LBJBR’s Actor’s Guide: William Powell

If you know who William¬† Powell is, dear readers, then you are among the lucky few. A case could be made that Powell is one of the greatest actors of all time. While neither handsome nor an imposing figure, Powell commands the screen like no other, save maybe Spencer Tracy. Powell’s suave charisma, debonair charm,…

LBJBR’s Acting Profile -Steve McQueen

What can one say about Steve McQueen that the phrase “Steve McQueen: King of Cool” doesn’t already cover? Not much. Granted, much like James Dean and Kurt Cobain,¬† McQueen’s legend has passed into mythology and, more than likely, far surpassed the actual, but so what? He’s Steve – freaking – McQueen. Born in Beech Grove…

Sex Symbol of the 1930s- Carole Lombard

Though her career was cut short due to a plane crash in 1942, Carole Lombard would leave her mark on the world of cinema. Starting out in the silent era, Lombard would do her best work in as a comedy actress. She would thrive in the zany rapid fire dialogue of the “Screwball Comedies” of…

Sex Symbol of the 90s: Mimi Rogers – The PG Version

Once Mrs. Tom Cruise, then a star of some lesser indie films, onto star of a made for cable film and then again indie films and being a critics’ darling again. Mimi Rogers was a struggling actress, looking for a way to catch a break. Minor roles came her way on cable shows and lackluster…