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Beauty Vs Beast - Choose Life Choices

JA from MNPP here with a new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast" for us to play... this week's inspiration? It's the 54th birthday of one of my favorite actors, Scotsman slash raving lunatic Robert Carlyle. Alright yes he's (probably) just acting the "raving lunatic" part... over and over again... so well... by all accounts he's a very nice gentleman. Think how sweet he seemed romancing Linus Roache in Priest! That was the first place I ever saw him - it was two years later where he'd cement the scary status he'd carry on to roles in Ravenous and 28 Weeks Later (which I actually prefer to the original) with the one and only terror that was Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 phenom Trainspotting.

Did I say "one and only"? Make that twice and doubly - now that Ewan and Danny have finally made up following DiCaprio-Gate (Boyle cast Leo over Ewan in The Beach, which Ewan did not take well at the time) they seem to be very serious about making Porno, the Trainspotting sequel, their next project. I haven't read Welsh's book so I don't know where the movie will find Renton and Begbie and all the boys twenty years later (yes the 20 year anniversary is coming up in 2016) but til then, we can at least pick our sides!



You have one week to shake off the drug haze and pick your poison - and make sure to give yourself over to pro and con proclamations of varying lucidity in the comments.

PREVIOUSLY ON Last week we celebrated Francis Ford Coopola's 75th birthday with a face-off between the two devil courtesans in his 1992 version of Dracula... Winona Ryder's initially demure Mina versus Sadie Frost's wanton wedding belle... sure enough it was flame-haired Lucy we, like the Count, couldn't keep out shadowy fingertips off of. In the comments John T made a solid point (and connects us back to the previous week's contest winner)...

"Sadie got distracted by Jude Law in the 90's-who can blame her for not pursuing career over that?"

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I loved Carlyle in Priest but i have to admit his constant villanry since has turned me off. ON the other hand, even if Ewan MacGregor dives into stanky toilets he still smells beautiful to me and I feel the love so it's hard to vote against him.

April 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Renton-McGregor forever, FOREVER.
No, seriously, he could ask me to walk naked and on a leash around the city and I'd gladly do it, specially if I could lick him afterwards. ;)

Hated Carlyle's character/performance in Once Upon a Time in a show where he could've been clearly above everything/everyone else. But, The Full Monty still makes me smile when i watch it.

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

Can't vote. Never seen the movie and I'd blow them both.

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Renton. Easy. I want a meal, not a snack.

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

with all due respect to renton, the true beauty in trainspotting is sick boy

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpar


Yes!! he is so beautiful :-)
Even when he's crying about the baby dying he's all sorts of pretty!

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Oh man! Francis Ford Dracula was my first erotic cinematic experience. I don't know why but to me that movie is incredible sexy

Yes I am weird

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

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