Monday, May 19, 2008

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

Just last week, I sang the praises of PGP alum James Rebhorn, a man who gets hired to play the slimiest of the slimiest slime and then darn if he doesn't make the character not exactly likable but at least somewhat... understandable. When Bradley Raines took the stand in Springfield to explain why he beat and raped his stepdaughter, Rebhorn managed to make the man sound nuts... but sympathetic, too. Still trying to figure out twenty-plus years later how he did it.

Now comes this item from Hoosier country HeraldBulletin.com, which raves about their native son:
Rebhorn is continuing to add credits to his name.

From daytime television stints on “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” to prime-time television shows like “Law & Order” and “The Practice,” Rebhorn, an alumnus of Madison Heights High School, has dominated the small screen. He has also played large roles in Hollywood blockbusters like “Basic Instinct” (1992), “Independence Day” (1996), “The Game” (1997), “I Love Trouble” (1994), “Carlito’s Way” (1993), “Meet the Parents” (2000) and “Cold Mountain” (2003). Viewers can catch Rebhorn playing a judge in the new Tina Fey comedy “Baby Mama,” in theaters now. (Ed. note: IMHO, neither primetime nor the big screen have come close to showing what Rebhorn at the top of his game is capable of. They tend to cast him as The Bad Guy. No depth, no nuance.)

Also mentioned in the piece is multi-Emmy winner David Canary (Adam, AMC), who started his daytime career on PGP's Another World and Search for Tomorrow.

Check it out!


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Derek said...

I'm looking forward to when Rebhorn joins the "Texas" cast as John, the college-educated chaffeur, who falls for the Wheeler's maid Vivien.