Age - 46
Gender - M
City and/or state - Ames, IA
Appearance (hair color, eye color, height, but don't worry, weight is not required ^_^)
Medium height, fat, furry, reddish-grey hair
1: Name your favorite silent movie actor and why
There can be only one ... Keaton of course
2: Favorite movie and a gag from that movie that impressed you.
The General is my favorite, my favorite bit from that is probably when the sobriette tosses away the piece of wood with the knot hole in it. Buster throttles her, then kisses her. It's a beautiful bit.
3: Thoughts on talkies (good/bad why)
I love talkies as much as I love silent film.
4: What influence did these actors/movies have on you (if any)
I have cited Keaton as an influence on my songwriting for many years now, sometimes to the dismay of others. Simple, his economy, his grace and his overall theme (that of the little guy dealing with the world) has always been of the utmost interest to me.
5: Random interesting fact about your favorite actor (named above)
His inability to deal with the realities of the world has always interested me. That he found someone (Eleanor) who dealt with the day to day stuff for the last part of his life has always made me happy.