Real Heroes in King Kong
My favorite lines from the new King Kong movie are spoken by the preening B-movie action actor Baxtor.
The fictional screenwriter says: "I just never figured you for a coward."
To which Baxtor replies: "Hey pal; hey, wake up! Heroes don't look like me; not in the real world.
In the real world they got bad teeth; a bald spot; and a beer gut."
"I'm just an actor with a gun; who's lost his motivation."
(Entry revised/corrected on July 5, 2006)