Last week, I was super excited about meeting Lana Wachowski, co-director of the Matrix Triology and one of the brilliant minds behind Cloud Atlas. I told at least five people at work and one actually said, “Eh…I don’t get it. I don’t get excited about actors or celebrities.”
That gave me pause. I began to wonder why some people excite me more than others. It didn’t take me long to figure out that it’s not about the fame, it’s about the experience.
I appreciate people who are special to me in some way. It could be intellectual or artistic genius, courage, generosity, grace, strength, humor or any number of things. More likely that not, it’s the people who make me think or feel something that leave a mark. They create memories I can replay again and again.
One such person, is my favorite actor, Michael Fassbender, pictured above. Watch any of his films and you will know why. Michael is at once sublime and visceral. He sneaks in under your guard and lulls you into watching the scenes that make you blush and want to squeeze your eyes shut. But you don’t. You leave them wide open so you can catch every moment of him on screen.
My favorite movies with Fassbender:
- Slow West
- Inglourious Bastards
- A Dangerous Method
- Jane Eyre
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Counselor
This post was inspired by the Daily Post Challenge: Do or Die