Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Scent of April Birthdays

Happy birthday Al Pachino, 66 today. You, of course, reached perfection in 1992 playing slick salesman Ricky Roma in "Glengarry Glen Ross"--for which you received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination. That same year you won best actor your role in "Scent of a Woman" which includes one of my favorite lines:

"Women! What can you say? Who made 'em? God must have been a fucking genius. The hair...They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls and just wanted to sleep forever? Or lips...and when they touched yours were like...that first swallow of wine... after you just crossed the desert." - Lt. Col. Frank Slade

All said, you have been nominated seven times for roles in those and these movies:

The Godfather I, II
Dog Day Afternoon
...And Justice for All
Dick Tracy

Happy Birthday Rene Zelweger, 37 today. You have been nominated three times for an Oscar, winning in 2004 for your role in "Cold Mountain".

And last but not least, happy birthday today to Hank Azaria. We remember you from such voice-overs as bartender Moe Szyslak, Police Chief Wiggum, Quickie Mart clerk Apu, Comic Book Guy, redneck Cletus, and Prof. Frink--all characters on "The Simpsons." You were also The Blue Raja in "Mystery Men."

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