Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Birthday Boy: The American Olivier
Kevin Kline, having survived a stint with Miss Patti LuPuone and more than two decades as Mr. Phoebe Cates, appears, alas, not to be (as Frank Rich dubbed him) "the American Olivier" when it comes to a shall-we-say fluid private life. Pity, given how promising this very mid-eighties lavender ensemble would seem to be. Whatever the reality, he's long had a piece of my fantasy-heart, whether in modes heartbreaking (Sophie's Choice) or immortally ridiculous (A Fish Called Wanda).
It's hard to credit that he's 65 today, but many happy returns all the same.
Oh, and remember my ongoing follicular crisis? At the moment, this is more or less the overall effect I'm rocking, grooming-wise. I only wish the general effect were even fractionally as successful...