Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Michael J. Pollard: Total Icon
How come Michael J. Pollard doesn't get much work anymore? You'd think Tarantino would at least use him. The guy is so instantly recognizable and everyone remembers him from his numerous TV and movie appearances in the 60's and 70's. He also has real cult status as sort of a counter-culture anti-hero character actor icon. He's quirky. He's intelligent. And he's the guy who came up with the title for Traffic's classic song, "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys". These days he's around 70 years old and he simply hangs around Los Angeles, riding buses all day for the hell of it. Now THAT is a non-conformist.