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Monday, December 31, 2007

Cinematic Crush: Bobby Cannavale

Crush object: Bobby Cannavale, actor/paisano.
- Why we like him: For his affable adorableness and his goofily endearing persona, not to mention his willingness to play gay so often.
- When did we first notice him: As the "funky spunk" guy on Sex and the City.
- Awards on his mantel: Emmy Award for his role as Vince D'Angelo, Will's first real boyfriend, on Will and Grace (click here for a video tribute).
- More gay for pay: Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart and Paul Rudnick’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told onstage; a drug dealer on Oz; closeted characters in both The Guru and Shall We Dance?; Robin Williams' estranged boyfriend in The Night Listener.
- Other choice roles: Paramedic Bobby Caffey on Third Watch; Joe the snack truck guy in The Station Agent; his acclaimed Broadway debut in the recent play Mauritius.
- Bet you didn't know: Has had no formal acting training, although he knew he wanted to be an actor at age 8; has appeared on all three Law & Order series -- as different characters;
- Yes, it's true: He was in Snakes on a Plane.
- Can we quote you on that: (Regarding his Sex and the City stint) "I probably get razzed more for that till this day than for anything I’ve ever done -- especially by women."
- You go boy: "If you’re raising kids today and you don’t explain to them from the very beginning that there’s nothing unnatural about being gay and that we’re all God’s children, then there’s something wrong with you."
- Where we can see him next: In the horror film 100 Feet, the comedy Diminished Capacity and Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (we assume he's not one of the title characters), all due next year.
- Family ties: His ex-wife is Sidney Lumet's daughter and Lena Horne's granddaughter.
- Where you can see more of him right now: Shaking his moneymaker in this outtake from Romance & Cigarettes.

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1 comment:

  1. yeah he's handsome. reminds me a little of baseball player Mark Teixeira