’ve written about yourself I’m thinking Woody Allen. He does boring people well and he is an acclaimed director. Might work though he is getting pretty old now.

Arlee Bird
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Tossing It Out

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 15:50:57 Reply

    True, he does boring well. Not sure he could play a 30 year old though.

Chrys Fey

2015-10-05 19:05:56 Reply

I was looking forward to see who you’d pick. Not nice! 😛

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 19:20:39 Reply

    Unless I can make fun, I ignore celebrities a ton

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2015-10-05 22:12:34 Reply

I think you should go with what you said on my blog – cartoon!

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 23:21:08 Reply

    Yep, much better way

Madilyn Quinn

2015-10-05 23:10:51 Reply

Ah, jeez.. I couldn’t give two craps about actors either, but I at least answered the question 😛

I feel ya though. They get paid more than I’ll ever see to say some lines in front of a camera and be pamper. What a life.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-05 23:21:44 Reply

    Yeah, so screw wanting any of them to play me. It would be boring anyway at my sea.

Susan Gourley

2015-10-06 00:49:24 Reply

I so agree with you about actors but I doubt your life story would be boring. Just your monologues would entertain. And watching the cats train you might be fun.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-06 10:25:23 Reply

    I could make stuff up to keep it entertaining

Toi Thomas

2015-10-06 01:39:08 Reply

Wow, okay. So… Yea.
Even if you think your life story would be boring, people would still watch it. People will watch anything good or bad and sadly to say, so many people are obsessed with knowing what’s going on in other people’s live, even if it’s nothing major. So maybe a lazy, but grateful and down to earth, actor could play you in a movie that reaches mild success.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-06 10:26:24 Reply

    That is true, all the crap reality shows people watch just to know what such and such washed up celebrity is doing, goes to show they’ll watch anything

Michael D'Agostino

2015-10-06 10:03:56 Reply

Alex suggested he’d probably play himself. Would you be willing to do that?

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-06 10:26:42 Reply

    I’d be tempted to give that a go

Mary Aalgaard

2015-10-06 13:42:30 Reply

Wow. You’re really down on actors. Have you ever done any performing: acting, singing, speaking? It’s not as easy as it looks.

This clearly was not a good question for you.

    Pat Hatt

    2015-10-06 14:14:13 Reply

    haha oh it is not as easy as it looks on stage and such, but when you have 50 takes to get it right, not so hard.

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