Tag Archives: Jensen Ackles

“I just love telling stories. That’s what we do and it’s a good business to be in, especially if you know you have talent.” –Jensen Ackles

It’s his birthday today. I’ve written so much about him. My Supernatural re-caps are filled with tributes/explorations to his talent. He has no flaws as an actor. He can do anything. And he is lucky to have found a role … Continue reading

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Train travel, Sheila style

Dunkin Donuts, Jensen Ackles, and Victor Serge. Simultaneously.

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Trauma and Self-Pity: Jensen Ackles’ Acting Technique

So far, the Jensen minions are not as on top of their game in gif-creation with his performance as Soldier Boy in The Boys as they were with Dean Winchester, so I couldn’t find the moment I wanted to discuss. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Halyna Hutchins

The death of Halyna Hutchins is devastating news. I cannot even imagine the trauma of everyone who was there, who witnessed it. Horror. Hutchins was just getting started. A graduate of AFI – just 6 years ago! – and part … Continue reading

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Angles and Archetypes: From Burt to Brando to Rourke to Jensen Ackles to Martha Graham to Hieroglyphs to Paul Le Mat

“Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.” — Frank Sinatra When Burt Reynolds died I wrote this whole thing about how he “worked his angles.” Like Tyra Banks tells you to do. Like all the great personae of yore knew … Continue reading

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September 2019 Viewing Diary

Satanic Panic (2019; d. Chelsea Stardust) Rebecca Romijn is reason enough to see this. My review at Ebert. A Hidden Life (2019; d. Terrence Malick) The new Terrence Malick film, about WWII conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, a man from Austria, … Continue reading

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Present Tense: Death Scenes

William Holden, “Sunset Boulevard” For my next “Present Tense” column at Film Comment, I wrote about a long-time obsession – which I have covered from time to time here on my site: Actors performing death scenes. And a tribute to … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Schtick: Jensen Ackles, Physical Comedy, Objectification, Consent, and Other Supernatural Topics Inspired By Three Seconds of Footage

Supernatural re-caps here. I wanted to talk about Jensen Ackles (aka Dean Wichester in Supernatural) and his gift for comedic schtick. Schtick being: acting that is obvious and BIG, a body that is able to express in BIG terms the … Continue reading

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