Damn! I tried so hard!
At the West Salem Starbucks today, to let out my inner Jean Dujardin, the marvelously expressive French actor who I loved watching in "The Artist." (And who won the Oscar for Best Actor this year.)
A friend brought the January issue of Salem Weekly. It had a column that I'd written. I think he asked me to autograph the page to provide some literary amusement to his cat when the newspaper is put under fresh kitty litter.
He also wanted to see how well the iPhone 4 camera works. So I handed over my phone and posed with the Salem Weekly for several photos, visualizing how Jean Dujardin would handle a photo shoot.
Sadly, I had to admit that the resulting shots reminded me of other people a lot more than Dujardin.
This still of an initial video test looks a lot like -- no big surprise -- me.
Got some George Carlin going on in the next shot.
Hadn't thought of that creepy Clockwork Orange scene for a long time. Until I saw this photo.
Yikes! Now I'm channeling a Nick Nolte mug shot.
Hmmmm. I don't know. Maybe George Clooney with a beard? (Or do I hear countless women screaming, maybe not!)