I woke up and did my daily go to IMDB to look at birthdays.
Here is two of my faves: Whoopi Goldberg and Gerard
Butler celebrating 54 and 40 respectively.
When I was a teen in the 80's, Whoopi was the biggest
influence on me in my dreams as an actor. She lit the
candle of doing my one woman show. (Which I swear I
will do one day.) Whoopi with her natural hair, raspy
new york voice, unique name and her electric talent
couldn't be denied. She took roles she liked;
when the powers that be tried to put her in a box,
she let people know with a vengenace she wouldn't be
boxed in because of her race and her look! Always
original and unique. Happy Birthday, Whoopi.
At 54, you are still making waves. I hope to
one day join you in the exclusive club of African
American Oscar Winners. I also want to
see you back on the big screen, too.
I can go on and on about Gerard Butler. I'll try
to keep this short.I went to see "300" and came
out enchanted with Gerard. I had to know more about
him. I did. It is three years later, I'm still quite
devoted to him. There is something about him which
draws me in whenever I see him on the screen and
on talk shows. Beyond his looks,he seems down to
earth. If I went up to say hello and he had time,
we sit and talk about life and acting. That's makes
me love him even more. We also share being born
in the same year, too!
Happy Birthday Whoopi and Gerry. Many more birthdays to come.