Today is the birthday of one of cinema's greatest treasures, the wonderful, talented and ruggedly handsome Luis Guzman. The list of actors who are perfect in every single movie they have ever been in can be counted on one hand and "The Guz" is several of that hand's digits. Go and try to find a performance by this guy that does not bring a smile to your face. If you think you've found one than you either have discovered that you have no taste or you're actually watching Rick Avilles and thought that it was Guzman. To celebrate the man himself turning the big "Five-five" I thought that I'd compile a short list of performances (and movies) that would have been infinitely better if Luis Guzman would have played the lead. Just take a second or two and picture him playing these parts and your demeanor will instantly improve. See what you think. Also, if you have any more, by all means, share 'em with me:
Luis Guzman as:
Harrison Ford: "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Orson Wells: "Citizen Kane"
Colin Firth: "The King's Speech"
Arnold Schwarzenegger: "The Terminator"
Elijah Wood: "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
Keanu Reeves: "The Matrix"
Jake Gyllenhaal: "Donnie Darko"
Russell Crowe: : "Gladiator"
Robert Pattinson: "Twilight"
Kenneth Branagh: Everything Kenneth Branagh has ever been in.
Again, happy birthday to one of the all-time greats. I don't wish he was in every movie, I wish there was TWO of him in every movie! Check out the awesomeness below and you will not disagree: