Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Nice Lillards Finish Last

Matthew Lillard: I made great money in Scooby Doo 2, but that was ten years ago. I just thought, ‘I’ll make a lot of money.’

BlackBook: Did you think that at one point?
Matthew Lillard: Sure. I was like, ‘Oh dude, I’ll always work.’ And also, I’m fun to work with and I’m not a guy that’s hard to get a long with. I’ve never had a bad experience with anyone, I’ve never been late, I don’t do drugs. You know, I wish I did. I wish I would beat a woman, do drugs, get arrested, kill a dog.

BlackBook: Then you would have starred in Iron Man!
Matthew Lillard: Yes dude! And then do something really amazing and people are like, ‘Oh, it’s a comeback.’

Hmm, do I love you, Matthew Lillard?

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boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Big fan, but will he ever play a greater role than that of Billy Brubaker in "Summer Catch"? The odds are against him!

Mr. B (#10,093)

@boyofdestiny 15 years later, I still have a soft spot for his answer to Neve Campbell when she asked him why he's become a scary-movie psycho killer. ("Peer pressure!")

@Mr. B : YESSSSS so good.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Well, at least he's certainly pulled off the Anthony Michael Hall "I DON'T WANNA BE TYPECAST" bulk-up.

OK, I read this interview (admittedly, good stuff!), and then I went over to read the interview with Werner Herzog, and I read that Herzog has been cast as the villain in Tom Cruise's next movie? So, i. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME ABOUT THIS and ii. I'm concerned that I've stumbled into some alternate-universe Twilight Zone moment and I don't want to look around in case everyone else has creepy pig noses.

hockeymom (#143)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose The Herzog casting was covered extensively in The Awl's daily newsletter.*

*this never gets old.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

I did not know either. This does not make me excited to see the next Tom Cruise movie, but it does make me somewhat more likely to let it happen.

Mr. B (#10,093)

Whoa. Erich von Stroheim vibes, anyone?

Matt (#26)

SLC Punk has not aged well.

@Matt But his Shaggy is sublime. I mean this without snark: that performance was reason enough for hundreds of people to devote months of their lives to realizing a Scooby Doo sequel.

BadUncle (#153)

I PAed on one of his very first movies in the mid-90s. He was a very nice guy, and really totally professional.

whoneedslight (#758)

He did a bang up job as Carol Burnett's creepy nephew on one of the L&O franchises.

(except for maybe poor Skeet Ulrich)

SeaBassTian (#281)

I think a lot of former second bananas have made bad movies to pay the rent but Lillard seems better suited to sitcom work than films. I wouldn't say he's extremely talented but he kind of reminds me of my last gasp of youth in the mid 90's so it's nice to see him again.

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