Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The biggest winner in the Marvel Movie universe? Character actor Clark Gregg.

Ironically, when the Marvel movie tapestry is said and done, the actor who's going to get the biggest boost from this whole Marvel quilt is character actor Clark Gregg, who has turned a glorified cameo as Shield agent Phil Coulson in Iron Man into a character who is quickly becoming the connective tissue of this whole enterprise. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, and Scarlett Johansson have already achieved a certain amount of geek cred and stardom. Jeremy Renner has an Oscar nomination and Chris Hemsworth still has to prove himself. But Clark Gregg is an everyday character actor, a guy best known for a supporting role on The New Adventures of Old Christine and a reacquiring gig on The West Wing. Now, he is going to become a geek god purely by showing up and not embarrassing himself. Not a bad gig if you can get it. Oddly enough, he and I share the same birthday (April 2nd). He'll be turning 50 exactly one month and two days before The Avengers arrives in theaters.

Scott Mendelson


Heather Moore said...

He also wrote the screenplay for What Lies Beneath and Choke. He's not as well known as that but it's still a cool piece of trivia about him.

Michael said...

The biggest loser in the Marvel Movie universe? Somehow it's still The Punisher.


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