Drunken Recollection… Whose Film Catalog Could You Get Stuck With?

Does this tree get HBO?

This has been a question pondered by my friends and I for a while now.  If you were stuck on a deserted island, what Actor!’s film catalog would you want to have with you?

A few fine names were thrown around – DeNiro, Nicholson, Pacino, Dreyfuss…

Of course there was talk of Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, and Hayden Christensen, but my choice came down to two people:

1) Bill Murray
2) Harrison Ford

"I don't see my name down there anywhere!"

With Bill, you get the (my) likes of these:

  • Ghostbusters
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Scrooged
  • Quick Change
  • What About Bob?
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little
  • The Royal Tenebaums
  • Lost in Translation
  • Broken Flowers
  • Get Smart
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Zombieland

Not to mention his earlier works like Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Stripes, plus in between works like Ed Wood, Kingpin, Wild Things, Rushmore, The Aquatic Life with Steve Zissou, and Get Low!  And there’s even more if you get sick of these!  That’s quite a filmography!

"I don't see your name up there either, Garfield. I wonder if my earring is listed down below."

With Harrison, on the other hand, you get two of the Great Trilogy of Trilogies – Star Wars and Indiana Jones… (Back to the Future is the third, and don’t get your knickers in a twist – nobody counts Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)…

Here’s (my) Harrison’s list:

  • American Graffiti
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Frisco Kid
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Blade Runner
  • Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Witness
  • The Mosquito Coast
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Patriot Games
  • The Fugitive
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Air Force One
  • and, uh, Brüno

Okay, so he sort of fizzles out, but even still… that’s a bunch of flicks I could repeatedly view.

But then, a new person showed up to the proceedings, and suggested we consider character Actors! (turned leads) instead of leads:

I thought that was a pretty good idea, so I changed my answer and picked an up and coming star, Sasha Grey:

"I starred in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, and you didn't. Hey Harrison, I think I found your earring."

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