Why you should watch 'Buckaroo Banzai' every Oct. 22



Christopher Lloyd and Jeff GoldblumJeff Goldblum and Christopher Lloyd both share Oct. 22. birthdays. Both are '80s icons, fixtures of sci-fi movies, eclectic dudes. But which '80s star shined brighter? Who wins this cage-match of birthday glory? Let's go to the tape.

Born: Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, West Homestead, Pa.
Age: 58
'80s highs: The Fly, Earth Girls Are Easy, The Big Chill
'80s lows: Vibes, Transylvania 6-5000, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Underrated classic: The Right Stuff
Memorable line: "Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can't come."

Born: Christopher Allen Lloyd, Stamford, Conn.
Age: 72
'80s highs: Back to the Future, Eight Men Out, Taxi
'80s lows: Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Joy of Sex
Underrated classic: The Dream Team
Memorable line: "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious s--t."

It's pretty close. I'm tempted to give the edge to Christopher Lloyd. If only there was a movie they both appeared in together and then we could just call it a tie... Oh wait!


The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!


Enjoy your big day, guys!

[Last modified: Monday, October 22, 2012 2:54pm]


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