Hollywood's pretty boys share a birthday
Crispin Glover and Clint Howard. The C&C Boys. Sounds catchy. Two of the freakier looking actors in the biz celebrate birthdays today. But Crispin (42) and Clint (47) have more in common than just date of birth.
Both starred in several classic 80s flicks (Crispin in Back to the Future and At Close Range; Clint in Night Shift, Cocoon, Gung Ho -- and frankly any other movie directed by his famous brother). Crispin even broke into acting with a guest spot on Happy Days (which - yeah - co-starred Ron Howard).
And let's face it: Neither one is likely to break into People Magazine's list of most beautiful people. (But Hollywood has always been about talent -- not looks -- right?) Actually, both Ron and Clint Howard landed on one publication's recent list of 100 Unsexiest Men. (Ron was actually ranked No. 21 with Clint at No. 22).
Both of their best work was outside the 80s. Crispin stole the show during The Doors, playing Andy Warhol. And Clint's opus has to be his underappreciated non-comic role as Sy Liebergot in Apollo 13.
Let's put looks and decades aside and cherish their best quotes:
Crispin: "Lorraine, my density has popped me to you." (Back to the Future)
Clint: "Gene, the Odyssey is dying. From my chair here, this is the last option." (Apollo 13)
Crispin: "Somebody gave me this telephone... I think it was Edie... yeah it was Edie... and she said I could talk to God with it, but uh... I don't have anything to say... so here." (The Doors)
Clint: "I am not what you would call a handsome man. The good Lord chose not to bless me with... with charm, athletic ability... or a fully functional brain." (Waterboy)