The modern version of the Caine/Hackman Theory?

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  1. Brad Porter

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    Fans of PCU will remember the following sequence:
    Droz: PIGMAN!!
    Tom: What's he doing?
    Droz: He's finishing his senior thesis. Pigman is trying
    to prove the Caine-Hackman theory. No matter what time
    it is, 24 hours a day, you can find a Michael Caine or
    Gene Hackman movie playing on TV!
    Tom: That's his thesis?
    Droz: Yes! That's the beauty of college these days,
    Tommy! You can major in GameBoy if you know how to
    bullshit!
    As I was sitting here watching Hard Eight, Samuel L. Jackson shows up (in the film, not my living room) - leading me to wonder if it isn't necessary to propose a new version of the Caine/Hackman theory for today.
    Samuel L. Jackson is definitely half of the equation. Who else is omnipresent enough to serve as the remaining portion of this pop culture punchline?
    Brad
     
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    Joe Don Baker?
     
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    Julianne Moore?
     
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    I used to notice Caine everywhere for a few years, then he gave us a break, then LITTLE VOICE, CIDERHOUSE RULES, and a movie this year. The absence did him good.
    Recently I've felt that Anthony Hopkins, Connery, etc, should also give us a break[​IMG]
     
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    Caine has been in a lot lately, think AP3, Quicksand, Get Carter, Quills, Miss Congeniality, Curtain Call, and I think he's got like four or five films in the next year.
     
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    There's always trusty Kevin Bacon to help out as well.
     
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    Tom Cruise seems to be everywhere you look these days...
     
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    Clint Eastwood does a ton of stuff and his movies are ALWAYS on. He may be a choice
     
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    I second Kevin Bacon.
     
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    I third Kevin Bacon.
     
  11. Brad Porter

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    I just tested the theory by scanning through the TV listings for what is on right now. I was collecting candidates for the second position (Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Ozzy Osbourne) when I got to Comedy Central, which is showing a repeat of Saturday Night Live. The host - Samuel L. Jackson, of course. [​IMG]
    Brad
     
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    I'm not saying its a good thing, but a weekend cannot go by without a Steven Segal movie being on. I've been tracking this phenomenon for an excrutiating six months now.
     
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    Steve Buscemi, one of the best background actors ever, steals every scene he is in.
     
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    You guys may be right about Kevin Bacon. He Said, She Said is on Comedy Central right now.
    Brad
     

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