Dear faithful readers,
if you follow any major news outlet it is obvious how eeasy it is to focus on the negatives. And while I like snark as much as the next person I’d love for us to shift the focus for today. So I would like to talk about inspiraton.
Obviously it is only to be expected that we all have our personal role models, people who are by no means famous and who inspire us on daily basis. But since it is also obvious this is an entertainment blog I would love to share some of the people in entertainment and media I find particulary inspiring. I’m sure I have left out tons of people and I’m sure I’ll remember loads more once I hit publish but let’s just consider this a preliminary list.
I’d love to hear who do you find inspiring so please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
The Yes Men – I saw The Yes Men Fix the World a while back and well what more can I say? These couple of pranksters are trying to change the world one prank at the time, one corporation at the time. If you haven’t seen their documentary I would urge you to download the movie (yes it’s legal!) and see for yourself.
Tina Frey – the woman was first female head writer on SNL. And created her own show. And won tons of awards. And she seems smart and humble.
Emma Thompson – the only woman who won an Oscar for both a screenplay and as best actress. And she does seem a bit batty. And I love me some batty to be honest.
J. K. Rowling – the wonderful woman that gave the world Harry Potter. If you haven’t seen her Harvard speech by now make sure that you do.
Stephen King – you have to admire any author who has such a huge output. 49 novels so far!
Lindelof and Cuse – the gentlemen who gave us Lost had to be included in the list.
Christopher Nolan – Memento, Dark Knight and Inception are all on my all time favorite list. Plus Inception is the most visually compelling thing I have seen this year (and makes me wonder what the hell goes on in that brain).
David Fincher – another all time favorite. His first movie I saw was Seven and it bummed me out for days (impressonable youth). But his genius, smart and cleverness can’t be denied.
Felicia Day – because I have to admire a lady who is not afraid to do her own thing. And if you haven’t seen The Guild, please do.
Meryl Steep – because as corny as that sounds she really does get better with age.